Place:Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland

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NameWarrenpoint
Alt namesAn Pointesource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates54.1°N 6.25°W
Located inCounty Down, Northern Ireland
Contained Places
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Narrow Water
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Warrenpoint is a small town and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies on the northern shore of Carlingford Lough and is separated from the Republic of Ireland by a narrow strait. The town sprang up within the townland of Ringmackilroy. It is locally nicknamed "The Point".

Warrenpoint is known for its scenic location, the Maiden of Mourne festival, the Blues on the Bay music festival, the passenger ferry service between Warrenpoint and Omeath and the nearby Narrow Water Castle which dates from the 1660s.

In the 2001 Census it had a population of 7,000.

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