Newry and Mourne Museum Says Thanks for the Memories
Newry and Mourne Museum has welcomed the donation of a film archive depicting the life of the city in bygone days.
The donation, by Michael Mallon, was received by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey who accepted the archive on behalf of the Museum, on Saturday 28 September.
Councillor Casey said, “I am very pleased to accept this film archive on DVD for the Museum. Not only will it add to the Museum’s collection, it brings the past to life. It is wonderful to see Newry as it once was—buildings, streets, markets and even the old ships in the Albert Basin. Through these evocative images we get a glimpse of Newry’s rich history from the start of the 20th century right down to the present day.
“I would especially wish to thank Michael Mallon who has generously donated this to the Museum, I know that it will provide much interest to locals and visitors alike.”
Following the presentation there was a viewing of the DVD by a large audience many of whom said that the film sparked plenty of memories, which in turn led to much reminiscing.
Newry and Mourne Museum Curator, Noreen Cunningham said, “This film will make a wonderful addition to the Museum’s collection and I know that it will be viewed with interest by all who come to our Museum.”
Anyone wishing to hear more about the history of the Newry area can take a free tour of the Museum every Sunday, or just drop into the museum where admission is free of charge.
For further information, please telephone 028 3031 3182/3178.Back