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When Newry Was Buzzing With Host Of (New) Industries
THE REGENERATION of the former Drumalane Mill, which closed in 1961, is a reminder of a traumatic period in the industrial history of the Newry region, when plants came and went with depressing rapidity. However, Bessbrook, Damolly and Drumalane Mills gave employment to about 2,500 workers, over many years.....READ>>

"Box Factory," Road And Port Key To Prosperity
KEY to Warrenpoint’s prosperity have been Reeds factory, - now SGA Packaging, - the dual carriageway and new harbour, developed in the 60s. So stated the `Point’s best-known resident, Jim McCart, whose long-time seat on Newry and Mourne district council has been the focus of a controversial bye-election.....READ>>

Most Progressive Factory Catered Mainly For Women
MOST progressive industry in the Newry region, over the past 50 years, must have been Starks’ factory at Cornmarket, now Ballybot House.....READ>>

Co-operation Was Key To Progress And Acheivement
WHEN John Hume was invited to officially launch the major expansion of the W.I.N. Business Park in Newry in 2004, the wheel turned full cycle. For the Nobel Peace Prize-winner had been present at the very first meeting of Newry Credit Union, from which emerged the Newry Co-Operative Society, founders of the W.I.N. project, in 1974.....READ>>

Fascinating Personalities In Local Newspaper World
NO history of the media in the Newry region has been researched over the past two centuries. And certainly it would make a fascinating thesis for any student, aiming for a Master of Arts degree.....READ>>

Railways Boosted Progress, Sport, Holidays And Romance
“NOSTALGIA plays a big part in contemporary life. As our environment has been subjected to ever more rapid change, our desire to remember the past grows stronger. Railways have occupied a very special place in that phenomenon.....”READ>>

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