Gould, Market Square, 1919

Advert: George Duncan & Sons, Market Square, Lisburn c.1921

Gould, Market Square, 1919

Market Square, 1919 by David Gould (1871-1952)

ILC&LM Collection

Born in Scotland, David Gould came to Belfast in 1891 to learn damask designing but qualified as an art teacher after attending the Government School of Art. He lived in Lisburn between 1909 and 1926 and taught at Friends’ School, Lisburn for several years.

The Museum has a number of Gould’s paintings in the collection.

Duncan's, 1922 - ILC&LM Collection - Virtual Museum

Advert: George Duncan & Sons, Market Square, Lisburn c.1921

George Duncan & Sons draper had commanded this prominent shopfront in Market Square since the nineteenth century.  The wonderful Arts & Crafts facade was added in the early twentieth century, and added an elegant touch to the centre of the town.  Consider the events this shopfront witnessed: the 1912 Home Rule Crisis, WWI, Armistice and Peace Day celebrations, the Swanzy Riots and the birth of Northern Ireland! The building was destroyed by fire in 1949, and replaced by the Ulster Buildings.

Mayor’s Festival, 2021

As part of the Mayor’s Carnival, 2021, we are sharing photographs and objects from the museum’s collection over the past 100 years. Follow us on social media:

#LisburnHistoryThroughTheYears #VirtualMuseum #Lisburn #NI100 #lccc_mayorsfestival

Mayor's Festival 2021


If you want to learn more about life in Lisburn 100 years ago, and the centenary of Northern Ireland, please view our online exhibition in the #VirtualMuseum: ‘Planting a Parliament: partition and foundation of Northern Ireland, 1920-22’

Planting a Parliament - Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum Exhibition
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