In 1868, the parish of Warrenpoint contained the following places:
"WARRENPOINT, a parish, seaport, and bathing-place in the barony of Upper Iveagh, county Down, Ireland, 27 miles S.W. of Downpatrick, and 6 from Newry, to which it is a subport. It is connected with Newry by the Newry navigation and by a short line of railway. The village,- which is at the head of Catlingford Lough, is of modern date, having been commenced building towards the close of the last century, on the site of a large rabbit warren. There are a quay, police-station, savings-bank, dispensary, windmill, and distillery. Petty sessions are held regularly. The castle was originally built by De Lacy in the beginning of the 13th century, but having been destroyed during the civil war of Charles I., was rebuilt by the Duke of Ormonde in 1663. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Down, value £60, in the patronage of the incumbent of Clanallon. There is a church, built in 1825 by R. Hall, Esq., of Narrow Water Casel."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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