Newry (Irish: An tIúr, dt .: "yew") is a city in Northern Ireland, about 8 km north of the border with the Republic of Ireland. It was founded in 1144 near the Cistercian monastery Newry Abbey and is one of the oldest towns in Northern Ireland. The eponymous Yew who was allegedly still planted by St. Patrick, and the library of the monastery burned 1162. On 29 July 2010, written in Newry, a little piece of history, as the Government of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland with the "Newry bypass "freely gave the last missing piece of the highway connection M1 between Dublin and Belfast to traffic.