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UK Place
Local nameGap of the North
Population27430 (Census 2001)
Districts of Northern IrelandNewry and Mourne
CountyCounty Down, County Armagh
CountryNorthern Ireland
Other Information
Postcode districtBT34, BT35 BT
Dialling code028
UK ParliamentNewry and Armagh
South Down
Northern Ireland AssemblyNewry and Armagh
South Down

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Newry (c-eniconˈnjʊəri; often shortened to an tIúr) is a city in Northern Ireland. The River Clanrye, which runs through the city, forms the historic border between County Armagh and County Down. It is 34 mi (54.7 km) from Belfast and 67 mi (107.8 km) from Dublin. Newry had a population of approximately 27,430 at the 2001 Census, while Newry and Mourne Council Area had a population of 87,058. Newry was founded in 1144 alongside a Cistercian monastery and is one of Northern Ireland's oldest towns.

The city of Newry is one of the constituent cities of the Dublin-Belfast corridor and sits at the entry to the "Gap of the North", close to the border with the Republic of Ireland. It grew as a market town and a garrison and became a port in 1742 when it was linked to Lough Neagh by the first summit-level canal in Britain or Ireland. In March 2002, as part of Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee celebrations, Newry was granted city status alongside Lisburn. Despite being the fourth largest city in Northern Ireland, however, it is not the fourth largest settlement. Newry has long been an important centre of trade because of its position between Belfast and Dublin.

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PSNI defends Newry bomb operation - U.TV Tweet this news
U.TV--A senior police officer has defended the security operation by his officers, at the scene of a major bomb find in -Newry-, Co Down. Motorists moved cones and drove past the 500lb "sophisticated" device that had been left in a wheel - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:14:50 GMT+00:00
Donegal Celtic leave Newry on brink of relegation - Belfast Telegraph Tweet this news
Belfast Telegraph---Newry- City 0 Donegal Celtic 1: -Newry- City now have a mountain to climb if they are to avoid automatic relegation after Donegal Celtic moved five points clear of the bottom side following Ryan Henderson's early winner at The ... - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 23:58:58 GMT+00:00
Maintenance work to close line from Lisburn to Belfast - Lisburn Today Tweet this news
Lisburn Today--For passengers using the Enterprise service, a bus substitution will operate to and from -Newry- and Belfast Central. During the engineering works, Enterprise train services will operate to and from Lisburn, serving Lurgan and Portadown. .. - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:17:23 GMT+00:00
Lurgan security alert: M1 closed - BBC News Tweet this news
BBC News---...- area as a hoax and people have been allowed to return to their homes. Meanwhile the M1 has reopened after being closed in both directions near Lurgan following the discovery of a suspicious object. On Friday a 500lb bomb was found in a van - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:11:37 GMT+00:00
Dissident IRA bomb threats near Irish border shut major Dublin-Belfast road ... - The Canadian Press Tweet this news
The Canadian Press--Irish Republican Army splinter groups opposed to peacemaking in Northern Ireland have repeatedly placed bombs and hoax devices near the parallel road and rail lines south of the border town of -Newry-. Police say a dissident IRA caller - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 11:20:00 GMT+00:00
Mooney brace puts Colman's into decider - Irish Independent Tweet this news
Irish Independent--ST Colman's -Newry- made it through to a second successive Hogan Cup final with the minimum of fuss in Crossmaglen. Dundalk Schools needed a good start to stand any chance of causing an upset, but the opposite happened and the writ - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 04:01:40 GMT+00:00
Northern Irish software firm creates 360 jobs - Reuters Tweet this news
Reuters--First Derivatives, based in the border city of -Newry- and currently employing 550 people, is to expand using 4.3 million pounds ($7 million) in funding from Northern Ireland's investment agency. The firm provides consultancy and software se - Date : Wed, 02 Mar 2011 15:33:44 GMT+00:00
Jobs boosts for Offaly and Newry - Tweet this news First Derivatives says the £4.3m from Invest NI will help it to create 359 new jobs over the next three years. 'The grant will enhance the operational infrastructure and near shore capabilities necessary to support the increasi - Date : Wed, 02 Mar 2011 07:48:17 GMT+00:00
Michael brings Las Vegas glitz to the online gambling market - Belfast Telegraph Tweet this news
Belfast Telegraph--The former chief operating officer of First Derivatives plc in -Newry- is taking a bet on online gambling with his latest venture. Michael O'Neill (44) hopes Casino Broadcast Network (CBN) Gaming will bring some Las Vegas glitz to - Date : Tue, 15 Mar 2011 08:02:11 GMT+00:00
Glentoran expecting hot reception from Newry City - Belfast Telegraph Tweet this news
Belfast Telegraph--Scott Young has warned his Glentoran players to expect one of their toughest games of the season tomorrow when they travel to face -Newry- City. On the face of it, the fixture would for most appear to be a walk in the park for the Glens - Date : Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:02:26 GMT+00:00

Cities in Ireland

Republic of IrelandDublin * Cork * Kilkenny* * Limerick * Galway * Waterford
Northern IrelandBelfast * Derry * Armagh * Newry * Lisburn

Places with city status in the United Kingdom

EnglandBath * Birmingham * Bradford * Brighton & Hove * Bristol * Cambridge * Canterbury * Carlisle * Chester * Chichester * Coventry * Derby * Durham * Ely * Exeter * Gloucester * Hereford * Kingston upon Hull * Lancaster * Leeds * Leicester * Lichfield * Lincoln * Liverpool * City of London * Manchester * Newcastle upon Tyne * Norwich * Nottingham * Oxford * Peterborough * Plymouth * Portsmouth * Preston * Ripon * St Albans * Salford * Salisbury * Sheffield * Southampton * Stoke-on-Trent * Sunderland * Truro * Wakefield * Wells * Westminster * Winchester * Wolverhampton * Worcester * York
ScotlandAberdeen * Dundee * Edinburgh * Glasgow * Inverness * Stirling
WalesBangor * Cardiff * Newport * St David's * Swansea
Northern IrelandArmagh * Belfast * Derry * Lisburn * Newry

Major towns in Northern Ireland

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