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Newry
Newry
(/ˈnjʊəri/;[5] from Irish: An Iúraigh[6]) is a city in Northern Ireland, divided by the Clanrye river in counties Armagh
Armagh
and Down, 34 miles (55 km) from Belfast
Belfast
and 67 miles (108 km) from Dublin. It had a population of 29,946 in 2011.[7][8][9] Newry
Newry
was founded in 1144 alongside a Cistercian
Cistercian
monastery, although there are references to earlier settlements in the area, and is one of Ireland's oldest towns. The city is an entry to the "Gap of the North", close to the border with the Republic of Ireland. It grew as a market town and a garrison and became a port in 1742 when it was linked to Lough Neagh
Lough Neagh
by the first summit-level canal built in Ireland or Great Britain. In 2002, as part of Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee celebrations, Newry
Newry
was granted city status along with Lisburn.[10]

Contents

1 Name 2 History

2.1 The Troubles

3 Geography

3.1 Townlands

4 Demography 5 Climate 6 Economy 7 Transport 8 Administration 9 Notable buildings

9.1 Hospitals 9.2 Churches

9.2.1 Roman Catholic 9.2.2 Protestant
Protestant
Churches 9.2.3 Other

10 Notable people

10.1 Arts and Media 10.2 Groups 10.3 Religion 10.4 Academia and Science 10.5 Politics and Diplomacy 10.6 Sport

11 Sport

11.1 Football 11.2 Gaelic Athletic Association 11.3 Rugby Union 11.4 Hockey

12 Education 13 See also 14 References 15 External links

Name The name Newry
Newry
is an anglicization of An Iúraigh, an oblique form of An Iúrach, which means "the grove of yew trees".[11] The modern Irish name for Newry
Newry
is An tIúr (pronounced [ən̠ʲ tʲuːɾˠ]), which means "the yew tree". An tIúr is an shortening of Iúr Cinn Trá, "yew tree at the head of the strand", which was formerly the most common Irish name for Newry.[11] This relates to an apocryphal story that Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick
planted a yew tree there in the 5th century. The Irish name Cathair an Iúir (City of Newry) appears on some bilingual signs around the city.[12] History

A view over Newry
Newry
looking north

Marcus Square, Newry

Looking southwest over Newry, with Newry Cathedral
Newry Cathedral
in the centre of the picture

