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Lagan Links - a journey along the Lagan River

Lagan Links - a journey along the Lagan River  image

Monday to Saturday, 9.30-5pm Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum Runs until 07 June 2020

In this exhibition we take a journey along the Lagan and explore stories connected or linked to the River through the collection of the members of the philatelic societies of Northern Ireland.

The River Lagan rises in Slieve Croob and flows for over 50+ miles to its mouth in Belfast Lough.   In the course of its journey the river passes through the rolling County-Down countryside, before turning east at Magheralin.  Here the river opens onto the great plain – which divides counties Antrim and Down – and which gives the Lagan its name.  In Gaeilge, Abhainn an Lagáin translates to ‘river of the low-lying district’.

As the Lagan passed through Lisburn and towards Belfast its ‘swift tributaries’ drove machinery and industry, and barges and lighters carrying goods were a familiar sight on the water.

In this exhibition we take a journey along the Lagan and explore stories connected or linked to the River through the collection of the members of the philatelic societies of Northern Ireland.

This is their exhibition, in their own words.

 

https://www.lisburnmuseum.com/events/lagan-links-a-journey-along-the-river-lagan/

Cost: FREE

Contact: Reception Telephone Number: 02892663377