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24Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
24Oct
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Meet the Author - Máire Dinny
Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail
24Oct
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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
24Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
24Oct
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Meet the Author - Máire Dinny
Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail
24Oct
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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
25Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
25Oct
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Oktoberfest Newry
McClelland Park
25Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
25Oct
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One World with the Henry Girls
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
25Oct
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Quiz Night - Warrenpoint Pantomime Club
Lough and Quay
26Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
26Oct
11:00AM - 03:00PM]
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auctioneers
26Oct
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Pink and Blue
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
26Oct
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Oktoberfest Newry
McClelland Park
26Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
27Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
27Oct
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Oktoberfest Newry
McClelland Park
27Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
28Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
28Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
29Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
29Oct
fof.jpg06:00PM - 09:00PM]
Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
30Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
30Oct
fof.jpg06:00PM - 09:00PM]
Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
31Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
24Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
24Oct
image001.png07:00PM - 08:30PM]
Meet the Author - Máire Dinny
Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail
24Oct
Isosceles Dr Jekyll.jpg08:00PM - 10:00PM]
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
25Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
25Oct
72395577_1407617196058610_8601355726083850240_n.jpg05:00PM - 10:00PM]
Oktoberfest Newry
McClelland Park
25Oct
fof.jpg06:00PM - 09:00PM]
Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
25Oct
16-440-henry-girls-web-1130x300.jpg07:30PM - ]
One World with the Henry Girls
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
25Oct
QUIZ.jpg09:00PM - ]
Quiz Night - Warrenpoint Pantomime Club
Lough and Quay
26Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
26Oct
11:00AM - 03:00PM]
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auctioneers
26Oct
Pink and Blue 2.jpg12:00PM - 01:00PM]
Pink and Blue
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
26Oct
72395577_1407617196058610_8601355726083850240_n.jpg04:00PM - 10:00PM]
Oktoberfest Newry
McClelland Park
26Oct
fof.jpg06:00PM - 09:00PM]
Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
27Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
27Oct
72395577_1407617196058610_8601355726083850240_n.jpg04:00PM - 10:00PM]
Oktoberfest Newry
McClelland Park
27Oct
fof.jpg06:00PM - 09:00PM]
Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
28Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
28Oct
fof.jpg06:00PM - 09:00PM]
Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
29Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
29Oct
fof.jpg06:00PM - 09:00PM]
Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
30Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
30Oct
fof.jpg06:00PM - 09:00PM]
Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
31Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
01Nov
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Oktoberfest Newry
McClelland Park
01Nov
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Twilight Market and Fireworks
Newry Variety Market
01Nov
08:00PM - 11:00PM]
Cantare with Cloughmore Mens Voice Choir
Newry Town Hall
02Nov
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Oktoberfest Newry
McClelland Park
02Nov
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‘Swingin’ War-time Revue’
Newry Museum
02Nov
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Hunter's Moon of Airgialla - Rosemary Tumilty
Killeavy Castle
03Nov
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Oktoberfest Newry
McClelland Park
03Nov
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Hunter's Moon of Airgialla - Rosemary Tumilty
Killeavy Castle
04Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
05Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
06Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
07Nov
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The Elvis Spectacular Show
Newry Town Hall
07Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
08Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
09Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
10Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
11Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
12Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
13Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
14Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
15Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
16Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
17Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
18Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
19Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
20Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
21Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
22Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library
23Nov
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Newry Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Newry Library

An eco-friendly child day care centre has opened in Newry following a six-figure investment supported by Ulster Bank.

Kidz Miniversity, formerly the Mulberry Bush, based on the Ashgrove Road in Newry, has relaunched under new management following a significant investment in its facilities and day care provision.

The new management team took ownership of the business in the first quarter of this year, retaining all existing staff and children.

Philip McNeill, Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank pictured with Kidz Miniversity Co-owner and manager Deirdre Conlon.
Philip McNeill, Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank pictured with Kidz Miniversity Co-owner and manager Deirdre Conlon. Photograph: NewRayPics.com

Co-owner Deirdre Conlon said, “It was in late 2018 when the nursery came on to the market and we were confident it was a business we could make work. The capital investment supported by Ulster Bank was important to allow us to purchase the nursery while using personal funds to invest in its refurbishment.”

Currently, it provides day care services for 29 children, with capacity for up to 39. At full occupancy, it will create further full and part-time employment opportunities in the local area.

Having gained experience working in German Kindergartens and seeing how advanced their thinking was in relation to the ecological and environmental issues, the Kidz Miniversity management team are adopting a variety of eco-friendly concepts.

Plastic toys and equipment will be replaced by more environmentally friendly alternatives such as wood.

“We’re all aware of the benefits of reducing our reliance on plastics. Our decision to replace plastic items is one of the many steps we’re taking to be a responsible business,” explained Deirdre.

“As well as being a touch-friendly material, wooden toys and equipment are robust, durable and, importantly, they’re biodegradable.

Philip McNeill, Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank pictured with Natasha Harte, Michelle Mooney and Deirdre Conlon from Kidz Miniversity.
Philip McNeill, Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank pictured with Natasha Harte, Michelle Mooney and Deirdre Conlon from Kidz Miniversity. Photograph: NewRayPics.com


“We’re encouraging the children under our care to connect with nature and the environment. These are issues that resonate with parents and guardians today,” said Deirdre.

Mini allotments have been introduced to bring children closer to nature and encourage healthy eating. “The children will plant seeds, tend to the allotments, watch them grow, pick the harvest and then eat the fruits of their labour. They’ll experience the process from start to finish in a way that is educational and encourages them to interact with nature,” Deirdre explained.

Kidz Miniversity Safeguarding Officer, Natasha Harte and Deputy Manager, Michelle Mooney pictured with Philip McNeill, Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank.
Kidz Miniversity Safeguarding Officer, Natasha Harte and Deputy Manager, Michelle Mooney pictured with Philip McNeill, Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank.

Philip McNeill, Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank, said well-resourced childcare is important to stimulate economic development.

“Investing in childcare services helps to create the support structure that will allow parents, guardians and carers to get back into meaningful employment and contribute to the local economy,” he said.

“Ulster Bank is committed to supporting responsible business owners and were very pleased to provide the finance that has allowed the Kidz-Miniversity management team to acquire one of Newry’s longstanding nurseries and invest to modernise its facilities.”

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