Post Date : Tue 25 Oct 2016 09:12 AM

KELLY (nee McCone) Rosaleen (Lena) - R.I.P. (Newry, formerly of Ballymacnab and Washington DC). October 24, 2016, peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Robert (Bob) Kelly (USA) and sister of the late Peter, Maggie, Pat, Tom, Cassie, Annie and Mickey. 

Reposing at her nephew Vincent Toner's home, Dublin Road, Heslip's Lane, Newry from 4.00pm on Tuesday until removal on Wednesday at 4.30pm, arriving to The Church of the Sacred Heart, Cloughoge at approximately 5.00pm for overnight repose. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 10.00am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. 

Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary pray for her. 

Lena will be lovingly remembered by her sorrowing nephews, nieces, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Post Date : Tue 25 Oct 2016 09:09 AM

Loughlin. October 23rd 2016 (Peacefully) at his home, 2 William Street, Poyntzpass. Ernest dearly loved husband of Anna Beatrice and dear father of Judith, Ruth, Joanne and Roberta, father-in-law of Bill, Ed, Michael and David and devoted grandfather of Ross, Ryan, Callum, Henry, Tom, Michael, Elizabeth, Eve, James and Dan. 

Funeral Service in Poyntzpass Presbyterian Church on Wednesday at 2pm. Committal afterwards in adjoining Churchyard.

No flowers please. 

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, sisters Ida and Florrie and all the family circle.

Post Date : Tue 25 Oct 2016 09:05 AM

 The Southern Trust Referral and Booking Centre staff have recently held their annual ‘Pink Day’ as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

A successful coffee morning and various raffles raised £2,500 which will be divided equally between Marie Curie and Breast Cancer Care.  

The team would like to thank everyone who stopped by, supported and contributed to this very worthwhile cause. 

Post Date : Tue 25 Oct 2016 08:49 AM

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has expressed sympathy at the death of US political figure Tom Hayden.

Speaking today Teachta Adams said;

“I heard today of the death of Tom Hayden with sadness and regret.

“Tom was a truly iconic figure who had a profound and lasting influence on the direction of American politics in the 60s and 70s.

“His identification with Ireland and his pride in his Irish roots are well documented particularly in his book Irish on the Inside published in 2001.

“He was a friend and an ally.

“He was outspoken about his support for justice and equality in Ireland and visited the north many times. His writings on Ireland showed his unequivocal solidarity with the efforts to bring about change, something that was at the core of his political work all his life.

“Tom was on the California State legislature from  1982 to 2000, serving as Assembly man and Senator.

“Our deepest sympathies to his family, to his wife Barbara Williams, his sons Troy Garity and Liam, his step daughter Vanessa and to his  circle of friends and colleagues worldwide.”  

Post Date : Tue 25 Oct 2016 08:41 AM

 Sinn Féin West Belfast MP Paul Maskey said that he welcomes the announcement from the GAA today on their next phase of the Casement Park development. 

"There is no doubt that this is an exciting time for the GAA, all who have been involved with this project and the wider West Belfast community 

"Today is a step forward that will allow a new stadium to be built. 

"There will be more opportunities for residents, businesses, GAA supporters and all those who have an interest in Casement Park to have their voices heard. 

“I would urge everyone who has an interest to take the opportunities to discuss these proposals with the development team on the dates set out today. 

"I have no doubt that a new Casement Park will help the continued regeneration of west Belfast and with £25m already secured for a new Andersonstown leisure centre will see over £100m invested in this part of west Belfast.”

Post Date : Mon 24 Oct 2016 12:55 PM

 Farmers, smallholders, community groups and organisations are invited to roll their sleeves up for a springtime tree-planting venture.

The offer comes from One Million Trees in One Day, a charity and cross-border initiative, which aims to see a million young native trees planted at sites across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland – and all in the space of 24 hours.

