Year: 2011

John McCullagh December 20, 2011

We have a number of enthusiastic art critics on Newry Journal. What better than a tour of Michaelangelo’s works in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel?

John McCullagh December 12, 2011

Spare a thought for poor Michael O’Leary, Chief Executive of Ryanair……. Arriving in a hotel in Dublin , he went to the bar and asked for a pint of draught Guinness.

John McCullagh December 11, 2011

From tomorrow week – Christmas week – there are many Concerts to vie for your attendance : Cloughmore Choir’s Christmas Wassail, Vocal Score (Tues/Wed Arts Centre) featuring Mary Bradley, Eithne Bell, Donal O’Hanlon, Lowrey Hodgett and several other local notables – and of course, The Quigley Christmas Concert (featured).

John McCullagh December 6, 2011

As I walked down the busy footpath with my wife, knowing I was late for Mass, my eye fell upon one of those unfortunate, ragged creatures that are found in every city these days. Some people turned to stare. Others quickly looked away as if the sight would somehow contaminate them. Recalling my old priest, […]

John McCullagh November 29, 2011

A whole month ago, I spotted a sign outside a door in Killeavey Road : Santa: Please Stop Here !  How those parents might curb imminent expectations, I’ll never know!

adminwp November 24, 2011

Helga is the proprietor of a bar.  It purports to be the best. A1 : in fact, it’s the AIBar.

John McCullagh November 19, 2011

This letter was sent to the Kirkcaldy High School Principal’s office after the school had sponsored a lunch for Senior Citizens. An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door raffle prize, and was writing to say thank you. …