Victoria Lock + Albert Basin Newry Down

Crossing the Border

Vast expanses of waterways connect and combine in natural and manmade form where County Down meets County Louth. Great feats of mid 19th century engineering once provided transport routes for cargo ships: the parallel Newry Canal and Newry River link Lough Neagh in the north to Carlingford Lough in the south. These days, they are photogenic tourism spots.