Hi, I'm John and I live in Newry, Ireland, in Irish Iúr Cinn Trá meaning "The Yew Tree at the Head of the Strand". The Newry area has a history of continuous settlement dating back to 4000BC.
The Town of Newry first started as a small settlement in the year 1144 around the Cistercian monastery which was founded by Maurice MacLoughlin, High King of Ireland. The market town built a port in the year 1742 and had the first canal in the British isles. It has a unique town hall built over the Clanyre River This is because one half is on the the County Down side and the other on the County Armagh side of the river.
Newry was made a city in 2002