About us

It is said that every minute of every day Rotary will touch the lives of millions somewhere in the world. By combining their skills and resources, members of Rotary are able to make a real contribution to the lives of others. In North Down alone, our club has raised tens of thousands of pounds for community projects and local charities. Members also volunteer their time supervising and running community projects and events. Several projects are aimed at promoting the achievements of young people, such as the Northern Ireland Primary School Musician of the Year, which has for years now provided children with a great opportunity to perform and learn.

                              RECRUITMENT MEETING

    MONDAY 2 OCTOBER 2017                   OLD INN, CRAWFORDSBURN, 6.30 PM

   SPEAKER:  Lady Sylvia Hermon MP

   A meal will be served at 6.30pm after which the aims of Rotary and the benefits of membershp will be explained with opportunities for questions and discussion.

  The Rotary movement is in the process of renewal and re-energising. It is becoming more flexible in the way that it operates and is open to all men and women who feel that a community based organisation, working to help others both in the community and elsewhere, is for them. The reward is in fellowship and an active social scene.

   If you would like to come along to this meeting  please either use the contact button on this page or E-mail direct to Alastair Walker at awalker451@gmail.com or 'phone 07917110239.



                                             PRIMARY MUSICIAN OF 2017

The 22nd Primary Musician of the Year Competition was held in Towerview Primary School, Bangor, from 15th to 19th May 2017.

The winner was Paige McDonald of St Joseph's Primary School, Meigh, Newry playing the harp. Second was flautist Harry Douglas of Alexander Dickson Primary School, Ballygowan and third was singer Theo Rea of Towerview Primary School, Bangor.

Full details, including photographs, are on the Music Competition section under "What We Do".

                                          PRIMARY MUSICIAN OF 2018

Plans are underway to hold the Primary School Musician of 2018 Competition in Towerview Primary School from the 14th to 18th May. Further details will follow soon.



The Rotary Club of North Down is very much a fun loving club, made up of members covering a wide range of professions, with the common theme of fellowship and providing service to the local community and abroad. We also contribute to Rotary International initiatives world wide, such as the eradication of polio as well as the very successful Shelter Box initiative.

We meet for dinner every Monday evening at The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn and have speakers at most meetings except for our monthly business meeting. These speakers provide us with great entertainment or information of interest. Rotary is a great opportunity to catch up with friends, visitors and guests who are always made most welcome by the membership. The meetings are well attended and the atmosphere of laughter and conversation really make this a weekly event to look forward to.


Both guests and visiting Rotarians are very welcome and we would encourage you to come along and meet with the club to see the fun, fellowship and fulfilment that comes from being in Rotary.  For further information relating to meeting start times etc. please contact the The Old Inn on 028 9185 3255. or simply check out the details on this website. 

Further information on the club can be found on the website, but if you wish to contact the club there is a link on the site and someone will get back to you as soon as they can.

General information

The Rotary Club of North Down was founded on the 11th June 1984 and is within District 1160, which covers all of Ireland.


Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary supporting young people

Rotary on the brink of polio history

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 18.30
(We do not hold meetings on Bank Holidays and have a four week break in July. Please contact us for details.)
Old Inn, 15 Main Street, Crawfordsburn, Co Down, BT19 1JH  028 9185 3255

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