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Fifth FinTrU Financial Services Academy launched


Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has launched the fifth FinTrU Financial Services Academy. Twenty graduates will undertake an intensive four week training programme delivered by Belfast Met and Ulster University. The training will have a strong focus on investment opportunities and financial compliance. On completion of the course the graduates will be interviewed for a […]

25 year anniversary for John Dalzell’s ‘Hospice Sit Out’


This Christmas local Black Santa John Dalzell MBE will spend his birthday the same way he has done for the last 25 years – standing on Newry’s oldest shopping street to collect money for the Southern Area Hospice. Turning 75 years old this year, John is asking everyone to think of the Hospice and everyone […]

Free Santa home visits for Newry children

Santa visits photo

For the last three years The Brain Injury Foundation has been offering free home visits by Santa and his elf to children with disabilities across Newry and Mourne. Speaking to Newry Times, Frank Dolaghan, Chair of BIF, is one of Santa’s special helpers and said, “Santa usually visits some children with disabilities in their own […]

The Rooftop Restaurant takes dining in Dundalk to new heights

Martin Rooney: The Rooftop Restaurant Manager with his team at the grand opening of the super stylish new restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Dundalk

The Rooftop Restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is taking dining in Dundalk to new heights. Introducing super stylish cocktails, craft beers, signature dishes with jazz entertainment every Friday evening, it’s a stunning location for a romantic evening for two, a group booking, or any special occasion. More recently The Rooftop Restaurant is available to […]

The Quays Newry: Giving you the gift of time this Christmas


The Quays, Newry are giving you the gift of time this Christmas with late night shopping every weeknight til 10pm beginning Wednesday 30th November. That gives you plenty of time to browse their 50 top stores for that perfect present for your loved ones this year. Also be sure to check out their newly opened […]

Search is on to find Northern Ireland’s ‘New Signature Dish’


Tourism NI has tasked four of Northern Ireland’s top chefs including Kelan McMichael from the Bull and Ram in Ballynahinch to create three brand new locally-inspired dishes, one of which will be named as Northern Ireland’s New Signature Dish. Northern Ireland’s New Signature Dish search is part of the Northern Ireland Year of Food and […]

Newry Museum event to focus on Edith Cavell and the Newry Connection


On Tuesday 11th October 2016, the Ulster History Circle unveiled a blue plaque in William Street, commemorating Ada Bodart (née Doherty). Born in Newry in 1874, Ada was the niece of Robert Hogg Doherty, long serving Clerk of Newry Town Commissioners and Urban District Council. Ada moved to Belgium where she married Louis Joseph Bodart […]

Excitement builds for record breaking attempt at Buttercrane Shopping Centre


Buttercrane Shopping Centre is inviting local people to become ‘Record Breakers’ as they attempt to host the ‘World’s Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Snowmen in one Place’. The attempt on Thursday 17th November, culminates in the arrival of Santa in the Centre by train. Speaking to Newry Times, Centre Manager Peter Murray, “We’re looking […]

Armagh Down Cycling Club welcomes new members


If you’ve been thinking about getting into cycling, now’s the time to meet the members of Armagh Down Cycling Club. On Wednesday, 26th October Armagh Down CC will be holding its annual membership night and it’s the perfect opportunity to go along and find out what’s on offer. A warm welcome awaits and you can […]

Information sessions on suicide prevention in Newry


Churches across Northern Ireland are being invited to take part in information sessions hosted by suicide prevention group Flourish! in the coming months. Flourish! is a partnership between Lighthouse and clergy from across the Christian churches in Northern Ireland. The initiative has the support of the leaders of the four larger churches in Ireland and […]

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