February, 2020

26febAll Day30sepLagan Links - a journey along the River Lagan(All Day)

Lagan Links

Time

February 26 (Wednesday) - September 30 (Wednesday)

Event Details

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.

A journey through the Lagan Valley in partnership with the North of Ireland Philatelic Society.

One Comment

  1. Ian Thomson 13th March 2020 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Excellent and illuminating exhibition. Well done to all concerned.

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