Newry
Newry
Town Hall

There is strong evidence of continual human habitation in the area from early times, where it is seen during the Bronze Age
Bronze Age
that Newry had a factory-type community who were producing in abundance very detailed jewellery for garments. Three of these Newry
Newry
Clasps can be found in the Ulster
Ulster
Museum, and a massive arm clasp from the same period was also found in Newry.[13] In recent times the survey for the new bypass revealed a number of standing stones on a central area down the Omeath Road. These, like many other finds, such as that of an ancient cave at the top of the Dublin
Dublin
Road area, have seemingly been noted and forgotten about. It is estimated that as many as 130 ancient sites were discovered at the top of the Camlough
Camlough
Road. Among them three Neolithic homesteads were discovered. At the time all were noted, and left to be destroyed by the new road. Standing stones were also seen on at least one of these sites, but they stand no more. In AD 820, the Danes made one of their "earliest irruptions at Newry abbey, from whence they proceeded to Armagh, taking it by storm, and plundering and desolating the country around."[14] In AD 835 the Danes again made a sudden incursion into Newry, with a large body of Danes landing at Inbher-Chin-Tra-gha, or Newry, and raided the area before attacking Armagh, where they set fire to the churches and university, plundering gold and other items from them and killing an estimated one thousand people in the city and surrounding area. The Victorian era historian James Henthorn Todd goes into further detail in his 1867 Volume, (Chronicles and memories of England and Ireland in the Middle Ages) recording that the abbey was attacked in AD 824. A small medieval town was on the site to the north and south of the abbey, which was rebuilt in 1142 (Keating G) by King O Carroll of the Oriel at the request of Saint Malachi (Ibid). The landing stage of the abbey was situated close to the western bank of the Newry River
Newry River
in what is now Kilmorey Street. From these early times it was the main pier and port of the town; it remained as such until the construction of the new canal took place. The abbey was later converted to a collegiate church in 1543, before being surrendered to the Crown in 1548. The abbey is seen to be giving its earnings to the Crown almost 200 years before this date. It is described as being one of the richest and largest in Ireland. The Vikings
Vikings
attacked the Abbey many times, slaughtering its occupants. The town was granted its first charter between 1157 by High King of Ireland
High King of Ireland
Muirchertach Mac Lochlainn.[15] In 1162 the monastery was attacked and raided by Irish clans. De Courcy's lordship ensured a safe spell for the abbey after he had built several castles in and around Newry, These were typical Norman affairs, of motte-and-bailey construction. In 1539 an English mercenary, Nicholas Bagenal, fled to Ireland after murdering a man in Leek, Staffordshire, apparently with the aid of his two brothers.[16] After some time in the employment of the O Neill he reached a high status, was granted a pardon in 1543, and became Marshal
Marshal
of the army. During his early years in the Louth area he lived at Carlingford where his son Henry was born. Lord Bingham is seen sending Oriel labourers to Newry
Newry
in 1546 at which time Bagenal is seen restoring the castle of Newry
Newry
which belonged to Hugh O Neill being first built by John De Courcy in 1186 (De Arcy McGee See also Lewis 1815) Not long after this the Marshal, in 1552, secured a 21-year lease on the Newry
Newry
property, which was confiscated from the Cistercians. The castle was then razed to the ground by Shane O Neill, who banished Bagenal from Newry
Newry
in 1566. The nearby convent was also part of the Abbey, and is mentioned in the Bagenal patent. A small medieval church can be found in its grounds. The abbey site is mentioned in the rent rolls of 1575, and said to consist of a church, a steeple, a cemetery, a chapterhouse, dormitory and hall, two orchards and one garden, containing one acre, within the precincts of a monastic college. During the 1689 Raid on Newry Williamite
Williamite
forces under Toby Purcell repulsed an attack by the Jacobites under the Marquis de Boisseleau. At the period of the Battle of the Boyne, the Duke of Berwick set fire to the parts of the town which he had restructured to defend it, see Berwicks Journal, Schomberg sent troops in during the early hours of the mornings when seeing the flames, they successfully extinguished them. While it is believed that King William may have stayed at a Newry
Newry
Castle, the story is a far-fetched one. King William took a portable wooden bedroom with him on this campaign, which he called his "coach". (see The Impartial History by Rev Story) The King refused to sleep in castles or houses, preferring to be amongst his men. One of the main castles of Newry
Newry
at this date was an ancient abbey building which stood at Mill Street corner, in the northwest end of the abbey complex. Its remains were finally demolished in 1965. The other abbey buildings were once used by Bagenal (30-odd years), as pigsties and stables, according to the O Neill website. These buildings lay neglected when King William passed through the town. For over 100 years they were nothing more than great massive stores or sheds in the background and not considered as part of the town. Isaac Corry demolished some of them in the early 1800s. Those he did not demolish were turned into homesteads or warehouses. Included were the 140 feet of the great church that was constructed in 1142. He demolished its altar and completely dug up the ancient graveyard beside the church, removing ancient bones by the cartload to St Mary's at Chapel Street. While there was deep mourning from the Catholics of the town at these actions, no one complained because of Corry's status. The graveyard is currently a carpark for Lidl and the great church is now a museum: Bagenal Castle. By 1881 the population of Newry
Newry
had reached 15,590.[17] Newry
Newry
Urban District Council was unusual in that during the period from the 1920s to the 1960s it was one of only a handful of councils in Northern Ireland which had a majority of councillors from the Catholic/Nationalist community. (The others were Strabane
Strabane
UDC and a handful of rural district councils.) The reason, according to Michael Farrell, was that this community formed such a large majority in the town, around 80% of the population, making it impossible to gerrymander. Also an oddity was that for a time it was controlled by the Irish Labour Party, after the left wing of the Northern Ireland Labour Party defected to them in the 1940s.[18] The Troubles Main article: The Troubles
The Troubles
in Newry Newry
Newry
saw several violent incidents during the conflict known as the Troubles. These went on into the late 1990s and even in 2010 – such as bomb scares and car bombs. See also: The Troubles
The Troubles
in Killeen, for information on incidents at the border and customs post at Newry
Newry
on the border with the Republic of Ireland and close to Newry. In 2003, the hilltop watch towers were taken down. The Army withdrew from the area on 25 June 2007 when they closed their final base at Bessbrook.[19][20] As there are no garrisons in the area the British Army has had no official presence in Newry
Newry
or South Armagh
Armagh
since the end of Operation Banner. Geography Newry
Newry
lies in the most south-eastern part of both Ulster
Ulster
and Northern Ireland. About half of the city (the west) lies in County Armagh
County Armagh
and the other half (the east) in County Down. The Clanrye River, which runs through the city, forms the historic border between County Armagh and County Down. The city sits in a valley, between the Mourne Mountains
Mourne Mountains
to the east and the Ring of Gullion
Ring of Gullion
to the south-west, both of which are designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Cooley Mountains lie to the south east. The Clanrye River
Clanrye River
runs through the centre of town, parallel to the Newry
Newry
Canal. The city also lies at the northernmost end of Carlingford Lough, where the canal enters the sea at Victoria Locks. Townlands Newry
Newry
is within the civil parishes of Newry
Newry
and Middle Killeavy. The parishes have long been divided into townlands, the names of which mainly come from the Irish language. The following is a list of townlands in Newry's urban area,[21] alongside their likely etymologies:[6][22]

