John McCullagh September 14, 2003

 Fun Corner Hidden in the bureaucratic gobbledygook below are common proverbs and expressions. The answers will be provided at the next updating of Newry Journal contents! Scintillate, scintillate, minor asteroid Neophyte’s serendipity Members of an avian species of similar plumage congregate en masse Surveillance should precede saltation Pulchritude possesses merely cutaneous profundity Do not become […]

John McCullagh September 10, 2003

3. Radio Days We lived, my parents, Edmund and I and baby Donal lived in a large rundown house on Bridge Street, owned by the McCartneys, who lived on the ground floor. We occupied the first floor, in what now would be called a flat.

John McCullagh September 9, 2003

Farewell to every hawthorn hedge, from Killeen to Belleeks  And every pool of sticklebacks and every shady creek

John McCullagh September 8, 2003

5. Thirsty Work Joe had served as a soldier in the Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War (First World War). He had been wounded at the Dardanelles. He was struck during the battle for Gallipoli and at the height of that ferocious, hopeless attack. He was towed on a raft across the waters to […]

John McCullagh September 6, 2003

In the bygone days of yore Life was slower – that’s for sureEverything was in its placeGod in heaven, no rat race In the home, a nuclear familyMum and dad and baby EmilyHe’d help her and they’d be happyThough he’d never change that nappy! Dad worked hard to earn our fareMum was kindly – always […]

John McCullagh September 3, 2003

The fateful year of 1916 will long be remembered in world history. The Great War – the war to end wars – exacted a terrible toll in young men’s lives, especially at the Somme in France where in one day alone, 1 July, 19,000 young British troops – many of them, indeed, Irish (no part […]

John McCullagh September 2, 2003

My first memories are of my mother – of her softness and warmth, her expressive face always beautiful to me, of her endearing, coaxing voice whose slightest irritated inflection would cause me dismay. She would exhort Edmund my elder brother by a mere two years, to ‘look after that child! Don’t let him get his […]

John McCullagh September 1, 2003

Reasoning 1: Answers< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />   1          D         The two sentences here assume that concentrated study is a sufficient (as well as being a necessary) condition for academic success.   2          D         Try this yourself using an empty cereal packet and a < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = […]

John McCullagh September 1, 2003

John Mitchel was born in County Derry near the town of Dungiven on November 3 1815. His father was a Presbyterian Minister and was called to serve in Newry.  The family moved to Drumalane House.