John McCullagh February 22, 2020

There’s something special about witnessing birth. I was there for all of ours (our children) and these were the highlights of my life. I witnessed the birth of a star last weekend. Have no doubt, those lucky enough to have attended Denise Hagan‘s two concerts at the Town Hall on Friday and Saturday will boast […]

John McCullagh February 20, 2020

This Tourist Brochure differs little from its c.1994 predecessor. Anthony Russell has been brought on board to lend some historical and literary credence but it must be acknowledged that the misuse of the comma persists and still irks.

John McCullagh August 4, 2019

Best-known for playing kidnap victim Rose Stagg in The Fall, Newry-born actress Valene Kane holds all the power in her latest role as an ‘alpha female’ barrister in legal drama Counsel. This drew her back to Northern Ireland for the pilot project and she has hopes of it being made into a series. YOU could […]

John McCullagh June 27, 2019

My lovely daughter Emma, for my recent birthday, presented me with an anthology of Yeats’ verse, pieces selected by that other Irish master Seamus Heaney (once a teaching colleague of mine!). [Faber & Faber ; 978 – 0 – 571 – 24732 – 9] Already I have enjoyed hours of delight for this selection includes […]

John McCullagh December 1, 2012

All are welcome to every screening in the Arts Centre 7.30 pm the first Wednesday of the month. Better still, join the Newry Film Club and get discounts! Our next screening is on Wednesday night 5th December at the usual time of 7.30pm. As usual, we will be showing a short film before the main […]