County Armagh
County Armagh
(west of the River Clanrye)

Townland Origin (Irish unless stated) Translation

Altnaveigh Aghnaveigh (alternate local name) Alt na bhFiach Achadh na bhFiach glen of the ravens field of the ravens

Ballinlare Baile na Ladhaire townland of the fork/gap

Carnagat Carn na gCat cairn of the cats

Carnbane Carn Bán white cairn

Derry
Derry
Beg Doire Beag little oak wood

Drumalane An Droim Leathan broad ridge

Lisdrumgullion Lios Droim gCuilinn fort of the holly ridge

Lisdrumliska Lios Druim Loiscthe fort of the burnt ridge

County Down
County Down
(east of the River Clanrye)

Townland Origin (Irish unless stated) Translation

Ballynacraig Baile na gCreag townland of the crags

Ballinaire Baile an Iubhair settlement of the yew tree

Carneyhough Cárn Uí hEochadha[23] O'Haughey's Carn

Cloghanramer Clochán Ramhar thick stone structure/causeway

Commons an English name that first appeared in 1810[24]

Creeve Craobh tree/bush

Damolly probably Damh Maoile house of the round hill

Drumcashellone Droim Caisil Eoghain the ridge of Eoghan's cashel

Greenan Grianán eminent or sunny place

Demography Although officially a city, Newry
Newry
is classified as a large town by the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 18,000 and 75,000 people). Newry
Newry
is the 10th-most-populous locality in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
by population 27,433

26.2% were aged under 16 years and 16.0% were aged 60 and over 48.5% of the population were male and 51.6% were female; 89.6% were from a Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
background and 9.4% were from a Protestant
Protestant
background.[25] 4.5% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed.[26] 99% of people are European.

Climate As with the rest of Ireland, Newry
Newry
has a temperate climate, with a narrow range of temperatures, regular windy conditions, and rainfall throughout the year.

Climate data for Newry, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(1981–2010 normals)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 6.8 (44.2) 7.1 (44.8) 9.2 (48.6) 11.5 (52.7) 14.5 (58.1) 17.0 (62.6) 18.7 (65.7) 18.3 (64.9) 15.9 (60.6) 12.4 (54.3) 9.1 (48.4) 6.9 (44.4) 12.3 (54.1)

Average low °C (°F) 1.7 (35.1) 1.8 (35.2) 2.8 (37) 4.2 (39.6) 6.5 (43.7) 9.3 (48.7) 11.2 (52.2) 11.1 (52) 9.2 (48.6) 6.7 (44.1) 4.0 (39.2) 2.2 (36) 5.9 (42.6)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 108.9 (4.287) 74.9 (2.949) 84.5 (3.327) 74.5 (2.933) 68.3 (2.689) 64.6 (2.543) 74.7 (2.941) 82.7 (3.256) 77.5 (3.051) 104.8 (4.126) 100.0 (3.937) 103.2 (4.063) 1,018.7 (40.106)

Source: Met Office (UK)[27]

