Category archives for: Old Newry

Tracing your roots at Newry and Mourne Museum

Members of the Tracing Your Mourne Roots Group pictured with Shane McGivern at Newry and Mourne Museum

Newry and Mourne Museum recently hosted a group from Kilkeel looking to explore their family history. Shane McGivern, Collections Research Assistant at the Museum gave the group a talk about the Collections held at the Museum. The Reside Collection and the Hugh Irvine Collection were discussed, both of which are rich in genealogical value. The […]

Newry Museum events for International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day is held annually on 8th March to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. To link in with this Newry and Mourne Museum, ,based at Bagenal’s Castle, Newry is holding two events. On Friday 6th March (10am – 4pm) there will be a mini-conference and period fashion show. In the morning […]

Restoration of Bessbrook Tram to begin

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An important piece of Bessbrook’s industrial and transport heritage is about to get a new lease of life thanks to National Lottery players. The restoration of the Bessbrook tram is the first of many projects which will be undertaken through the £1.4million Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), NIEA […]

Newry: A look back in time – Éamon de Valera arrested in Newry

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In our new column Newry Times columnist Sean O’Siridean takes a look back through the Newry of old. He takes a step back in time and looks at how history reported on Newry and the surrounding areas through past decades. Today we look Ireland’s former Taoiseach and president Éamon de Valera and the day he […]

Newry: A look back in time – Local link to youngest ever Mayor of New York City

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In our new column Newry Times columnist Sean O’Siridean takes a look back through the Newry of old. He takes a step back in time and looks at how history reported on Newry and the surrounding areas through past decades. Today Sean looks at the local link to the youngest ever Mayor of New York […]

Newry: A look back in time – 4000 British Army troops create ‘ring of steel’ around Newry

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In our new column Newry Times columnist Sean O’Siridean takes a look back through the Newry of old. He takes a step back in time and looks at how history reported on Newry and the surrounding areas through past decades. Today Sean delves into the major military presence in Newry in 1972. It would seem […]

Newry: A look back in time – Bessbrook Canon Golden Jubilee

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In our new column Newry Times columnist Sean O’Siridean takes a look back through the Newry of old. He takes a step back in time and looks at how history reported on Newry and the surrounding areas through past decades. Today Sean delves into the history of Bessbrook. Today I look back at my own […]

Newry: A look back in time – Newry’s ‘Ghost Town’ makes international news

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In our new column Newry Times columnist Sean O’Siridean takes a look back through the Newry of old. He takes a step back in time and looks at how history reported on Newry and the surrounding areas through past decades. Today Sean looks at how Newry was reported in The Miami News, dated 10th August […]

Newry: A look back in time – Newry Theatre bomb

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In our new column Newry Times columnist Sean O’Siridean takes a look back through the Newry of old. He takes a step back in time and looks at how history reported on Newry and the surrounding areas through past decades. Today Sean looks at how Newry was reported in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper after the […]









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