Situated between Belfast and Dublin, Newry lies in the most south-eastern part of both Ulster and Northern Ireland and since the Local Government Act of 1898 lies completely in Co down although approximately half the city lies in county Armagh. Newry Town hall, which was designed by William Batt and built by old Newry Town commissioners in 1893. It is build over the River Clanrye, which is the historic boundary between counties Armagh and Down.
Nestled In a valley, Newry city is surrounded by beautiful scenic mountains ranges, the Mourne Mountains being the most notible as well as the Ring of Gullion and the cooley Mountains. Newry is host to many areas of Outstanding Natural beauty.