Thursday, May 21, 2009 21:12
The photo below was unearthed from family archives. Joe Larkin (top right) was a great grandfather of my wife. We think they all worked in the Distillery in Dominic Street.
Saturday, December 6, 2008 10:46
Into Newry Town at eventide Amid its green hills steep We bore him back to his cherished home Wrapt in his last long sleep
Saturday, September 30, 2006 11:24
The Newry Ship Canal was built in the mid-nineteenth century by ‘Thomas Orme and Christopher Myers, Engineers respectively of the lower Lagan and upper Coalisland Canals‘.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 13:01
This historic building, on the way into Bessbrook was recently demolished. There are very few remaining anywhere in the district. They were located close to rivers where water could be diverted and utilised as a source of power.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005 18:58
Small farms continue to predominate in the Ring of Gullion, though fewer than before of those who occupy them any longer practise agriculture as their first occupation. Still their use, or former use, has shaped the landscape.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:14
The centre of the S Armagh village of Keady is dominated by a granite and freestone monument, executed in 1871, to the industrialist and politician William Kirk, to whom the village owes its early prosperity – if not indeed its very existence.
Saturday, July 9, 2005 12:29
Newtownhamilton, says an old copy of the Armagh County Guide, is named after its founder who in 1770 established a settlement here in the Fews Mountains, following two previous unsuccessful attempts in the neighbourhood. The COI Primate of adjacent Armagh
Thursday, March 10, 2005 12:58
The Butter and Egg Market was erected in 1874 in Market Street, at the foot of High Street. I shall have to make a return visit to my friend, Ben Hughes who still resides in the locality, to revive my memories of those few details of it that he shared last time with me.
Monday, January 10, 2005 0:00
The White Linen Hall in Newry was built about 1783 to promote the direct export from Counties Down and Armagh of linen products manufactured there and to bypass the services of dealers in Dublin. The spinning-wheel motif and the crowned harp on the piers of the gate date from this period. The crowned harp symbolises the involvement of the state [...]