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Art Class


Join guest artist Orla Barry for a follow on workshop designed for those who attended our previous ‘Explore Drawing for Beginners’ art classes last year.

This two-hour workshop aims to expand students’ knowledge of drawing. Using pencil, ink, charcoal and graphite students will observe and draw a variety of still life objects.

In this session, we will further develop the techniques of sketching, measuring and shading along with perspective and mark making.

Numbers are limited to 10 people and pre booking of places is advisable. Suitable for ages 16 plus.

Date: 26 January
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Admission: £5 per person

Contact Details

For more information or to book please telephone Newry and Mourne Museum 028 3031 3178 or email declan.carroll@nmandd.org.

Art Class 2019

St Patrick's Day 2019


On St. Patrick’s Day there will be an afternoon of traditional music with the group, Traditional Arts Partnership (TAP) from 1pm - 3pm.

These are multi-talented young musicians, expert in the banjo, guitar, bodhran, fiddle, whistle and uilleann pipes and their high-energy delivery will delight audiences with jigs, reels, barndances and slides.

TAP's philosophy can be summed up in these three words ‘ceol with soul!’ and the members firmly believe that music belongs to us all, that tunes should be played with a smile

This free event will be a great way to start your St. Patrick's Day.

Contact Details

For more information or to book please call 028 3031 3178

TAP at the Museum

Rails around Newry Lecture


Newry and Mourne Museum will host the talk "Rails around Newry", which will be delivered by Belfast-based railway historian Charles Friel on 28 March at 7.30pm. Cost per person is £3.

The talk will be a recreation in pictures of travelling by train - and usually by steam - from Poyntzpass through Goraghwood to the border, from Goraghwood towards Markethill and Armagh, from Goraghwood to Newry, and from Newry to both Greenore and the famous branch to Warrenpoint. There will also be a few pictures of the horse trams to Rostrevor and the Bessbrook tram.

Most of the pictures will be from the late Des FitzGerald, a dentist from Armagh who spent many hours at the lineside in the 1960s at all times of the day and year. Many of the lines closed before Des began taking railway photographs, so the pictures from earlier times will come form a variety of other photographers.

Charles is a founder member of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland and he has delivered many railway talks across these islands.

This talk complements the current temporary exhibition, 'An Excursion into the History of the Newry and Warrenpoint Railway' which, charts the history of the railway line and memories will be stimulated for many people by the range of objects, documents and photographs on display.

This display will be open until 31 August 2019.

Contact Details

If you wish to book or you require more information please telephone 028 3031 3178

Rails Around Newry

Traditional Bread-making Workshop


Have you ever wondered how your Grandma made soda bread and potato bread?

So you can join Tracey from Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen on Friday 19 and 26 April at Newry and Mourne Museum to learn how traditional breads are made.

Tracey specialises in traditional bread making including soda, wheaten bread and potato bread and she returns to the Museum to facilitate a hands on workshop demonstrating how to make all of these, plus offering advice on various alternative ingredients.

There will be one workshop at 10am and another at 1pm. These should last approximately 1 ½ hours

The cost for this event is £10 per person and numbers are limited so pre booking of places is advisable.

Contact Details

If you wish to book or you require more information about this event please telephone 028 3031 3178

Soda Bread

‘Comfort Bowls' - Pebble Art Workshop


Join guest artist Angela Gillen on 18 May from 1pm until 3pm for a class designed for adults to make their own 'comfort bowls' using painted pebbles to create a work of art with inspirational messages.

Numbers are limited to 10 people and pre-booking of places is advisable.

Admission: £5 per person. Suitable for ages 16 plus.

Contact Details

For further information of if you wish to book call 028 3031 3178

Comfort Bowls2

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