Year: 2012

John McCullagh December 1, 2012

All are welcome to every screening in the Arts Centre 7.30 pm the first Wednesday of the month. Better still, join the Newry Film Club and get discounts! Our next screening is on Wednesday night 5th December at the usual time of 7.30pm. As usual, we will be showing a short film before the main […]

John McCullagh December 1, 2012

John Rea Born: 1822, Millfield area of Belfast Died: May 17, 1881 – suicide by gunshot Father: Francis REA Mother: Married: Never married A man of many parts, he served nine months in Kilmainham Jail in 1848. He defended John Mitchel, acted for the Catholics after “Dolly’s Brae” and defended Michael Davitt in in 1879 […]

John McCullagh November 11, 2012

Checking out at the supermarket, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologised and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.” The young blade responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation […]

John McCullagh November 9, 2012

In the early hours of last Tuesday a major hurricane (Hurricane Shazza) and an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit Lurgan with its epicentre in Kilwilkee Estate. Victims were seen wandering around aimlessly, muttering “fukinell”. The hurricane decimated the area causing almost £30 worth of damage. Several priceless collections of mementos from Majorca […]

John McCullagh November 5, 2012

The Newry Chamber Music concert this evening (Quigley Concert) promises to be a very special occasion indeed. It features world-renowned flautist Elena Duran AND international pianist David Owen Norris. The concert (£10) begins at 8.00 pm at the Arts Centre. Be there or you will rue the day you missed the opportunity!

John McCullagh November 5, 2012

The next film of Newry Film Club is on Wednesday night (7th November) at the usual time of 7.30pm. We are showing ‘The Awakening’, a supernatural thriller directed by Nick Murphy and starring Rebecca Hall and Dominic West. The movie is set in 1921 England where Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) is a published author on […]

John McCullagh November 2, 2012

  In the 19th century in South Armagh there were a number of attacks on landlords, their agents or their property. During that time in the area,  there were at least three agrarian murder attempts, one of which involved Meredith Chambre, a landlord and magistrate from Killeavy in South Armagh. In December 1851, Chambre had […]

Jonny October 1, 2012

Newry City Library presents “Place Names of Newry and District” with speaker Dr Patrick McKay. The talk will focus on the names of the townlands in the area but will also deal with names of mountains, rivers, valleys and other significant features of the landscape. Thursday 25th October at 7.30pm Admission free but Booking Essential: […]

Jonny September 10, 2012

Newry City Library presents “Home Rule 1885 – 1914: Prelude to Revolution” by Dr Peter Collins – Senior Lecturer in History at St Marys University College Belfast Thursday 27th September at 7.30pm Booking Essential: Tel: 028 3026 4683 Email: newrycity.library@librariesni.org.uk