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Lurgan
Lurgan
(from Irish: An Lorgain, meaning "the shin-shaped hill") is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The town is near the southern shore of Lough Neagh
Lough Neagh
and is in the north-eastern corner of County Armagh. Lurgan
Lurgan
is about 18 miles (29 km) south-west of Belfast
Belfast
and is linked to the city by both the M1 motorway and the Belfast– Dublin
Dublin
railway line. It had a population of about 23,000 at the 2001 Census. It is within the Armagh, Banbridge
Banbridge
and Craigavon district. Lurgan
Lurgan
is characteristic of many Plantation of Ulster
Plantation of Ulster
settlements, with its straight, wide planned streets and rows of cottages. It is the site of a number of historic listed buildings including Brownlow House and the former town hall. Historically the town was known as a major centre for the production of textiles (mainly linen) after the industrial revolution and it continued to be a major producer of textiles until that industry steadily declined in the 1990s and 2000s. The development of the 'new city' of Craigavon
Craigavon
had a major impact on Lurgan
Lurgan
in the 1960s when much industry was attracted to the area. The expansion of Craigavon's Rushmere Retail Park in the 2000s has affected the town's retail trade further. Lurgan
Lurgan
was also founded by the Goldhancock-bergs in the late 1800s however due to a lot of scrutiny from the village folk from them hoarding all the taxes and charging them for bags of oxygen they decided to rename themselves the hancocks still a name that last in the lurgan village

Contents

1 History

1.1 An Gorta Mór/The Great Hunger 1.2 New city 1.3 The Troubles

2 Geography

2.1 Townlands 2.2 Climate

3 Governance 4 Demography 5 Economy 6 Culture and community

6.1 Cultural references 6.2 Community facilities

7 Landmarks

7.1 Religious sites

8 Education

8.1 Primary education 8.2 Post-primary education 8.3 Special
Special
needs education

9 Sport and leisure

9.1 Facilities 9.2 Clubs

10 Railway links 11 Road transport and public services 12 Media 13 Notable people

13.1 Living people 13.2 Deceased people

14 See also 15 References 16 External links

16.1 Other links

History[edit]

Birds-eye view of Lurgan
Lurgan
in the early 20th century

Edward Street, Lurgan, in the early 20th century

The name Lurgan
Lurgan
is an anglicisation of the Irish name An Lorgain. This literally means "the shin", but in placenames means a shin-shaped hill or ridge (i.e. one that is long, low and narrow). Earlier names of Lurgan
Lurgan
include Lorgain Chlann Bhreasail (anglicised Lurganclanbrassil, meaning "shin-shaped hill of Clanbrassil") and Lorgain Bhaile Mhic Cana (anglicised Lurganvallivackan, meaning "shin-shaped hill of McCann's settlement").[2] The McCanns were a sept of the O'Neills and Lords of Clanbrassil before the Plantation of Ulster
Plantation of Ulster
period in the early 17th century.[3] About 1610, during the Plantation and at a time when the area was sparsely populated by Irish Gaels,[3] the lands of Lurgan
Lurgan
were granted to the English lord William Brownlow and his family. Initially the Brownlow family settled near the lough at Annaloist, but by 1619, on a nearby ridge, they had established a castle and bawn for their own accommodation, and "a fair Town, consisting of 42 Houses, all of which are inhabited with English Families, and the streets all paved clean through also to water Mills, and a Wind Mill, all for corn."[4] Brownlow became MP for Armagh
Armagh
in the Irish Parliament in 1639. During the Irish Rebellion of 1641, Brownlow's castle and bawn were destroyed, and he and his wife and family were taken prisoner and brought to Armagh
Armagh
and then to Dungannon
Dungannon
in County Tyrone.[5] The land was then passed to the McCanns and the O'Hanlons. In 1642, Brownlow and his family were released by the forces of Lord Conway, and as the rebellion ended they returned to their estate in Lurgan. William Brownlow died in 1660, but the family went on to contribute to the development of the linen industry which peaked in the town in the late 17th century.[6] An Gorta Mór/The Great Hunger[edit] A workhouse was built in Lurgan
Lurgan
and opened in 1841 under the stipulations of the Poor Law
Poor Law
which stated that each Poor Law
Poor Law
Union would build a workhouse to give relief to the increasing numbers of destitute poor. In 1821 the population of Lurgan
Lurgan
was 2,715, this increased to 4,677 by 1841. There were a couple of reasons for this large growth in population. Firstly the opportunities provided by the booming linen industry led many to abandon their meagre living in rural areas and migrate to Lurgan
Lurgan
in the hope of gaining employment. Secondly the ever-expanding town gave tradesmen the opportunity to secure work in the construction of new buildings such as Brownlow House. The large numbers of poor workers migrating to the town inevitably resulted in over-crowding and a very low standard of living. When the potato crop failed for a second time in 1846 the resulting starvation led to a quickly overcrowded workhouse which by the end of 1846 exceeded its 800 capacity. In an attempt to alleviate the problem a relief committee was established in Lurgan
Lurgan
as they were in other towns. The relief committees raised money by subscription from local landowners, gentry and members of the clergy and were matched by funds from Dublin. With these monies food was bought and distributed to the ever-increasing numbers of starving people at soup kitchens. In an attempt to provide employment and thereby give the destitute the means to buy food, Lord Lurgan
Lurgan
devised a scheme of land- drainage on his estate. The so-called 'famine roads' were not built in Lurgan
Lurgan
to the same extent as the rest of Ireland, although land owners also provided outdoor relief by employing labourers to lower hills and repair existing road. During the period 1846 to 1849 the famine claimed 2,933 lives in the Lurgan
Lurgan
Union alone. The Lurgan
Lurgan
workhouse was situated in the grounds of what is now Lurgan
Lurgan
Hospital and a commemorative mural can be seen along the adjacent Tandragee
Tandragee
Road.[7] New city[edit]

