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Newry is a city in County Down, Northern Ireland, on the border with County Armagh. It is about halfway between Belfast and Dublin. It has a population of about 30,000 and was founded in 1144 alongside a Cistercian monastery. It grew as a market town and a garrison and became a port in 1742 when it was linked to Lough Neagh by the first canal in Ireland. It became a city in 2003.

Notable buildings in the city include Newry Catholic Cathedral and Newry Town Hall. The city also boasts a museum and an arts centre.

The area has a majority nationalist population leading to a council dominated by SDLP and Sinn Féin, but there are some Ulster Unionist and DUP councillors.