Lisburn – Co. Antrium is a big metropolis in the county of Antrim in Northern Eire. The Irish title for Lisburn is pronounced “Lios na gCearrbhach”. Being the third largest metropolis in North Eire, the metropolis had over 70, 000 individuals in 2001. The town is situated on the southwestern space from Belfast. The time period “Co. Antrim” is an abbreviation of County Antrim. In Irish, it’s pronounced “Contra Aontroma”. The County is situated in the province of Ulster.
Lisburn was once a borough, however was upgraded to a metropolis in 2002. The occasion coincided with Golden Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth ll.
Lisburn was referred to as the “fort of gamblers” earlier than the 1707. The town title was spelt “Lisnagarvey”. The town misplaced most of its infrastructure in 1707 throughout a hearth outbreak. The title was modified to “Lisburn” after this incident. You’ll be able to nonetheless discover the outdated title of Lisnagarvey being utilized in naming colleges and sport golf equipment.
The Lisburn Market Home is a historic constructing that has been remodeled right into a museum, the Lisburn Museum/Irish Linen Centre. The town of Lisburn was established close to the river Lagan, on a hilly aspect alongside Hill Road Property. The northern aspect of the metropolis was used as a fort. The place is the location of the current day Wallace Park.
The land in the South western county of Antrim was given to Sir Fulke Conway in 1611 by James 1. Modern-day streets of Lisburn are nonetheless in specified by the identical manner as the outdated streets of the 1620s. These streets embrace Bow avenue, Citadel avenue, Bridge avenue, and Market sq.. When Sir Fulke Conway got here to remain in Killultagh, he introduced with him massive numbers of Welsh and English settlers. The Citadel Gardens seat on the former manor home constructed by Sir Fulke in 1623. He additionally constructed a church the place the cathedral stands at this time. After a hearth destroyed the manor home in 1707, it was by no means changed.