Lurgan's main street in 1960

The town grew steadily over the centuries as an industrial market town, and in the 1960s, when the UK government was developing a programme of new towns in Great Britain to deal with population growth, the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
government also planned a new town to deal with the projected growth of Belfast
Belfast
and to prevent an undue concentration of population in the city. Craigavon
Craigavon
(a name unpopular with the Nationalist community) was designated as a new town in 1965, intended to be a linear city incorporating the neighbouring towns of Lurgan
Lurgan
and Portadown. The plan largely failed,[8] and today, 'Craigavon' locally refers to the rump of the residential area between the two towns.[9] The Craigavon
Craigavon
development, however, did affect Lurgan
Lurgan
in a number of ways. The sort of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths that were built in Craigavon
Craigavon
were also incorporated into newer housing areas in Lurgan, additional land in and around the town was zoned for industrial development, neighbouring rural settlements such as Aghacommon
Aghacommon
and Aghagallon
Aghagallon
were developed as housing areas, and there was an increase in the town's population, although not on the scale that had been forecast. The textile industry remained a main employer in the town until the late twentieth century, with the advent of access to cheaper labour in the developing world leading to a decline in the manufacture of clothing in Lurgan.[10] The Troubles[edit] Main article: The Troubles
The Troubles
in Lurgan Lurgan
Lurgan
and the associated towns of Portadown
Portadown
and Craigavon
Craigavon
made up part of what was known as the "murder triangle"; an area known for a significant number of incidents and fatalities during The Troubles.[11] Today the town is one of the few areas in Northern Ireland where so-called dissident republicans have a significant level of support.[12] The legacy of the Troubles is continued tension between Roman Catholics and Protestants, which has occasionally erupted into violence at flashpoint 'interface areas'.[13] Geography[edit] Lurgan
Lurgan
sits in a relatively flat part of Ireland by the south east shore of Lough Neagh. The two main formations in north Armagh
Armagh
are an area of estuarine clays by the shore of the lough, and a mass of basalt farther back. The earliest human settlements in the area were to the northwest of the present day town near the shore of the lough. When the land was handed to the Brownlow family, they initially settled near the lough at Annaloist, but later settled where the town was eventually built.[4] The oldest part of the town, the main street, is built on a long ridge in the townland (baile fearainn) of Lurgan. A neighbouring hill is the site of Brownlow House, which overlooks Lurgan
Lurgan
Park. Townlands[edit] Like the rest of Ireland, the Lurgan
Lurgan
area has long been divided into townlands, whose names mostly come from the Irish language. Lurgan sprang up in the townland of the same name. Over time, the surrounding townlands have been built upon and they have given their names to many roads and housing estates. The following is a list of townlands within Lurgan's urban area, alongside their likely etymologies:[14][15][16][17] Shankill parish:

