Archive for: April, 2016

Ruane meets the Sunshine Club in Ballyholland

Sinn Féin candidate Catriona Ruane has met with members of the Sunshine Club in Ballyholland. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said, “I was delighted to meet again with a cross section of our local senior citizens from the Sunshine Club to discuss issues affecting them. “There is no substitute to this type of locally based […]

Fitzpatrick urges vigilance after attempted fertiliser theft

SDLP Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick has urged vigilance among the farming community after the attempted theft of fertiliser in the Mayobridge area. Speaking to Newry Times, Fitzpatrick said, “Farming families across the North are continuing to find it difficult to make ends meet as a result of suppressed dairy and meat prices. “The last thing anyone […]

Armagh Down cycling club launches inaugural charity sportive

Northern Ireland’s newest cycling club, Armagh Down CC, is hosting its inaugural sportive, The Gullion Tour, on Sunday May 1st. With two routes; a 60km ride and more challenging 100km spin, the event will take in all the sights of the Ring of Gullion, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with all proceeds in aid […]

Police hunt man after Newry burglary

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime are appealing for information following a burglary. At around 1.30pm on Tuesday, 19th April, a male entered a house on High Street. After finding the house occupied he made off. The male is described as being around 5ft 7in tall, approximately 27 years old, well built with short, dark […]

Bessbrook Model Village wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership has received £55,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘The Model Village Living History Archive’, in Bessbrook. Led by volunteers from the local community (Bessbrook Heritage Group, Bessbrook Development Company and Friends of Derrymore), the project focuses on Bessbrook’s heritage and will allow people to […]

St Patrick’s PS Newry children get thunderous ovation at Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

The children of St Patrick’s Primary School in Newry received a thunderous ovation at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Dublin at the weekend when Joint First Minister Martin McGuinness read an excerpt from a version of the Proclamation the children had written. “The vision of 1916 is alive and well across this island,” he […]

Police appeal after Newry ‘altercation’

Police in Newry are appealing for information following an incident in The Demesne on Sunday morning. At around 10.15am police received a report of an altercation in the area involving a number of people. Officers attended and found a 19 year old male with a bump to his head and cut on his finger. Further […]

Community outrage as large fire causes extensive damage in Ring of Gullion

The Ring of Gullion ANOB project has said that a large wildfire on Slieve Brack has caused extensive damage to the heath habitat, a habitat of international significance. The fire occurred on Sunday night, 24th April, and was attended by NIFRS. The Fire Service is still investigating the fire, but it is thought that it […]

Calling all 14 to 17 year olds: Ring of Gullion Youth Rangers

Calling all 14 to 17 year olds! Do you have an interest in the environment? Would you like to give something back to the local area and have fun doing it? Then we have the programme for you. An exciting two-week volunteer Youth Rangers programme will be running from 18th July to 29th July (excluding […]

Anger over closure of main A2 road between Rostrevor and Warrenpoint

South Down Assembly Candidate Seán Rogers has added his voice to the growing number of complaints about the state of the main A2 road between Rostrevor and Warrenpoint. Speaking to Newry Times, the SDLP MLA said local residents and road users were venting their anger and frustration on a daily basis, yet their complaints appear […]

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