Newry and Mourne

New·ry and Mourne

geographical name \ˈnü-rē, ˈnyü-…ˈmrn\

Definition of NEWRY AND MOURNE

district S Northern Ireland area 345 square miles (894 square kilometers), pop 82,288

Newry and Mourne

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

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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