Post Date : Mon 14 Aug 2017 10:11 AM
12th August 2017, Dr. Sheena Good passed away peacefully at hospital, late of Park House, Armagh Road, Tandragee, dearly-loved wife of the late Dr. Dudley Good and loving mother of Peter, Brian, Christopher and Carey. 
A Service of Thanksgiving for her life will be held in Ballymore Parish Church on Wednesday at 2:30 pm. 
House private. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Parkinson Disease Society, c/o Len Grant, 19 Madden Road, Tandragee, BT62 2DG. 

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

Post Date : Mon 14 Aug 2017 10:08 AM
11th August 2017, Peter Christopher Ward passed away as a result of an accident. Peter Christopher, darling son of John and Michelle, Dobson Way, Bessbrook. 
Funeral on Monday after 1 pm Mass of the Angels in SS Peter & Pauls Church Bessbrook, burial afterwards in Cloughogue cemetery.
Safe in the arms of Jesus. 

He will be sadly missed by his heartbroken daddy, mummy, and his entire family, friends and community. 

Post Date : Mon 14 Aug 2017 10:03 AM
11th August 2017, Margaret Eagleson passed away peacefully at hospital. Margaret, beloved wife of the late David, Newry Road, Armagh, dear mother of Boyd, John, Gail and Lynn, a beloved mother-in-law and devoted Grandmother.
Funeral service in St Marks Parish Church on Monday 14th August at 2:30 pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard.
House Private. 
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired for N.I. Chest, Heart and Stroke 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. 

Post Date : Mon 14 Aug 2017 09:59 AM
11th August 2017, Andrew (Drew) Henshaw passed away peacefully at hospital. Andrew (Drew) beloved husband of the late Mary and dearly loved father of Emma Jayne, Jenny, Amy and the late Andy, 15, Cloughmore View, Warrenpoint and loving son of Neville and the late Dora.
May his soul rest in peace.
His remains will repose at his home on Tuesday from 1 pm until removal on Thursday to St. Peter’s Church, Warrenpoint for 10:30 am Requiem Mass. Interment immediately afterwards in St. Peter’s Cemetery. (House Private on Thursday morning please)
Deeply regretted by his loving daughters, sons-in-law Evan, Brendan and Mark, granddaughter Abbie, father, his partner Liz and the entire family circle.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Macmillan Cancer Care, c/o McAnulty Funeral Directors, 35 Church Street, Warrenpoint, BT34 3HN.  

Post Date : Mon 14 Aug 2017 09:51 AM
Pat McGinn (far right) of Cuan Mhuire Regional Addiction Centre based in Newry pictured with a group of participants involved with the Princes Trust initiative. 
The Group recently visited the Addiction Support Centre in Newry where they learned of the wide range of services delivered by Cuan Mhuire which was founded by Kerry born Nun Sister Consilio Fitzgerald just over 50yrs ago. 

Those present discussed a wide range of issues including the impact of Addiction on individuals, their families and communities, emotional health and well-being and Addiction services offered by the Health Agencies, Voluntary & Community sector. 

Post Date : Mon 14 Aug 2017 09:48 AM

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has called for an end to dangerous joyriding following a one-car crash in the Kilnasaggart area of Jonesborough on in the early hours of Monday morning.

A vehicle travelling at speed clipped a ditch and overturned, as residents complained of racing and dangerous driving on the extremely narrow country roads in the area.
Cllr Larkin strongly condemned those responsible, adding that only luck on this occasion prevented serious injury or perhaps tragedy:
“Although the occupants of the vehicle in question appear to have escaped without injury, the car was wrecked. This road is a narrow one-way route, and is entirely unsuitable for hard driving. 
“Residents in the area are disturbed by the actions of joyriders on the surrounding roads last Sunday night. This behaviour is extremely dangerous and will not be tolerated by the local population. 
“Lives are being put at risk by reckless behaviour of this kind. This community could likely see another road tragedy if those pursuing this madness do not desist from their anti-community activities. 
“A car is a lethal weapon in the wrong hands, and maturity and respect for the local community is absent from those pursuing these actions.”
Post Date : Mon 14 Aug 2017 09:46 AM

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has called for anyone with information regarding the robberies of three cars in Slieve Gullion Forest Park on Wednesday evening to come forward and contact the PSNI.

The thieves, who targeted cars parked in the upper car park on the mountain drive, smashed the windows of several vehicles and looted the contents of each car, and a small blue car was seen driving away from the scene.
Speaking following the robberies, Cllr Larkin urged tourists and the local community to be vigilant of these crimes, and to practice caution when leaving cars unattended:
"On Wednesday evening a number of people were driving and walking the surrounding roads and it is likely that the car and its occupants were observed by several witnesses.
“I would encourage anyone with information to contact the police in order to bring these callous thieves to justice. A number of CCTV cameras also cover the area and I am hopeful that the footage will provide sufficient evidence to prosecute these petty thieves.
“These drive-through thieves are not welcome in South Armagh. The breathtaking scenery in this region attracts day-trippers and tourists from all over the world. We will not allow these mindless crimes discourage people from enjoying what was the most popular tourist attraction in the district in the past year.
“Finally, I would implore visitors and locals to remove valuables from their cars when leaving them unattended. To do otherwise is an invitation for undesirables to pillage. Be vigilant, be safe, and enjoy your visit.”
Post Date : Mon 14 Aug 2017 09:43 AM

Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew, current Chairperson of Newry, Mourne & Down District Council, has expressed her delight as Slieve Gullion Forest Park is named the most popular tourist destination on the Council District, hosting about 400,000 visitors last year.

This dramatic increase in popularity, with numbers of visiting tourists rising every year, is in large part due to substantial Council and external investment in the site to transform facilities available to local residents, families and mountain trekkers.
Speaking following the announcement, Mulgrew also raised the possibilities for the further development site, which could further unlock the potential of the historic.
Ring of Gullion area:
‘Slieve Gullion Forest Park is now a community hub that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, with something for everyone.
‘Sinn Féin in Newry, Mourne and Down Council have pushed hard for further development, and the Council has secured investment in recent years that has transformed the site as a tourist destination.
“For the fourth year running the Forest Park has been received the Green Flag award, the only one in the council area.
“Not only does continued development bring tourists in from far and wide to enjoy the natural splendour and new facilities in the area, it has also resurrected the vibrant ancient history of the Ring of Gullion area and boosted tourism across South Armagh.
“New parking and exercise facilities have been a success, while the ‘Fairy Trail’ captures the local myths and legends of the mountain area, bringing to life for children their local heritage.
“As the Killeavy Castle development continues to progress, there is even greater potential for touristic and economic development. Our local community can only benefit as a result.”
Post Date : Fri 11 Aug 2017 11:41 AM

9th August 2017, Mary Magennis passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Mary, beloved wife of the late Francie and loving mother of Thomas, Frankie, Sean, Miriam, Geraldine and Brian.

Funeral from her late residence, 10 Seaver’s Road, Ballymacdermot, Newry, on Saturday morning at 11:00 am, arriving for Requiem Mass at 12 noon in St Joseph's Church, Meigh. Burial afterwards in Cloughoge Cemetery. 
Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary pray for her. 
Very deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons, daughters, grandchildren, brother Michael, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces and all the family circle.
Post Date : Fri 11 Aug 2017 11:38 AM

9th August 2017, Helen McCartney passed away peacefully at hospital. 

Helen Elizabeth, Hawthorne Drive, Armagh, beloved sister of William and the late John and Hannah.

Funeral service in Tassagh Presbyterian Church on Friday 11th August at 2:00 pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. 

House strictly private

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Brother and the Family Circle.