A Newry businesswoman has become the first person in the world to be awarded the Alfred Nobel Peace Prize for ‘Endevours to furthering the Blackboard satirical literature world’ we can reveal.
Lianne McCooey from McCooey’s Cafe on Monaghan Street has been a leading figure in the blackboard writing community for sometime so this news came as little surprise to the Newtown woman.
Lianne told Newry Spud:
“I’ve been waiting on this call for a while now baah. Obviously I’ve made a niche of writing witty but sometimes deep and meaningful blackboard musings.”
It is thought a civic receiption will be held by the council to honour Ms McCooey’s extraordinary feat.