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Jonny November 12, 2018

There was an autumnal feel for the unveiling of the signage on the William Alexander Davis Garden on Monday 12th November 2018 but there were smiles on the faces of everyone involved. Volunteers and staff from Clanrye Group and members of Newry 2020 came together for the erection of the sign naming the garden as […]

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 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 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

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 […]