Economy Newry
Newry
has a reputation as one of the best provincial shopping-towns in Northern Ireland, with the Buttercrane Centre and The Quays Newry attracting large numbers of shoppers from as far away as Cork.[28] In 2006 Newry
Newry
topped the league of house prices increases across the whole United Kingdom
United Kingdom
over the last decade, as prices in the city had increased by 371% since 1996.[29] The city itself has become markedly more prosperous in recent years. Unemployment has reduced from over 26% in 1991 to scarcely 2% in 2008.[30] Since the inception of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, shoppers from the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
have increasingly been crossing the border to Newry
Newry
to buy cheaper goods due to the difference in currency. This owes to a combination of factors: the harsh budget in the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
in October 2008; the growing strength of the euro against the pound sterling and VAT reductions in the United Kingdom, compared with increases in the Republic of Ireland. This remarkable increase in cross-border trade has become so widespread that it has lent its name to a general phenomenon known as the Newry effect. In December 2008, The New York Times
The New York Times
described Newry
Newry
as "the hottest shopping spot within the European Union's open borders, a place where consumers armed with euros enjoy a currency discount averaging 30 percent or more".[31] However the increased flow of trade has led to resultant tailbacks, sometimes several miles long (many kilometres), on approach roads from the south. This has created huge traffic and parking problems in Newry and the surrounding area. It has also become a political issue, with some politicians in the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
claiming that such cross-border shopping is "unpatriotic".[32] Transport

The Newry
Newry
Canal
Canal
opened in 1742. It is the oldest Canal
Canal
in Ireland or Britain and when functioning as an inland transport waterway, it ran for 18 miles to Lough Neagh. In 1777, Newry
Newry
was ranked the fourth largest port in Ireland.[citation needed] Some surviving 18th and 19th century warehouses still line the canal, and now many houses, shops and restaurants. In 1885 an electric tramway was opened between Newry
Newry
and Bessbrook. MacNeill's Egyptian Arch is a railway bridge located near Newry. It was selected for the design of the British One Pound coin
British One Pound coin
to represent Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
for 2006. Newry
Newry
is served by an Ulsterbus
Ulsterbus
bus station, located in the city centre. The bus station is situation along The Mall, suspended over the Clanrye River. Services in Newry
Newry
include local, regional and cross-border transport with a free shuttle bus service to the local train station and services to local schools around Newry
Newry
and Mourne. Newry
Newry
railway station, just off the Camlough
Camlough
road, offers cross border services on the Dublin- Belfast
Belfast
line as well as some regional services around areas of County Armagh
County Armagh
and County Down. Transport to other places generally requires a change in either Belfast
Belfast
or Dublin. Planning permission for the construction of a new station to the east of the current station, was granted in May 2006 and the new station opened on 7 September 2009 by Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Railways. Newry
Newry
is on the main M1/A1 route from Dublin
Dublin
to Belfast. Originally the route passed through the town centre, but in the 60s was bypassed by the Abbey Link. This remained the sole relief road until 1996[33] when it was superseded by a single carriageway bypass round the western side of the town. By 2008 the road on either side of the town had been upgraded to motorway/high quality dual carriageway standard (southwards from Cloghogue) and low quality dual carriageway (northwards from Beechill). In July 2010 a new high quality dual carriageway with motorway characteristics was opened to bridge the gap, thus connecting Dublin
Dublin
with Belfast
Belfast
by motorway/dual carriageway for the first time. The opening of this section of Road meant that motorists could travel from Clogh in Co. Antrim to Midleton, Co. Cork by dual carriageway/motorway. Part of this older bypass is still in use between the Camlough
Camlough
Road (A25) and the Belfast
Belfast
Road (A1). Newry suffers from very heavy traffic with shoppers coming from across the border.[34] Newry
Newry
is connected with Warrenpoint
Warrenpoint
by a lower quality dual carriageway, some seven miles to the south.

