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Warrenpoint, County Down

Church Street, Warrenpoint, NEWRY, County Down, BT34 3HN
Aerial shot of Narrow Water Keep and Warrenpoint Town

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Warrenpoint sits at the southern approach to the Mournes and at the point where the Clanrye River and Newry Canal open into Carlingford Lough. There was no town of Warrenpoint up until the beginning of the 19th century. The town was planned and built on a grid system by the landlords in Narrow Water. The square is one of the largest in Ireland and saw many ‘fair days’ up until the late 1950s. The town came to prominence in the early 19th century, first as an outport for Newry, developing a thriving timber trade with North America and Canada. By the mid 1800s Warrenpoint had grown to the 5th largest port in Ireland, in terms of imports and exports, including people. A plaque stands at the corner of the town dock to commemorate the thousands of emigrants who passed through the town in search of a better life.

All year round Warrenpoint offers well known nightclubs and restaurants providing excellent entertainment and a variety of foods to suit every taste and pocket. During the summer months an open-air amusement park is on offer in the main square or you can take a stroll down along the beach and seafront.

Just outside Warrenpoint is Narrow Water Castle, an excellent example of a tower-house and bawn built about 1568 at the strategic point where the Newry or Clanrye River meets Carlingford Lough.  

Warrenpoint Park close to the centre of the town has a magnificent array of flowers and shrubs and the fine Edwardian bandstand is the focus for popular summer band concerts. Facilities include tennis courts and a children's play area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Children & Infants

  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Children's play area

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation nearby
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Outdoor activities

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Coastal
  • Seafront

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What's Nearby

  1. Warrenpoint Beach is located alongside the Mourne Mountains on the shores of Carlingford…

    0.22 miles away
  2. Our play farm offers a huge indoor soft play area with four dragon slides and a massive…

    0.93 miles away
  3. Excellent example of a tower-house and bawn built about 1568 at a point where the Newry…

    1.31 miles away
  1. Kilbroney Park features riverside walks and an arboretum. There is a two-mile forest…

    2.51 miles away
  2. This beautiful area has superb views and good walking routes over Carlingford Lough.…

    2.64 miles away
  3. Known locally as the ‘King’s Ring’, this court tomb has a prominent position in the…

    2.86 miles away
  4. 'Cill Bhronaigh', or Bronagh’s Church (12th century), is located in the graveyard just…

    2.88 miles away
  5. Kilnassagart Inscribed Stone, in the south of County Armagh, is regarded as being one of…

    5.47 miles away
  6. "Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea" (Percy French)

    The popular song…

    5.59 miles away
  7. South of the County Armagh village of Jonesborough lie the ruins of Moyry Castle, built…

    5.76 miles away
  8. Leisleitrim Fort is a fine example of a multivallate rath ( a rath with several banks and…

    6.01 miles away
  9. This monument is an extremely well preserved Neolithic burial site with three chambers. …

    6.01 miles away
  10. Dating from the Iron Age period around 10 BC, the enclosure comprises two roughly…

    6.01 miles away
  11. Corliss Fort is one of the best-preserved bivallate raths in County Armagh.

    6.01 miles away
  12. Bagenal’s Castle located in historic Newry is a 16th century fortified house and…

    6.02 miles away
  13. This is undoubtedly the most commanding building in Newry and is arguably the most…

    6.16 miles away
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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Newry train and bus stations are within easy reach of Warrenpoint. And the bus stations in Downpatrick and Newcastle all with direct routes from the Europa Bus Station in Belfast, making travelling in and around here all that easier.

If you’re travelling from Dublin it couldn’t be easier too with regular train and bus routes operating daily to Newry city and then take a connection to Warrenpoint.  

For more information on Translink timetables and fares please visit www.translink.co.uk or call the Contact Centre on (028) 90 66 66 30.

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