Lisburn  County Down


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Lisburn like this:

Lisburn, town with ry. sta., Blaris par., cos. Antrim and Down, on river Lagan, 8 miles SW. of Belfast and 93 miles N. of Dublin, 639 ac., pop. 10,755; 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Flax-spinning, bleaching, and the mfr. of linen, linen thread, and muslins are carried on extensively in the town and its neighbourhood. ...

There are large corn mills. Lisburn was formerly called Lisnegarvey, and owed its rise to the Conway family, who built a castle here in the reign of Charles I. It is now one of the cleanest and most handsome towns in Ireland. The church is the cathedral church of the diocese of Down, Connor, and Dromore, and contains a monument to Jeremy Taylor, who died here in 1667. Lisburn gives the titles of Earl and Viscount to the family of Vaughan. It returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lisburn, in and County Down | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 29th February 2024

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