Groomsport Village Association

Your source of information about the village of Groomsport, Co Down, Northern Ireland

This website was started about 2005 by John Crockard of The Brae Groomsport. The first versions are available in the <Links> section of this site. In those days, websites were mainly hand-coded using a very simple text editor.  The GVA logo was drawn using Macromedia Flash and had both animation and a background gradient – both of which were innovative at that time. Later, the site was modified with “server side includes” and eventually, re-purposed using a template, when Microsoft refused to allow Flash to operate on their products.

WordPress has been used since 2016 as a CMS for the site. John Crockard handed over responsibility for the site to Roy McWhinney of Springwell Road Groomsport, at the beginning of 2018.

The Groomsport Village Association ( GVA) committee  represents the  association and (inter alia) acts as as a conduit for residents to the Ards and North Down Borough Council, local government and government/community bodies.

The GVA was instrumental in devising a village plan for the future development of  Groomsport – ratified by the North Down Borough Council (as was).

The GVA fund and publish a quarterly newsletter and distribute it to every household in the village. This is complimented by our website – www.groomsport.info and Facebook page.