Historic Occasion

Maghery GAA, situated on the south west corner of Lough Neag, held its annual dinner dance at the Armagh City Hotel recently. Over 300 people attended and this year’s event was an extra special celebration as the senior team has just won the Armagh Championship – the first time in their 110 year history.

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Georgie Briota, Bill and Sandra Kennedy.

La Taverna Opens at Fratelli

The top floor of Fratelli Belfast on Great Victoria Street has been redeveloped by the Galgorm Resort & Spa owners into La Taverna @ Fratelli; a brand new Italian-style wine bar offering sharing plates in a rustic-themed space. Both new and existing clients and local media enjoyed a great night at its launch on Friday 7th April.

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Maria Rice, Jacinta Hughes, Corinna McKee, Gemma Murphy, Jack Murphy, Pat Murphy, Rory Murphy, Moya Gallagher, Margaret Donnelly and Emma Sloan.

Diamonds & Daiquiris at Jack Murphy Jewellers

Jack Murphy Jewellers celebrated their 5th annual cocktail party at 63 Hill Street Newry on the 6th of April. This was a special event as they recognised the founder, Jack’s 60th year in the jewellery trade. A relaxed evening of cocktails and canapés while trying on and viewing the stunning diamond collection. One lucky attendee – Clarice Downey won a £1,000 diamond on the night!

Check out our May issue, on sale Friday 21st April, for more coverage of this event.  


Schools’ Cup Final at Kingspan

Royal Belfast Academical Institution won the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup final for the third time in a row, after a tough win over Methodist College Belfast at the Kingspan Stadium. The end result was RBAI 12 MCB 8, which Methodist College dominating in the first half, but ultimately RBAI pulling it back in the second to lift the trophy and secure their third title victory. Supporters from both schools, and more across Belfast, watched the match from the stands of the Kingspan Stadium.

For full coverage of this event see our May issue, on sale Friday 21st April. 

Lisburn Mayor’s Charity Table Quiz

Lisburn’s Mayor, Councillor Brian Bloomfield, MBE held his Charity Table Quiz recently in Lagan Valley Island and raised £985 for his charity, TinyLife. TinyLife is dedicated to the support of premature babies and their families across Northern Ireland. It offers a variety of helpful and practical expertise, advice and support.


Two in One

Students from Collegiate Grammar School ant Portora Royal School in Enniskillen recently came together to celebrate their formal at The Valley Hotel in Fivemiletown. The night was a great success and enjoyed by all.

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Belfast Musical Festival of Speech and Drama

The Belfast Musical Festival of Speech and Drama, now in its 109th year, recently welcomed a thousand performers to the aspiring platform of the Lyric Theatre. The Gala Night showcased the talents of all the prize-winners from the festival. Teachers, family and friends all turned out for a night of celebrations and entertainment.

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SWOT Annual Fashion Show

Students Working Overseas Trust (SWOT) charity at Queen’s University Belfast held its annual Fashion Show at The Whitla Hall, Belfast recently. Over 200 Medical Students took to the stage to an audience of 1,200 to raise money to send abroad to provide medical care and vaccinations for those in developing nations.

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Belfast’s St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Belfast marked St Patrick’s Day with a colourful carnival parade and free concert on Friday 17th March. The streets were awash with colour from 12 noon as the parade left the city hall snaking its way through the heart of the city to Custom House Square where the annual concert started at 12.45pm. Community groups from across Belfast’s cultural spectrum took part in this year’s Belfast themed parade, alongside professional and amateur performers, costumed characters, musicians and dancers.  This year’s concert line-up included: Fleur East (X Factor runner-up), Reggie ‘n’ Bollie and Stooshe, drumming talent from the local Belfast Boys’ Model and traditional tunes from the band ‘The Rare Aul Stuff’.

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St Bernard’s Wine Tasting Evening

St Bernard’s Primary School, Belfast, held a wine tasting evening to raise funds for the school’s PTA. The evening was held in the Parador Inn and was extremely successful with guests enjoying cheese and crackers, fine wine and each other’s company.

For more coverage of this event, check out our March issue, on sale now. 

BDA Installation Dinner

Northern Ireland Branch of the British Dental Association recently held its annual Presidential Installation Dinner in the Great Hall, Queens University Belfast. The evening began with a reception for guests in the Canada Room. Special guests included BDA National President Stuart Johnston, President of the Irish Dental Association Dr P J Byrne and the Head of Dental Services Michael Donaldson. The evening marked the installation of Professor David Hussey as the BDA’s Northern Ireland Branch President for 2017.

Full coverage and pictures in our March edition, on newsstands Friday 24th February. 

Insanity Tan’s Miss World NI Launch

ACA Models’ Managing Director Alison Clarke launched this year’s Insanity Tan’s Miss World Northern Ireland contest at the Europa Hotel, Belfast. Guests included sponsors of the contest, as well as former Miss Northern Ireland and entrants for this year’s competition. Heats will be held all over the country and finish on Thursday 27th April. Entrants can enter online at www.missnorthernireland.co.uk.

Full coverage and pictures in our March Issue, on newsstands Friday 24th of February.