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Lisburn is a city in Northern Ireland. It is southwest of Belfast, on the River Lagan, which forms the boundary between County Antrim and County Down. Formerly a borough, Lisburn was granted city status in 2002 as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrations. It is the third-largest city in Northern Ireland. Lisburn is also known as the birthplace of Ireland's linen industry.

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Irish Linen Centre

Irish Linen Centre & Museum
The Museum aims to collect, safeguard and interpret artefacts and information relating to the Irish linen industry and the history of the Lagan Valley. Explore Ireland’s industrial heritage in the Museum’s award-winning exhibition ‘Flax to Fabric: the Story of Irish Linen’. Trace the history of linen production in Ulster, from the earliest times to the present, and see live spinning and weaving demonstrations.

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Lisburn City Library

Lisburn City Library
Spacious and modern, the city library is really very equiped with plenty of computers, lots of books and also a surprising amount of electronic resources, including CDs and a massive selection of language learning tools.It has everything you need in a library, including scanners, printers etc. Also the staff offer training in the use of the Internet.

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Wallace Park

Wallace Park was bequeathed to the people of Lisburn by Sir Richard Wallace. It is a pleasant park with tree-lined walkways and covering 25 acres of mature parkland.


Wallace Park is ideal for families with a new, state of the art, children's play area and lots of gentle walks, a new Soccer Pavilion and floodlit Tennis Courts.

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Island Arts Centre

Island Arts Centre

See drama, music, dance, visual arts, applied arts, film, new media, and community arts.Every year, hundreds of musicians and artists perform to 100,000 visitors, making this one of the most popular cultural destinations in Northern Ireland. Easy access, lots of free parking, excellent bar facilities and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Castle Gardens

Castle Gardens is the most historic open space in Lisburn. It was once the site of Lisburn castle, a 17th Century fortified manor housebuilt in the 1620's.
The preliminary renovations of the Gardens included archaeological excavations on the site. These uncovered many artefacts and important 17th century garden features including a double flight staircase and a gazebo.