Coming soon to Coach House Regeneration at Darkley... Community Launderette! We are delighted to offer to the public the opportunity of:

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  • Ironing Service

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The Saturday 29 January edition of The News Letter included comment from Ian Bothwell.

A South Armagh peacemaker has given his response to a republican who this week defended bombs in civilian area.

A woman calling herself Sheila from Antrim caused outrage on Thursday after defending the dissident bomb attacks on the Antrim Road in Belfast.

Newsletter article 29 Jan 2011

It was a delight to welcome President Mary McAleese and her husband Dr Martin McAleese to Darkley House during the afternoon of Thursday 27 January 2011.

During her time at Darkley the President and her husband spoke with the directors, staff, volunteers and residents. She saw the Darkley House kitchen (where it all happens) and the inside of one of the residents’ flats, a moment that resident will not forget!

Mary McAleese visits Darkley House

Crossfire Trust is seeking to recruit a Development Officer to deliver a range of cross community interventions, networking and befriending services in County Armagh.

The role will directly support Crossfire Trust’s Care Programme in Darkley House.

Logo - Crossfire Trust

Integrated College Dungannon student Megan Bothwell had the opportunity to meet Social Development Minister Alex Attwood when he visited Darkley House, the base of Crossfire Trust.

Minister Attwood spoke about reaching out to people less fortunate and marginalised in society.

He then presented training certificates to staff and volunteers of Crossfire Trust. They were awarded to those who completed a two-day course on Dealing with Difficult and Challenging Behaviour.

ICD student meets Minister Alex Attwood

The second Christmas fair was held in Crossmaglen square and despite the weather and cold conditions local people joined with the market day customers, stall holders and visitors.

Andy Rogers made it down from Coleraine and although a contemporary singer/songwriter he enjoyed the opportunity to sing traditional carols with the people who also appreciated the ‘hotdogs’ with cranberry sauce and homemade stuffing.

Christmas Fair 2010

We recently said our fond farewells to Simon Fleming our Added Value Shop Manager. Simon was only here for a short while but in that time he made a big impression on everyone he came in contact with. We were all sorry to see him move on but at the same time we are delighted that he secured a new permanent position.

As part of the Care Programme, a new staff administration and reception area has been created in Darkley House. Currently the room is empty and we need to fill it with furniture and all the normal office equipment and supplies.

We would appreciate any donations to cover the costs of fitting out the room. This can be in the form of money or alternatively, if you can donate individual items that would be grand.

Monday 1 November saw the Grand Opening of the new apartments, which have been built to provide semi independent living accomodation, for residents of the Care Programme.

The Mayor of Armagh Councillor Jim Speers and International Fund for Ireland Board Member David Graham OBE spoke at the opening.

An article from the Armagh Observer

Article from the Ulster Gazette

Social Development Minister Alex Attwood has endorsed the achievements of children and young people projects from disadvantaged areas in Armagh. The Projects were funded by the Department for Social Development's Modernisation Fund Capital Programme.

Youth projects recognised