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Newry Business Improvement District (BID) joined the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and firmus energy in launching the newly named firmus energy Newry City Festival of Water. The festival takes place on Sunday, 27th of August with its main event – the firmus energy triathlon kicking the event off on Sunday morning.

The lead partner in this year’s event is the Newry Business Improvement District (BID), which is a local, democratically elected organisation aimed at delivering projects, which will improve the local trading environment of the City. Newry Triathlon Club will be on hand to organise Sunday’s main event, the firmus energy triathlon, regarded as the fastest sprint triathlon in Ireland.

Eamonn Connolly, Manager of Newry BID said:

“Newry BID is delighted to be organising the firmus energy Newry City Triathlon as the highlight of our wider Festival of Water. We know the competitors enjoy the fast course and we believe the family activities planned will make it a great day out in Newry for all”.

firmus energy have extended their support to include the full day festival, which will be extended out to include even more of the City.

Paul Stanfield, Director of Sales, Marketing & Customer Operations at firmus energy said:

“We are delighted to continue our involvement with the firmus energy Newry triathlon and the wider firmus energy Newry City Festival of Water which will be a great family day out. We have been active in the City since 2007 and we are pleased to see this event grow year on year.

Last year’s triathlon was a great success and we look forward to collaborating with BIDs, Newry Triathlon Club, the local council and many local businesses who are all working together to make this festival a success for the City of Newry”.

The Festival that will take place on Sunday 27th August’ will see a number of family activities on offer, the Bath Tub Race and the Chip & Dip. The main firmus energy triathlon comprises of a 750m open water swim in Newry Canal, followed by a 20km closed road cycle culminating in a 5km flat run that takes in key attractions around the City.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chair, Roisin Mulgrew welcomed the event:

The cost to take part is £30. Registration is available on line at

To find out more about this year’s firmus energy City of Newry Triathlon please visit firmus energy Newry city triathlon Facebook page or

A leading natural gas supplier in Northern Ireland, firmus energy supplies natural gas to more than 80,000 homes and businesses across Northern Ireland with customers accessing the benefits of natural gas such as the constant supply of hot water without having to heat your house. The company, based in Antrim, has ambitious investment plans, which will deliver more connections and more customers into firmus energy’s network.


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