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General Information

Newry is close to the border with the Republic of Ireland and is located in Country DownNorthern IrelandUnited Kingdom.  It became a port in 1742 and was given city status in 2002 as part of Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Newry has two of the greatest shopping centres in Northern Ireland – Buttercrane Centre and The Quays attracting a large number of shoppers from all over the country.  There is also an assortment of traditional independent stores which combine for a superb shopping experience.

The city has a long and notable history from the yew tree planting by St Patrick through to Nicholas Bagenal who colonised Newry, rebuilt the burnt castle and in 1578 erected the Parish of St Patrick’s.

The population and popularity of the city has steadily been on the increase of the recent years, surrounded by lovely towns, many public parks with the splendid Mourne Mountains in the background Newry is a beautiful place to visit.

Things to do and see in Newry

There are many activities in and around Newry to keep all ages of tourists entertained.  Some of the attractions are :-

  • St Mary's Church
  • Cathedral of St Patrick
  • Hill Street Market
  • Botanic Gardens Park

Please see the activities directory for more information.

Accommodation in Newry

There is a large variety of accommodation options in and around this city, mostly in the form of bed and breakfasts, with a few hotels to choose from.

Please view the accommodation directory which gives tourists more information on what is available.

Restaurants and Businesses in Newry

Newry has a vibrant nightlife with excellent restaurants, bars and coffee shops.  Offering value for money, great entertainment and a relaxing atmosphere Newry gives visitors a great night out.

There are many businesses in the city which provide various outlets from retail to industry and wholesale.  

View the restaurant and business directories for more information, or add your own free business listing.

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