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The Ulster Aviation Society Exploration History 

The Ulster Aviation Society

THE ULSTER AVIATION SOCIETY The Ulster Aviation Society was founded in 1968 and sits on the former WWII Long Kesh airfield site with it’s close neighbor The former Long Kesh/Maze Prison. The Aviation society house many rare air craft including a Phantom Jet but let’s not forget it’s also home to Wessex and Puma Helicopters that seen service operating from RAF Aldergrove to Bessbrook Barracks. Visits can be made by appointment and I highly recommended it for a family day out.

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The Church of St James Cooley History 

The Church of St James Cooley

THE CHURCH OF ST JAMES, COOLEY Today on my travels around Co Louth I stopped of at the very beautiful and Historic Church of St James, Grange. The Church was built in 1762 but it is believed that the site was previously occupied by a Cistercian monastery. The Cistercian Monks settled in Newry around 1144. It is very possible that people have been gathering there to worship for over 800 years.

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