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FLASHBACKS OF FISHER’S COAL YARD NEWRY / NEWRYMALOST.COM History 

FLASHBACKS OF FISHER’S COAL YARD NEWRY / NEWRYMALOST.COM

Have a look back at Fisher’s coal yard circa 1980’s  Joseph Fisher established a coal importing business on the opposite side of the basin in 1852 purchasing his first vessel, the elderly brigantine “Brothers” in 1867. From a few small schooners and brigantines the fleet expanded into one of the best-known steam collier fleets operating in Great Britain and Ireland. These little steamers or “coasters” could be found sailing throughout Britain, Ireland and the continent. Initially called after town lands, Newry ships were later identifiable by the fact that they…

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A WHILE AGO IN WARRENPOINT PORT / NEWRYMANLOST.COM History 

A WHILE AGO IN WARRENPOINT PORT / NEWRYMANLOST.COM

The Warrenpoint Port images contained in this gallery came from an undeveloped roll of film found in the back of a filing cabinet drawer In Fishers coal yard Newry. The film was discovered while  clearing out Fishers offices after shutting its doors for the last time. The original Port of Warrenpoint, consisting of a wet dock and piers, was constructed in the late 1770′s by Roger Hall, Robert Ross and Isaac Corry with the assistance of £500 of public funds. In 1919 the heirs of Roger Hall sold the Port…

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THE ASGARD / NEWRYMANLOST.COM History 

THE ASGARD / NEWRYMANLOST.COM

  Shortly before noon on a hot, blue-skied Sunday morning in July 1914, a white sail floated out from behind Lambay Island and began to nonchalantly make its way towards the small port of Howth, writes historian Turtle Bunbury. Asgard was on the home straight from one of the most daring gunrunning missions in modern history. At the helm was Erskine Childers, the best-selling spy novelist of the day. Over the previous three weeks, he had skippered the two-masted yacht out to meet a German tugboat in the North Sea…

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COLLINS BARRACKS DUBLIN / NEWRYMANLOST.COM History 

COLLINS BARRACKS DUBLIN / NEWRYMANLOST.COM

  Earlier today I paid a visit to the historic Collins Barracks In Dublin which is now home to the Decorative Arts & History department of the National Museums of Ireland. It’s a location as steeped in culture as it is in beauty and a highly recommended stop the next time you are in Dublin’s Fair City. In 1697 the Irish Parliament voted to develop a network of barracks connecting the 6 main Irish Garrisons. This network of barracks was very different to the way British troops were housed in…

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KILWIRRA CHURCH RUINS Co. LOUTH / NEWRYMANLOST.COM History 

KILWIRRA CHURCH RUINS Co. LOUTH / NEWRYMANLOST.COM

KILWIRRA CHURCH Co. LOUTH We paid a visit to the ruins of the beautiful Kilwirra Church tonight to get some after dark photographs and we even had the pleasure of a visit from the Garda Síochána to keep us company after a report of strange light activity from a concerned resident. The officer’s mind was set at ease when he discovered that there wasn’t a UFO in sight but only a couple of freezing photographers making their way home. St Mary’s Church at Templetown is situated on a small knoll…

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VICTORIA’S VIEW AT THE MOUTH OF NEWRY SHIPPING CANAL / NEWRY MAN LOST History 

VICTORIA’S VIEW AT THE MOUTH OF NEWRY SHIPPING CANAL / NEWRY MAN LOST

The Victoria Lock Gates were named after Queen Victoria due to her fondness of the area which she regularly frequented with her husband Prince Albert during her reign as Queen of England.  Newry Shipping Canal was built to link the Tyrone coalfields from Lough Neigh down the River Bann to the the Irish sea at Carlingford lough. It was the first summit level to be built in Ireland or Great Britain, and pre-dated the more famous Bridgewater by nearly thirty years and Sankey Brook by fifteen years. It was authorised by the Commissioners…

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LOOKING BACK AT 1950’s BANGOR Co DOWN / NEWRY MAN LOST History 

LOOKING BACK AT 1950’s BANGOR Co DOWN / NEWRY MAN LOST

Take a step back in time at the seaside resort of Bangor Co Down nestled on the south shores of Belfast Lough. All images were shot in Bangor Co Down in the early 1950’s. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]It’s not often you receive phone call that takes your breath away but it certainly happen me during the week. I received a random phone call from a lady from Dublin explaining that her Great Uncle had passed away recently and they were starting to clear up his estate. Jane went on…

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OLD NEWRY TOWN / NEWRY MAN LOST History Newry Photography 

OLD NEWRY TOWN / NEWRY MAN LOST

It’s not often you receive phone call that takes your breath away but it certainly happen me during the week. I received a random phone call from a lady from Dublin explaining that her Great Uncle had passed away recently and they were starting to clear up his estate. Jane went on to explain that her uncle Charles was an armature photographer in his youth and loved nothing more than travelling North and capturing all the beautiful cities and towns on his way. It was the next part that blew…

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THE HOUSE OF MURPHY / NEWRY MAN LOST Exploration History 

THE HOUSE OF MURPHY / NEWRY MAN LOST

I stumbled upon Mr Murphy’s house while on my travels deep in the Irish Midlands. A sad tale would unfold as I opened the door to what would be an encapsulated sanctuary of a solidarity and private man. He was a collector and some might say a hoarder as you will see from some of the images below which made it more of an interesting find. What you will also see from the images is that Mr Murphy passed away suddenly even leaving his dish cloths hanging to dry by…

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THE TAIN HOLIDAY VILLAGE NOW & THEN / NEWRY MAN LOST Exploration History 

THE TAIN HOLIDAY VILLAGE NOW & THEN / NEWRY MAN LOST

THE TAIN HOLIDAY VILLAGE OMEATH Then and Now! Once a thriving holiday destination for many of us in our younger days has sadly been in rapid decline in recent years. It fills me with great sadness the cruelty I have witnessed over the past few years down at the Tain Village, peoples blatant disregard for the building and the history trapped within its walls. It has been the subject of trespassing and hundreds of acts of vandalism and not to mention the arson attacks. A special thanks to the team…

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