Post Date : Thu 17 Nov 2016 01:57 PM

Southern Trust staff raise £184,237 for charity partner Marie Curie   

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has handed over a cheque for £184,237 to Charity partner Marie Curie after a series of successful ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ events.  

The ‘Southern Trust does Strictly Come Dancing’ events alone totalled £150,500 with the remaining £33,737 coming from a range of fundraising activities such as ‘The Blooming Great Tea Party’, Sponsored Cycles, ‘The Great Daffodil Appeal’ and many more.

Over 100 ‘dancers’ signed up to take part in ‘Southern Trust does Strictly Come Dancing’ all in aid of Marie Curie.  The top five couples from the four local heats in October then went head-to-head at the grand final on November eleventh.  A range of staff and friends from across the Trust along with Marie Curie colleagues and other willing dancers, resulted in a huge team effort to raise an amazing total for such a worthy cause.       

Congratulating all involved in the Strictly fundraiser, Roberta Brownlee, Southern Trust Chairperson said: “As well as being fun events and personal challenges for the staff involved, we are delighted to have raised such a substantial sum for Marie Curie. I would like to congratulate all of those involved for giving of their own personal time and throwing themselves into this task wholeheartedly - the comradery amongst our dancers has been wonderful to see.  My thanks go to each and every one of them for their huge fundraising efforts and also the staff in our Trust and local communities who so generously supported this cause.” 

Commenting on the Southern Trust partnership, Anne Hannan, Partnerships Manager at Marie Curie said:

“This has been the charity’s most successful partnership to date.  The Trust’s staff have been very engaged and have gotten behind the partnership in such a huge way. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Southern Health and Social Care Trust and its entire staff for everything that has been achieved to date.  Reaching the fundraising milestone of raising £184,237 (which is the equivalent to 92,118 nursing hours) is an extraordinary moment for the partnership.”

Post Date : Thu 17 Nov 2016 10:04 AM

Upton - November 15th 2016, Peacefully at hospital, Robert (Bobby) late of Ballymore Park, Tandragee. Dearly loved husband of the late Maureen and dear father of Elizabeth, Gary & Joy. 

Funeral service in Ballymore Parish Church on Thursday at 2pm, followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard. 

House Closed, family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Ballymore Parish Church Fabric Fund, c/o Mr L. Grant, 19 Madden Road, Tandragee, BT62 2DG.

Lovingly remembered by his sorrowing son, daughters, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all the family circle.

"The Lord is my shepherd" 

Post Date : Thu 17 Nov 2016 10:02 AM

Cunningham 15 November, 2016 Peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital Newry, P. D. (Patrick Daniel) dearly beloved husband of the late Kathleen and much loved father of Anthony, Margo, Byrne, Carol Dixon, Leonard, Raymond and the late Brendan R.I.P. 

P.D.s remains will leave his late home 42 Backaderry Road Leitrim BT31 9SS on Friday at 11.15am to arrive at The Church Of The Immaculate Conception Leitrim for 12.00 noon Requiem mass, burial afterward in the adjoining cemetery. 

On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy. 

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing daughters, sons, grandchildren, great grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brother Thomas, sister Mary Teresa Rooney, nieces, nephews and entire family circle. 

Our Lady Of Lourdes Pray for his soul. 

Post Date : Thu 17 Nov 2016 10:00 AM

November 15, 2016, peacefully, at hospital as a result of an accident, aged 18 years, dearly-loved son of Kenny and Rosie, devoted brother of Ashleigh and Lyndsay.

Funeral from his late home 15 Clarkhill Road, Castlewellan on Sunday 20th November at 1.30 p.m. for Service in Castlewellan Presbyterian Church at 2.00 p.m., followed by committal in Drumee Cemetery.

No flowers please. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent, if desired, for (YMCA Cameron Project), c/o Wallace Shaw Funeral Directors, 14a Clarkhill Road, Castlewellan, BT31 9BJ. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing family.

Post Date : Thu 17 Nov 2016 09:41 AM

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has said the A5 Western Transport Corridor is a vital piece of infrastructure for the North West. 

Mr McAleer said: 

“The development of the A5 is a national priority for Sinn Féin. 

“What people have to realise is that we are dealing with a history of neglect and discrimination West of the Bann. 

"The A5 transport corridor will help address this and provide a high quality road link between Derry, Strabane, Omagh and Ballygawley and cut costs for hauliers and commuters alike who are travelling to Dublin.

“It will also unlock the potential for future economic development of these areas, including Counties Donegal and Monaghan and will create immediate employment with over 1,000 jobs for the construction industry alone." 

Post Date : Wed 16 Nov 2016 02:29 PM

The Newry City Darts Open committee would like to thank everybody that turned up at the presentation of the cheque £8263 to The Motor Nuerone Disease Association  (£13,874 in the 1st 2 years).

A huge thanks to Belinis Bar & Restaurant for their hospitality the tournament itself, with a special thanks to both Gavin and Aoibheann.

Another thanks to all our sponsors on the day, .And also a big thanks to all the players. We greatly appreciate all the support we received from family, friends and all involved as the NCDO would not have been such a success without it.

We are moving forward with plans for the next Newry City Darts Open next year in August 2017 and hope to be both bigger and better.

Thank You NCDO.

Post Date : Wed 16 Nov 2016 11:09 AM


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Post Date : Wed 16 Nov 2016 10:19 AM

McAnerney Magherafelt & formerly Armagh 15th November 2016. Fr. Arty, peacefully in Hospital.

Loving brother of the late Vincent McAnerney R.I.P.

Removal today Wednesday from the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt after 11.00am Mass to his sister in law Catherine's home “Umgola House” 29 Monaghan Rd Armagh BT60 4DW.

Removal on Thursday to St Patrick's Cathedral at 12 noon Funeral Mass, burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery.

Very deeply regretted by Déarbhla, Keri, Catherine, Aidan, Paula, Clodagh, Patrick, Arthur and Nicola, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Cardinal Sean Brady, Bishop Gerard Clifford, Priests, Religious and Deacons of the Archdiocese of Armagh, Parishioners of Magherafelt and Castledawson Parish family circle and friends.

Post Date : Wed 16 Nov 2016 10:16 AM

McMahon ( Nee Blackstock) –14th November 2016. Passed peacefully at her home 27 Ashley Park, Armagh.

Martha Jane  beloved wife of the late George, dear mother of Florence, Hilda and Queenie, mother-in-law of Mervyn, Bert and David,  Grandmother of Niall, Laura, Michael, Philip and Great Grandmother of Matthew, Amy and Emily.

Funeral service in McKelveys Grove Presbyterian Church on Thursday 17th November at 2pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. 

House Private. 

Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired for Marie Curie c/o K G Cheevers and Son, Funeral Directors, 28 Dobbin Street, Armagh, BT61 7QQ.

Lovingly remembered by her sorrowing family and the entire family circle.


The Lord is my Shepherd


Post Date : Wed 16 Nov 2016 10:11 AM

Flood - 15 November, 2016

Peacefully at home Arthur, dearly beloved husband of Mary and loving father of Teresa, Diane, Martin, Gary and Brenda brother of John, Patrick and Joseph R.I.P. Pre deceased by his mother Bridget, father Joe, brothers James, Peter and sister Sarah.

Arthur's remains will leave his late residence 48 Drumee Road, Castlewellan on Thursday at 9.30 a.m to arrive at St Malachy’s Church Castlewellan for 10.30 a.m Requiem Mass, burial afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery Bryansford. 

On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren and entire family circle.