Newry is a city located in the south east of Northern Ireland. It is one of Ireland’s oldest towns and was found in 1144 alongside a Cistercian monastery. It has a population of 26,967. Newry was a market town and garrison during most of its history, only becoming a port in 1742. It became a city in 2002, as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden jubilee celebrations. Newry houses many historic buildings, among which the St. Patrick’s Church built in the 16th century. Surrounding Newry lie many Stone Age monuments, with the Ballymacdermot Court Tomb offering many picturesque views.