Administration The headquarters of Newry and Mourne District Council
Newry and Mourne District Council
are based in Newry. The area has a majority nationalist population, leading to a council dominated by Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
and the Social Democratic and Labour Party, but there are three Ulster
Ulster
Unionist and one Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) councillors. Former UUP member Henry Reilly was re-elected in 2011 as a UKIP
UKIP
candidate. Newry and Mourne District Council
Newry and Mourne District Council
was scheduled to be merged with the adjoining Down District Council
Down District Council
in 2011 as part of the reorganisation of local government in Northern Ireland but these plans were shelved. As a result of the 2011 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Council elections the council area for Newry
Newry
Town is as follows:

Name District Electoral Area

Party

John Feehan Newry
Newry
Town

Social Democratic and Labour Party

John McArdle Newry
Newry
Town

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Charlie Casey Newry
Newry
Town

Sinn Féin

Brendan Curran Newry
Newry
Town

Sinn Féin

Valerie Harte Newry
Newry
Town

Sinn Féin

Davy Hyland Newry
Newry
Town

Independent

Jack Patterson Newry
Newry
Town

Independent

Notable buildings

Catholic Cathedral of SS. Patrick and Colman, Newry

Saint Patrick's Church was built in 1578 on the instructions of Nicholas Bagenal, who was granted the monastery lands by Edward VI, and is considered to be the first Protestant
Protestant
church in Ireland. The Cathedral of SS Patrick and Colman on Hill Street was built in 1829 at a cost of £8,000. The structure, which consists of local granite, was designed and built by Thomas Duff, arguably Newry's greatest architect to date.[35] Incidentally, Thomas Duff
Thomas Duff
also was the architect for the Cathedral in Dundalk, a town just over the border in County Louth, and it is said that he mixed up the plans for both cathedrals and sent Dundalk Cathedral to the builders in Newry, and Newry Cathedral
Newry Cathedral
to the builders in Dundalk. Town Hall is notable for being built over the River Clanrye
River Clanrye
which is the historic boundary between the counties of Armagh
Armagh
and Down. The city also boasts a museum and an arts centre and, in recent years, has seen a number of art galleries being opened. The impressive Craigmore Viaduct
Craigmore Viaduct
lies just north of the city on the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Railways Belfast- Dublin
Dublin
mainline. The bridge was designed by Sir John MacNeill with construction beginning in 1849. The bridge was formally opened in 1852. The viaduct consists of eighteen arches the highest being 126 feet, the highest viaduct in Ireland. It is around a quarter of a mile long and was constructed from local granite. The Enterprise Train
Enterprise Train
link from Belfast
Belfast
to Dublin crosses the bridge. The Newry Reporter every week highlights a historic building in Newry and the surrounding area, giving a brief outline of its history. Hospitals

Daisy Hill Hospital

Churches Roman Catholic

Cathedral of Saints Patrick and Colman, Hill Street (1825–29) Church of the Sacred Heart and St Catherine, Dominic Street (1875) St Brigid's, Derrybeg (1970) St Mary's, Chapel Street (1789; formerly Newry
Newry
Cathedral) Church of the Sacred Heart, Cloghogue (1916) Church of the Assumption, Drumalane (1954) Church of the Immaculate Conception (Parochial House), 44 Barrack Street

Protestant
Protestant
Churches

St Patrick's Church of Ireland (1578) -- possibly the first Protestant church ever built in Ireland. It was destroyed by fire and rebuilt.[36] St Mary's Church of Ireland (1819)[36] Camus Presbyterian Church, The Manse, 5 Nancy's Lane Methodist Church, Railway Street Newry
Newry
Baptist Church, Downshire Place First Presbyterian Church (Non-Subscribing), John Mitchel
John Mitchel
Place Riverside Reformed Presbyterian Church, Basin Walk The Salvation Army, Trevor Hill Metropolitan Church, Edward Street

Other

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Belfast
Belfast
Road

Notable people

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Arts and Media

Daybreak host Christine Bleakley
Christine Bleakley
was born in Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry
Newry
in 1979. Thomas Duff, Architect, (1792–1848) was born in Newry. Duff is renowned for having designed the Cathedral of St. Patrick and St. Colman in the town. Julia Glover, an 18th and 19th century stage actress was born in the town.[37] Frank Hall, broadcaster / satirist, RTÉ Seán Hillen, artist, was born and grew up in Newry, and made a large body of photomontage artworks related to the 'troubles', many of which are based on his own photographs taken in and around Newry. They include a series satirically titled "LondoNewry, a Mythical Town.." Valene Kane, actress born in Newry
Newry
best known for playing Rose Stagg in the BBC series The Fall. Michael Legge – actor, best known for his recurring role in the Channel 4 series Shameless and for his part in the film Angela's Ashes.[38] He was born in Newry
Newry
and attended St. Colman's Abbey Primary School and St Colman's College. Actor siblings John and Susan Lynch, were both born in Newry. Tomm Moore, twice Oscar nominated filmmaker[39] was born in Newry before moving to Kilkenny
Kilkenny
at an early age. Gerard Murphy, actor[40] was born in Newry, and was a prominent member of the Newpoint Players theatre group.

