Counting down to our biggest event of the year...
Today is a big day at Armagh I headquarters... today at 10.30am we will be launching our third Armagh I People of the Year Awards in association with Alora Rejuvenation at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (get it, launching?)
We will be meeting with our category sponsors, local elected representatives and members of the public to officially launch our biggest event of the year!
We will also shortly be announcing this year's categories and guidelines on how to nominate your person to be proud of... so stay tuned!
In March, we had a fantastic night at the finale event and we are going all out to make next year's as big of a success. So get thinking about those who deserve a nomination and watch out on our website for all the details on how to nominate as nominations open later today! Here's a look back at last years event and the winners
In the Headlines...
Sadness as popular Poyntzpass coffee house closes after eight years — www.armaghi.com
A hugely popular coffee house in Poyntzpass will close its doors for the final time on Wednesday.
Heartbreak as ‘Armagh2Africa’ car broken into in Spain and £6,000 of equipment stolen
Significant investment expected with additional classrooms for Armstrong Primary Armagh
Tributes to social worker seriously injured in knife attack as teen girl appears in court
A Benburb man has been remanded in custody on charges relating to an alleged relationship with a female which began in her mid-teens.
£20,000 vehicle stolen in Co Tyrone allegedly spotted in Middletown.
Strong calls have been made to “de-militarise” Newry Courthouse.
Major £1.5M expansion planned for GP practices within Portadown health centre.
Concerns Banbridge ‘is being forgotten about’ as planning committee remains absent from town.
Magheralin pedestrian crossing ‘critical pressure point for families’ after child knocked down
Lurgan man told to ‘stop drinking completely’ after fight outside Portadown bar
Community service order for Armagh man who punched woman following argument
Armagh man accused of possessing indecent photographs of children
Cullyhanna man led police on car chase through Newry forcing traffic to take ‘evasive action’
Moving on up: 20-year-old race ace Ronan has a bright future in motorsport
‘Unrivalled’ luxury glamping site plan for Rostrevor with all pods boasting hot tubs!
Armagh police officer denies hitting man across head with baton
No sign of Armagh and Dungannon Out of Hours re-opening as Trust confirms review ‘ongoing’
No nuptials pass for accused as judge says ‘compassionate’ bail ‘not to jolly at a wedding’
Talk to us...
Happy 70th to Laura Vahey who will be celebrating her 70th on November 12th (actual birthday is the 13th) with a party with family and friends at Keegan's in Armagh.
"As a stage 4 Melanoma survivor in my 60s, it will be a marvellous milestone celebration of life!"
Many congratulations Laura.
And a big thank you to Lisa Oliver who sent this incredible image (see below) through of the Lunar Corona Moon, or Moonbow, which could be seen above Armagh last Friday night (November 4). Lisa's daughter Sophie took the fascinating photo which clearly shows a rainbow-coloured circle surrounding the moon. You can share your news with us here.
Golden Threads: A Relational Approach to Improving Mental Health
Relate NI are holding free community group workshops across the ABC council area as part of the Golden Threads project.
Golden Threads is a new project which looks at supporting relationships to improve mental wellbeing. Workshops are tailored to group needs and may include the following themes:
-Relationships & Mental Wellbeing
For more information or to get your group booked in please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week, we gave you the chance to win a Family Pass for a performance of your choosing this Christmas at The Market Place Theatre. The winner of the Family Pass is... Anne Ardis! Anne, well done! Please contact our office on 028 37 443 043 to claim your prize!
We have another Family Pass up for grabs, so if you didn't win this week, here's another chance...you know what to do, click here
But don't worry, we have plenty more cinema tickets to giveaway in conjunction with Omniplex Cinemas - Enter here! Winner will be announced in Friday’s Newsletter.
Happening this week...
Join Armagh City Library for their popular Rhythm and Rhyme!
Booking essential - please contact the library directly
☎️ 028 3752 4072 or 📧: email@example.com
Enjoy a 'not your normal cup of Afternoon Tea' at The City Hotel.
Booking essential - please contact reception at Armagh City Hotel.
☎️ 028 37518888 or 📧: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legendary Guided Navan Fort Tours starting Tuesday November 8.
Book your tickets via the website or contact The Navan Centre directly for more information.
☎️ 028 3752 9644📧: email@example.com
It's Show Time...
The Killylea Players put on an excellent and well attended performance of Sam Cree's Where There's a Will There's a Way held in Killylea Parish Hall with proceeds going towards Killylea Silver Band.
Huge congratulations to all the young performers who took part in St John The Baptist's College Portadown's first major production, Annie. With many hours of rehearsals behind them, the young cast performed brilliantly to convey a clear message of hope, optimism, and justice. Very well done to all involved.
Five minutes with....Christine McKinney aka CMK's Doodles - Armagh Jobs — armaghjobs.com
We put a few quick-fire questions to Christine McKinney of CMK's Doodles, whose artwork adorns windows and walls throughout our city.
Armagh City Hotel are currently recruiting a Receptionist on a flexible shift pattern.
Rapid Power Generation are recruiting a graduate mechanical engineer to work in our highly innovative design team.
Inspire are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join our service at The Heather’s, Armagh.
The Mount Charles Group has an exciting opportunity for a Food Service Assistant to join our team Glanbia Cheese.
You may have noticed that last week we polled the public for International Sandwich Day. Just a bit of fun more than anything, but we wanted to know your favourite sandwich fillings. Drum roll... the favourite was chicken, stuffing and cranberry by a country mile!
Thanks to all who got involved.
Follow us on Instagram for more polls and unbelievable photos
This November and December in Mid Ulster are full of festive fun to help you spend time together with friends and family this Christmas. From the lights switch on, which are making a welcome return to our town centres this year, to entertainment, craft workshops and festive concerts, there’s lots to brighten up the darkest of days!
Moy expats in fundraising appeal after son diagnosed with bowel cancer
Benburb man became ‘obsessive and controlling’ of girl allegedly groomed from age 15
The Department of Health has expressed “deep shock” after a social worker sustained serious injuries after being stabbed on Thursday.