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Open Mic

02-12-2021 7:30 pm -10:00 pm
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Whiskey Tasting Experience

Whiskey Tasting Experience

02-12-2021 8:00 pm -9:30 pm
£15.00
Railway Bar Trad Session

Railway Bar Trad Session

02-12-2021 9:00 pm - 30-11--0001
Kevin Heaney 5K Memorial Race

Kevin Heaney 5K Memorial Race

05-12-2021 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

05-12-2021 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Drive in Bingo

Drive in Bingo

05-12-2021 2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Railway Bar Trad Session

Railway Bar Trad Session

09-12-2021 9:00 pm - 30-11--0001
All Folk'd Up

All Folk'd Up

11-12-2021 8:00 pm -11:55 pm
£15.00
The Mudblood Podcast - LIVE!

The Mudblood Podcast - LIVE!

14-12-2021 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
£12.00
Railway Bar Trad Session

Railway Bar Trad Session

16-12-2021 9:00 pm - 30-11--0001
Fight for Alfie Christmas Spectacular

Fight for Alfie Christmas Spectacular

18-12-2021 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
£20.00
Fight for Alfie Christmas Spectacular

Fight for Alfie Christmas Spectacular

19-12-2021 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
£20.00
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

02-01-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

29-01-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

06-02-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

06-03-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Foster and Allen

Foster and Allen

16-03-2022 8:00 pm -10:30 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

26-03-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

03-04-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

30-04-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

01-05-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

28-05-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

05-06-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

25-06-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Hilltown Farmers Market

Hilltown Farmers Market

03-07-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

30-07-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Iúr Cinn Fleadh

Iúr Cinn Fleadh

25-08-2022 2:00 pm -11:55 pm
Iúr Cinn Fleadh

Iúr Cinn Fleadh

26-08-2022 2:00 pm -11:55 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

27-08-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Iúr Cinn Fleadh

Iúr Cinn Fleadh

27-08-2022 2:00 pm -11:55 pm
Iúr Cinn Fleadh

Iúr Cinn Fleadh

28-08-2022 2:00 pm -11:55 pm
Iúr Cinn Fleadh

Iúr Cinn Fleadh

29-08-2022 2:00 pm -11:55 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

24-09-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

29-10-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction

26-11-2022 11:00 am -2:00 pm
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An Afternoon Tea with a difference was on the menu last week when Newry and Mourne Youth Council in partnership with Southern AgeWell Network hosted a Virtual Afternoon Tea party for older people in Newry and the surrounding area.

This was an intergenerational project that has been in the works since Christmas with the aim to bring young and old people together in a Covid Friendly setting. The event itself included tea sets kindly supplied by the Velveteen Rabbit Café and these kits, along with craft packs, were delivered to the homes of those involved. Performances from members of the council took place with live singing and poetry being featured. This Zoom Tea Party had breakout rooms among the 50 participants (25 young people/ 25 older people) to allow for better communication and social interaction.

Marie Byrne with her afternoon tea box and activity pack delivered right to the door
Marie Byrne with her afternoon tea box and activity pack delivered right to the door

The Newry & Mourne Youth Council is a group of young people who act as a representative voice of young people from the Newry & Mourne area. We develop social action programmes based on issues identified by young people as important to them. The group are supported by the Education Authority Youth Service and are based at the Youth Resource Centre, Carnbane in Newry. Normally, the event would occur at this location but we’ve had to adapt to allow for a more Covid Friendly experience. In recent times, young people have been faced with constant criticism and it is our hope, to break this anti-social stigma with our ‘Connectea’ experience. 

Everyone on screen ready for an enjoyable afternoon

It has been a difficult year with both old and young people isolated from their family, friends and caregivers and the topic of loneliness has been a prevalent factor in discussions regarding mental health in the pandemic. Staying in touch with family and friends remotely was the main way those aged 60 years and over said they were coping whilst staying at home, followed by gardening, reading and exercise, with those aged in their 60s and 70s equally as likely as younger age groups to say that exercise was helping them to cope. With this event, we had hoped to enable both age groups to develop an understanding of the difficulties that each other faced throughout the pandemic while having some sweet treats and activities. 

Musical entertainment from Pearse Larkin
Musical entertainment from Pearse Larkin

As a Youth Council, we view this as a very much needed event in terms of providing support and aid for those struggling throughout the lockdown and we hope in the future to do more intergenerational projects, hopefully in person. Our next event is closer to home as we aim to protect our own mental health and wellbeing through a 5K walk followed by a pamper care package for the young people involved. 

For more details on the Newry & Mourne Youth Council and other events we run please contact the Youth Council Co-Ordinator, Rosie Carey, Senior Youth Worker with Education Authority NI on 028 3025 1515 or rosie.carey@eani.org.uk

 

 

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