Archive for: August, 2015

Local woman to compete at British Show Pony Championships

Slieve Gullion Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Larkin called with Jonesborough resident Jessica Finnegan to wish her well as she left to compete at the British Show Pony Society International Summer Championships. “Jessica is another example of the incredible talent that exists in this area,” he explained to Newry Times. “She is one of only ten […]

Clarke calls it for ‘Ford at the finish

DOWN ACFL DIVISION ONE – MATCHDAY THIRTEEN BRYANSFORD 1-10 – 0-12 ROSTREVOR By Kieran McNally Chris Clarke was the late match-winner, as Bryansford dramatically escaped with two league points after a stirring display from Rostrevor at St. Patrick’s Park on Friday night. The ‘Ford were put under immense pressure by relegation threatened Reds and whilst […]

Junior Minister Jennifer McCann addresses Newry Pride Celebrations

Sinn Fein MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann addressed the Newry Pride Celebrations on Saturday. Speaking to Newry Times, McCann said, “I’m delighted to have been asked to take part in the Newry Pride Celebrations. “A lot has happened since last year and the historic vote in the referendum in the South in May has […]

Death of three local men shocks community

The names of two local men who died in a car crash yesterday have been released. Dromintee man Peter Hughes and Connall Havern from Crieve Road in Newry were two of three men who died when the Vauxhall Corsa they were travelling in collided with a Volkswagen on the A1 between Dromore and Banbridge. The […]

Pull on your walking boots and get hiking to change childhoods in Northern Ireland

The NSPCC in Northern Ireland is appealing to walkers to pull on their hiking boots and change childhoods for the better. Now in its seventh year, the NSPCC Hike Against Cruelty to Kids (HACK) will be back at the breath-taking Mourne Mountains on Saturday 19th September. This year’s Mournes HACK will again be offering walkers […]

Fitzpatrick calls for enhanced traffic calming for Saval and Lurganare

SDLP Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick has called for enhanced traffic calming measures in the rural areas of Saval and Lurganare. Cllr Fitzpatrick has written to Transport NI and says she has received assurances that additional road safety signage will be erected around Saval but remains frustrated that no action is to be taken in Lurganare. Speaking […]

SRC Newry student scoops Gold medal at Skills Olympics

Gold medal winner Gary Doyle, 20, a plumber from Castlewellan who trains at Southern Regional College’s Newry campus and employed by Kieran Trainor Plumbing and Heating in Newry, is among five local young people who have triumphed at the global skills competition WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015. Northern Irish competitors won gold, two silver and one […]

Going Bats in Newry, Mourne and Down!

Are you interested in bats? Would you like to find out more about these creatures of the night? Come along to the Council’s two ‘Bat Nights’ being held this August in the Fairy Glen, Rostrevor and Castlewellan Forest Park. The truth about these misunderstood flying mammals will be revealed along with the “old wives tales” […]

Witnesses sought after cyclist knocked down in hit and run incident

Police are seeking witnesses after a hit and run road traffic collision. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Leona Mallon said, “We are investigating a hit and run road traffic collision on the Carrigenagh Road at around 5.45pm on August 14th. “A cyclist was knocked from their bicycle. We are keen to speak to anyone who noticed […]

Excitement builds for Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust Golf Classic

Friends of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust invite you to take part in their first annual Golf Classic at Clover Hill Golf Club, situated at the foot of Slieve Gullion mountain in Mullaghbawn, Co.Armagh on Saturday 29th August 2015. The format for the day is a four-ball scramble. This is a fun and fast way […]

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