Light to be shone on Haulbowline Lighthouse with programme of events to mark bicentenary

The bicentenial of the Haulbowline Lighthouse is to be marked during a series of events organised by Newry Maritime Association.The bicentenial of the Haulbowline Lighthouse is to be marked during a series of events organised by Newry Maritime Association.
The bicentenial of the Haulbowline Lighthouse is to be marked during a series of events organised by Newry Maritime Association.
Newry Maritime Association (NMA) are delighted to launch their next heritage project, the bicentenial of the Haulbowline Lighthouse.

NMA is the only maritime heritage group in the Newry and Mourne district and are dedicated to the active preservation and promotion of the history of the Port of Newry and those who created that narrative.

Over the last 12 years, they have delivered many marquee events while networking and interacting with various groups on a cross-community and cross-border basis and this year is of particular significance to their maritime heritage project.

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Haulbowline Lighthouse, situated at the entrance to Carlingford Lough, celebrates its bicentenary this year (1824-2024).

NMA will be illuminating the 34-metre tower throughout August and they will also deliver a program of events which will be launched in Warrenpoint on Wednesday, May 29.

The paddle steamer PS Waverley will undertake the ‘Light of the Lough’ cruise on a round trip from Warrenpoint Port to Dundrum Bay.

The trip is promoted by Warrenpoint Harbour Authority, who have generously allowed NMA to use it as a vehicle to launch their project.

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This bicentennial event will attract national publicity and it will be an excellent opportunity to promote our district and Carlingford Lough in particular.

Newry Maritime Association would like to extend their gratutude to Warrenpoint Harbour Authority for allowing the use of the Waverley to lauch the Haulbowine project.

NMA are presently engaging with various groups and individuals around the Lough to create a small program of events during June and July, leading up to the illumination of the lighthouse which begins on Friday, August 2. Details of events will be posted on social media and the local press.

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