1800-1900

John McCullagh January 23, 2004

Writing c.1840 as the incumbent of the Parish of Creggan (Protestant), the Rev Simon Nelson gives a remarkable insight into the ‘customs, manners, popular superstitions and amusements of the inhabitants’. 

John McCullagh January 14, 2004

Mary Feeney, one of eleven children born in Newry to Sarah and James Feeney, recounts anecdotes told to her by her mother about life in Newry close to the end of the nineteenth century. ‘My granny and grandfather moved to Newry from Belfast, where they lived above Hennessey’s Butchers in Bridge End Street. They had […]

John McCullagh January 6, 2004

There was one recorded incident of the Fenian Rising in the Newtownhamilton area of South Armagh.  This concerned a meeting held in a public house on Newry Street in 1867.  The Fenian leader John Turley of Drumnahuncheon was there to administer the oath.  It was appropriately a fair day.