Rinn Mhic Giolla Rua - McElroy's Point shortened to An Pointe — The Point
As late as 1780 Warrenpoint consisted of only 2 houses and a few huts used by the occasional fisherman during the oyster season. By the mid 1800's the Victorians passion for coastal holidays had made Warrenpoint a fashionable seaside retreat. The town was planned and built on a grid system with the square as it's central feature. The towns commercial harbour came to prominence in the early 19th century as an out port for Newry and a plaque stands at the corner of the town dock to commemorate the thousands of emigrants who passed through the port in search of a new beginning.
This is a busy and prosperous resort town and is a popular mecca for entertainment, good food and festivals. The beautiful Municipal Park and promenade provide a relaxing ambience and the surrounding area has many places worth exploring.
Journey through the Mountains of Mourne to discover the 'giant' building and engineering feats undertaken by local men in the early 20th century to build the Mourne Wall and Silent Valley Reservoir
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