Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: February 2019

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Síomha scoops top provincial prize in Sean-Nós singing

A young pupil of Gaelscoil Phádraig Naofa, Crossmaglen has beaten off stiff competition to win one of the most prestigious prizes in the traditional art of sean-nós singing in Ulster.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Iconic Bessbrook tram replica set for display at Newry Train Station

A beautifully restored full scale replica of the Newry to Bessbrook Tram, originally mooted to be installed as an art piece in the centre of the Camlough Road Roundabout in Newry, is now expected to be put in place at…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Court appearance for memorial attack accused

 A lorry driver who has been accused of causing damage to the Narrow Water memorial is expected to have the charge formally put to him later this week.


Fortress Athletic Grounds

 ● Allianz National league Division 2 Round 4 Armagh v Tipperary League football as always is very unpredictable but the saving grace for all counties when it comes to promotion or relegation has been their home form. Division Two had…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Accidents prompt further appeals for school route to be salted

 A number of accidents on Monday morning last have prompted a local councillor to reiterate his appeal to have a school route included in the roads network winter gritting schedule.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Council pledges additional £50k for flagship Pride Festival

Newry Mourne and Down District Council has pledged an extra £50,000 of funding to support the planning and delivery of the UK and Ireland Pride Festival to be held in Newry this August.


Is Brea Liom

First and foremost, I wish to correct myself. In my last article, I recalled an anecdote about a particular Monaghan referee with the surname of McEneaney. 


Legendary GAA coach sudden passing

Legendary GAA coach John Morrison whose sudden passing not only rocked the entire GAA fraternity but impacted on many more sport coaches, who had huge admiration for one of life’s gentlemen who was highly respected for his innovative and positive…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Investigation against sex abuse accused will take ‘some time’

 The police probe into allegations of sex abuse against Crossmaglen man Thomas McKenna is so large that it is expected to take a considerable amount of time to fully investigate, a court has heard.


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