Regular readers will have noticed that the Newry Journal is going through a mid-life crisis. We have been adding hair implants, dyeing the grey and keeping things up with some chemical stimulants. However, not all change is bad. The recent changes on the Journal bring some benefits:

  • A much more maintainable system for future viability
  • Better mobile-device support
  • Improved search
  • Comments for each article

We still have a lot to do so bear with us:

  • Most of the photo albums still need fixed
  • The Guest Book needs to be re-instated
  • New Layout – the current layout is temporary while I get time to work on something nicer

Feel free to leave feedback in the Forum.

Ever More Phrases

Julie Fowlis Singing Gig

He’s the spit of himself   the child resembles his father

A bachelor has a loose leg  he can go where he pleases

An old man is but a bed of bones and thus not to be married!

What’s a gentleman but his pleasure and good luck to him!

Don’t turn your tongue on me  I’ll take no scolding from you!

He’s a well-langled man   dominated by his wife

A lucky man’s pot will boil without a fire

He was in his feet    bare-footed

He’s hard till insense   slow to anger

Honest men marry young, wise men not at all

What use is a man’s farm if his wife is a widdy:  ‘widow’

Many’s the man tied a knot with he’s tongue that his teeth cudn’t loosen
– be careful of what you say

A bad reaper blames the scythe  a bad workman blames his tools

I didn’t come up the canal in a bubble! Don’t take me for a fool, I wasn’t born yesterday etc.

If ye fell in a sheuch, ye’d come out smelling of roses etc.

Submitted poems : reflections


Of these three submitted poems, two (namely ‘McParland’s Elder’ and ‘McGinn’) are character based poetic fictionalisations of various characters in and around the town (McParland and McGinn being two distinctly local surnames). ‘McParland’s Elder’ is an ode to the elderly of the city whilst ‘McGinn’ is the story of a man observing his own wake and funeral (not very cheery, granted, but very Irish in it’s outlook nonetheless).

The other poem ‘Going to my Hometown’, is a sonnet written in dedication to the city and was inspired by many of the landmarks dotted around the place (namely, the old red-brick of the Hibernian Club on the Mall and the medieval church up on High St.)

Going to my Hometown

Parading a musty clop along the mall;

Redbrick and granite should glimmer in their boast.

Razing a glint in bier-garten toast,

I’m jealous – their sip, lip-locked – I’m enthralled.

The chivalrous sweat in musical droves,

Saluting the weather with world-weary wink.

The steeples, serene, without rain to drink:

A clan wry, a-flowing – a city of mauve.

Borderline bubble I love you so well.

I source you for boredom, ‘tis true, ‘tis true,

For dryness can seem here the hottest of hells

But I would be dead if ‘twas not for you –

A cynic. A liar. A lover. A son –

A soul wracked to bone mass from valley-sought glue.


Thespian legion of repute and rogue
Wherefore to season my home with your lease?
Cast without shadow and latent in vogue
Celestial yearnings burn without cease.

For human endeavour seems that of beast
When repertoire years are draping the squelch;
No requiem breast nor angel nor priest
In scant distillation can prove what I felt.

And though there were eve’nings in spite of myself,
Where lingered my spoils ‘pon high in the din,
I sired the void, alive and in health,
To slump down, a coward, and die with my sins.

“What friends, indeed, can be said of McGinn?”
Seized up from the swell then through shuffling slits.
‘twas one from my past, though not of my kin,
Who’d shamble my bygones in idler twist.

“Well, let my retort reveal to you this”
Responded my sibling, eye on my corpse,
“He was my brother and though he be missed,
They’ll ravage his ghost with sulphur and scorch;

They’ll send for his passions, singed like a torch,
Drink them to blackness and pluck him from thought.
Heathen of helix and harlequin sport,
Hath thou no inkling, the havoc you wrought?

A bold moment-muse of what we all sought?
Wanting our brother, or what for the word
Could heal you of stealing the years we had brought.
For all that was owed us: a man of the world.”

