Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: August 2019

Lead Stories South Armagh

Call for calm as residents “living in fear”

A local councillor has ”called for calm” in Newtownhamilton in the wake of a string of recent incidents that has rocked the small town.

Lead Stories Newry Not Used South Armagh South Down

Roadside protest flags up residents’ concerns 

Locals have been campaigning for years to secure road safety improvements and have now moved to demand previous assurances from the Roads Service and DfI are implemented. 

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Living legends and local artists unite for upcoming Iúr Cinn Fleadh

Living legends of Irish music and culture will join a treasure trove of local, national and international talent for the upcoming Iúr Cinn Fleadh – Newry’s flourishing festival now in its sixth year.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Star-studded line-up for Newry’s International Pride concert

The 10-day UK & Ireland Pride 2019 festival, being held for the first time in Newry, was officially launched on Thursday with organisers showcasing a wide and varied range of events and activities that will take place across the city…

Lead Stories Sports

Down to the last eight in the Armagh Junior Championhip

The Armagh Junior Football Championship has been whittled down to the last 8 and has thrown up some very tasty quarter final ties. The main attraction of course will be the clash of the two South Armagh neighbours Dorsey Emmet’s…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Man upturns church shrine before making off with crucifix

A brass crucifix stolen from St. Michael’s Church in Newtownhamilton has been located and returned, the PSNI has confirmed.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Traffic warden criticised for ticketing Hospice volunteer

 The Newry traffic warden, who issued a Hospice volunteer with a parking ticket while he was delivering urgent medical samples, has been criticized by a local councillor.

Lead Stories Sports

Wheelers Charity Cycle in aid of ‘Head Injury Support’

‘Head Injury Support’ and ‘Slieve Gullion Wheelers’ have teamed up for charity cycle, ‘The South Down Coastal Tour’ on Sunday 8th September 2019. 

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Hopes for Anamar community hub in ashes

By Diarmúid Pepper The communities of Cullyhanna and Crossmaglen have been left devastated by a suspected arson attack on the old Anamar Primary School.


Opening Round Surprises

Armagh SFC The opening Round Robin stage of the Armagh Senior Football Championship produced a number of surprise results across all 4 groups.