About us

In North Down, 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.

                              CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The Club is currently holding fortnightly meetings by ZOOM. The first meeting of 2021 was on 4 January. A worthwhile programme of speakers means that the life of the Club, although diminished by the epidemic, is still providing fellowship and interest for members. For more details and photos see the "Life of the Club" page in the "What  We Do" section of the website. Guests are welcome at our ZOOM meetings. Please contact Judy English, Club Secretary at judyaenglish@googlemail.com to arrange a visit.  


The Club is looking to recruit new members. Membership is open to all and we would welcome enquiries by anyone interested in a combination of service and enjoyment. Please use the link on this page to contact the Club and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.




                  Primary School Musician of 2021


It is with great regret that North Down Rotary Club has decided that it will not be possible this year to continue with the Primary Musician of the Year Competition as a result of the continuing impact of the coronavirus epidemic. While we all hope that by May, when the competition would have been held, life will be beginning to return to normal, we cannot be sure to what extent restrictions will have been lifted. We are also conscious that the current situation has greatly restricted the ability of children to practice and receive tuition so that many would feel that they are not as well prepared for performing in the competition as they would wish. The Club has decided that it is better to announce the cancellation of the competition at this early stage, rather than begin preparations and invite entries, only to have to cancel later.

It is our firm intention to reinstate the competition in 2022 and we will be in touch as soon as plans are made and entry forms are available.



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.


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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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