Wallace Memorial in Castle Gardens

From Lios na gCearrbhach to Lisburn – The Story of a City

Lisburn Location The city of Lisburn sits on the river Lagan, the dividing line between Counties Antrim and Down. Situated in the barony of Massereene, less than 10 miles south-west of Belfast. The area has a long and varied history which is not widely known. “No town on the line of railway between Belfast and Armagh possess so much historical and general interest as that of Lisburn, which is of very considerable antiquity, and one of the most prosperous inland boroughs in Ireland” McComb’s Guide to Belfast 1861 Lis-na-garvoch The original name was Lios na gCearrbhach (Lis-na-garvoch), which in Irish Read more…

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