Category archives for: What’s On

Newry to celebrate Good Relations Week

Newry is set to mark Good Relations Week with a number of events taking place in the local area. Coordinated by the Community Relations Council (CRC), Good Relations Week runs from Monday, 17 September – Sunday, 23 September, with more than 180 events taking place across Northern Ireland.     The initiative, which supports the […]

Mission at Newry Metropolitan Church

Entitled ‘A Time to Encounter God’, Mission at Newry Metropolitan Church takes place from 23-30 September, Sundays at 7pm and Monday-Friday at 8pm. Many people these days asking questions about the meaning of life (What’s it all about? / Why is there such suffering in the world? / Who is God? What happens when I die?) […]

World’s biggest youth film festival comes to Newry

Newry is one of the locations as the world’s biggest youth film festival visits Northern Ireland on November 7-23, with 21,677 free places available for film screenings and events for 5-19 year-olds. Bookings are now open for the sixth Into Film Festival 2018, which is open to schools, colleges, youth leaders and home educators.   […]

£50,000 up for grabs at Newry tech and innovation competition

Early-stage start-ups could walk away with £50,000-worth of cash and business support at the Innovation Nation 2018 Ascend Start-up Competition this month. The inaugural tech and innovation conference – taking place in Newry on 27 September – has teamed up with leading start-up platform Startacus to deliver the all-island pitch competition where up to 12 […]

New chapter opens for women of Newry

The first meeting of the Newry hub of the Next Chapter, the new civic empowerment initiative for women, will take place in Newry on Thursday 6 September at the Sean Holywood Arts Centre at 7 pm. This hub will welcome participants from right across the Newry area and surrounding counties.     Women of all […]

Excitement builds as Newry city hosts weekend of ‘trad treats’ at Iúr Cinn Fleadh

There is a ‘trad treat’ of home-grown, national and international acts in store soon when Iúr Cinn Fleadh fills the streets of Newry with story and song. From 6-9 September residents, visitors and music lovers will enjoy a packed programme of concerts, culture and comedy headlined by a living legend of Irish music, Sharon Shannon. […]

Excitement builds for first All-Ireland Pantomime Horse Derby in Rostrevor

A Co Down-based cycling and running club are set to host an ‘Irish first’ to raise funds for Life & Time – a local charity dedicated to providing end of life support for those wishing to die at home. ROSSI Rostrevor has launched the first ever All-Ireland Pantomime Horse Derby, which will take place on […]

Queen’s Accommodation opens to non-Queen’s students

Northern Ireland students starting university next month will have the opportunity to live in Queen’s Accommodation – even if they aren’t studying at Queen’s University. Queen’s University Belfast Accommodation announced today that they are welcoming students from St Mary’s University College, Ulster University, Belfast Met and Stranmillis University College. The news will delight local students […]

Excitement builds for Giant Festival in Warrenpoint

On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August, a sleeping 36-foot giant called Finn arrives in Warrenpoint in the hope that local residents and tourists can help wake him up.  Travelling across by ferry from Carlingford, giant Finn will move through Warrenpoint town centre as part of a noisy parade on Saturday 18 August at 4pm*, […]

Southern Trust launches summer scheme for children with complex healthcare needs

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched a new summer scheme service for children with disabilities who have complex healthcare needs. The week-long schemes are being held in the Education Authority Special Schools of Ceara (Lurgan) Rathore (Newry) and Sperrinview (Dungannon) in partnership with ‘Nana G’s Day-Care’.     Speaking to Newry Times, […]

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