Year: 2012

John McCullagh June 15, 2012

“Ou sont les neiges d’antan?” (Where are the snows of yesteryear?) …. I was saddened to read of the death at a relatively early age and as a result of a long illness bravely borne, of Mrs. Patricia McCracken (nee McShane). Patricia was the loving wife of legendary Newry distance runner Willie McCracken and beloved […]

John McCullagh June 15, 2012

Sergeant Peter Joseph Markey from Newry was part of the unsuccessful British parachute assault on Arnhem in September 1944.  (see also https://www.newryjournal.co.uk/2007/06/22/dickie-the-paratrooper/ ) Markey was captured and incarcerated in Sagan prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. With the others there he was liberated by the Russians in February 1945. Desparate to return to Britain, Markey considered that […]

Jonny May 15, 2012

Newry Library in association with NI Screen presents a nostalgic look at the past through the medium of digital film. The event is on Wednesday 23rd May starting at 3.15. Admission is free but booking is essential. Contact 028 3026 4683 or newry.library@librariesni.org.uk

John McCullagh May 8, 2012

Ed and Bria Herron, Newry teachers by profession and, long into their well-deserved retirement teachers still at Newry U3A, are among the most popular and the best-esteemed of that august body of lovely people.  Indeed they continue to this day to invest enormous energy and enthusiasm into their work, so much so that their French […]

John McCullagh April 1, 2012

The opinion of the Adjudicator seldom tallies with my own – and so it is again.  I will report however, without comment, the final results from the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Newry Drama Festival. Premier Award : Rosemary Drama Group, Belfast : When we are married Runners-up: Ballyduff, Waterford: The Crucible Third: Silken Thomas: Jerusalem Fourth: […]