Video: Dr Alan Parkinson – The Northern Troubles 1920-22

Video: Dr Alan Parkinson - The Northern Troubles 1920-22 In this talk Dr Alan Parkinson, author of Belfast’s Unholy War (2004) will examine the troubles in Ulster in the 1920s, from Belfast, Derry and Lisburn, and the violent context that surrounded the birth of Northern Ireland (1921). Alan Parkinson is a former university history lecturer/teacher-trainer. [...]

Video: Cormac Moore – The day-to-day effects of Partition in Ireland

Video: Cormac Moore- The day-to-day effects of Partition in Ireland Dr Cormac Moore is Historian-in-Residence with Dublin City Council, and author of a number of books including The Irish Soccer Split (2015) and The Birth of the Border (2019). In this talk Cormac will explore the impact of partition, from law to sport, agriculture to [...]

Video: Christopher Magill – The East Ulster Riots and the Formation of The Special Constabulary 1920

Video: Christopher Magill - The East Ulster Riots and the Formation of The Special Constabulary 1920 In this talk, Christopher Magill examines Ulster in 1920, from the shipyard expulsions to the wave of summer rioting that swept through Banbridge, Dromore, Belfast and Lisburn, and the emergence of the Ulster Special Constabulary (USC). Dr Christopher Magill [...]

Video: Pearse Lawlor: Lisburn – The Burnings, 1920

Video: Pearse Lawlor: Lisburn - The Burnings, 1920 In this talks Pearse Lawlor examines the murder of RIC DI Swanzy in August 1920, and the events which led to serious sectarian rioting and the burning of Catholic owned property in Lisburn throughout summer 1920. View the video here: https://youtu.be/W8x9T9ofcuQ This series was generously supported by [...]

Video: Prof Brian Walker – Centenaries, 1920-23: commemorations, conflict and conciliation

Video: Prof Brian Walker - Centenaries, 1920-23: commemorations, conflict and conciliation In this talk, Prof Brian Walker explores the issue of anniversaries, centenaries and commemoration in Ireland, from 1798 in 1998 through to 2021 and the ‘birth’ of Northern Ireland, reflecting on our changing response to remembering. Brian M. Walker is an historian and Professor [...]

Video: learn how to spin yarn with a master spinner at the wheel

Video: learn how to spin yarn with a master spinner at the wheel As well as showing visitors how how flax is grown and processed, our expert guides give live demonstrations at the spinning wheel, showing visitors how flax fibre is spun into yarn.  Philip is one of the best in the business, [...]

Episode of Britain’s Most Historic Town – Victorian Belfast 12th May – Channel 4

Episode of Britain's Most Historic Town - Victorian Belfast 12th May - Channel 4   On Friday 11th August 2017 the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum had the pleasure of hosting Professor Alice Roberts and her film crew. Working on a programme relating to Victorian industry, Professor Roberts tried her hand at spinning [...]

The return of Brigadier General John Nicholson to Market Square (Photos and Videos)

On April 21 2015 the statue of Brigadier-General John Nicholson returned to Market Square.  Originally erected in January 1922 in the centre of Market Square (currently under construction), the statue was designed by the sculpture F.W. Pomeroy and gifted by Henry Musgrave.  It was moved to make way for the re-development of Market Square. Have a quick read [...]

‘Riverland – The River Lagan’, featuring photos and videos from the museum’s collections.

'Riverland - The River Lagan' The BBC's new series Riverlands explores Ireland's waterways, and in the first episode 'The River Lagan' the show features pictures videos from the museum's collections.  Special attention is given to the Lagan's role in supporting the linen trade, including: Lisburn's canals, Barbours' Hilden Mill and the retting dams and ponds [...]

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