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Excitement builds for Countryfest 2016


Excitement is building for Countryfest 2016, with many people from Newry & Mourne expected to make the journey to the expansive grounds of Inniskeen’s Pairc Grattan in south Monaghan. The country music festival, which takes place on 29th April – 1st May 2016, draws the biggest names from the Irish country music scene every year. 2015 […]

‘Rumour Has It’ Adele tickets selling at inflated prices


The Consumer Council is reminding consumers to be vigilant in case ‘someone like you’ ends up ‘rolling in deep’ debt after buying tickets for the sold-out Adele concert. The advice comes following reports of tickets selling online at inflated prices for the event, which is due to take place at Belfast’s SSE Arena on 29th […]

Newry’s Drake Music opens new Belfast studios

Drake Musicians

Newry-based Drake Music NI has opened a new state-of-the-art music studio in Belfast which will mean that more than 600 disabled people will now be able to compose and perform their own music. Drake Music NI’s new premises on the Springfield Road will enable it to double the number of people it works with using […]

A spooky evening of Irish horror at Down Arts Centre


Down Arts Centre and Wireless Mystery Theatre present the perfect performance for a dark and wintry Friday the Thirteenth – two classic Irish ghost stories – in An Evening of Irish Horror on Friday 13th November at 8pm. An Evening of Irish Horror is the perfect, cosy scare for when the air gets cold and […]

Popular TV show Come Dine With Me is coming to Newry


Popular Channel 4 television show Come Dine With Me has confirmed to Newry Times that they will be filming in Newry and urged local people to apply. Come Dine With Me will be shot in Newry, Lisburn, Portadown and Armagh between 6th – 11th December 2015. A Spokesman said, “We’re after anyone over 18 who […]

Musical and dramatic tributes at Down Arts Centre and Castlewellan Castle


Down Arts Centre audiences are invited to celebrate the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend on Friday 23rd October at 8pm with The Legend of Luke Kelly. On Tuesday 27th October at 11am, the first in a series of performances celebrating the life of Lady Mabel Annesley will take place in Castlewellan […]

Matchmaking takes centre stage in Jane Austen’s Emma at Down Arts Centre

Emma portrait

Down Arts Centre is delighted that Hotbuckle Theatre Company is returning to entertain audiences with another classic tale on Sunday 18th October at 8pm – Jane Austen’s most perfect novel, Emma. “I have never been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.” Emma Woodhouse […]

Two great performances launch a month of music


Down Arts Centre has a great line up of live events this October, including five fantastic live music performances. Getting the ball rolling are Stella Bass and her band with A Little (Jazz) Night Music, celebrating the music of Stephen Sondheim, on Friday 2 October at 8pm, and back by popular demand, The 4 of […]

Community Relations Week 2015


Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has put in place a programme of activity to celebrate Community Relations Week 2015 (28th September – 4th October). The theme for 2015 is ‘One Place Many People’ and the Good Relations Unit of the Council has organised a series of lectures which will focus on themes such as […]

Excitement builds for USPCA Animal Hospital Official Opening in Newry


The USPCA is holding the Official Opening Ceremony of its Animal Hospital on Saturday 26th September at the Hospital premises at Unit 5 & 6, Carnbane Industrial Estate, Newry, Co Down. There are activities on the day for the whole family including: Official Opening Ceremony with Special Guests Downtown Radio Roadshow with Siobhan McGarry Animal […]

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