Specially designed for the iPad and iPhone, this app brings you full access to The County Down Spectator’s award-winning local journalism. Keep up to date with local news that matters to you. Download the app and receive the digital edition of the newspaper direct to your iPhone or iPad for 10am every Thursday.

Key Features

• Enjoy the full range of The County Down Spectator’s content, beautifully designed for iPads and iPhones.
• Stay up-to-date with weekly local news headlines, sports and opinion automatically downloaded to your device for 10am every Thursday.
• Browse award-winning local journalism and video content.
• Read the full range of the newspapers’ content effortlessly with simple navigation in an easy to use format.
• Save articles offline so that you can enjoy them later, at a time when it suits you.
• Browse and search an extensive archive of previous editions and supplements.
• Search stories by keyword, topic, series, section or contributor.
• Adjust the text size to give a personalised reading experience that suits you.

Established in 1904, The County Down Spectator has remained a pillar of the local community for over 110 years. By supporting The County Down Spectator, you are ensuring quality local journalism continues to have a place in North Down and continues to positively impact on the daily lives of its residents. The County Down Spectator plays a key role in highlighting and helping to address issues that affect you and your family, from holding local representatives and councils to account, reporting on breaking news in your local area, to addressing and highlighting your issues and concerns and providing a platform to voice your opinion.

We are passionate about local journalism and believe the service we provide makes the communities of North Down a better place to live, work and raise a family. Subscribe and support The County Down Spectator and help to secure a better future for the communities of North Down.

Download the app now and get instant access to The County Down Spectator’s award winning local journalism direct on your iPad and iPhone.


Subscription options

Your subscription will start with the latest available issue at:

3 months - £12.99
6 months - £23.99
1 Year - £45.99

The subscription will include the current issue if you do not already own it and subsequently published future issues. Payment will be charged to your app store account at confirmation of purchase. This subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period, your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. The cost of the renewal will match the initial subscription price. You may turn off auto-renewing subscriptions by going to your user’s Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during your active subscription period.

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What’s New

Version 1.2

Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

hbreather ,

Home away from home

Finally get to keep up with news from home while not actually there to pick up the paper! Great work from the Spectator team and thank you for bringing the paper into the digital age!


58.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Finnish, French, German, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. County Down 3 Month £12.99
  2. Edition - 20190522 £0.99
  3. Edition - 20190228 £0.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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