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Lurgan
Irish - An Lorgain
Population 24,000 (est)
Irish grid reference J080585
 - Belfast 19 miles
District Craigavon Borough
County County Armagh
Constituent country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRAIGAVON
Postcode district BT64-67
Dialling code 028
Police Northern Ireland
Fire Northern Ireland
Ambulance Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Upper Bann
European Parliament Northern Ireland
List of places: UKNorthern IrelandCounty Armagh

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Lurgan (from the Irish: An Lorgain meaning "the long low ridge of land"), is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland with a population of approximately 38,000. Lurgan is situated in the Craigavon Borough Council area, to the south of Lough Neagh in the centre of Northern Ireland. The town is approximately 19 miles (30 km) southwest of Belfast and is linked by both the M1 motorway and a railway line to Belfast. Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Armagh Area: 1,254 km² Population (est. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: ) is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Craigavon Borough Council is a Local Council in County Armagh in Northern Ireland. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... The M1 motorway in Northern Ireland runs for 61 kilometres (38 miles) from Belfast to Dungannon, bypassing Lisburn, Lurgan, Craigavon and Portadown on the way. ...


Lurgan is characteristic of many Plantation of Ulster settlements, with its straight, wide planned streets and rows of cottages. Lurgan Park, located a few hundred yards from the main street is the largest urban park in Northern Ireland and includes a sizable lake, and an original Coalbrookdale fountain. The park is overlooked by Brownlow House, a magnificent example of Elizabethan architecture. Lurgan Park is home to annual summer events such as the Lurgan Agricultural Show, the Lurgan Park Rally, noted as the largest annual motor sport event in Northern Ireland and a stage in the Circuit of Ireland Rally. The Plantation of Ulster was a planned process of colonisation which took place in the northern Irish province of Ulster during the early 17th century in the reign of James I of England. ...

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History

Earlier names of Lurgan include "Lorgain Chlann Bhreasail" (Lurgan of Clanbrassil), "Lorgain Bhaile Mhic Cana" (Long low ridge of McCann's townland — Lurgan Bally McCann) and Lurgivallivacket (the long hill of the McCann's place). The McCann sept (clan) were Lords of Clanbrassil, prior to the Plantation of Ulster period in the early 17th century. The McCanns were septs of the O'Neills. The Plantation of Ulster was a planned process of colonisation which took place in the northern Irish province of Ulster during the early 17th century in the reign of James I of England. ...


In around 1610, during the Plantation period, the lands of Lurgan were given to the English lord William Brownlow and his family. In 1641 William Brownlow, his wife and family were taken prisoner and brought to Armagh and then to Dungannon, in County Tyrone. The land was then passed to the McCanns, and also the O'Hanlons. In 1642 Brownlow and his family were released by the forces of Lord Conway, who was operating in the Dungannon area. The family built up the linen industry and it is said that the greatest manufacture of linen was carried on in the town in the late 17th century. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Omagh Area: 3,155 km² Population (est. ... Torn linen cloth, recovered from the Dead Sea Linen is a material made from the fibers of the flax plant. ...


The Troubles

Lurgan and the associated towns of Portadown and Craigavon make up what is known as the "murder triangle".[1] For more information see The Troubles in Lurgan, which includes a list of incidents in Lurgan during the Troubles that caused two or more fatalities. , Portadown (from the Irish: Port an Dúnáin meaning port of the fortress) is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Troubles in Lurgan recounts incidents during, and the effects of, The Troubles in Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ...


The Loyalist Volunteer Force and the Continuity IRA are both considered to have considerable support in the housing estates of Mourneview and Kilwilkie respectively. The Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) is a loyalist terrorist group in Northern Ireland which broke away from the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and was led by the late Billy Wright. ... The Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA) is an Irish republican paramilitary group that split from the Provisional IRA in 1986 in a dispute over the attendance of the elected representatives of Sinn Féin (the political party affiliated to the Provisional IRA) at Dáil Éireann (the lower house of...


