Markethill

  • Cattle stolen from stricken farmer ALL recovered thanks to YOU

    on Feb 22, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, Keady, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Cattle stolen from stricken farmer ALL recovered thanks to YOU

    The 20 cattle stolen from a county Armagh farmer who lay ill in hospital have ALL been recovered — more than a month after they were taken. Gilbert Dougan, 62, was hospitalised with pneumonia earlier in January, which is when callous thieves struck at his farmyard in Newtownhamilton. A mix of Charolais, Simmental and Black Whiteheads ranging from 350kg to 450kg were lifted. Hundreds of you shared the appeal on social media, an appeal that has paid the greatest dividends. His daughter Emma, contacted Armagh I at the time, looking for the public’s help in recovering

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  • Mum’s appeal as heartbroken 11-year-old son loses wallet on Markethill street

    on Feb 22, 17 • in In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Mum’s appeal as heartbroken 11-year-old son loses wallet on Markethill street

    The mother of a young boy who lost months of savings on Friday has appealed to the public for help in finding his missing wallet. The 11-year-old boy lost his brown wallet on the street somewhere in Markethill on Friday morning. Martha Toal, speaking to Armagh I, said her son Miceal had been doing little jobs around the house, while putting away the pocket money he received for months. She says he had saved around £140. “He’s in absolute bits at the minute; we are so desperate for someone to hand it in if they have

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  • Gosford’s amazing ‘Gulliver’s World’ attraction to be jewel in crown of tourism plan

    on Feb 20, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Gosford’s amazing ‘Gulliver’s World’ attraction to be jewel in crown of tourism plan

    A major literary-themed experience is on the cards for Gosford Forest Park – with plans to open ‘Gulliver’s World’ in the not-too-distant future! This thrilling play experience is all part of a major package of enhanced amenities and facilities which is long overdue. The council hopes to capitalise on the area’s literary and screen associations, among other things. The Gulliver experience at Gosford is based on the fact that Dean Jonathan Swift stayed at the estate during part of the time he was writing the iconic Gulliver’s Travels. The forest park plans also include five-star

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  • Five-star log cabins for Gosford; hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs – borough’s big bid to bring more visitors

    on Feb 20, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Five-star log cabins for Gosford; hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs – borough’s big bid to bring more visitors

    A unique ‘glamping’ experience will have the crowds flocking to Gosford Forest Park – with plans for five-star log cabin accommodation on site. Country house style accommodation could also be provided at the Manor House in Loughgall. Meanwhile, a conference hotel at Craigavon, budget accommodation near Banbridge and a luxury boutique style hotel in Armagh, have all been suggested in a bid to get people not just to visit the borough, but to stay overnight. Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has been considering the needs of the area to cope with visitor demand

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  • Heartbroken parents of little JohnJoe thanks everyone for support

    on Feb 16, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Heartbroken parents of little JohnJoe thanks everyone for support

    The parents of a county Armagh schoolboy who died suddenly earlier this week have thanked those who supported their family over the last number of days. JohnJoe Toner, 11, passed away on Tuesday night after suffering a suspected heart attack at school on Thursday. Parents Maria and Cormac Toner, thanked those who reached out to help the family. In a statement they said: “We are totally devastated at the loss of our precious little boy. “We wish to extend our thanks to everyone who prayed for him and attended vigils. “A heartfelt thanks to the

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  • Little JohnJoe ‘brought a smile to everyone who met him’

    on Feb 15, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Little JohnJoe ‘brought a smile to everyone who met him’

    A school principal has paid a glowing tribute to JohnJoe Toner following his tragic and untimely passing on Tuesday night. Justin Toner, Principal at St Malachy’s in Ballymoyer, said pupils, staff and the wider school community are completely devastated at the loss of “our precious little ‘JohnJoe”. JohnJoe, 10, suffered a suspected heart attack while in school last Thursday. “He was ‘shining light’ in our school,” said Mr Toner. “A special boy who made an immeasurable contribution to school and parish life during his 10 short years. “He was a talented footballer, a choir member, and a dedicated altar server

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  • Parents express thanks for support as little JohnJoe (10) remains critical

    on Feb 14, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Parents express thanks for support as little JohnJoe (10) remains critical

    The parents of a 10-year-old boy critically ill in hospital have expressed their thanks for the support they have received from the community. JohnJoe Toner suffered a suspected heart attack while at school in Ballymoyer on Thursday morning. Alert staff members at St Malachy’s performed CPR before he was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. Parents Maria and Cormac Toner said the prayers of so many have given her strength and has asked that people continue to pray for their little boy as he needs all the prayers right now. Further vigil masses will be offered up

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  • Community prayers for John Joe, 10, after taken ill suddenly in school

    on Feb 11, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Community prayers for John Joe, 10, after taken ill suddenly in school

    A 10-year-old county Armagh boy is fighting for his life in hospital after taking ill suddenly in school. JohnJoe Toner, from Clady, was rushed to hospital following a suspected heart attack on Friday. Quick-thinking staff members at Ballymoyer Primary School performed CPR before paramedics rushed him to hospital, where he remains in intensive care. The community has rallied behind the Toner family with a vigil mass to be held in St Michael’s Church in Clady at 7.30pm this evening (Saturday). This follows on from yesterday’s mass at St Michael’s in Ballymoyer. There will e another tonight

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  • Police following ‘definitive line of inquiry’ following Poyntzpass shooting

    on Feb 10, 17 • in Banbridge, In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Police following ‘definitive line of inquiry’ following Poyntzpass shooting

    Police say they are ‘following a definite line of inquiry’ following a shooting incident in Poyntzpass last night (Thursday). A man in his 60s was injured after he was shot multiple times through the window of a house in the Tullymore Road area. Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime in Lurgan are appealing for information into the shocking incident which has stunned the rural community. Detective Inspector Stephen Harvey explained: “At approximately 10:20pm on Thursday, 9 February, police received a report of a shooting at a house in the Tullymore Road area. “A man aged in

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  • Family-run Co Armagh business goes into administration after 40 years

    on Feb 10, 17 • in business, Featured, In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Family-run Co Armagh business goes into administration after 40 years

    A family-run county Armagh business operating for more than forty years has gone into administration. Administrators BDO have been appointed to run Cootes (Concrete Products Ltd) on the Redrock Road in Markethill following a High Court hearing earlier this week. The company was set up in 1978 by husband and wife team David and Lynne Coote and is understood to employ around 20 people. Gordon Best, managing director of trade group the Quarry Products Association Northern Ireland, told the Belfast Telegraph: “It is a well-known firm in the Armagh area and this does come as a surprise,&#

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