Our editorial team has just learned that during the recent environmental clean-up of the Ramparts undertaken by volunteers from ‘Love Your Lough’ and ‘Newry 2020’ one of the volunteers Councillor Charlie Casey found a magic lamp buried in the mud banks at the Ramparts.
Councillor Casey told Newry Spud:
“I found this lamp and beneath all the mud I saw the gold shine and as I was cleaning it vigorously with my napkin I always keep handy to shine my head, anyway a Genie appeared and granted me three wishes.
I obviously wished that Newry could be great again but after a period of ten minutes when during this time the Genie laughed hysterically, I instead accepted his offer of a Glasgow Celtic season ticket, a new porch out the back garden and a trip to Kilmainham Gaol.
The magic lamp is currently on display in the Newry and Mourne museum of artefacts.