Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: December 2015

Lead Stories South Armagh

Vigil marks 40th Anniversary of triple murder attack

Several hundred people attended a candlelit vigil in Silverbridge on Friday evening to mark the 40th Anniversary of the loyalist gun and bomb attack on Donnelly’s Bar in the village.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Neighbouring counties unite to remember tragic students

Familiar faces from former Armagh and Down GAA squads put aside their traditional rivalry on Saturday when they united to launch the upcoming memorial football match to honour three young men from the counties who were tragically killed in a…

Lead Stories South Armagh

Volunteer responders attend first emergency call

Members of The Crossmaglen and District First Responders team were dispatched to their very first emergency call last week. The vital lifeline for south Armagh, which began operating last month, has proven its benefit to the district after helping to…

Lead Stories South Armagh

Omagh bomb suspect linked to Forkhill explosives, court hears

The trial of a young Forkhill couple, who are facing a range of offences including making and possessing explosives, has heard that a man suspected of involvement in the Omagh bombing allegedly supplied explosives that were found in the couple’s…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Local singers create powerful charity song in aid of Palestinian orphans

A powerful charity song soon to be released by two local singer songwriters hopes to aid the plight of children trapped in the conflict in Gaza by raising money for an orphanage in the wartorn region.

Lead Stories Newry

Newry man jailed for attempted murder of doctor

A mental health patient from Newry has been jailed for 10 years for attempting to murder a doctor and two mental health workers during two separate attacks which took place in the Bluestone Mental Health Unit last year.

Newry South Armagh Sports

Tough McKenna Cup ahead for Armagh

The Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup will commence on Sunday 3rd of January with Armagh facing a tough ask to get their name on a trophy they last held in 1990 as they are in Section C along with…

Lead Stories South Armagh

Public Access Defibrillator unveiling

A Public Access Defibrillator is set to be unveiled in Crossmaglen on Saturday 2nd January.

Lead Stories South Armagh

Cullyhanna stroke survivor backs PREP rehabilitation programme

A Cullyhanna woman who took part in a Southern Trust programme to help stroke survivors rebuild their lives has encouraged fellow stroke sufferers to take part in the initiative in order to increase their physical and mental confidence.

Newry South Armagh Sports

Tyrone side strolled to O’Fiaich Cup success

O’FIAICH CUP:  Tyrone 2-15 Louth 0-08. REPORT BY: Liam Duffy Mickey Harte’s youthful looking Tyrone side strolled to O’Fiaich Cup success in very cold conditions at Crossmaglen’s St Oliver Plunket Park on Sunday. Harte made only three changes from the…