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Irish Language Classes Resume

A new term of Irish classes will commence in the Irish Medium unit of St Catherine's College, Convent Road, Armagh on Wednesday 14 January at 7pm. The term will finish on Wednesday 1 April. The cost is £30 or £15 concessions. If you would like to book a place, contact Seán at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 028 3751 5229.
There will also be an Irish language intensive course in the Athletic Grounds Armagh on Saturday 31 January. There will be a class for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels and the classes take place between 11am and 4pm. The course will cost £10, which includes lunch. If you would like to book a place at the course, contact Sean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 028 3751 5229.

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CHARITABLE STATUS

The West Armagh Consortium was successful in its application to be included on the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland’s list of charities. Recognising the charitable status of the ‘consortium’ the CCNI has included the consortium on its list of officially register charities. This list can be viewed by visiting the CCNI’s website.
Welcoming the move WAC chairman Stephen Fields said , “Although the registration process was somewhat protracted, it was a worthwhile move as it will prove very beneficial for the ‘consortium’. It is also recognition by the Commission of the role and work carried out by the ‘consortium’ and its team of community volunteers.”  

An Rith Photos

An Rith started off at the Bunscoil CBS and made it 's way down through the town to the Shambles, out Cathedral Road, Convent Road, Windmill Hill, Nursery Road, through Drumarg and finished of at GAA County Board Ceannáras Building

Further details of An Rith at Cairdeteo.com

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WAC Website Launch

The West Armagh Consortium launched its new website tonight at an official launch held in its premises in Sherry's Field Sports Complex. The event was attended by representatives of local community, sporting and cultural groups. Guest of honour was Armagh Lord Mayor, Cllr, Robert Turner who wished the consortium every success with the new website. Chairperson of the Neighbourhood Renewal and Partnership Board, Fiona Kelly also attended the event to wish the consortium every success and she added that she was pleased that the NRPB was able to assist in the setting up of the website.

The consortium's chairman Stephen Fields, in thanking all who attended, outlined the consortiums vision of the website. Describing it as an umbrella site he said:

“When we decided to run with this project it was not merely to promote the consortium…
We are an umbrella group made up of several community groups. Through these groups we have links to a number of other community groups, sporting, cultural and statutory bodies. There are numerous community, cultural and educational events and programmes going on in the city, all of which make an impact on the community. So as well as promoting our own organisation we will promote and support similar enterprises pertaining to the community.”

Armagh Men's Shed

What is a men's shed?

A Men's Shed is a friendly and welcoming meeting place where men can come together and undertake a variety of activities. It is open to all men regardless of age, background or ability and is a place where you can share skills and knowledge with others, learn new skills and develop your old ones.

It is a place where men can meet to socialise and have a project to work on whilst contributing to the community. Men can pursue hobbies and interests with great tools or just meet for a chat and have a cup of tea or coffee, read newspapers and find out what is happening in the area.

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Local GAA News

THE Armagh Club Championship will be changed from 2014 onwards to include a backdoor format. The motion, proposed by St Michael's, Newtown, was passed at this year's county convention and will apply to senior, intermediate and junior grades. All three grades are expected to have 16 teams in 2014 and an open draw will determine eight winners and eight losers.

The format will be as follows:

Armagh Senior, Intermediate & Junior Football Championships 2014

Championship Round 1 (16 Teams)*
Open Draw between competing teams Winners gain entry to Championship Round 2 Losers gain entry to Qualifiers Round 1

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