There's not a day goes by we don't think of him
Good morning! It's Micheal here. Today would have been Armagh man Brendan Bell's 32nd birthday.
Benny lost his life in Navan Fort Quarry on April 10, 2010, aged 20, after getting into difficulties while swimming.
His sister Mary Bell said her family wanted to remind people of the dangers as they "never want any other family to go through the same loss as we have". Read the full piece here.
It has been another big week for us at Armagh I. We're absolutely delighted to say we've added to our team. Kellie Gray has joined our marketing department and we have high hopes – no pressure whatsoever Kellie :)
Kellie, of Sally McNally's at the Corner fame, brings a wealth of experience – from social media, writing, sales and all-round business acumen. She joined on Monday and has been brilliant.
We are now a team of six. Myself, Conor, Rikki, Mairead, Elaine and Kellie.
We've always been a digital-only company but we are really looking at increasing our physical presence. We have our Armagh office but we are here to support the community too. It's hard with such a small team but we want to get out more and speak to people right across County Armagh, Newry and Banbridge, both our journalists and marketing team.
We held our People of the Years Awards earlier this year and they were a massive success; we'll definitely be doing that again, but in terms of events, we want to do so much more (when Covid is much less of an issue of course). Think quizzes, markets, crafts, treasure hunts, you name it we're willing to try it – and we're open to suggestions.
Give us your thoughts on stuff you'd like us to do, or facilitate. Get in touch the usual ways, or just reply to this email, we love hearing from you.
Don't forget, all our giveaways now go through our dedicated members-only platform. Sign up on either link below (it's free) and enter as many as you like as and when we run them. Here's two we have live at the moment..
Members giveaway: Win a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses with McCrystal Opticians — members.armaghi.com
Win: Two family passes for South Lake’s aqua inflatable park and banana boat fun — members.armaghi.com
In pictures: Star-studded lineup for inaugural Richhill AFC Golf Classic — armaghi.com
In Pictures: Richhill Tyre Centre’s first Annual Car Show and Drive in aid of Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children — armaghi.com
And a fond farewell to Mr Gildea...
Tributes and warm wishes as Mt St Catherine’s Primary principal Peter Gildea retires — armaghi.com
In case you missed it...
Funeral on Friday for 26-year-old Lurgan dad-of-two gunned down on Liverpool street — armaghi.com
Suspected cannabis factory found during search of Armagh property — armaghi.com
Farmer fined £25,000 following tragic death of south Armagh man Toirdealbhach Larkin — armaghi.com
Lurgan man Mark clocks up miles and money for charity as he recovers from heart attack — armaghi.com
11 tons of tobacco and 1.6m cigarettes seized in huge criminal operation in south Armagh — armaghi.com
‘Proper solution’ needed to cure anti-social behaviour at Moyraverty flats — armaghi.com
Podcast: Intergalactic craic with Heather and Courtney – the final frontier for Armagh Planetarium — armaghi.com
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Contact us on 02837443043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and our dedicated team can help you choose a fitting tribute.
Somewhere to eat...
A touch of eastern class as K11 Restaurant and Bar offers unique buffet dining experience — armaghi.com
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