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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
14Oct
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
14Oct
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A Century of Football in Newry - Old Newry Society
Newry City AFC
14Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
14Oct
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
14Oct
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A Century of Football in Newry - Old Newry Society
Newry City AFC
15Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
15Oct
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Alternative Careers Awareness Event
Canal Court Hotel
15Oct
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Annual Baby Remembrance Service
Paupers Graveyard
15Oct
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
16Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
16Oct
61362500_10219347935998809_2128549336215191552_n.jpg07:30PM - 10:30PM]
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
17Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
17Oct
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
17Oct
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tenx9 Newry
The Phoenix
18Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
18Oct
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
18Oct
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White Collar Boxing
Canal Court Hotel
18Oct
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An Evening of Americana Songs and Stories
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
19Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
21Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
14Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
14Oct
61362500_10219347935998809_2128549336215191552_n.jpg07:30PM - 10:30PM]
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
14Oct
2011-0043-03.jpg07:30PM - 10:00PM]
A Century of Football in Newry - Old Newry Society
Newry City AFC
15Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
15Oct
careers-event2019.jpg10:00AM - 02:00PM]
Alternative Careers Awareness Event
Canal Court Hotel
15Oct
71741257_2426054971000081_7607360874856054784_n.jpg06:00PM - 07:00PM]
Annual Baby Remembrance Service
Paupers Graveyard
15Oct
61362500_10219347935998809_2128549336215191552_n.jpg07:30PM - 10:30PM]
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
16Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
16Oct
61362500_10219347935998809_2128549336215191552_n.jpg07:30PM - 10:30PM]
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
17Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
17Oct
61362500_10219347935998809_2128549336215191552_n.jpg07:30PM - 10:30PM]
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
17Oct
tenx9 poster face.jpg07:30PM - 10:30PM]
tenx9 Newry
The Phoenix
18Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
18Oct
61362500_10219347935998809_2128549336215191552_n.jpg07:30PM - 10:30PM]
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
18Oct
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White Collar Boxing
Canal Court Hotel
18Oct
EmmaStevens15-3000x2000.jpg08:00PM - 11:00PM]
An Evening of Americana Songs and Stories
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
19Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
21Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
22Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
23Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
24Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
24Oct
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Meet the Author - Máire Dinny
Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail
24Oct
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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
25Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
25Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
25Oct
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One World with the Henry Girls
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
26Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
26Oct
11:00AM - 03:00PM]
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auctioneers
26Oct
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Pink and Blue
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
26Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
27Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
27Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
28Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
28Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
29Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
29Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
30Oct
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
30Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
31Oct
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Forest of Fear - Halloween Adventure
Carlingford Adventure Centre
01Nov
08:00PM - 11:00PM]
Cantare with Cloughmore Mens Voice Choir
Newry Town Hall
07Nov
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The Elvis Spectacular Show
Newry Town Hall

OPINION

A video that shows a mock up of the route of the proposed Newry Southern Relief Road has appeared on YouTube.

The video entitled "Newry Southern Relief Road - Drive Through 2019" was uploaded 1 July and clearly shows a Newry City cut off from the rest of the world for shipping traffic, with a fixed bridge that spans over Newry Ship Canal as well as the Clanrye River.

A screenshot from the video
A screenshot from the video

If the video does indeed represent the 'preferred' plan for the scheme, the beautiful sight of  tall ship visits to the city and moored at The Quays Shopping Centre will become another thing of nostalgia that you can tell your children about.

Newry people cannot allow this to happen.

For too many years the history and architecture of the city we call home has been destroyed little by little and for what gain? The heart of Newry was ripped out in the 1960's to bypass the centre of Newry and now  it's rich maritime heritage is just waiting in the wings to be snatched from our grasp.

It takes a brave person to say that the Southern Relief Road is not needed but realistically we would suggest any potential gain in reduced traffic in Newry City centre will last for a few years at most ... and then what!

A screenshot showing a bridge over the Clanrye River and Newry Ship Canal.
A screenshot showing a bridge over the Clanrye River and Newry Ship Canal.

A short term gain for the permanent pain of the life being ripped out of Newry once again. A tourism gem snuffed out before it even got ignited properly. How convenient that we wouldn't have to market Newry City as a tourist destination. Move along - There is nothing to see!

Are we the only ones that can see the incredible potential that Newry could and absolutely should have? We won't realise that potential though if we engage in institutional vandalism of the highest order.

Newry's a perfect stop of point for people who want to visit the Mourne's, Carlingford Lough and Cooley, the Ring of Gullion during the day and then chill out with some great food and a few beverages,  not forgetting tasting some of the Newry Whiskey that's on the way.

Last night there were two bus loads of Japanese tourists staying in the Canal Court. This would just be the tip of the iceberg if those in power could find a way to use our natural facilities to their max.

Why are we waiting so long for movement with the already agreed park at the Albert Basin and where are all the statements from local politicians about what they are going to do to keep our unique Newry Ship Canal waterway open. From where we are sitting that's a lot more important than a road that will ultimately contribute to even more traffic and most likely not reduce the traffic in Newry in the long term.

If the road is being built a lifting bridge over the canal is the only option. Newry people deserve nothing less.

Check out the video at www.youtube.com

OPINION

 

 

 

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