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For One Night Only – Susan McCann honours the legendary John Murphy Bandshow

Fans of the Showband era are in for a treat this weekend when a special show in the Carrickdale Hotel will recreate the sounds of that acclaimed musical era.

“Out of control” locks prompt charity head shave

Kieran Lynch Crossmaglen man, Paul Teggart, will have his hair and beard shaved off in Hanratty’s Pub on Saturday February 1st in a bid to raise money for the Southern Area Hospice, in what is sure to be a great…

Entertainment Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Local Fundraising night in aid of Angelman Syndrome Ireland

By Ryan Morgan On Saturday June 15th, the family of Shane Gorman extend an open invitation to their fundraising night for Angelman Syndrome Ireland. This much anticipated night of entertainment and craic will take place in the club rooms of…

Entertainment Newry Not Used South Armagh South Down

BBC Radio Ulster to broadcast from Cross Square Hotel for “Oiche na mBan”

Popular BBC Radio Programme, Blas Ceoil, will be broadcasting live from the Cross Square Hotel this Friday evening for “Oiche na mBan” – a night of folk and traditional music to mark International Women’s Day. 

Entertainment Newry South Armagh South Down

Farmed puppies rescued by USPCA in Operation Delphin

A batch of farmed puppies seized by the USPCA in the Scottish port of Cairnryan on Friday morning were taken to the USPCA Animal Hospital in Newry to be checked over by vets. 

Entertainment Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

‘Honky Tonk Girl’ Kerry releases new single

Local country singing star Kerry Fearon has released another new single from her forthcoming debut album of country classics and covers, “Honky Tonk Girl”.  The latest offering from Dromintee’s “pocket rocket”,  who has been enjoying huge success since her introduction…


Lislea Drama Festival commences

On Saturday 24th February the grand opening night of Lislea Drama Festival took place to an eagerly awaiting audience in the OLD SCHOOL HOUSE THEATRE LISLEA. 


Lislea Dramatic Players to perform ‘Kings of the Kilburn High Road’ by Jimmy Murphy

Award winning drama troupe, Lislea Dramatic Players will give patrons a chance to preview Jimmy Murphy’s powerful play “Kings of the Kilburn High Road” this Saturday 17th February 8pm before they play in the 37th Lislea Drama Festival on Wednesday…


37th Lislea Drama Festival

Main Sponsor Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering The 37th Lislea Drama Festival Committee are delighted to announce that the 2018 Festival programme is complete and promises another varied fortnight of drama.

Entertainment Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Susan McCann celebrates 40 years in music

Veteran country singer Susan McCann will celebrate 40 years in showbusiness this weekend with her “String of Diamonds” Festival taking place in The Carrickdale Hotel & Spa on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 26th, 27th and 28th January.