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Are you searching places to visit in the next holidays? Newry is an amazing and beautiful place that everyone should see. Northern Ireland has become a famous tourist spot thanks to the popular TV show, Game of Thrones. Most of the places shown in the series are located in the Northern Ireland. Newry is a city in the County Down and County Armagh. We have highlighted everything you need to know about Newry from geography to climate to economy.

Here are all the things that you should know.

Geography

Newry is located in the southeastern part of the Ulster and Northern Ireland. Half of the city is in the Count Down while other half is in County Armagh. The River Clanrye creates a border between the County Down and County Armagh.

Moreover, on the east side of the city is the Mourne Mountains. On the southwest side lies the Ring of Gullion. These areas are selected for the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the southeast is the Cooley Mountains. The city is located the northernmost end of the Carlingford Lough. It is where the Newry Canal enters the sea.

Demography

Newry received its city status in 2002, still, it is considered as a large town. In 2001, the total population was 27,433 people. By 2011, the population reached 29,967. According to the survey, the population in 2001 contained:

  • 99% of the people were European
  • 5% of the population were male while 51.6% were female
  • 6% people belonged to the Roman Catholic background whereas 9.4% belonged to Protestant background
  • 2% of the population were under the age of 16
  • 16 % of the population consisted of 60 and over
  • 5% of the population aged between 16 to 74 were unemployed

Climate

The climate of Newry is temperate. The climate has a range of temperatures, rainfall throughout the year and windy conditions. So, the climate of Newry is great all year round.

Economy

The economy of Newry is stable as it considered as the best provincial shopping towns in Northern Ireland. The Quays Newry and Buttercrane Centre attract the largest number of the shoppers. In recent years, the city has flourished. The unemployment rate in 1996 was 26% that has decreased 2% in 2008. Since the global financial crisis, the people from the Republic of Ireland went to Newry to buy cheap products. This cross-border trade has increased and is referred as Newry effect.

Notable Buildings

Here is a list of some of the famous buildings in the Newry.

  • Cathedral of Saints Patrick and Colman
  • St Patrick‚Äôs Church of Ireland
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Daisy Hill Hospital
  • Town Hall
  • Museum and Art Centres

Well-Known Personalities

Below-mentioned is some of the famous personalities from Newry:

  • Joseph Barcroft, respiratory physiologist
  • Thomas Duff, an architect who designed St Colman in the town and Cathedral of St Patrick.
  • Pat Jennings, a former goalkeeper who played for Newry Town F.C.
  • Peter McParland, former footballer

In the end, Newry is a great place to spend time with friends and family. So, book a ticket for next vacations and visit this scenic city.

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