c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-13–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-12–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-11–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-10–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-9–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-8–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-7–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-6–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-5–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-4–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-3–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-2–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-1–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-0–>p class=”MsoNormal” style=”MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt”>SIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN HISTORY OF NEWRY
1819 St Mary’s Parish Church (COI) opened.
1823 Gas lighting comes to town: to Ballybot in 1834.
1825 Foundation stone laid of Catholic cathedral.
1828 Cathedral opened.
In Parliament, Counsellor O’Hanlon’s son Hugh sponsored a bill for "the better lighting, watching, cleansing and paving of the town of Newry" which became the model for all of Britain and Ireland.
1829 Newry Fever Hospital opened (sited where Intertrade is today, onKilmorey Street
Catholic Emancipation Act passed at Westminster
Control of Canal goes to Newry Navigation Company.
1830 Order of Poor Clares opens a convent in Newry.
1831 Patrick Jennings of Newry becomes P.M. of Victoria
1833 Cholera in Newry: 271 people affected; 127 die
Charles Russell (Lord Killowen) born inDominic St
1835 Bank of Ireland, Trevor Hill was built. Still worth seeing.
1838 Newry General Hospital on Rathfriland Hill opened.
Daniel O’Connell visits Newry.
1841 Newry Workhouse opened.
1842 Celebrated novelist and traveller William Thackeray visited and praised Newry in print.
1843 Courthouse at Trevor Hill built.
1846 Old bridge at Ballybot (the bridge of Newry) replaced by granite structure.
1847 Poor Law duty (to make ratepayers responsible for local poor – i.e. Workhouse inmates) established.
1849 Newry-Warrenpoint railway opened.
1845-9 Great Famine decimated Ireland‘s population. Workhouse full beyond capacity (1000).
Great hunger, disease and loss of life throughout wider district and rest of Ireland.
Accelerated emigration from Newry and Warrenpoint ports.
1851 Christian Brothers came to Newry
1854 Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act in force
1855 Kerrs Mill / Sands’ Clanrye Mills erected
1865 Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act applied to Newry
Newry-Greenore railway link opened
Christian Brothers’ Carstands School opened
1870 Dominican Fathers come to Newry
1871 Newry Water Act for improvement of town’s supply
Newry’s population reaches 14,158
1875 John Mitchel (and John Martin) dies.