Keady

  • Renewed appeal for stolen cattle as five more are recovered in Darkley

    on Jan 17, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady • with No Comments

    Renewed appeal for stolen cattle as five more are recovered in Darkley

    The family of a farmer who remains ill in hospital with pneumonia have renewed their appeal for help to recover stolen cattle. In all, 20 cattle were taken from the Barkers Road area of Newtownhamilton last Wednesday night. Four of these were later found. And tonight, the family have confirmed a further five have been located in the Darkley area. The elderly farmer, Gilbert Dougan, 62, has been in hospital with pneumonia. His family turned to Armagh I and asked to make a public appeal. Hundreds of you shared the post and today a family

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  • Raw sewage spews out uncontrollably wrecking Co Armagh housing estate

    on Jan 4, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady, News • with No Comments

    Raw sewage spews out uncontrollably wrecking Co Armagh housing estate

    Raw sewage spewed uncontrollably from a manhole into a county Armagh housing estate this afternoon. The vile discharge caused problems – and a stink – for residents in Fairgreen Park in Keady shortly after lunchtime today. A manhole cover burst open on a grass verge atop of the estate, which sits on a steep incline in the town. Residents at the bottom of the hill were left fighting a wave of sewage before NI Water came to the rescue. Homes were surrounded and gardens were ruined. Councillor Darren McNally described the situation as ‘disgusting’. Speaking

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  • Bank of Ireland in Keady burgled over Christmas period

    on Dec 30, 16 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady, News • with No Comments

    Bank of Ireland in Keady burgled over Christmas period

    A bank in a county Armagh town was burgled over the Christmas period. The Bank of Ireland on Kinelowen Street in Keady was burgled sometime between Friday, December 23 and Thursday, December 29. Patrons were unable to access the bank yesterday afternoon with a sign claiming the bank had closed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’. There was a police presence inside the building all day and into the evening. Detective Sergeant Colin Patterson told Armagh I: “I am appealing to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity or may have heard any unusual sounds in the

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  • Family appeal to find burglars who stole kids’ Christmas presents weeks after daddy’s death

    on Dec 27, 16 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady, News • with No Comments

    Family appeal to find burglars who stole kids’ Christmas presents weeks after daddy’s death

    Burglars who raided a home in Keady on Christmas Eve smashed a rocking horse intended for a two-year-old girl because they were unable to get it out of the house, it has emerged. More details of the incident at Kinelowen Street have now become clear and shows the extent to which the intruders stooped. A member of the family contacted Armagh I to make a desperate appeal to anyone with information on those responsible – or who knows where the stolen items now are – to come forward. Biddy Shortt said the presents had been

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  • Children’s Christmas presents among burglars’ haul in Keady raid

    on Dec 27, 16 • in In Your Area, Keady, News • with No Comments

    Children’s Christmas presents among burglars’ haul in Keady raid

    Police have appealed for help after revealing that children’s Christmas presents were stolen from a house in Keady. The house was burgled some time between 9.30pm on Friday, December 23, and 9.30am the next day, Christmas Eve. It happened at Kinelowen Street in the town. Children’s Christmas presents were taken along with tools and other items. The police today appealed for information. Anyone who saw anything or knows anything which might be useful to investigating officers is asked to contact the PSNI in Armagh on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 511 24/12/16. Alternatively, information

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  • Keady boy’s delight as Santa and reindeer pay him a visit at home!

    on Dec 23, 16 • in In Your Area, Keady, News • with No Comments

    Keady boy’s delight as Santa and reindeer pay him a visit at home!

    A six-year-old Keady boy was travelling in style this week! Little Shea Donnelly and his friends got the chance to ride on a sleigh with Santa as the surprise winner of a competition. It had been run by Phil’s Farm, in conjunction with the Keady Cancer Research Committee, on Facebook. Shea was nominated for the superb prize by his Auntie Joanne. The surprise winner this week got a knock on his door to find Santa standing there, along with one of his reindeer, Prancer. Shea and his friends were delighted to have the chance to

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  • Watch: Keady mum’s priceless reaction at finding son dressed as Santa returned from Oz

    on Dec 22, 16 • in Armagh, In Your Area, Keady, News, Video • with No Comments

    Watch: Keady mum’s priceless reaction at finding son dressed as Santa returned from Oz

    It was the ultimate Christmas gift delivered by her family! Keady woman Marian Geraghty is gearing up for a fabulous festive holiday – and having all of her nearest and dearest will be what makes it all the more special. Marian’s family secretly organised for her son Shaun to fly home from Australia to spend Christmas with them. The 25-year-old travelled Down Under in September 2015 and has not been home until now. Having missed last Christmas, Marian’s family decided it would be a nice surprise for Shaun to come home for the holidays. The

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  • Watch the heartwarming moment Co Armagh girl is reunited with mum after two years

    on Dec 19, 16 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, Keady, News, Video • with No Comments

    Watch the heartwarming moment Co Armagh girl is reunited with mum after two years

    There were screams of joy and tears of delight when an Armagh family were reunited for Christmas in a special seasonal surprise sprung by a big-hearted property company. Laura Mone from Keady has been longing to get home from Australia for two years but just couldn’t afford the flight and faced spending her second Christmas away from her family. She couldn’t believe her luck when she was chosen as the winner of a special competition on social media run by CPS Property in which they offered to fly a loved one home for Christmas as

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  • Key school routes will NOT be gritted despite safety concerns

    on Dec 5, 16 • in In Your Area, Keady, News • with No Comments

    Key school routes will NOT be gritted despite safety concerns

    A number of treacherous school routes in county Armagh will not be gritted despite a number of incidents in recent weeks. Minister Chris Hazzard has refused to add Clea Road, Keady and Farnaloy Road, Madden to his scheduled, saying it would cost £5million annually to include school bus routes on the gritting schedule. Councillor Thomas O’Hanlon sent a letter to Mr Hazzard but was disheartened with the reply. “I am deeply disappointed at the Ministers response, but not half as disappointed and as angry as those who live on and use the Clea and Farnaloy

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  • Keady firefighters plan family Santa Run and festive races fundraiser

    on Dec 3, 16 • in Entertainment, In Your Area, Keady, News • with No Comments

    Keady firefighters plan family Santa Run and festive races fundraiser

    Keady will be getting into the festive spirit next weekend – and everyone’s invited! A special Santa fun run is due to be held next Saturday, December 10. And proceeds from the occasion will go towards Macmillan Cancer Care and the Keady Lourdes Committee. The event is being organised by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service in Keady. A spokesperson for the organisers told Armagh I : “It’s a chipped 10k and 5k race with prizes for winners and a family fun run. “We just want everyone to come dressed as Santa!” Both the

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