Bessbrook is situated in South Armagh about 5km west of Newry. It is passed on the S by the A25 and on the E by the B133 but neither road enters the village. The site was chosen in the mid-19th century to build a large linen factory and the core of the "Model Village" dates from the second half of that century. Most of the original village still exists and there are many modern additions. The photographs on this web site were taken mainly during the last 30 years.
If anyone has any photos which they would like me to include please let me know.
Brian T McElherron
Music in the Tirzah
Bessbrook In The 1970s
A Brief History of Bessbrook
The Bessbrook and Newry Tramway
Bessbrook Photo Album