Newry (; ) is a city in Northern Ireland, from Belfast and from Dublin. It had a population of 29,946 in 2011.
Newry was founded in 1144 alongside a Cistercian monastery, although there are references to earlier settlements in the area. It is one of Ireland's oldest towns.
Newry is 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 built in Ireland or Great Britain. In 2002, as part of Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee celebrations, Newry was granted city status along with Lisburn.
Newry is the fourth largest city in Northern Ireland.
Newry may also refer to:
Newry (UK Parliament constituency)
Newry was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency, in Ireland, returning one MP. It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801.
Newry (Parliament of Ireland constituency)
Newry was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800.
Newry (civil parish)
Newry is a civil parish in County Down and County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the historic baronies of Iveagh Upper, Lower Half (one townland) and Lordship of Newry in County Down and the baronies of Orior Upper and Oneilland West (two townlands) in County Armagh.
Newry, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
Housing Units (2000): 116
Land area (2000): 0.096071 sq. miles (0.248824 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.096071 sq. miles (0.248824 sq. km)
FIPS code: 54024
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.393223 N, 78.435085 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Usage examples of "newry".
The old guard of the IRA, well clear of Belfast and Newry and Derry, lauded their northern heroes.
Just before Dad and I got kidnapped, Hrriss and I got Linc Newry to admit he'd been falsifying export documents and disarming Doona's security satellites to let rustlers in and out.
He glanced at Newry, the customs agent, who took his manifests out of his hand and marched around to the ship's cargo hatch.
Lincoln Newry said pleasantly as they marched into the circle of light cast by the single spot set into the ceiling.
He, too, was risking censure, even dismissal, if a crime resulted from negligence even by his subordinate, Newry.