Only ‘twas then that time, stuck, unfurled
And eve’ning careered t’ward morning, t’ward fate.
When bones hold to dust by death, that old churl, 
My years be reduced to scripture and slate.

For I have been poisoned by seasons in wait –
Weights worth the farthings they stuck to my eyes;
Sliding through epochs that harboured the great
And mock the mere mortals of meaning deprived.

‘tis that, as I laboured ‘mong mirrors they hide,
Residing in pine with beads in their coil,
That creased up and burned my thoughts ‘fore the guide
Of sinner McGinn to a patch in the soil.

My screed reads no softer after such toil,
No smoother a tale to be taught at your teat.
That my soul had not descended to boil,
Nor had I with saints or skivvies to speak.

‘twas in my cortege ‘midst eyes without weep
And great sweeping haloes of droves in their drear
Where I’d come to shamble in rambling grief;
My infinite seal – a death without peer.

The chapel then, ceding in vaulted veneer,
Seemed placid, indiff’rent; a tomb without taste,
And I, of the asinine angular weird,
Sat nursing my years in debt and disgrace;

Though steadfast my legion not to make haste –
Not for the glibness nor gallons nor grime;
Nor e’en for wallowing Whitsuns of waste
Which, woven, made whimsical dust of my time.

No, friends! My kin were not even inclined
To whisper a shudder in lieu of myself;
Their benches, distended in line upon line
Had last term to conjuring sobs where they knelt.

And I, a poor reckoner, dumbfound and welt,
Who picked at his scars with bottle and beak,
Have culled from my friv’lous happ’nings health
And smile that my bygones weren’t utterly bleak.

The service, now ended, spilled out to the street;
The heat of the noon scald shapes and disrobe.
Of courage without, I slunk in the speak
And pictured my corpse garrulous and in globe.

With words said and skies pulled the hollow was lowed,
And dignified drops of a soil were dispensed,
And after the shapes had shuffled their shoad,
I stood for awhile to invite forth the hence.

I stood for a decade in sin recompense,
And pleaded with weathering debris and silt;
I stood for my penance, for death to commence,
Though condemned am I to be held by the hilt.

I cornered my prayers then, my flowers in wilt;
I threatened the heavens with nothing to stake –
But, reader, my anguish is always my guilt.
Is this script appendage enough for my sake?

Plant Hire Is Vital to Irish Business

Plant Hire Ireland

Machinery Hire in Mayo and Donegal is necessary for construction and other related activities. There are wide ranges of machineries like drills, bulldozers, loaders, generators, cranes, welding equipment, and more that you can avail of from local dealers. They also offer delivery services to their clients. Maloney Plant Hire is a great example of a local business doing their best to support other businesses in Ireland and getting things moving again after the pandemic.

Machinery Hire Ireland provides the right kind of support for construction activities. It offers state-of-the-art equipment for all your construction needs. The company also makes use of the latest technologies and tools to ensure that you get the best value for your investment. The range of machineries and tools includes bulldozers, cranes, earthmovers, generators, cable plows, generators, welding equipment, cable machines, scrapers, cutters, and more. They also provide a huge variety in all possible sizes, such as tractor, half, four-wheel drive, wheel loader, hand cart, trench excavator, boom truck, etc.

Machinery Hire in Mayo and Donegal can cater to almost all kinds of construction needs. Some of the common machineries that you may find in their list include: boom lifts, bulldozers, cutters, conveyor belt, cherry pickers, digging trucks, draglines, generators, ice cream trucks, light towers, rollers, skid steers, and graders. Construction projects and large scale machineries are one of the most important components of any construction activity. Machineries Hire in Mayo and Donegal can make sure that your construction project is a success and will reach its full potential.

The most amazing thing about Machinery Hire in Mayo and Donegal is that their machineries are designed and constructed based on your requirements. So whether you want a single machine or a complex network of machines, you can choose from their wide range of machines. In addition, all their machineries are designed to withstand various weather conditions.

