Isaac Corry was just 21 when he was first elected to the Dublin Parliament representing Newry. His failed opponent challenged the result and fought a duel with Corry where the former was slightly wounded.
In later years Corry duelled also with Henry Grattan. Puerile as this assumed manner of resolving political disputes appears to us, it was not then uncommon. Newry’s second M.P. of the time was Robert Ross, a prot