Entertainment

  • Co Armagh man makes semi-final of Ninja Warrior UK

    on Jan 15, 17 • in Armagh, Entertainment, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Co Armagh man makes semi-final of Ninja Warrior UK

    A county Armagh man has made the semi-final of ITV gameshow Ninja Warrior UK. American-born CJ Jones, who now lives with his wife in Richhill, appeared on the Saturday night prime-time TV show last night — and didn’t he do brilliantly! Ninja Warrior UK is the British version of the Japanese assault course game show Sasuke. And CJ will be back on our screens early next month where he’ll be looking to replicate his performance, beating the course with two and a half minutes remaining. Speaking to Armagh I, CJ explained why he decided to take on

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  • Co Armagh woman’s brilliant cover of James Arthur’s ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’

    on Jan 13, 17 • in Banbridge, Entertainment, In Your Area, News, Video • with No Comments

    Co Armagh woman’s brilliant cover of James Arthur’s ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’

    A county Armagh woman has covered James’s Arthur’s latest hit Song ‘Say You Won’t Let go’ and it’s fantastic. Richhill’s Alice Millar — formerly of Banbridge way — showcased her talents by uploading this fantastic cover during the week. The James Arthur fan (we assume) covered his latest song ‘Say You Won’t Let Me Go’ from the comfort of her bedroom, with guitar in tow. Her unique voice really gives this song an extra dimension, taking nothing away from the former X-Factor winner of course. Arthur released ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ in September 2016 as

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  • Hit show in call for Armagh couples planning to tie the knot in 2017

    on Jan 11, 17 • in Armagh, Entertainment, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Hit show in call for Armagh couples planning to tie the knot in 2017

    Armagh couples planning their big day this year are being invited to apply for the hit TV show ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’. The programme – which is broadcast on Sky 1 – offers £14,000 to allow the happy couple the wedding – hopefully! – of their dreams. Produced by Renegade Pictures, the call has gone out for locals to apply for the new series. Are you brave enough to show off your nuptials to an audience of millions? There is a catch – well, there always is, isn’t there? The bride will have to put

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  • How to get 19 days off in a row by booking just nine days holidays

    on Jan 11, 17 • in Entertainment, News • with No Comments

    How to get 19 days off in a row by booking just nine days holidays

    Sometimes when it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. However, there’s a simple hack for those of you that work particularly in an office environment, to get 19 days off in a row by using just nine days of holidays. And it comes down to how the bank holidays fall around Easter in 2017. Good Friday is on April 14 and Easter Monday on April 17, followed by May Bank Holiday on May 1. So if Thursday, April 13 is your last day in work and you book holidays until Tuesday, May 2,

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  • Banbridge’s famous Coach complex seeks approval for a new roof-top bar!

    on Jan 8, 17 • in Banbridge, business, Entertainment, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Banbridge’s famous Coach complex seeks approval for a new roof-top bar!

    One of Northern Ireland’s leading entertainment venues could be in line for a further welcome investment in 2017. The Coach complex – at Church Square in Banbridge – is already home to a thriving nightclub, bar and grill. And now the owners hope to add an additional bar – on the roof! The Coach has been for many years a leading port of call for revellers from all over and is now recognised as the oldest nightclub in the north. It was taken over by Osiris in the summer of 2014 and has never looked

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  • All-Ireland winner sets sights on another title – but will things boil over in the kitchen?

    on Jan 6, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Entertainment, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    All-Ireland winner sets sights on another title – but will things boil over in the kitchen?

    Former Armagh All-Ireland winner Oisin McConville will be showing another side to his many talents when he lines up for the forthcoming series of Celebrity MasterChef Ireland. The 41-year-old – who retired from inter-county football in 2008, six years after helping the Orchard County bring Sam Maguire to Armagh – is one of 10 contestants to feature in the second series. The two-time All-Star Award winner handed over his Crossmaglen bainisteoir bib last March and will now don his apron instead as the competition hots up in the kitchen. McConville reckons he is an “okay

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  • Ginger Pride Festival to celebrate all things ginger in New Year

    on Dec 31, 16 • in Entertainment, News • with No Comments

    Ginger Pride Festival to celebrate all things ginger in New Year

    Across the county, and indeed the country, we can hear gingers rejoice! Finally, the recognition they’ve yearned for….. A Ginger Pride festival is coming to Belfast on February 11 and it will celebrate all things….yes, you guessed it, ginger! The week long celebration will conclude with a huge party and it’s all for a great cause. Organiser Stevie McIntyre set up the events company Ginger Media NI in November. “I thought what better event to kick things off with than Ginger Pride. The only red head event in Ireland in 2017,” he told Belfast Live. “The event will take

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  • Engaging, enjoyable and funny: Cinderella at The Market place, Armagh

    on Dec 18, 16 • in Armagh, Entertainment, In Your Area • with No Comments

    Engaging, enjoyable and funny: Cinderella at The Market place, Armagh

    Cinderella is an experience not to be missed. Who needs the west end when you have a quality production like this right on your doorstep. Time after time The Market Place proves itself as a fantastic pantomime producer. We all know the Cinderella story of an unhappy young girl who is long neglected by her stepmother and stepsisters. But with the help of her fairy godmother she has the opportunity to make a triumphant rise, will she reach the ball on time though? The cast fully embrace the audience with lots of interaction including, singing

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  • Danny Kennedy MLA to host Markethill coffee morning in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

    on Dec 14, 16 • in Entertainment, In Your Area, Markethill • with No Comments

    Danny Kennedy MLA to host Markethill coffee morning in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

    Newry & Armagh Ulster Unionist MLA Danny Kennedy will be hosting a coffee morning in aid of charity. It will be held at his Constituency Office at 47 Main Street, Markethill this Friday, December 16. Mr Kennedy is encouraging the local community to support the event which will take place between the hours of 10am and 12noon. Proceeds raised during the coffee morning will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity organisation which provides vital support to people affected by Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Read more news: Police enquiries ‘continuing on behalf of coroner’ after baby girl’s

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  • Bite ‘n’ Banter in Newry will reach out to those in need or alone this Christmas Day

    on Dec 14, 16 • in Entertainment, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Bite ‘n’ Banter in Newry will reach out to those in need or alone this Christmas Day

    This Christmas Day will see the third year of the Bite ‘n’ Banter for Christmas event to be held in the Gateway Club at Kilmorey Street in Newry.   Organised by a local group of volunteers, the core aim of the day is to provide a place for anyone, young or old, who would like to enjoy some company, food and a bit of entertainment who might otherwise be alone, or in need on Christmas Day.   A spokesperson explained: “We do not judge or discriminate and persons are welcomed regardless of age or situation

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