Old Newry Society: 'The Dominicans in Newry'

On Tuesday 20 February at 7:30pm in Ballybot House, Corn Market Anthony Russell and Gerry Doherty will present, The Newry Dominicans in Words, Images and Music.
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Anthony and Gerry will explore the history of the Dominicans in Newry, from their arrival in March 1871 to their 150th anniversary in 2021.

During the evening the audience will hear how the Dominicans, having lived in Hyde Market and at the Old Chapel, rejected the more affluent Downshire Road to be with the poor of industrial Ballybot; how St Catherine’s is built in a quarry; how the Dominican is linked to Newry’s dockers, the 1916 Rising and the late Princess Margaret; how the Dominicans brought comfort to the hurt and bereaved and how midnight mass on Christmas Eve was a cold experience for late drinkers from Felix Larkin’s pub.

Anthony will ask where is the Dominican dog? Gerry will play music associated with the venerable old granite walls. Entrance: £8 Students £4.

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