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If you live or work in the Cookstown District Council area and are looking for information, then look no further.  Cookstown Council will help you discover the best things about Cookstown and has information on just about everything you need to know including news and events, business information and programmes, places to visit, things to do, leisure and sport, Council services and facilities, local partnerships, legislation and more.  



Latest news and events

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Cookstown Hosts 60th Anniversary Mid Ulster Pipe Band Contest

The 60th Mid-Ulster Championships for pipe bands and drum majors will be held this Saturday, 2nd August, at the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena (MUSA), Tullywiggan Road, Cookstown with an excellent entry of 47 bands and 49 drum majors attending from bands spread right across Ireland.

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Stay Out of Quarries & Stay Safe this Summer

Quarry operators are reminding members of the public about the dangers of swimming in quarry lakes. They are asked to “Stay Safe and Stay Out” and not to ignore the warning signs and fencing designed to protect them from potential risks in both active and disused quarry sites.Information regarding the safety around quarries.

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Cookstown Leisure Centre Summer Scheme

The Summer Scheme will be running in Cookstown Leisure Centre from 21st July to 15th August Monday to Friday.

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Fairhill Play Park Set To Receive a Refurbishment & Extension

Fairhill Play Park & Tennis Courts Closure: From Mon 30th June and is programmed to end week commencing 4th August 2014. The Council have been successful in securing over 90% funding for the refurbishment project, which provides a fantastic opportunity to upgrade and enhance the existing park with no cost to the rate payer.

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Thousands of Shoppers Avail of Offers During Retail Week

Thousands of shoppers descended on Cookstown Town Centre on Saturday 21 June 2014 to pick up some of the first special offers available in various stores as part of Cookstown Retail Week.

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Celebrating Community Relations Week 2014

To celebrate Community relations week 2014 in Cookstown this year, Cookstown District Council Good relations office and NI libraries organised a Short drama called ‘Baggage’ performed by South West College performing arts students. The audience took part in an interactive drumming session with ‘Gathering drums’ exploring cultures from across the world.

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Council provides Career Inspiration for ICT students

Cookstown District Council were one of the regions’ most visionary and people-focused companies that were honoured last week at the eighth annual Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards in the spectacular surroundings of Titanic Belfast, as they received a Highly Commended award in the Career Inspiration (Large Company) category.

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Here Comes Summer - New Programme Launched

While children look forward to school’s out this summer, for parents it presents its own problem of what to do in those long weeks ahead until September. Cookstown District Council Sport, Leisure and Arts have put together an exciting programme of events for young people of all abilities and interests.

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Summer Intensive Swimming Lessons

Intensive Youth Lessons and Aquatic Courses on offer at Cookstown Leisure Centre - For full details of all Intensive Youth Swimming Lessons and Intensive Aquatic Courses such as Rookie Lifeguard etc

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25,000 People Visit Cookstown Continental Market

Cookstown has now established itself in ‘market folklore’ as the best (Continental Market) event in quite a few years and certainly the best short event in Northern Ireland”. That’s the view of Allan Hartwell, Managing Director of Market Place Europe Ltd!


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