Sport

  • Lurgan has one main football team competing in the Irish Premier League (Glenavon F.C.), one in the first Division (Lurgan Celtic F.C.) and various different junior soccer sides, the most prominent of which is Lurgan Town Boys Football Club.
  • There are around nine Gaelic Football clubs within five miles of the town:
  • Lurgan has one hurling club called Sean Treacy's, winners of the 2006 Armagh Championship.
  • The town also has rugby, cricket and hockey clubs. The cricket club play in the Ulster Bank Premier League at Pollock Park and have recently started their Lurgan Tigers youth development program. This should enable them to attract and develop youngsters, whilst seemingly living in the shadow of their more successful neighbour, Waringstown CC.
  • Lurgan has two 18-hole golf courses, an artificial ski slope and an equestrian centre for show jumping.
  • Lurgan has a tennis club which includes six courts including 2 hard courts.
  • Perhaps the most famous sporting character from Lurgan is Master McGrath, a greyhound who was bought in Lurgan by the Brownlow family and won the Waterloo Cup three times in 1868, 1870 and 1871. He is remembered all over the town, including in its Coat of Arms. A statue of him was unveiled at Craigavon Civic Centre in 1993, over 120 years after his last glory in 1871. A festival is also held yearly in his honour.

A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Official logo of the Carnegie Premier League. ... Glenavon F.C. is a Northern Ireland football club playing in the Irish Premier League. ... Lurgan Celtic F.C. is based in Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. ... Clan na Gael is a Gaelic Athletic Association club situated in the County Armagh town of Lurgan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Derrymacash, or The Cesh, is a small village in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... Derrytrasna is a small village in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, on a plateau surrounded predominantly by bogland, close to the shores of Lough Neagh. ... Magheralin is a village in the townland of Moira, County Down in Northern Ireland. ... Aghagallon is a small village located approximately three miles from the County Armagh town of Lurgan in Northern Ireland. ... For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... A cricket match in progress. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... This article needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... The Waterloo Cup is seen by its supporters as the Blue Riband event on the hare coursing calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

Music

  • Cat Malojian are a two-piece folk band from Lurgan.

People

  • George William Russell (April 10, 1867July 17, 1935) who wrote under the pseudonym Æ, was an Anglo-Irish supporter of the Nationalist movement in Ireland, a critic, poet, and painter. He was also a mystical writer, and centre of a group of followers of theosophy in Dublin, for many years. AE was born in William Street, Lurgan.
  • Margorie McCall is famous in Lurgan as the woman who lived once but was buried twice, currently in the Shankill cemetery. The story goes that the woman thought dead was buried, and when grave robbers dug up the coffin to cut off the ring on her finger she awoke. She returned home upon where her terrified husband fainted from fright.
  • Len Ganley MBE, the well known and respected snooker referee is from Lurgan. He returned home in 1999 after retiring from the sport, he is currently coaching children snooker in the local community.
  • Jim McIlmurray, Lurgan Historian. Collector and Lecturer in World War One, World War Two and Modern Irish History.

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Education

  • Carrick Primary School
  • Dickson Primary School
  • King's Park Primary School, Lurgan
  • Lurgan College
  • Lurgan Junior High School
  • Lurgan Model Primary School
  • St. Josephs' Primary School
  • St. Mary's High School
  • St. Michael's Grammar School
  • St. Paul's Junior High School
  • St. Teresa's Primary School
  • Tannaghmore Primary School
  • Tullygally Primary School

Lurgan Historian and Military Lecturer Jim McIlmurray Lurgan College is a selective age 14-18 Grammar School situated in the large town of Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... Lurgan Junior High School is a High School situated in the large town of Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... // St. ...


Transport

Lurgan railway station serves Lurgan in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Lurgan station. Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved on 2007-08-28.
  • McCall Grave
  • Culture Northern Ireland

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Lurgan Forward - Lurgan Town Centre Management Company.
  • Portadown News - a satirical look at life in Northern Ireland, and in particular in Lurgan.
  • Lord Brownlow - Public Record Office records for Lord Brownlow
  • Craigavon Museum

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Lurgan - LoveToKnow 1911 (165 words)
Contiguous to the town is Lurgan Castle, a fine modern Elizabethan structure, the seat of Lord Lurgan.
Lurgan is famed for its diapers, and the linen trade is of the first importance, but there are also tobacco factories and coach factories.
Lurgan was founded by William Brownlow, to whom a grant of the town was made by James I.
Lurgan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (640 words)
Lurgan (An Lorgain, meaning "the long low ridge of land" in Irish), is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland with a population of approximately 25,000.
Lurgan is situated in the Craigavon Borough Council area, to the south of Lough Neagh in the centre of Northern Ireland.
Lurgan is characteristic of many Plantation of Ulster settlements, with its straight, wide planned streets and rows of cottages.
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