Groups

The 4 of Us – local rock band Luv Bug, local pop group who represented Ireland at the 1986 Eurovision Song Contest Crubeen, a 1970s local folk band

Religion

John Dunlop, prominent Presbyterian churchman, was born in Newry
Newry
in 1939. John Magee, Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Bishop of Cloyne and former private secretary to three popes, Paul VI, John Paul I
John Paul I
and John Paul II.

Academia and Science

Joseph Barcroft, respiratory physiologist, (1872–1947) W. J. Barre
W. J. Barre
(1830–1867), architect who designed the Ulster
Ulster
Hall in Belfast
Belfast
in the late 1850s.[41]

Politics and Diplomacy

Sir Trevor Corry
Trevor Corry
(1724–1780) British diplomat and Baron of Poland, born in Newry[42] Sir William Hill Irvine GCMG (6 July 1858 – 20 August 1943), the 21st Premier of Victoria
Premier of Victoria
was born in Newry. Alfred Ludlam
Alfred Ludlam
(1810 – 8 November 1877) A leading New Zealand politician and philanthropist John Martin (8 September 1812 – 29 March 1875) an Irish nationalist was born in Newry. John Mitchel, a 19th-century Irish patriot who inspired the Young Ireland Movement, and apologist for slavery and the Confederate States of America, is buried in the Old Meeting House cemetery in the town.[43] William Irvine, Australian Colonial Politician, Premier of Victoria, born Newry
Newry
1858. Nephew of John Mitchel. Pádraig Ó Cuinn
Pádraig Ó Cuinn
(1898 – August 1974), prominent leader in the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence was born and later served as a general practitioner in Newry. Charles Russell, Baron Russell of Killowen, (1832–1900), Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, was born in Newry
Newry
on 10 November 1832.

Sport

Michael Cusack
Michael Cusack
(1847-1906) - founder of the GAA, taught at St Colman's College, Newry[44] Pat Jennings, a former goalkeeper and most capped player for Northern Ireland, was born in the town and played for Newry
Newry
Town F.C. Willie Maley (25 April 1868 – 2 April 1958), the first manager of Celtic was born in Newry. Ryan McGivern, defender capped for Northern Ireland. Peter McParland, a former footballer, who scored for Northern Ireland in 1958 FIFA World Cup, was born in Newry. Seán O'Neill, Gaelic footballer Ronan Rafferty, golfer, was born in Newry.

Sport Football Until 2012, Newry City F.C.
Newry City F.C.
played at the Showgrounds before being liquidated. A phoenix club named Newry City AFC
Newry City AFC
was formed to play in amateur leagues in 2013 The local amateur league, the Carnbane League was established in 1968. As of 2011 the teams competing in these leagues at senior level are: Premier Division

Newry
Newry
Celtic Rockview United Bessbrook
Bessbrook
United Windmill Stars Ballybot United Woodside Finn Harps Killeavey United Cleary Celtic Killowen
Killowen
Celtic Kilkeel
Kilkeel
Athletic Damolly United Crieve Rovers

First Division

Grasshoppers Whitecross AFC North End Strollers Midway United Drumcashlone Millburn United Parkview Ashgrove Rovers Rostrevor
Rostrevor
Rovers Bohemians Villa Rovers Clanrye Athletic Newry
Newry
Juventus Cartwheel United

