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  1. The Abbey
    Founded in 1153, possibly on the site of an earlier Benedictine monastery, the Cistercian abbey at Newry had come under the patronage of Muirtchertach McLochlainn, king of Cenél Eógain and high-king of Ireland by 1157.
  2. Sir Nicholas Bagenal
    Nicholas Bagenal was born into a wealthy merchant and politically active family in Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.
  3. Bagenal’s Castle
    Bagenal’s Castle is an early example of a fortified house, a type of residential building favoured by the gentry in Ireland and Scotland in the late 16th and early 17th centuries
  4. McCann’s Bakery
    McCann’s Bakery, also known as the Victoria Bakery, was established in Newry in 1837.
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