Newry and Mourne Museum free for the public
Visit Newry and Mourne Museum and see the exhibitions which trace the history of the area. The Museum is open seven days a week and entrance is free of charge. The permanent exhibitions on display include prehistoric material, Newry as a merchant town, the working life of the area and the modern experiences of living in a Border region.
There is always something new on display including a new temporary exhibition “Sporting traditions through the ages in Newry and Mourne”. Open to the public from June 2012 the wide variety of sports enjoyed throughout the district ranging from GAA, soccer, hockey, boxing, gymnastics, golf, to darts, pigeon and greyhound racing, can be seen in the display.
The medals and awards, press cuttings and other memorabilia on show, are evidence of the very high standards achieved by local men and women at national and international levels. Artefacts from stellar names such as Pat Jennings, Peter McParland and Norman Brown sit proudly alongside items loaned from individuals and clubs, providing an insight into the dedication of sports enthusiasts from throughout the district.
The exhibition, on display until May 2013, is a timely reminder in this special Olympic year of what has been achieved in sport locally.
If you like more information about the museum, please telephone 028 3031 3178 or visit www.bagenalscastle.com
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