Gaelic Athletic Association The Down GAA
Down GAA
team has its home ground at Páirc Esler
Páirc Esler
in the city. Local clubs are Newry
Newry
Bosco GFC, Newry
Newry
Shamrocks GAC, John Mitchel
John Mitchel
GFC and Ballyholland GFC, all in Down GAA, and Thomas Davis GFC, Corrinshego
Corrinshego
and Killeavy St Moninna's GAC, both in Armagh
Armagh
GAA. Rugby Union Newry RFC
Newry RFC
(also known as Newry
Newry
Rugby Club, Newry
Newry
RFU or Newry) is an Irish amateur rugby union club, founded in 1925. The club is a member of the Irish Rugby Football Union's Ulster
Ulster
branch. The club currently fields three senior teams and several junior teams ranging from under-12 to under-18 and a women's team for the first time in 2010–2011 season. The club's home ground is known as Telford Park. The team currently has two playing fields located at this ground along with the clubhouse on the outskirts of Newry. Hockey Newry
Newry
Olympic Hockey Club is located at the north of the city; the men's first XI currently play in the ONE1918 Senior 1 league.[citation needed] Education Primary Schools

Ballyholland Primary School Bunscoil an Iúir Cloughoge Primary School Killean Primary School Mullaglass Primary School St Clare's Convent Primary School St. Colman's Abbey Christian Brothers' Primary School St Colman's Primary School, Saval St Joseph's Convent Primary School St Malachy's Primary School St. Patrick's Primary School, NewrySt Patrick's Primary School Windsor Hill Primary School St Ronan's Primary School[citation needed]

Post-Primary Schools

Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School Newry
Newry
High School Our Lady's Grammar School Sacred Heart Grammar School St Colman's College St. John's Primary School St Joseph's Boys' High School St. Mary's High School St. Paul's High School, Bessbrook

Further Education

Southern Regional College

See also

Newry
Newry
(civil parish)

References

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Northern Ireland
Statistics and Research.  ^ Dictionary.com. "Dictionary.com – Newry". Retrieved 26 January 2012.  ^ a b " Newry
Newry
and Mourne (C. Dunbar)" (PDF). Retrieved 26 September 2011. Newry
Newry
(town), Co. Armagh/Co. Down. The modern Irish name of Newry
Newry
is An tIúr 'the yew tree' being an abbreviation of Iúr Cinn Trá 'yew tree at the head of the strand'. The anglicised form comes from An Iúraigh an oblique form of An Iúrach 'the grove of yew trees' (PNI vol. I).  ^ http://www.planningni.gov.uk/index/policy/dev_plans/devplans_az/bnm_2015/bnm_district_proposals/bnm_proposals_newry/bnm_newry_city/bnm_newrycity_background.htm ^ http://www.newrychamber.com/areainfo/index.asp ^ NI Planning Service: District Proposal For Newry
Newry
City Archived 27 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine., newrychamber.com; accessed 9 December 2016. ^ BBC report ^ a b Placenames NI: Newry ^ Welcome sign in Newry, Northern Ireland, in English and Irish ^ H.E Kilbride-Jones Craftmanship in Bronze, free to read in Google books ^ Anthony Mamions Ancient and Modern History of the Maritime Ports of Ireland (1855) ^ See Flanagan, M.: Irish Royal Charters – Texts and Contexts (2005) Oxford
Oxford
University Press: London. ^ http://www.newryjournal.co.uk/2006/06/20/nicholas-bagenal-1509-1590/ Newry
Newry
Journal ^ "ref name="planningni.gov.uk" ^ Michael Farrell Northern Ireland: The Orange State ^ BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/mobile/bbc_news/northern_ireland/623/62355/story6235514.shtml?=. Retrieved 7 April 2010.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ Soldiers depart Bessbrook
Bessbrook
Mill for the final time ^ Ordnance Survey Ireland: Online map viewer (choose "historic" to see townland boundaries) ^ The Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Place-Name Project ^ Placenames NI – The Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Place-Name Project. "Townland of Carneyhough".  ^ Placenames NI – The Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Place-Name Project. "Townland of Commons". Retrieved 27 September 2011.  ^ Data supplied by Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Statistics and Research Agency ^ NI Neighbourhood Information Service ^ " Newry
Newry
Climate". UK Met Office. Retrieved 28 May 2013.  ^ "David McKittrick: The great nappy rush (no, not rash)". The Independent. London. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2010.  ^ Halifax House Price Survey ^ Article by Frances McDonnell, Belfast
Belfast
Briefing, page 21, Irish Times, 9 December 2008, quoting Dr Gerard O'Hare ^ Quinn, Eamon (18 December 2008). "A Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
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Cathedral". Newry
Newry
and Mourne District Council. Archived from the original on 13 October 2006. Retrieved 25 June 2008.  ^ a b Newry
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and Mourne District Council. " Newry
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City, The town's history". Archived from the original on 16 September 2007. Retrieved 16 January 2008.  ^ Taylor & Francis Group; Cathy Hartley; Susan Leckey (2003). A Historical Dictionary of British Women. Routledge. p. 186. ISBN 1-85743-228-2.  ^ Michael Legge on IMDb ^ Tomm Moore
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External links

