Monthly Archives: July 2013

10-Year Old Boy Dies in Farm Accident Near Castlewellan

Aaron Mccauley (10) died tragically in an accident near his farm on the Rathfriland Road area. He had been present near farm equipment on land that was on a slope. A tractor is thought to have been involved. The boy who was in a critical condition was taken to Craigavon…

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Red Arrows Will Once Again Add To Economic Life of Newcastle

When the Red Arrows sweep over the Mourne Mountains and over Newcastle with their trailing plumes on Saturday 10 August as the highlight of the 2013 B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight, the event organisers will be celebrating, not only another amazing show, but also a major boost to the region’s…

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Runaway Horse Trailer in Downpatrick Traps Woman and Baby

A young mother and her 10-week old baby were trapped under a runaway white horse trailer in Irish Street in Downpatrick today (Tuesday 30 July). The incident happened around 2pm. The horse trailer had broken down just above the entrance to the car park in Irish Street and two policemen…

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Man Injured After Going Over Harbour Wall in Ardglass

A drama unfolded in Ardglass late on Monday evening (29 July) as a man was injured after falling over a harbour wall. The man believed to be in his thirties was reported to have been involved in an altercation with a relative and to avoid him jumped over the wall. Local…

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Hazzard Welcomes Loughinisland Bus Shelter Provision

Chris Hazzard, South Down MLA, has welcomed news that a bus shelter which he had been campaigning for on behalf of residents in Loughinisland village is to be completed this week. He said: “We in Sinn Féin did a walk about in the village some time ago and have been…

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Aughlisnafin GAC Notes

Annsborough playing fields was the setting for the Year 4 Go Games hosted by Aughlisnafin on Saturday writes Geároid Ó Lionnacháin. The visiting clubs were Bredagh, Kilclief, RGU Downpatrick and Loughinisland with the latter two clubs fielding two teams. In resplendent sunshine each team played five matches over two hours…

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Pride of Place Judges Visit Newcastle Kairos Centre

JUDGES from the prestigious IPB All Island Pride of Place Competition in association with Co-operation Ireland recently visited the Kairos Centre in Newcastle. On Friday 26 July, the judges arrived to hear first-hand about the inspiring work that Kairos does in helping and supporting people in their  local Newcastle community. The…

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Two Legends Of Irish Theatre In One Show At The Lyric This Summer

Des Keogh, one of Ireland’s foremost actors and entertainers, will bring his hugely successful show The Love-Hungry Farmer to the Lyric Theatre, Belfast this August (20 – 25 August) after two sell-out seasons at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre. Based on John B. Keane’s best-selling book, Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer, and adapted for the stage by…

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Lyric Listings for August and September

Lyric Theatre Listings JULY – SEPTEMBER 2013  Room on the Broom Date/Time: 30 July – 4 August; Tues 2pm; Wed – Sun 11am & 2pm Venue: Lyric Theatre, Dankse Bank Stage Description: A spellbinding adventure from the creators of The Gruffalo comes to the Lyric direct from smash-hit West End season. A magical musical…

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Simon Hamilton MLA Becomes New Finance Minister

SIMON Hamilton MLA has been appointed as the new Minister for the Department of Finance and Personnel with effect from today (Monday 29 July), stepping into Sammy Wilson’s shoes.  Following his appointment, Simon Hamilton said: “I am very honoured to be appointed as the Minister of Finance and Personnel and look forward…

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Could Your Dog Be A Toto In The Wizard of Oz ?

Could your dog could be a stage star? Would your dog make a great Toto? St Patrick’s Choral Society are searching for the perfect dog to play Toto in their production of the Wizard Of Oz . The production is scheduled from 6-9  November 2013 in The Great  Hall at…

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Down Ladies To Face Wicklow in TG4 Championship Match

Down Ladies footballers have been drawn against their Wicklow counterparts in the TG4 Intermediate All-Ireland Championship on August 10 (Venue TBC) writes Barry McConville. As a provincial finalist, Down were automatically placed into Round 2 of the Championship whereby Wicklow received a Bye into round 2 and no doubt were hoping…

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Ford Go Up A Gear and Overrun Clonduff

ACFL First Division Clonduff 0-06  Bryansford 2-16 Shell-shocked is the only way to describe the feelings of those hardy Hilltown folks who remained to the final whistle of this Division One game writes Michael McCartan.  For the first five minutes the home side breezed through a feeble Bryansford defence, registering…

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Bryansford GAC Notes

The senior team travelled to Clonduff on Friday night (see separate report) and put on their best display of the season to record a 2.16 – 0.06 victory writes Ronan McVeigh.  The seconds lost in the PRFC to Kilcoo on Sunday 0.14 – 2.07. this was a much improved team…

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Bright GAC Notes

On Saturday evening, the Bright ladies faced Killyleagh away in the second round of the junior championship writes Ciara Sharvin. It was a very one sided affair which seen the Bright ladies come out strong winners 7-20 to 0-2. Even with a few players out through injury the rest of…

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