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Nearly 400 women attended an event at the Canal Court Hotel last week to celebrate International Women's Day. Guests were entertained by St Mary's High School Choir.

Speaking at the event Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew said, “The event was attended by 370 people and, on arrival, guests were treated to a pre-lunch reception with songs from the choir of St. Mary’s High School, Newry. Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. 

 Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Roisin Mulgrew and guest speaker Nuala McKeever with Lorna Stewart, Elaine Fogarty and Caroline Ferguson from the Mental Health Forum.   Photograph: Newraypics.com
Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Cllr Roisin Mulgrew and guest speaker Nuala McKeever with Lorna Stewart, Elaine Fogarty and Caroline Ferguson from the Mental Health Forum. Photograph: Newraypics.com

I was delighted to be joined for lunch by so many great women from all sections of the community and business sectors of our district to mark International Women’s Day by relaxing and enjoying good food and company. Celine Grant, Director of Product Sales at Regen Ltd and winner of the Best Exporter category of the 2017 Women in Business Awards gave a motivational speech which was extremely well received by all present. Guests also enjoyed some laughs together provided by comic actress and writer Nuala McKeever who was my after dinner speaker”

Cllr Mulgrew continued, “I particularly would like to thank both main sponsors First Derivatives and Regen Ltd, for their generous financial sponsorship of the event, and the many local businesses who also sponsored raffle prizes.  A huge thank you also to all who attended and gave so generously to the raffle held during the lunch, which alone, raised over £3,000 for my very worthy charities Davina’s Ark, The Mental Health Forum and Women’s Aid Armagh Down who work tirelessly for people throughout the district.”

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