The Raid on Newry

November 1689
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During the Williamite Wars in Ireland, a raid was carried out on garrison forces in Newry, Co. Down. 

The Williamites were attacked by Franco-Irish forces who were loyal to the Scottish King James II, better known as the Jacobites. 

After experiencing success in a number of small battles, the Jacobites pursued the Williamites to where they were station in Newry. 

Upon the break out of a skirmish in the town of Newty, the Jacobites soon realised that they were outnumbered and instigated a retreat. 

 

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