The world renowned travel magazine National Geographic has named Newry as the ‘worse smelling’ city in the western world we can reveal.
The news comes as a blow to the Newry business community who are working hard to bring inward investment and tourism to the city.
However the magazine went on to say:
“Newry has a distinct and unusual aroma emanating from the central canal systems that run through the otherwise quaint little city. The smell is one of algae mixed with death. One would advise visitors to wear a breathing mask if one was to venture close to the said canal.”