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Newry Grammar School Girls Hockey Team c.1950.  Hockey was popular among girls at Newry Grammar School and they competed for the Ulster Schools Cup and the Consolation Cup.   Newry and Mourne Museum Collection
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22 March 2021

History of Sport in Newry and Mourne

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Sport has come a long way since medieval times when people had little time or energy for recreational activities. Leisure time activities were confined to feast days and games were local with each area having their own traditional activities. More recent…
Fleming's Brickworks Armagh Road, Newry opened in 1924 where Bricky Loanan gets it's name from.
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Flemings Bricky Loanan

15 Mar 2021
John McCabe Newry historian from his Facebook Group Newry's Historic Facts Folktales &…
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The Clippertones pictured in the late 1950s. Back: Jim Bann, Seamus McParland, Luke Bryne and Seamus Mulligan. Front: Brendan Hughes, Angela O’Reilly, Jim Hughes, Mickey Doran and Joe Dean. Newry and Mourne Museum Collection
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The Showband Era

19 Feb 2021
Live music has played a significant role in both the culture and history of Newry and…
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Pupils at Commons National School, 1913. The Commons school was a typical 19th century school building consisting of a one room classroom and an adjoining residence for the Master. Catholic children transferred from this school to the new Ballyholland Primary School in 1921 Courtesy of William McAlpine
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Local National Schools

01 Feb 2021
This history of National Schools in Newry and the surrounding area began in 1831 with the…
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Quinn’s The Milestone c. 1920s showing staff, and sides of meat.  Newry and Mourne Museum
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Newry's First Supermarket

14 Jan 2021
Located on Hill Street, and renowned as Newry’s first ‘supermarket’, Quinn’s grocery…
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The Hunter Moore Memorial Flute Band, photographed at Moore Lodge after winning the prestigious All-Ireland Junior Flute Band Championship in September 1926 Newry and Mourne Museum Collection
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History of Bands in Newry

13 Jan 2021
Newry has a long tradition of music with a varied history of local bands, both past and…
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A family Christmas in Barrack Street, Newry, 1959. Courtesy of William McAlpine
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Newry Christmas Past's

28 Dec 2020
Christmas or “Christ’s Mass” was first celebrated in the 4th century but the modern idea…
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This Meccano gears set dates back to 1953. Meccano, the modelling construction set, was created by Frank Hornby in Liverpool in 1898 and, in 1908, he formed the company Meccano Ltd.  Over the decades sets have included working trucks, cranes, gearboxes and even clocks. Newry and Mourne Museum Collection
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Newry Museum's Toy Collection

23 Dec 2020
It’s that magical time of year again when the children throughout district start to get…
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Killeavy Churches with the older west church on left and the east church on right. Newry and Mourne Museum
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History of Killeavy Churches

19 Oct 2020
As Christianity spread throughout Ireland in the decades after the mission of St. Patrick…
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