South Armagh Councillors
Terry has been a councillor for the past 13 years. A farmer by trade, Terry is Sinn Féin’s local agriculture spokesperson and he sits on the Council’s integrated Rural Development & Agriculture Committee in addition Terry also sits on the Department of Rural Development’s SOAR funding body. Terry is a member of the Council’s Building & Environmental Control committees and Community, Sport and Public Works Committee. Terry plays an active role on the management committees of a number of community centres in South Armagh including Crossmaglen, Cullyhanna, Dorsey and Silverbridge. Terry also campaigns locally against drugs and antisocial behaviour in south Armagh and he is a member of Newry & Mourne Drug and Alcohol Partnership.
Originally from Newry, Michael moved to Dromintee 15 years ago. He has been a postman in South Armagh for the past 25 years and as such he has become a well-known face around Dromintee, Jonesboro, Killeavy and Forkhill. In 2006 Michael joined the Jim Lochrie Sinn Féin Cumann in Dromintee and since then he has held a number of key positions including treasurer and director of elections. Michael also serves on the officer board of South Armagh Comhairle Ceantair as vice chairperson. As a political activist Michael has been involved in local campaigns such as the demand for a new medical surgery in Meigh and he has been involved in every major election campaign across the country in recent times. For the last four years Michael has distributed An Phoblacht throughout the nine counties of Ulster and he has found this invaluable for building relationships with republican comrades across the north and the border counties.
Barra Ó Muirí
Barra is a teacher at Gaelscoil Phadraig Naofa in Crossmaglen. Originally from the Newtownhamilton area, Barra now lives with his wife and young family near Creggan, Crossmaglen. Barra is passionate about the Irish language, and he works on a daily basis to ensure that future generations will grow up in a tolerant society, where the Irish language is embraced, encouraged and respected. Barra is a founder member of the Caraher/Caherty Sinn Féin Cumann in Newtownhamilton and he has held many key positions within his cumann. Barra enjoys cumann activities and assisting members of the community. A lover of gaelic games, Barra has had the honour of representing Saint Michael’s GFC at all levels for over 25 years and he has made many friends through the GAA, both within County Armagh and beyond. The same can be said of his involvement in Newownhamilton Road Bowls Club, Bólchumann an Bhaile Úr.
Roisin Mulgrew was born in Belfast into a large, republican family. The family’s roots were in the Bessbrook area and they returned to live there in the early 1970's. On leaving school Roisin returned to Belfast to work and remained there for several years before returning to South Armagh to marry. She later raised a family of three children who are now all in their twenties. Since returning to her native South Armagh over 20 years ago Roisin has become involved in various aspects of community life. She was a volunteer youth leader in Killeavy Youth Club, she held the position of treasurer of Killeavy Hurling Club and the family has been associated with Bunscil an Iuir since its inception. Roisin is a member of the O'Reilly, McGinnity, Watters Sinn Féin Cumann South Armagh and she sits on Newry Sinn Féin election directorate finance committee. Roisin and her husband also operate a retail property rental business and Roisin is sure that her business, family and community experience enable her to be comfortable dealing with a wide range of people.