Machinery Hire in Mayo and Donegal has a wide variety of skilled workers to man the machines. These workers are well trained so that they can be called upon at any time. Machinery operators usually take up training after a couple of years of working in the industry. These Machinery Hire workers have a lot of experience in manufacturing, which helps them handle tasks easily. These machineries help in the production of concrete, steel, aluminum, cement, sheet metal, tiles, bricks, etc. You name it and they will manufacture it!

Machinery Hire in Mayo and Donegal not only offers raw materials but also provide machineries to manufacture it. Some of the machineries used by construction companies include: earthmoving equipment, bulldozers, line cranes, heavy equipment, cable plows, saws, welding equipment, power graders, water pumps, and many more. Machineries need to be serviced on a regular basis to ensure their proper working condition so that they perform efficiently. Machineries hire in Donegal and Mayo are well reputed to ensure that your machineries are in good hands. Machineries hire are a necessity for all types of construction firms.

Kitchens Newry

kitchens Newry

There are many kitchen shops that are located in Newry. There are plenty of places where you can buy kitchenware and other accessories in this town. Some kitchen shops also have to take away and delivery services for some of the best meals that you will ever eat in your life. In order to fully enjoy all that the best kitchen shops in Newry offer, it is important to go there on a regular basis.

One of the best kitchen shops in Newry is the Best Kitchen Shops. This shop offers a lot of items for the home as well as commercial kitchens. There are wooden cookbooks, casseroles, dishes, and condiments for all types of food. If you are an avid reader then this may be just what you were looking for. The Newry kitchen shops all offer books that can be used for reference purposes.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone special then you might want to consider a kitchen gift basket or a kitchen cart. There are some amazing designs for kitchen carts and baskets. These are available at some of the best kitchen shops in Newry. The designs and colors are available in all kinds of sizes so you can choose the size that best fits the person you are buying for.

The Best of Kitchen Shops

kitchen shops Newry

If you need an everyday cookbook then you should consider buying a Newry kitchen cookbook. This book is made specifically for people from Newry and contains recipes for all types of meals. You will be able to find many healthy meals that you can enjoy every single day. The Best Kitchen Shops in Newry carries these cookbooks and they are available online. The shopping experience is one of the most enjoyable things to do in this town.

If you are a foodie then you will love the selection of food in one of the best kitchen shops in Newry. There is a wide range of food from seafood to Indian to Chinese to Italian to Middle Eastern foods. The best kitchen shops in Newry also have a small selection of gourmet food, wine and champagne to compliment all the different cuisines. The selection includes everything from soup to sushi and everything in between. You will definitely enjoy the wide array of food that is available. The prices range from affordable to high end but you are sure to find something you will love.

If you are shopping for an item to use in your home then you might want to consider looking into the Newry Fondue. The name says it all and it is a popular item in the Best Kitchen Shops in Newry. The price range is reasonable and it will provide everyone with a wonderful shopping experience. There are several different styles and colors to choose from so you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for when you shop for this type of fondue pot.

One of the most popular items in Newry kitchen shops are the cookbooks and recipe books. There are hundreds to choose from and each one is filled with recipes that can be used for every meal. Most cookbooks will provide instructions on how to prepare certain items and also give ideas on how to modify other items to make them unique. You are guaranteed to find a cookbook that meets your needs and cooking style. Some of the more popular recipe books include some of the famous ones such as French cooking, Italian cooking, Greek cooking and even some celebrity recipes.

When you are looking for one of the best kitchen shops in Newry, you will want to visit several different stores. This is the best way to ensure that you are getting the perfect item for your kitchen needs. You can compare prices, select items and see the different amounts of discounts that are available. When you shop in Newry, you are bound to have an enjoyable shopping experience.

