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The River Lagan is a major river in Northern Ireland which runs 40 miles (60 km) from the Slieve Croob mountain in County Down to Belfast where it enters Belfast Lough, an inlet of the Irish Sea. The River Lagan forms the border between County Antrim and County Down. The Lagan Towpath is a pathway which runs from Lisburn to almost the centre of Belfast. Dieu et mon droit (motto) (French for God and my right)2 Northern Irelands location within the UK Main language English Other recognised languages Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area  - Total Ranked 4th... Slieve Croob is the largest of a small group of peaks in the centre of County Down, north of the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland. ... County Down, (An Dún in Irish) is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland, covering an area of 2,448 km² (945 square miles). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Belfast Lough (Loch Lao in Irish) is a large intertidal sea lough situated at the mouth of the River Lagan on the east coast of Northern Ireland. ... Relief map of the Irish Sea. ... County Antrim ( in [Gaelic) is one of the six Irish counties that form Northern Ireland. ... County Down, (An Dún in Irish) is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland, covering an area of 2,448 km² (945 square miles). ... Lisburn (Lios na gCearrbhach in Irish) is a city split between County Antrim & County Down, Northern Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ...


The Lagan in Lisburn

In a similar way to the regeneration of Belfast riverside (see below) Lisburn City Council has embarked on a series of developments around the River Lagan. The centre-piece of this strategy has been the Lagan Valley Island complex; a new headquarters for the council and an Arts Centre, wedding and conference facilites and a restaurant. Opened in 2001 the building is surrounded by the Lagan on one side and a channel linked to the river on the other. Lisburn City Council is a Local Council partly in County Antrim and partly in County Down in Northern Ireland. ...


The Lagan in Belfast

Lagan Weir in Belfast; other landmarks pictured are the Belfast Customs House, the M2 motorway bridge and, reflected in the Royal Mail building, the cranes of Harland & Wolff
Lagan Weir in Belfast; other landmarks pictured are the Belfast Customs House, the M2 motorway bridge and, reflected in the Royal Mail building, the cranes of Harland & Wolff
Lagan Weir during a falling tide
Lagan Weir during a falling tide

The name Belfast originates from the Irish Béal Feirste, or the mouth of the Farset, the river on which the city was built. Interestingly, the Farset has been superseded by the River Lagan as the most important river; the Farset now languishes under the city's High Street in obscurity. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (970x372, 51 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (970x372, 51 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Royal Mails logo Royal Mail is the national postal service of the United Kingdom. ... Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries began as a shipyard located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (951x718, 103 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (951x718, 103 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The River Farset is a river in Northern Ireland, a tributary of the River Lagan. ...


In 1989 the Laganside Corporation was established by the Government to redevelop the areas surrounding the Lagan in Belfast. One of the earliest and most important undertakings of the Corporation was the Lagan Weir. Completed in 1994 at a cost of £14m, the weir controls the level of water upstream. This put an end to the appearance of mud flats at low tide, which were unsightly and emitted a strong odour. The Laganside Corporation is a public body formed by the Laganside Development (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 with the goal of regenerating large sections of land in Greater Belfast, Northern Ireland adjacent to the River Lagan. ... Lagan Weir during a falling tide Lagan Weir in Belfast; other landmarks pictured are the Belfast Customs House, the M2 motorway bridge and, reflected in the Royal Mail building, the cranes of Harland & Wolff The Lagan Weir, completed in 1994, at a cost of £14m, is located across the Lagan... Mudflats are relatively flat, muddy regions found in intertidal areas. ...


The weir is a series of massive steel barriers which are raised as low tide approaches to keep the river at an artificially constant level. This, improvements to the sewerage system and massive dredging of the river by mechanical excavators has lead to a marked improvement in water quality and the environment around the river. Dredging is the process by which either new waterways are created or existing waterways are deepened. ... A tracked excavator by Daewoo. ...


Major developments of the Laganside Corporation along the river include the regeneration of the city's former Gasworks, the Odyssey entertainment and leisure development and the Lanyon Place development which includes the Waterfront Hall, in many ways the flagship of the corporation. For other uses see Odyssey (disambiguation) The Odyssey is a large sports and entertainment centre in the city of Belfast. ... Portrait of Charles Lanyon Sir Charles Lanyon (1813 to 1889) was an English architect of the 19th Century. ... The Waterfront Hall The Auditorium Waterfront Hall is concert hall and exhibition centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...


See also


List of rivers of Northern Ireland This list is an alphabetical listing of rivers in Northern Ireland Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Altalacky River...

Rivers of Ireland
Flowing north: Foyle | Bann | Bush | Lagan | Quoile | Clanrye
Flowing to the Irish Sea: Fane | Boyne | Liffey | Avoca | Slaney
Flowing south: The Three Sisters (Barrow, Nore, Suir) | Blackwater | Lee | Bandon
Flowing to the Atlantic: Shannon | Feale | Corrib | Erne

Major tributaries of the Shannon: Deel | Brosna | Inny | Suck | Maigue
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River Lagan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (429 words)
The River Lagan is a major river in Northern Ireland which runs 40 miles (60 km) from the Slieve Croob mountain in County Down to Belfast where it enters Belfast Lough, an inlet of the Irish Sea.
In 1989 the Laganside Corporation was established by the Government to redevelop the areas surrounding the Lagan in Belfast.
This, improvements to the sewerage system and massive dredging of the river by mechanical excavators has lead to a marked improvement in water quality and the environment around the river.
Lagan River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (145 words)
Lagan is one of four main westcoast rivers in Sweden.
It is with 244 kilometers the longest rivers in southern Sweden.
Lagan, Sweden, located by the river some 15 kilometers north of Ljungby.
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