Landowners and farmers can apply online now for packs of 50 native saplings for woodland, coppice, hedgerow and agroforestry establishment.  The packs, which are subsidised, are available for a modest application fee of €21 each or (at the time of writing) approximately £18.00. They will be delivered to local collection points in readiness for the planting day: Saturday 11 February 2017. 

The initiative has been developed in collaboration with the Irish Natural Forestry Foundation in the Republic of Ireland and is supported by the Woodland Trust in Northern Ireland. 

Imogen Rabone, project co-ordinator says: “Both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are very short on native tree cover and woodland.  We want to help people plant their own trees in both rural and urban areas, with a focus on small sites and pockets of land.”

“We’ve been testing the water in recent years, and know that the interest is there.  During its pilot phase, 2013 to 2016, the project has helped to plant over 650,000 native trees at more than 3,000 sites right across the island of Ireland.  We’re now pulling out all the stops to reach the big target: the planting of one million trees in one day.”

Gregor Fulton, operations manager with the Woodland Trust, adds: “Trees and woodland offer so much, from brightening neighbourhoods to providing shelter for crops and livestock.  This is an excellent opportunity for people who don’t have huge areas of land to plant and who, for example, just want to strengthen a hedgerow or create a copse.  We really hope that local people will be encouraged to get planting and, with just a minimal fee, it won’t be too hard on the back pocket.”

Applications close on Saturday 31st December 2016.  Trees will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.  To apply for trees or to find out more visit


Post Date : Mon 24 Oct 2016 10:17 AM

Sullivan, October 20th, 2016, suddenly at home, Richmond Manor, Mullavilly, Tandragee, William Thomas (Tom), devoted husband of Gillian, precious father of Cathryn and Carolyn, father-in-law of Stephen and Alan and a much-loved granda Tom of Amelia, Naomi and Ben.

Funeral Service in St. Paul's Parish Church, Tartaraghan on Sunday at 2.30pm, with committal following in the adjoining graveyard.

House strictly private.

Family flowers only, please. 

Any enquiries may be directed to Milne Funeral Services, 59 Seagoe Road, Portadown, BT63 5HS. 02838 338888.

Very deeply regretted and sadly missed by the entire Family Circle.

"Abide With Me" 

Post Date : Mon 24 Oct 2016 10:16 AM

CANNING (Ancurk) October 21, 2016, Charlie, peacefully at Avila Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family. 

May he rest in peace. 

His remains are reposing at John Doyle Funeral Home until Sunday October 23, 2016. Funeral leaving the home at 5.00pm to arrive at St Malachy's Church, Ballymoyer for 6.00pm. Requeim Mass is on Monday October 24, 2016, at 11.00am and burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

Charlie will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Rose, Margaret and Teresa, nephews, nieces, cousins and entire family circle. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.

Post Date : Mon 24 Oct 2016 10:09 AM

Beck - (née Morris) died October 22, 2016, Dorothy Elizabeth, much loved wife of William John, devoted mother of William John and Hilud, daughter-in-law Clare and son-in-law John, precious grandmother of Hilud, Lynne, Oscar and Reuben.

Funeral service from her late home, 47 Churchview Close, Kilkeel on Tuesday at 1.45pm for Service in Mourne Presbyterian Church at 2.30pm, followed by committal in adjoining churchyard.

House strictly private. Immediate family flowers only please.

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by the entire family circle.

"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine." Isaiah 43 v 1.

Post Date : Mon 24 Oct 2016 10:07 AM

McClorey (nee O'Hare ) died 22nd October 2016 peacefully Noreen R.I.P. beloved wife of Francis and much loved mother of Fiona, Paula, John, Annemarie and Laura.

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.

Her remains will leave her home, 1 Loughview Park on Tuesday at 10:30 am for 11:00am funeral Mass in The Chapel of Ease Monkshill. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband , son, daughters, grandchildren, brother Brian, sisters Maureen, and Rosaleen, sons in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, family circle and friends.

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to Patients comfort Fund, Our Mother of Mercy Nursing Home C/o Digney Funeral Directors 4 Sugar House Quay, Newry