History of Lisburn

Lisburn Museum brings you a history of the city of Lisburn.

*Guest Post* The Lisburn Temperance Institute, Railway Street

*Guest Post* The Lisburn Temperance Institute, Railway Street This post was written by Faoiltiarna, a visting Sixth Form student. On the 21st of February 1887, the Lisburn Temperance Union was formed. This Union was Chaired by Sir J.N. Richardson who was both a Quaker and a well-known Linen manufacturer. The Lisburn Temperance Union was set up with three main [...]

Reporting the 1917 Russian Revolution in Lisburn (Guest Post)

Lisburn - Reporting the 1917 Russian Revolution During the First World War, The Lisburn Standard was issued every Friday evening. Every issue contained notices, advertisements for everything from flax seed to dentistry, extracts of 'Records from Old Lisburn', a chapter or two from their latest story, and, most importantly, a section on the news of [...]

Lisburn’s Lost on the Lusitania: the case of Christopher Evans McConkey (Guest Post)

Lisburn’s Lost on the Lusitania: the case of Christopher Evans McConkey A guest by local researcher Pat Geary, author of the Friends' School Lisburn WWI database. Born in Hillsbrough, Co. Down on the 7 August 1853 Christopher Evans McConkey was the son of John and Bessie and grandson of Edward and Elizabeth McConkey. The family, [...]

‘Lisburn’s Lost’: The Sinking of the Lusitania (May 1915)

The sinking of the liner in May 1915 was a cause of a huge surge in anti-German sentiment and became a feature of military recruitment campaigns, including this iconic poster. ‘Lisburn’s Lost’: The Sinking of the Lusitania (May 1915) May 7th 2015 marks the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, one [...]

Exhibition (April 2015) – The ‘dreaded peninsula’: Lisburn and district men at Gallipoli, 1915

Exhibition (April 2015) - The ‘dreaded peninsula’ April 25th (Anzac Day), marks the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, a series of disastrous allied landings in, what is now, modern-day Turkey during the First World War (1914-1918). Turkey’s entry into the war had cut off the supply route between Britain and France and their ally Russia [...]

Research Project: Lisburn Catholics and the Great War – 2nd February 2015

Research Project: Lisburn Catholics and the Great War - 2nd February 2015 The museum will be holding an exploratory meeting/talk on February 2nd 2015 at St Patrick’s Parish Centre at 7pm for those interested in getting involved in our latest research project: Lisburn Catholics and the Great War, this will include a talk by the [...]

Exploring Lisburn’s History: Cardiff, Landlords and Patronage.

Cardiff and Lisburn Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit Cardiff. As I explored the city, particularly the castle, I noted that both Lisburn and Cardiff have similar histories. For example: 1. Both have histories that can be traced back to the First Millennium, and beyond. Lisburn, and its name, owes much to the [...]

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