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The County Down Outlook

The County Down Outlook is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the Banbridge and Down districts, as well as Newry and Mourne District and the city of Newry.

It was founded in 1940 as The Rathfriland and District Outlook. After becoming the Rathfriland, Mourne & District Outlook in 1949, it adopted its present title in 1952.

It’s published by Alpha Newspapers, an independent publishing company owned and chaired by former Ulster Unionist deputy leader Lord Kilclooney, who was known as John Taylor before his ennoblement.

The main editorial office is in Rathfriland, but in 2009 a second office opened in Kilkeel, which is Northern Ireland’s largest fishing port.

It comes out on Wednesdays. An e-edition’s also available from the website, by paid subscription.

  • Address:
  • The County Down Outlook
    8 Main Street
    BT34 5PS
  • Tel:
  • 028 4063 0202
  • Fax:
  • 028 4063 1022