The Foggy Dew: We remember with fondness this Easter season, Canon Charles O’Neill, who wrote the famous Irish ballad, ‘The Foggy Dew’ around 1919 when he was Parish Priest of Kilcoo. Canon O’Neill later became Parish Priest here in the Parish of Maghera, and died in 18th May 1963. He is buried in the priest’s plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newcastle. May he rest in the peace of Christ.
SUNDAY 1ST MAY 2016, 8PM FREE EVENT, Open to all Newcastle Community Cinema, St Mary’s Hall, Main Street. Newcastle Community Cinema in association with the Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts and Film Festival invite you to join us for the launch of the Newcastle programme of events. We are showing a special screening of a film made over 20 years ago, when the 'Troubles' were still an everyday fact-of-life, Damian Gorman's "Devices of Detachment" was largely filmed in and
The South Down Choral Society Spring Concert. This year’s spring concert will be ‘The Peacemaker’ by Karl Jenkins. There are two performances on Friday 13th May in Newry Cathedral and on Sunday the 15th May in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Newcastle. Both performances will be at 8pm. Admission £10. Tickets in Ruffles.
Lough Derg Jubilee Pilgrimage. The annual one day retreat will take place on Sunday the 1st of May. The “Papal Nuncio” ArchBishop Charles Brown together with Fr Owen J Mc Eneaney will open the Holy Door of Mercy on that date. For bookings contact PJ McClean on 02843778932 or 07761267900.
Collection for Ukraine. On Sunday, 3rd April, the Holy Father called for an extraordinary collection in support of those suffering the consequences of violence in Ukraine. This collection will be taken up in Catholic churches throughout Europe on Sunday, 24 April to express the solidarity and concern of Pope Francis and the Catholics of Europe with those suffering in Ukraine.