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    by DAO Written Jul 24, 2014


    Also known as Bagenal's Castle, this is a fantastic museum and it is also free! The Newry & Mourne Museum (Iarsmalann an Iúir & Mhúrn – in Gaelic) opened its doors in 1986 and is also the VERY helpful Tourism Information Centre for the area. The Castle part of this museum is actually a sixteenth century fortified house and adjoins a nineteenth century warehouse. Previously the premises had housed the McCann's Bakery for years, and this is now the museum coffee shop. During restorations in 1996 they uncovered the actual Castle and its features beneath newer building work. Some of the original features uncovered include gun loops, fireplaces, windows and doorways.

    Some of the amazing artefacts in the museum help educate and really bring major recent events in the area to life. This includes Irish Home Rule, Partition, 2 World Wars, and The Troubles. I was very impressed with the objective way the museum explains the recent contentious past and even present. You can have a great visit in this compact museum in an hour and walk away feeling that it is time well spent.

    The Galleries include:

    Gallery 1 – Traces the first human settlers up to the end of the 16th century
    Gallery 2 - Exhibits of Newry during the 17th - 19th centuries
    Gallery 3 - Political and economic events during the 20th century
    Exhibitions – change every few months

    Some of the amazing artefacts in the museum help educate and really bring major recent events in the area to life. This includes Irish Home Rule, Partition, 2 World Wars, and The Troubles.


    Entry the museum is free of charge and they are open from:
    10.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday
    1.30pm - 5pm on Sundays
    (excluding Christmas Day, December 26th and New Year's Day)

    EXHIBITS FOUNDATIONS OF THE ORIGINAL HOUSE EXHIBITS THE COFFEE SHOP BAGENALS CASTLE
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    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

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    by johnjoe55 Updated Jun 29, 2008

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    Daisy Hill Wood was once the old Daisy Hill Nursery which was one of the major plant suppliers in Northern Ireland from 1890 to 1990. It was then take over by the Newry and Mourne District Council in 1990. Many exotic species and their hybrids of plants exist from the old nursery days like Bamboo, which was grown and sold by the nursery, this Bamboo is now used by Belfast Zoo to feed it's Red Panda Lucy. This woodland walk is a must for anyone with horticultural interest.
    As you walk around the many paths you will see an eagle, An owl and a totem type pole carved out of felled tree trunks.

    Entrance to Daisy Hill Woods Entrance to Daisy Hill Woods totem pole One of the heads on the totem pole totem pole

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    by johnjoe55 Written May 13, 2008

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    If like me you have an interest in finding and photographing old military things, then maybe this is for you.

    The White Linen Hall in Newry was built in 1783 to promote the direct export of linen products manufactured in Down and Armagh areas and bypass the dealers in Dublin.
    On the piers of the East Gate there are motifs of a spinning-wheel and a crowned that date from 1783

    When economic changes in the Linen trading went into decline the Newry Linen Hall soon became redundant. It was in the early nineteenth century that the Government purchased it for use as a military barracks. Then the barracks had accommodation for over 600 men and included hospital quarters for thirty.
    The site of the former Military Barracks in Newry was later purchased by the local Council which built homes for the working class of the town.

    East Gate of the old Military Barracks, Newry The East Gate of the old Military Barracks today. The East Gate of the old Military Barracks today.
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    • Architecture
    • Family Travel

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Newry Hotels

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  • Canal Court Hotel

    Merchant's Quay, Newry, BT35 8HF, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Francis Court Hotel

    13/19 Francis Street, Newry, BT34 1AP, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Mourne Country Hotel

    52 Belfast Road, Newry, County Down, BT34 1TR, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

Newry Restaurants

  • by jesus_fernandez Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The place is very well decorated, to be a brasserie, you may expect a not so fashionable restaurant, but I must say it's wonderful. The service is all right, no complaints, which is a good signal. And the food was lovely and the price was very affordable. To sum up: go there and enjoy a great restaurant in Newry.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken wings.

    The restaurant
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  • by mastera Updated Aug 9, 2006

    The burgers were the worst I have ever tasted in my living memory,it was the first time we left uneaten burger in a diner for bought of us . it wes the poorest qualty of hamburger I have ever tasted and the fry,s were not much better.
    The main door from the restaurant to the toilets was completely ingrained with black dire and grime (inside and out) and looked as if it had not been given a wipe of a cloth in the last two or three years!
    This was the worst restaunant I have come across in ireland if not the world, and definite the worst hamburger.
    If anyone want it to have a poll for the worst restaunant in ireland than this would be hard to beat.
    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

    Favorite Dish: NONE

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Newry Nightlife

  • by QueenMeabh Written Feb 12, 2004

    One of Newry's newest and coolest nightspots, the Bank Bar is, aptly, a refurbished bank! It retains the elegance of the old exterior, but inside has been transformed into a chic bar/restaurant.

    The ajoining nightclub, The Vault, is a fantastic place for a night of dancing, boasting several levels and bars, including a small bar known as the Treasury where live bands often play at the same time as the main disco! The decor is classy, and the music is mainly charts, pop, R&B and dance, though there is a "Timewarp" night where 70's disco music is played!

    Dress Code: In the Bank Bar, retro chic or dressy is best.

    In the Vault, dress to impress!

    (Both are over 20's only)

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    • School Holidays
    • Music

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