Invest in Newry, Mourne & Down

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is an attractive location for all forms of investment due to a strategic cross border location on the Eastern Economic Corridor. Located mid-way between the Capital cities of Belfast and Dublin, we provide a gateway to Ireland, Europe and beyond.

In terms of infrastructure, the A1, which goes through the District and links seamlessly to the Republic of Ireland’s M1 at the border, provides high-quality road access, meaning that both Dublin and Belfast are only one hour away. The District offers proximity to two major airports, a deep-water port, a motorway hub and fast train links, opening up transport routes throughout Ireland and to mainland UK.


The District is home to Warrenpoint Port, which is one of Northern Ireland’s commercial ports. In terms of cargo, the port is the second largest in Northern Ireland and the fifth largest on the island of Ireland.

With 3 Areas of Outstanding Natural beauty, combined with a strategic location, the District ensures an opportunity for business development, local and international investment, promotion of cross-border initiatives, as well as establishing the District as a premier tourism destination