Furniture Shops Newry

Furniture Shops Newry

Furniture shops are perhaps the one of the best places to shop for all your home and garden requirements. There is a huge range of furniture shops that are available and the choices seem endless. One can even find great deals on these shops. There are many furniture shops in Newry, which offer great variety. One can select from the traditional to the modern designs.

The wooden furniture shops in Newry offer one of the most stylish and appealing types of furniture. The wooden benches, chairs and tables help you beautify your garden or lawn. The wooden benches are available in various colours and sizes and one can find one of them according to their needs and specifications.

You can also visit the metal furniture shops and find all kinds of items in different styles. The choice of metal items is huge and they are available in different designs, shapes and sizes. One can choose from the classic designs to the modern ones.

The best furniture stores in Newry have some excellent collection of office furniture as well. You can get some office chairs, filing cabinets, computer desks, bookcases and sofas in the store. You can also find the display cabinets at reasonable prices. These furniture items help you to enhance the beauty of your office.

Furniture Shops in Newry

The wooden furniture is the best option for those people who want to decorate their house with furniture made up of wood. The wooden furniture can be used in the rooms like living room, dining room, bedroom, kitchen etc. You can also find some furniture shops in Newry that sell some of the antique furniture. These furniture are made from various materials such as oak, pine, maple, walnut, mahogany, cherry etc.

The furniture shops in Newry that sale items for the home also have various options to cater to the needs of the customer. There are different kinds of furniture available to buy from the shops. You can find some furniture to enhance the beauty of your home. Some of these shops have a wide range of furniture such as bedroom furniture, living room furniture, office furniture, kid’s furniture and many more. You can also find some furniture for your garden or lawn.

You can also find some fantastic deals at the furniture shop in Newry. You can save money by going for the sale on the day when the retail price is reduced. Some of the furniture sold in the shop are sold at discounted prices because they are being withdrawn from the stores. This is done to make room for new furniture to be stocked in the stores.

If you are planning to give your house a makeover, then you should visit the furniture shops in Newry and see what furniture pieces you would like to buy. You can bring an image or picture with you so that the sales staff can tell you exactly what you are going to buy. You can also browse the internet to find out furniture shops in Newry that are selling good quality furniture at attractive prices. Most of these furniture shops have their online store, where you can check out the latest collections of furniture. Many of these shops have mail order services and you can place your order over the internet and get the furniture delivered at your doorstep.

There are many furniture shops in Newry that you can go to for shopping. These shops stock all types of furniture ranging from traditional to modern designs. You can also find some furniture shops in Newry that specialize in selling only designer furniture. You can find some very unique pieces at these shops. You can browse the internet to find out more about these furniture shops and their sales and discounts.

You can also find some great bargains at the furniture sale that happen at different times of the year. The sale might be for one or two months and during this time you will find some amazing offers. You can get some really good furniture at the sale and for very low prices. Some of these shops also offer to put furniture that you buy at the sale up for sale again later.

You can also use the internet to find out about upcoming furniture shops in Newry. The information that you find on the internet can save you a great deal of time and energy as you can simply do the research online and you will find out when the next furniture sale is taking place. You should however make sure that the website that you are using has contact details and an online catalog of their furniture. This will help you to contact them if you need any further information after you have bought your furniture.

Mechanic Newry

Mechanic Newry

Newry, a city situated in Northern Ireland is often referred to as the “City of Lights”. The city is home to many internationally renowned attractions such as the Ring of Kerry, Carlingford Lough, the Ring of Kerry National Park and much more. It is also a very prosperous place to work and for those looking to start their own business many great opportunities are available. In this article we will provide you with information relating to the best car mechanics in Newry.

There are many things to do in Newry. It is a vibrant, modern city which makes it a good place to live. It has many things to offer visitors from the world over who come to explore its beauty. For example, there is a wonderful market town of Belmont where tourists can purchase all sorts of goods at very reasonable prices. There are many shopping centers and public houses where people can buy new and used products at very good prices.

