Local Area Guides | Newry

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A cathedral city on the south eastern coast of Northern Ireland.

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A cathedral city on the south eastern coast of Northern Ireland, just 5 miles from the boarder with the Republic of Ireland, Newry which is regarded as one of the oldest town settlements in Ireland was granted city status in 2002 as part of Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee celebrations.

A true merchant town at heart, Newry has always been renowned for its bustling trade, undoubtedly influenced by its enviable border location and position along side the busy canal linking it to Lough Neagh and beyond.

In recent times Newry has continued to be a unique place in terms of commerce and trade, attracting global companies such as FD Technologies, Statsports, Norbrook Laboritries and Glen Dimplex; often due to this place being the home of so many entrepreneurial founders, but also because of the cities unique position on the Dublin to Belfast Economic Corridor (DBEC) having 3 airports within 60 minutes drive time at either Belfast or Dublin and the same number ports, including at the nearby Warrenpoint.

Beyond business, Newry has always been regarded as an excellent shopping destination, attracting day-trippers from all parts of the island of Ireland to explore the two shopping centres, The Quays and The Buttercrane - both boasting national retail chains. Not to mention the high streets of Hill Street and Monaghan Street were fashionable high street boutiques with generation long reputations provide service second to none.

The Canal Court Hotel and Killeavy Castle provide excellent hospitality for those staying a little longer, with an array of night life and food haunts to satisfy the taste buds nearby.

But, for those staying longer, Newry offers some of the very best primary, secondary and grammar schools in the region with a wide range of options available and a strong culture of learning and opportunity. Indeed, the Southern Regional College campus in the heart of Newry City offers a huge array of professional courses and even affiliated University Degrees that offer local people incredible opportunities right on their door step.

Eat & Drink

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The Quays and Buttercrane alone make Newry a premier shopping destination, and there's plenty more places to discover here too.

Things to do

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