Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: June 2016


Championship lifeline for Armagh

1st Round qualifiers replay – Armagh v Laois on Saturday 2nd July Armagh have been handed an All-Ireland championship lifeline following their 1-10 to 0-10 defeat at the hands of Laois in Portlaoise.


Retrosonics rock up summer celebrations at the Cross Square Hotel

We are celebrating summer this weekend at the Cross Square Hotel.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

30 year milestone for Newry and Mourne Museum

This year marks thirty years of service for Newry and Mourne Museum. Originally housed in the then Newry Arts Centre, the Museum was officially opened by the Chairman of Newry and Mourne District Council, Councillor Pat Toner, along with Major…


O’Gorman claims second Irish title

Mullaghbawn boxing superstar Shane O’Gorman, has just secured his place on the Irish team, travelling to the European championships next month in Croatia.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Rapturous reception marks end of epic trans-US cycle

Cycling superhero Darren Rowland and his intrepid sidekick Jamie Malone received a rapturous welcome in Woodlawn, New York on Saturday as they crossed the finish line of an epic 4,000 mile coast to coast cycle in aid of the Kevin…

Lead Stories South Armagh

£260k funding boost for Killeavy Castle development

The historic Killeavy Castle is to undergo major regeneration and conservation works after funding approval from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has triggered the beginning of the ambitious project.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Doubling of district’s road maintenance budget welcomed

South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed news that the 2016/2017 budget for roads maintenance in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area will be more than doubled from last year’s allocation.

Lead Stories Newry

Newry man’s ‘Spoon Chronicles’ video diary goes viral

Newry man Niall Brady has become a YouTube sensation with his video diary which documents his year-long quest to get a spoon into a mug!  The hilarious “Spoon Chronicles”, which received over a million views in just two days, captures…

Lead Stories Newry

‘Abortion drone’ to land at Narrow Water

Pro-Choice campaigners are set to stage what they have described as “an act of protest against the Eighth Amendment in the south of Ireland and the lack of abortion rights in the north” by flying a drone carrying abortion pills…