Not bad at this time of night, if you're on an 'up to' 8Mbit ADSL connection, Bike-it. How far are you from the Newry exchage? I'm in Armagh on an 8Mbit connection, very close to our exchange and I'm getting 7meg down and 850kb up.
Yes I'm wireless and getting that speed at the moment, Bike-it, the router is upstairs and I'm downstairs on the laptop watching telly. I'm about 1 KM from the exchange. I get the same speeds when wireless on my desktop or wired on my other laptop (which isn't wireless enabled).
If you are only 1 mile from your exchange, I would expect you to be getting a slightly better speed, but the speed you get depends on a number of factors, distance from exchange, line quality and contention ratio. Try it a little later when the schoolchildren go to bed and quit downloading music, games and films, you'll probably see an improvement in your speed. I'm with Talktalk, by the way.