Burren, County Down

Burren, County Down

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Burren () is a small village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is near Newry and Warrenpoint.

Places of interest

Burren Heritage Centre is a converted national school at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, telling the story of the area.

In the year 1927, Tamnaharry Park became a convent when the (Irish) Dominican Sisters of South Africa purchased the property. The new Convent Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption was dedicated, and its high altar consecrated, by Bishop Mulhern on May 24, 1939. Dr P. Clery, O.P., Dean of Dublin, preached the dedication sermon. By 1945, the Sisters had acquired a new novitiate in County Kildare and were succeeded in Tamnaharry by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition. The house remained in religious hands until 1969, when the Morton Family of Banbridge bought it.

Famous residents

James Larkin the trade union organiser and socialist activist was once resident here.

The UTV Live and U105 presenter Frank Mitchell was born and raised in Burren.

South Down MLA P. J. Bradley lives in Burren.

Paddy O'Rourke and James McCartan, former footballers, domestic partners and rival managers.

Education and sport

Carrick Primary School and Contifleece Primary School are both situated in the village, Carrick has 417 pupils and Contifleece (a rural school) only has 48.

Gaelic football is a popular sport in Burren and the local team enjoyed considerable success at national level during the 1980s winning the......
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