Newry and Mourne Museum will host our rescheduled informal talk about Canal Street in Newry to complement its temporary exhibition, ‘Newry Artists Past and Present’, which is currently running until April 2024.

Newry locals, Céline Traynor and Bronagh McAtasney, who both grew up on Canal Street, will lead this conversational style event, ‘Remembering Our Canal Street’, reminiscing about their time growing up there as teenagers.

The event will take place on Saturday 16 March at 2pm and will provide a personal and social aspect of growing up and being young in a thriving, eclectic, important street in Newry in the latter part of the last century.

Jewellery artist, Céline, whose jewellery can be seen in the exhibition, will speak about how the area inspired her pieces and will touch on the techniques used.

Bronagh will talk about the people, the businesses, happenings and memories from her diary from that time and place and audience participation with their own memories is very welcome.

The exhibition, ‘Newry Artists Past and Present’, celebrates the works of talented artists who hail from Newry or who have found inspiration in the local area.

This exhibition features a collection of fine and applied art, including sculptures, dating from the late 19th century up until the present, and offers a unique opportunity to explore artworks from the Museum collection that are not typically on display.

To come and hear their story admission costs only £2.50 per person.