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Jul 16
Back by popular demand!

Tickets for Carlingford Lough & Lighthouse Illumination Cruises are NOW ON SALE and will take place on Friday 1st and Sunday 2nd August. For full details and to book online visit This year, with thanks to Newry Maritime Association, Haulbowline Lighthouse will be flooded in a ‘blue light’ as a tribute to Frontline workers […]

Jul 07
Tourism boost as Carlingford Lough Ferry resumes service

As the tourism industry starts to open up again after lockdown, there is welcome news that the Carlingford Lough Ferry between Greencastle in County Down and Greenore in County Louth will resume full service on Friday 10th July 2020. The first daily sailing leaves Greencastle at 9am and then every hour on the hour until […]

May 01
What might restaurant summer reopening, Coronavirus permitting, look like?

With tentative dates emerging across Europe for restaurant re-opening from as early as May 15th in Austria we need to be thinking about how Newry can prepare for this here and outline the supports required to prevent further losses for the sector. Please see the Irish Times article (see below link) which is interesting about […]

Mar 24
Newry TradFest 2020

Newry Business Improvement District (BID) were delighted to organise TradFest again this year and promote Newry City over three days. Running from March 14th– 16th the sessions were widespread across the city including both day and night time slots. Many Trad musicians played in multiple venues entertaining audiences over the weekend creating a cultural and […]

Feb 21
Newry TradFest March 2020

Now in its third year, Newry TradFest will once again entertain audiences across many venues over St. Patrick’s weekend. Newry Business Improvement District (BID) are delighted to organise the event again this year and promote Newry City over four days. Running from March 14th– 17th Trad sessions will be in full flow with thriving Trad […]

Jan 10

Emma Marmion, President of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade announced the intention to mark the 200th year of business and professional representation of the City of Newry by the publication of a new Ledger styled coffee table book to be entitled “The Business of Newry”. Recently uncovered documents show a very active Chamber operating […]

Nov 01
Translink introduce their new state-of-the-art coaches on routes between Newry and Belfast; and Newry and Dublin

Translink introduce their new state-of-the-art coaches on routes between Newry and Belfast; and Newry and Dublin 15 new high-specification, high-capacity SC5 Goldline vehicles have been introduced on the 238 route between Newry and Belfast and X5 route, Newry to Dublin. The new, fully accessible coaches offer more seats and increased levels of passenger comfort and […]

Aug 30
Midnight Ulsterbus Goldline Departures from Belfast to Newry

Translink has announced midnight departures from Belfast to Newry on Friday and Saturday nights, starting Friday 6th September 2019. The Goldline 238 services will operate from Belfast’s Europa Buscentre to Newry Buscentre, via Hillsborough, Dromore, Banbridge, Loughbrickland and Sheepbridge Park and Ride. Ulsterbus Newry Service Delivery Manager Greg McLaughlin said: “Our 238 Newry to Belfast […]

Jul 16
Newry City Triathlon 2019 – Official Launch

Newry City Triathlon 2019 – Official Launch The Newry City Triathlon will take place on Sunday 25thAugust 2019 commencing from the Newry Canal at Albert Basin Newry at 11am. This event will be held using the historic canal and the cycle and run will take competitors throughout the immediate areas of Newry City. The Newry City […]

Jul 11