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and Mourne Newry
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at Curlie (based on DMOZ) Newry
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and Mourne District Council ActivNewry.com – Newry's business, events, and community directory Newry
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City.com Newry.ie – All things Newry
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Antrim Ballymena Bangor Carrickfergus Coleraine Enniskillen Larne Lisburn Lurgan Newry Newtownabbey Newtownards Omagh Portadown

Medium

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Small

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Cities and towns

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Villages and townlands

Acton Aghacommon Annaghmore Annahugh Ardress Aughanduff Ballydugan Ballymacnab Bannfoot Belleeks Bessbrook Blackwatertown Broomhill Camlough Carrickaness Charlemont Cladymore Clonmore Collegeland Corrinshego Creeveroe Creggan Crossmaglen Cullaville Cullyhanna Darkley Derryadd Derrycrew Derryhale Derrymacash Derrynoose Derrytrasna Dorsey Drumnacanvy Drumintee Edenaveys Forkill Granemore Hamiltonsbawn Jonesborough Keady Kernan Killeen Killylea Kilmore Lislea Lisnadill Loughgall Loughgilly Madden Maghery Markethill Meigh Middletown Millford Millvale Mountnorris Mullaghbawn Mullaghbrack Mullaghglass Mullavilly-Laurelvale Newtowncloghoge Newtownhamilton Poyntzpass Richhill Scotch Street Silverbridge Tandragee Tartaraghan The Birches Tullynawood Tynan Whitecross

Landforms

Coney Island Derrywarragh Island Eamhain Mhacha Lough Clea Slieve Gullion/Ring of Gullion

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List of places in County Down

Cities

Belfast
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(part) Lisburn
Lisburn
(part) Newry
Newry
(part)

Towns

Ballynahinch Banbridge Bangor Carryduff Comber Donaghadee Downpatrick Dromore Dundonald Holywood Kilkeel Newcastle Newtownards Warrenpoint

Villages and townlands

Annahilt Annalong Annsborough Ardglass Attical Aughnacloy Ballela Balloo Ballybannan Ballydargan Ballygowan Ballyhalbert Ballyhay Ballyholme Ballyhornan Ballykinler Ballylesson Ballylough Ballymacmaine Ballymartin Ballynagarrick Ballynahatty Ballynoe Ballyskeagh Ballywalter Benraw Blackskull Bleary Braniel Bryansford Burren Cabra Carnalea Carrowdore Castlewellan Clandeboye Cloghy Clough Conlig Corbet Corcreeny/Gibson's Hill Crawfordsburn Cregagh Crossgar Cultra Derryneill Dollingstown Donaghcloney Dromara Drumaness Drumbeg Drumbo Drumlough, Hillsborough Drumlough, Rathfriland Dundrum Dunnaval Edenderry Gamblestown Gilford Gilnahirk Gransha Greencastle Greyabbey Groomsport Helen's Bay Hillhall Hillsborough Hilltown Katesbridge Kilcoo Kilcooley Killinchy Killinure Killough Killowen Killyleagh Kinallen Kircubbin Lawrencetown Legacurry Legananny Leitrim Lenaderg Loughbrickland Loughinisland Lurganare Lurganville Magheraconluce Magheralin Mayobridge Maze Millisle Moira Moneyreagh Moneyslane Monteith Portaferry Portavogie Poyntzpass Rathfriland Ravernet Ringhaddy Rostrevor Saintfield Saul Scarva Seaforde Seahill Sheeptown Shrigley Spa Strangford Struell Tievenadarragh Tullylish Tullynakill Waringsford Waringstown Whiterock

Landforms

Ards Peninsula Burr Point Carlingford Lough Cloughmore Copeland Islands Cranfield Point Lecale peninsula Lough Island Reavy Mournes Slieve Croob Strangford
Strangford
Lough

Baronies

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