Did you know?
The world's worst novelist, Amanda McKittrick Ros, was born near Ballynahinch.
The entire Kilkeel fishing fleet was sunk by a German U-boat on 30 May 1918 without the loss of a single life.
Sir Hans Sloane, whose collection formed the foundation of the British Museum, was born in Killyleagh.
The Little Book of County Down is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this ancient county of Northern Ireland.
Here you will find out about Co. Down's history, its literary heritage, its churches and castles, its festivals and fairs, and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women.
A reliable and quirky guide, this little reference book can be dipped into time and again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this fascinating county.
Doreen McBride Doreen McBride is a retired professional storyteller and author. Her storytelling took her across the world, to Canada, America, and New Zealand, as well as the British Isles, and she spent some time as storyteller in residence at the University of South Carolina. She is a member of the Society of Authors, the Ulster Historical Foundation, and the Federation of Ulster Local Studies. She lives in Banbridge, Co. Down.