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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 […]