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Bradshaw’s Guide

Drogheda to Dundalk and Newry

Dunleer: here fairs are held monthly.

Castlebellingham has ruins of the old castle of the Bellinghams, destroyed at the battle of the Boyne, and Castlebellingham House, Sir A. E. Bellingham, Bart. Fairs, Easter Tuesday, and October 10th.

County Louth : Dundalk

A borough and seaport town in the county of Louth, returning one member. It is situated on the banks of a river of the same name, at the mouth of the Irish channel.

Bessbrook, the station for

County Armagh : Newry

This town has a population of about 26,000, who return one member, and are employed in the iron and brass foundries, tanneries, linen, and glass manufactures.

Goragh Wood.

The junction of a line to the left via Loughgilly, Market Hill, and Hamilton’s Baun, a fort about 60 feet square, the scene of many cruelties in the massacre of 1641, and on which Swift wrote some lines, to

County Armagh : Armagh

This is the seat of the primacy of Ireland and a city, returning one member. It is well seated on Druira Sailech near the Callan, and originated, it is said, in a church and college founded by St. Patrick, in 435, which became a celebrated school of learning.

Dublin and Belfast Junction Main Line continued

Poyntzpass, so called from Sir T. Poyntz having forced his band through the Pass, has ruins of a castle which commands its entrance. Fairs are held here 1st Saturday in every month. Acton church: close at hand are Acton House, R. Dobbs, Esq.; Acton Lodge, P. Quinn, Esq. (the descendant of Sir T. Poyntz); Drumbanagher Castle, Colonel Close.

Scarva, the junction of the Banbridge line which here turns off to the right.

Banbridge Branch

It passes the station of Lawrencetown to

Banbridge, an important market town on the river Bann; a good deal of linen is here manufactured, and webbing. We then pass on via Mullaternaghan, Dromore, and Hillsborough, to Lisburn.

Tanderagee, which has Tonderagee Castle, built on the site of O’Hanteris Castle, the Duke of Manchester. Markets on Wednesday, and Fairs 1st Wednesday in every month, July 5th, and November 5th.

County Armagh : Portadown

This town has a population of about 2,560, engaged in the linen trade.

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