Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Shelagh Vintage day

A huge thank you to all who made the Vintage Day in Rassan a big success in spite of very wet conditions.

Cara Cancer Centre are delighted to have received €2,500 due to the generosity of all who supported the event.

Thank you to all participants, stewards, Crossmaglen Fire Service, Local Safety Groups and all who helped with food on the day.The efforts of the young people who sold tickets and ran the tuck shop on the day were greatly appreciated.

There was a great line up of music from Thirteen Inches, The Willing Fools, The Fuzzy Burgers and Pearse Larkin. Thank you to Declan Campbell for organising such a great days entertainment.  Thank you to Conor Byrne for the Stage.

John Glenn hosted the awards ceremony. The following were the prize winners.

Mick Daly Memorial Award for best restored tractor- Shane O’Neill.

Charlie McElroy Memorial Award for best original tractor- Gene Fee.

Kitty & Mickey Begley Memorial Award for most experienced driver- Paddy Lawless.

Jimmy O’Callaghan Memorial Award for best young driver- Sean Begley.

Paddy McCoy Memorial Award for best vintage car-Gerry Keenan.

Thanks to Jimmy and Phil Gorman for judging and to all families who sponsored prizes.

A big attraction was the 100 year old ‘Ransomes’ threshing mill originally owned by Rowntrees, Kingscourt and now by the Connolly Family, Lough Egish. It was a wonderful sight to see in operation. Pat Quigley’s restored 1930s ‘McCormick’ Binder, Eamon McAleenan’s 1911 ‘McLaren’ Steam Engine and Lisdoonan Heritage Club’s Cottage were also talking points on the day.

Thanks to all businesses who sponsored and donated -The Bridge House Tullamore, Savage’s Bakery, McNamee’s Bakery, McNamee’s Butchers, McArdle Meats, Armstrongs Centra, Donnelly Day Today, Devlin’s, Crevan Leneghan, P.J Duffy Lift Hire, Francie  Mc Bride, Watters Electrical, Ecological Bins, Eamon Begley Bicycles, Daltech, David Casey, Magee’s, Blayney Hire, Short’s Hire, Callan’s, Cross Square Hotel, Watters Shop, Car-L-Parts, Anne Meegan, Mona McEntee, Casey’s, O’Neill’s Nisa, Morton’s Fruit and Veg, Irish Country quads, Byrne and Maguire, Valuland and Cross Castles, Kindlon Castles, Inniskeen, Shane Donnelly Transport, McKeown Generator Hire, Inniskeen,  and Raymond Mackin. If anybody has been missed unintentionally sincere apologies.

It was a day to remember and enjoyed by all who attended.

Ciorcal Comhra has made a welcome return every Thursday evening in the Naomh Malachi clubrooms at 8pm. All are welcome to attend.

Congratulations to Eamonn and Gemma Moley on the birth of their baby boy, Rhys.


The Naomh Malachi Story documentary will go on sale in the month of October. Details of the launch night will appear in next week’s newspaper editions.

Shelagh NS

– Best wishes to all associated with Rachael’s Room Preschool and After School: For any questions/queries about the school please contact Rachael Conlon on 0858439618 or by email A massive addition to our community and we thank everyone for your support.