When deciding on a mechanic to help you, it is essential to examine his qualification and experience. A Mechanic should be experienced and qualified to carry out all types of repairs. They should have the knowledge necessary to undertake certain tasks. They should be able to work with a variety of car models and of any age. The best mechanic will be flexible and will be willing to take on new clients.

Choosing the Best Mechanic Newry

Mechanic Newry

Searching for Newry car mechanics is not difficult. You can use a search engine to find all the relevant information you need. Just type in ‘Newry car mechanics’ into the search engine and take the results that come up. Visit the websites of each mechanic and read the information provided on the website. Call them up and ask them any questions you might have about their service. Ask them how long they have been servicing customers and whether they are licensed to do repair work in Newry.

It is best to choose a mechanic that has been in business for a while. Newry is a growing area and as such there are more mechanics available. Ask friends and family who their local mechanic is and get some price quotes. If you can, try calling the mechanic after an accident to see how they have worked with you. This is another way of finding out how professional they are. You should also ask about the training they have received and whether they belong to a trade body or not.

You should be aware that the general public does not have a lot of knowledge about cars and how they work. If you want a mechanic to take care of your car safely, it is important to ask plenty of questions. You should never go for the cheapest mechanic available. Instead you should go for a mechanic that is experienced and certified.

It is important to choose a mechanic who is willing to give you a free estimate on repairing the car. The estimate should include the labour costs, parts and equipment costs. Some mechanics prefer to charge extra for parts and some do not charge extra for these. You should ensure that the mechanic has a record of happy past clients. If the mechanic is willing to give you a list of past clients then you can base your decision on this information.

When choosing a mechanic, you should always ask if the mechanic will be servicing the car on a regular basis. This is because if the mechanic is servicing the car once a month and giving you a quote for a repair, you could save quite a bit of money. Another point to consider is whether the mechanic has a replacement policy for the parts. Parts and labour can get very expensive and hence it is better to have a policy in place.

Car Dealers Newry

Car Dealers Newry

The city of Newry, located in Northern Ireland, has traditionally been a hot tourist destination for travelers from throughout the world. It is often referred to as the “Waterside of the World” and is a popular destination for people who enjoy the hospitality and attractions that the region has to offer. In recent years, however, there has been a significant increase in car dealerships that have opened in the city center. With so many tourists visiting the area on a regular basis, it’s important that you find the best car dealerships in Newry to support your travel plans and help you enjoy your time in the region.

Car Dealers Newry

Newry is divided into two main districts: Fawn and Newrybridge. There are also numerous satellite sites that serve the northern part of the city. Many car dealerships have outlets located in these locations, which makes finding the best deals very convenient for travellers. When looking for a vehicle to purchase, you will want to consider what type of vehicle you are interested in. If you want a stylish, luxury sedan like the Ford Fiesta, there are several Ford dealership outlets in Newry that sell and service this model.

Car Dealers In Newry

You can also find a larger selection of vehicles in the dealership parking lots. Several outlets in Newry are selling late model vehicles, including a Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Ford Konzert and more. However, you should be aware that all vehicles are subject to great working conditions and quick turnaround times. All dealers will make sure that you are satisfied with your vehicle before you take it home.

Before shopping around, you should contact a car dealership in Newry to ask about their current promotions and specials. Most car dealers will feature special incentives for clients who bring their cars in during their promotions. These specials could include cash back, vehicle lease, or other discounts. If you want to take advantage of these special Newry offers, you should contact the dealership right away. They will assist you with everything you need to do to get the car you love at the best price possible.

There are also plenty of car dealers in Newry who offer used cars and even trade-ins. If you’re trying to find a new or used car that still has a lot of life left in it, you should give local car dealers in Newry a call. They specialize in used vehicles and can help you with finding the perfect car for your needs. You can also ask about financing options or find out about incentives that are available to you when buying a car. You should talk with a car dealer in Newry before you buy any used car or go to a car dealership in Newry.

