A Visitors Guide to Newry, Mourne and Gullion
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The visitor is spoiled for choice of pubs in all the towns and villages around Newry. Many provide live entertainment. Just a few are noted for the quality of traditional music to be sampled there. In the town of Newry, Nan Rices on Francis Street is recommended.The Town Bar, Hill Street, Newry
On Thursday nights, a session can be had in the Railway Bar in Monaghan Street. Just outside the town, the Cove Bar on the Hilltown Road has its traditional music evening on Tuesdays. Also on Tuesday nights an excellent traditional session is on offer in Forkhill. Nearby in the Stray Leaf in Mullaghbawn, good traditional music is offered every Saturday night. To sample some traditional music you should search for MP3's by traditional artists such as The Chieftains, Aslan or Planxty.
  • The Brass Monkey, Trevor Hill (028) 3026 3176
  • O'Dowds, Francis Street
  • The Canal Court Hotel, Merchants Quay (028) 3025 1234
  • The Relic Nightclub, Francis Street
  • Squires, O'Hagan Street (028) 3026 5655
  • The Town Bar, Hill Street
  • The Bridge Bar, Lower North Street (028) 3026 2240
  • Bennetts, 21 Church Street (016937)52314
  • Shenanigans, 3 Marine Parade (016937)53743
  • Cartwheel, The Square (01693)861285
  • The Village Inn, Main Street (01693)838537
festivals and events
  • St Patrick's Day Celebrations Newry Town Centre - March 17th
  • Newry Drama Festival Newry Town Hall - March
  • Newry Feis Newry Town Hall - April
  • Newry Agricultural Show Derrymore, Bessbrook- May/June
  • Ulster Coarse Fishing Championship Newry Canal May
  • Newry & Mourne Arts Festival - October
South Armagh
  • Camlough Festival - August
  • Crossmaglen Drama Festival - March/April
  • Lislea Drama Festival - April
  • South Armagh Festival and Folklore Week - June/July
  • Newtownhamilton Hiring Fair Summer
  • Slieve Gullion Singing Festival and Irish School - October/November
South Down
  • Kingdom of Mourne Festival July
  • Warrenpoint Gala Week August
  • Booley FairHilltown July
  • Kilbroney Vintage Car Rally Rostrevor June
  • Fiddler's Green Festival Rostrevor August
  • Keenans Restaurant , Francis Street
  • Rose Garden Chinese Restaurant, Sugar Island
  • The Blue Print Pizza Co, Cornmarket
  • The Forest Lodge Slieve Gullion Courtyard, Dromintee Rd Click here for the Slieve Gullion Courtyard website
  • The Whistledown Inn (028) 4175 4174Click here for the Whistledown website
  • Fitzpatricks 
  • Jordans Townhouse Newry St, Carlingford 042 9373827
  • Omniplex Cinema, The Quays (028) 3025 1122
Further details can be obtained by asking for the leaflet 'Entertainment - Newry First' from the Tourist Office, Town Hall, Newry BT35 6HR Tel: (028) 3026 8877


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