Newry and Warrenpoint Railway Exhibition Opens at Newry and Mourne Museum
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Mark Murnin officially opened a new temporary exhibition, ‘An Excursion into the History of the Newry and Warrenpoint Railway’ at Newry and Mourne Museum on 20 September 2018.
As well as charting the history of the railway line, there will be a range of objects, documents and photographs on display, all of which have been donated by brothers, Andrew and Barrie Domleo. Many of the items were collected around the time of the closure of the line in 1965 by the brothers who regularly visited their grandparents in Warrenpoint from England.
Councillor Mark Murnin said, “On behalf of the Museum, I would like to thank Barrie and Andrew for donating their fascinating collection to Newry and Mourne Museum and for making such an important contribution to the preservation of the railway heritage of the local area. This exhibition will undoubtedly be very popular with a lot of people.”
Curator of Newry and Mourne Museum, Noreen Cunningham said, “The Museum is delighted to receive this wonderful collection of artefacts from a railway which played a significant part in the working lives and leisure time of so many people. These artefacts will stimulate memories for older people and bring the railway to life for younger people.”
The new exhibition is now open to the public. For further information, please telephone
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