Enjoy members' only social events

Orange bunting with the National Trust logo on it

Why not join us, the North Down and Ards Association of the National Trust?

Interested in...

  • Walks?
  • Talks?
  • Visits?
  • Social events?

The association’s activities raise funds to help our local Trust properties, such as Mount Stewart, Castle Ward and Rowallane Garden. We also sometimes contribute to special appeals such as the Queen Mother’s memorial garden. In recent years we have been able to donate at least £3,000 each year to help fund National Trust projects.

Some examples of this year’s events:


  • The Lagan Valley with lunch
  • Castlewellan with lunch
  • Rowallane Garden with lunch


  • The Gilnahirk Listeners
  • Lord Craigavon
  • The United Irishmen of County Down
  • The Annesley Inheritance


  • Clifton Street Cemetery with lunch
  • Montalto House with lunch
  • Lissan House with lunch

While raising money is an important part of what we do, the main purpose of all the events which the committee organise is to enable members to meet and socialise with other like-minded people. There is a wonderful fellowship within our association and many people have made new friendships. This is probably the most rewarding side of our activities.


To become a member of the North Down & Ards Association you must be:

  • A fully paid-up member of the National Trust or the National Trust for Scotland, or the spouse or partner of a life member;
  • A volunteer who holds a current National Trust Volunteer Card;
  • An employee of the National Trust.

Current Annual Membership is £8

Contact: Mrs Margaret Curral - (028) 9042 4136