Launch of Newry Docker artwork

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014
A new public piece of artwork will be unveiled in Newry on Saturday 26th April 2014.

Newry Lord Mayor Mickey Ruane

It is a permanent sculptural which represents the contribution made on Newry Canal by Dockers and their families. It is a project jointly funded by NMDC an N.I Executive through the Department of Social Development Neighbourhood Renewal Programme. This project is an initiative that will compliment the proposed phase 2 of the Newry public realm scheme which will incorporate the development of works from the Canal Street area down to Dublin bridge, in that it will recognise and symbolise the history and special character of the Newry docks and the legacy it holds therein. The actual location is the walkway on the Quayside at Albert basin adjacent to the Quays shopping centre in close proximity to the Dublin Bridge in Newry. It is a popular area that sees visitors and shoppers use this as a link to the shopping complex, and is one of two arterial roads that link to the South of Ireland through a busy conurbation and thus create a striking first impression for visitors. The Minister Mr. Nelson Mc Causeland is being invited by the Mayor to unveil the artwork. It is envisaged that people in period costume will be milling around the site and a book outlining the history a replicating stories form dock workers families will also be launched on the day.
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