Mayor Tinsley planting bulbs in Castle Gardens, 2008 ILC&LM Collection

Photo: Mayor Tinsley planting bulbs in Castle Gardens, 2008

This photograph shows pupils from St. Joseph’s, Brownlee and Forthill primaries with Mayor James Tinsley in 2008.  The children joined the Mayor to plant Dutch bulbs, and help recreate the Castle Gardens of previous centuries.

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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:

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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