Category archives for: What’s On

Newry businesses urged to ‘Go Global’ with funded access to overseas markets

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is funding FREE fast-track access to overseas markets for 20 local businesses through Overseas Results, an innovative online system which takes care of the difficult first steps involved in exporting. A funded place will enable your business to use the service at no cost. Simply select any country in […]

£1m fund to ‘build a better future’ in Newry

Community-based groups in Newry which are making a positive difference to society are being encouraged to access a new £1M fund. The ‘Building Better Futures’ fund will help charities, community and voluntary groups, and social enterprises by providing small, unsecured loans that are not currently available from traditional financial sources. The scheme is being funded […]

Excitement builds for Soma Festival

Castlewellan’s flagship family festival is set to return for a fifth year with renowned Belfast-born singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy opening. The Soma Festival is back with its usual energy with the festival team working around the clock to produce a programme full of great music, folk sessions, local food and a host of NI brewers. Beginning […]

Talented Newry trio take centre stage at the Opera House

A trio of talented performers will be taking to the stage next week at the Grand Opera House in Belfast in a new production of the hit musical comedy Me and My Girl. The show is produced by one of Northern Ireland’s most successful companies, St. Agnes Choral Society who are celebrating their sixtieth anniversary […]

Mental Health Awareness Week in Buttercrane

Buttercrane Shopping Centre and their nominated charities, Samaritans, PIPS and the Michaela Foundation will be hosting a series of events on the Mall to raise awareness of Mental Health issues as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place from 8th – 14th May. Good mental health is more than the absence of a […]

Awareness raising information event set for Newry Fire Station

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has teamed up with two local charities, Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke and MindWise, on a new initiative, ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, to raise awareness of the importance of keeping both your mental and physical health in good shape. A number of awareness raising events are planned […]

How many steps will you take during National Walking Month?

May is National Walking Month and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is setting everyone a challenge to put on their walking shoes and see how many steps they can take. There are many health benefits of walking and adding a brisk pace to your step can help you feel good, reduce anxiety, help manage your […]

Newry cyclists join the Fight for Alfie

Armagh Down CC has launched the Gullion Tour 2017 and is urging local cyclists to take part and help raise much-needed funds for the Fight For Alfie. Setting off from Newry on Sunday 30th April, The Gullion Tour offers cyclists from all over Ireland the chance to ride a 60km or 100km route riding through […]

60+ driver scheme launches in Newry

Drivers over 60 years of age in Newry, Mourne and Down Council area are set to benefit from an innovative course that aims to improve road safety. The initiative is designed to give 60+ drivers help and advice on how to avoid potential road collisions.   The course is a mixture of theory and on […]

‘Living and dying’ public event to be held in Newry

To mark Dying Matters Awareness Week, (8th May – 14th May 2017) the Southern Health and Social Care Trust is hosting three public events to talk about living and dying. Dying Matters Awareness Week aims to raise public awareness of the importance of talking more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and of making your […]


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