Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland
Newcastle is a small town with a long beach to the Irish Sea and bordered by the Mourne Mountains. The area has a special beauty, painted by artists and written about by poets. Known worldwide for the popular song by Percy French 1954-1920 "The Mountains of Mourne".
The name Newcastle is thought to come from a castle built by Felix Magennis cited in the centre of the town beside the Shimna river on what today is the Newcastle Centre.