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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
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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
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My Irish Trails by Anita Hoppe
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
16Oct
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
17Oct
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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
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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
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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
71741257_2426054971000081_7607360874856054784_n.jpg06:00PM - 07:00PM]
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
61362500_10219347935998809_2128549336215191552_n.jpg07:30PM - 10:30PM]
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Newry Town Hall
17Oct
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tenx9 Newry
The Phoenix
18Oct
Anita Hoppe Exhib 2.jpg09:30AM - 05:30PM]
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
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
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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
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Cantare with Cloughmore Mens Voice Choir
Newry Town Hall
07Nov
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The Elvis Spectacular Show
Newry Town Hall

Cycle to Poyntzpass for Dinner

On a warm summers evening what better thing to do than turn off Boris TV, dust down the bicycles and take to the towpath en route to spend the Christmas meal voucher (Thanks Brian and Anne)

It was incredible how many were out this evening cycling, walking, jogging or just chatting. Anyone used to sitting in watching the TV would be amazed indeed at the numbers of seemingly sane people out in the fresh air.

Swanning about on Newry Canal. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Swanning about on Newry Canal. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

A short spin down past WIN Industrial Estate in Newry and you're on to the towpath running along Newry Canal. It's tarred all the way to Portadown (or so I'm told) and as you'd expect of a path along a canal it's completely flat.

Even though the road to Poyntzpass goes up and down some quite serious hills, surprise surprise there is a flat alternative!

Poyntzpass or bust. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Poyntzpass or bust. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

En route it's not long before you get caught up with the natural world around you. Two swans looking after what looks like three cygnets on the banks of Newry Canal after Jerrettspass, sets the tone.

The 9 short miles to Poyntzpass takes you through some beautiful scenery around Dromantine and Goraghwood.

Fifty five minutes later at a relaxed pace our two wheels have taken us to Poyntzpass and Rices Hotel for a bite to eat and a wee small glass of wine.

A bit of chat, delicious Vegetable Pakora and Goats Cheese Tart later and we are making our way merrily back to Newry.

Looks like Rein Dear! A Deer takes a stroll through the barley near Dromantine. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Looks like Rein Dear! A Deer takes a stroll through the barley near Dromantine. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

Was that really a Deer we saw in a Barley field on the way home or was it the wine talking? You see the strangest things when out of an evening!

The homeward jaunt took an hour and ten minutes, fifteen minutes longer than the outward one. Leaving home just before six and getting back just before ten makes you realise just how lucky we are that we live somewhere with so many options to pass the time.

If you were bound for Newry on the Enterprise train and you saw two dapper cyclists waving at you,  yes that was us. 

Newry Canal towpath really is suitable for anyone whatever your age. Next time maybe a wee bite in Portadown perhaps ...

Top tips

Keep the canal to the left on the way home

Try to keep some space for desert at Rices

Good things come to those who ... leave some space for desert!
Good things come to those who ... leave some space for desert!
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