If you have had your car for a long time, you may be able to sell it without having to go through a dealership. Many car dealers offer free delivery to your home and will pick up your vehicle if you wish to buy it. This is a great option for someone who doesn’t own a vehicle and would like the convenience of a local car dealer. You should also ask about financing options if you’re looking to purchase a new or used vehicle.

You can also check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) before buying a car and make sure that the car dealership that you choose is licensed to do business in the state of Newry. You can also check online to see if there are any customer reviews of the car dealership that you might consider buying from. Car dealers in Newry also offer helpful tips and information about buying a car. If you are having any problems purchasing a car or negotiating a payment, you should contact the car dealers in Newry immediately.

Car dealers in Newry also offer plenty of parking when you’re ready to head to the mall. Newry is also close to many major highways, making it easy for you to get where you need to go. Getting in and out of your vehicle will be much easier when you’re in Newry. The weather in Newry is mostly temperate, which makes driving here much more pleasant than driving in the heat of summer. Whether you are interested in a new or used vehicle, you should be able to find a good dealer by talking to people you know or reading reviews online.

Newry Vets

Newry Vets

In the city of Newry, a place where there are literally hundreds of dog owners, it is easy to find great veterinarians. The city has one of the best veterinary hospitals in Europe and has numerous veterinary surgeons who are very accomplished and friendly. You can get your pet to a vet in Newry quickly and efficiently using the best veterinary surgeon located in the city. This article will help you locate the best veterinary surgeons in Newry.

One of the best veterinary hospitals in the United Kingdom, Newry is a thriving city located in Northern Ireland. In the year 2021, it was one of the first areas of the country to introduce a “points system” for veterinary practices. This system requires that veterinary practices are awarded a number based on how many points they receive from the local veterinary practice network. This can help to ensure that only the best veterinaries are accepting new patients, and that those veterinary surgeons have the skills and experience necessary for any pets’ needs.

There are two veterinary hospitals in Newry, and many other smaller veterinary practices around the city. Many of the smaller veterinary practices house dogs as well as cats, so it is not hard to see why so many pets end up at these smaller facilities. Newry surgeons are specially trained to care for dogs, and all of the animals that come through their doors are expected to be in good hands. These surgeons know just about every pet you could ever have, including dogs, cats, horses, birds, and even fish!

A large number of Newry Vets are also volunteers. Many of them volunteer hours caring for sick animals at the local animal shelter or visiting schools and nurseries to educate children about caring for pets. If you choose to go to a veterinary surgeon through your veterinarian, you will find that they have the time and resources to go beyond what you would expect. They often go out of their way to help animals in their own backyard, too! A good veterinary surgeon won’t mind helping you learn how to take better care of your pet and home.

If you have decided on taking your pet to Newry, you should know that a few things are more likely to happen in that city than other places. You should not have any issues with dirty cages, or if the animal has contracted fleas or other parasites. Also, if you choose to go to a veterinary surgeon through your regular veterinarian, he or she will be able to spot any problems in the physical appearance of your pet quickly. They will be able to quickly treat these problems, which can make all the difference between your pet’s health and quality of life in the short or long term.

If you are going to Newry by yourself, you should know that there are plenty of animal shelters nearby. Your vet may even be able to introduce you to the shelter. In some cases, you can even call up the animal shelters for advice. If you can’t find any local vets near you that take animals seriously, you might consider making an appointment to come visit one and see how it is done.

Even if you’ve already gone to a few veterinary clinics in your area, you should still check around Newry. Check out your local library, your public libraries, bookstores, and even the local supermarket to see if anyone has recommended someone to take your pet in. Some of the better-known animal shelters in Ireland may even have a list of local veterinarians available for appointments on their web site.

In the end, you’re much better off if you’ve gone to a Newry vet instead of someplace else. You will probably wind up saving on a bit more money and you will feel more comfortable knowing that your pet is taken care of properly. Just make sure that you go to an independent vet, whether or not they are recommended by other people. This way, you will be able to get a more accurate idea of what you’re getting when you do business with them.