John McCullagh February 25, 2014

Newry`s Greatest

Who is Newry`s greatest?
An unusual & entertaining show is staged on Friday, 28th February at 7.30 p.m. in Newry City hall.

It is a good news story because it assesses who did most for the people of Newry since 1144.
7 characters from the past – ranging from the first Cistercian Abbot; John Richardson of Bessbrook; John Mitchel & Sean Hollywood compete to be Newry`s Greatest. The others are Richard Castle, canal builder; Francis Carvill, entrepreneur; & the Russell sisters, Mercy nuns & social reformers.
The Magnificent Seven will be championed in twelve minute power point presentations. Then an election takes place – the winner being decided by the audience using voting machines – a first in N. Ireland, probably. That innovation could attract people from all over N. Ireland, we hope.
Proceeds go to Concern Worldwide`s Syrian refugees.

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