County Down edition January 2019

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Letter from the Editor


Kim Kelly
Managing Editor

Happy New Year! I hope by the time you are reading this that all your New Year’s resolutions have been abandoned.

I can talk a good resolution, but in reality in 2019 I will probably still be leaving my son to school after the bell has rung, ordering a pizza takeaway on a Monday night and pretending I have a hamstring injury that prevents me from going to the gym. Sure, who likes perfection?!

Speaking of perfection – have you ever seen such a stylish lady as school principal Caroline Currie? This fashionista is the head of Rathore School in Newry and does such an amazing job with the children there. But, outside of the classroom, Caroline turns into a fashion blogger with followers dying to see her latest savvy shopping buys. Caroline says she loves challenging perceptions and it’s certainly great to see a career girl at the top of her profession who is also a quirky fashion queen. This year I’m definitely making it my resolution to follow her Instagram and steal her style!

If there’s one resolution we should all make this year – it’s to enter the Firmus Energy Local Women Awards.

Our awards are being held in April of this year and I have had so many ladies contacting me asking me if they should enter – and of course the answer is yes!

These are your awards. They are for all the local ladies (and of course men) who run the businesses in our communities. You don’t have to be a Local Women advertiser to enter. We simply want to hear from as many business owners as possible who are proud of what they have achieved.

You can enter yourself, enter a friend, and of course you can enter as many or as few categories as you like. Just tell us who you think should win. A panel will decide the short list and then you will be invited along to the Gala Ball at the Europa Hotel in April.

It will be a wonderful night of celebration. So, don’t be shy – every one of you is in with a chance – but only if you fill in the application form which is printed in this magazine or online at

Now that’s one resolution worth sticking to!

Until next month,

Kim Kelly,


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