Shop 'til you drop
If there’s one thing that Newry city can do like nowhere else, it’s shopping. Shopping malls such as The Quays and The Buttercrane house all the major stores and eateries you could wish for. But a jaunt out from the centres into the smaller shops comes with its own rewards, too, with niche retailers offering something unique.
At Jack Murphy Jewellers, Gemma Murphy says the key to Newry’s success is its reputation for traditional family-run businesses. “Newry is known for the quality of its customer service,” she notes. “And that spreads through word-of-mouth all over Ireland and much further afield.”
When you’re all shopped out, Newry is the perfect base to explore some of Northern Ireland’s most iconic sites, such as the Mourne Mountains and the Gullion Way, the magnificent city of Belfast and tranquil Carlingford Lough. And just out from the city, the peace and serenity of Rostrevor Forest Walk is a refreshing change of scenery to the fast-paced thrum of Newry.
Shopping AND serenity? Newry, we salute you.