Newry and Mourne


Newry and Mourne

District (pop., 2001: 87,058), southeastern Northern Ireland. Bordered by the Irish Sea and the republic of Ireland, it is divided in two by the Newry Canal, the first major canal in the British Isles, built 1730–41. Limestone and granite are quarried in the Mourne Mountains. The administrative seat is at Newry.

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