Aghnacloy (from Irish Achadh na Cloiche, meaning 'field of the stone') Ballyblagh (from Baile Bláthach meaning "flowery townland") Ballyreagh (from Baile Riach meaning "greyish townland") Demesne (an English name – this townland was carved out of Drumnamoe and others) Derry (from Doire meaning "oak grove") Dougher or Doughcorran (from Dúchorr meaning "black round hill" and Dúchorrán meaning "small black round hill") Drumnamoe (from Druim na mBó meaning "ridge of the cows" or Druim na Mothar meaning "ridge of the thickets") Knocknashane (formerly Knocknashangan, from Cnoc na Seangán meaning "hill of the ants") Shankill (from Seanchill meaning "old church" or Seanchoill meaning "old wood") Taghnevan (formerly Tegnevan, from Teach Naomháin meaning "Naomhán's house") Tannaghmore North & Tannaghmore South (from an Tamhnach Mór meaning "the big grassland") Toberhewny (from Tobar hAoine/Tobar Chainnigh/Tobar Shuibhne meaning "Friday well/Canice's well/Sweeny's well")

Seagoe parish:

Aghacommon
Aghacommon
(from Achadh Camán meaning "hurling field") Ballynamony (from Baile na Móna meaning "townland of the bog") Silverwood (an English name – formerly called Killinargit, from Coill an Airgid meaning "wood of the silver")

Climate[edit] Lurgan
Lurgan
has a temperate climate in common with inland areas in Ireland. Summer temperatures can reach the 20s °C and it is rare for them to go higher than 30 °C (86 °F). The consistently humid climate that prevails over Ireland can make temperatures feel uncomfortable when they stray into the high 20s °C (80–85 °F), more so than similar temperatures in hotter climates in the rest of Europe.

Climate data for Lurgan

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 7 (45) 8 (46) 10 (50) 12 (54) 15 (59) 17 (63) 19 (66) 19 (66) 16 (61) 13 (55) 10 (50) 7 (45) 12.8 (55)

Average low °C (°F) 2 (36) 2 (36) 3 (37) 4 (39) 6 (43) 9 (48) 11 (52) 10 (50) 9 (48) 7 (45) 4 (39) 3 (37) 5.8 (42.5)

Average precipitation cm (inches) 5.6 (2.2) 4.67 (1.839) 4.46 (1.756) 4.62 (1.819) 4.22 (1.661) 4.38 (1.724) 4.49 (1.768) 4.84 (1.906) 4.58 (1.803) 6.79 (2.673) 5.94 (2.339) 5.61 (2.209) 60.2 (23.697)

Source: MSN.com[18]

Governance[edit]

Lurgan
Lurgan
Town Hall in Union Street. Built in 1868 and now owned by Craigavon
Craigavon
Borough Council

Lurgan
Lurgan
is part of the Upper Bann constituency for the purpose of elections to the UK Parliament
UK Parliament
at Westminster. This has long been a safe unionist seat[19] and the current MP is David Simpson of the Democratic Unionist Party. Members of the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Assembly at Stormont are elected from six-member constituencies using proportional representation and using the same constituencies as for Westminster. Lurgan
Lurgan
town commissioners were first elected in 1855,[20] and they were replaced by Lurgan
Lurgan
Urban District Council following the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898. This effectively ended landlord control of local government in Ireland.[21][22][23] The town council was abolished when local government was reformed in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
in 1973 under the Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 and the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972. These abolished the two-tier system of town and county councils replacing it with the single-tier system. Lurgan
Lurgan
was placed under the jurisdiction of Craigavon
Craigavon
Borough Council, and remained so until a new act streamlined and merged the various districts in 2015. Today Lurgan forms part of the new Armagh, Banbridge
Banbridge
and Craigavon
Craigavon
District. The Lurgan
Lurgan
area contains the following wards: Church, Donaghcloney, Knocknashane, Magheralin, Mourneview, Parklake, and Waringstown. Lurgan
Lurgan
Town Hall is owned by the new District Council but has not been used to conduct Council business since the Town Council was abolished in 1972. Demography[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1821 2,715 —    

1831 2,842 +4.7%

1841 4,677 +64.6%

1851 4,205 −10.1%

1861 7,772 +84.8%

1871 10,632 +36.8%

1881 10,135 −4.7%

1891 11,429 +12.8%

1901 11,782 +3.1%

1911 12,553 +6.5%

1926 12,500 −0.4%

1937 13,766 +10.1%

1951 16,183 +17.6%

1961 17,872 +10.4%

1966 20,673 +15.7%

1971 25,431 +23.0%

1981 20,991 −17.5%

1991 21,905 +4.4%

2001 23,534 +7.4%

[24][25][26][27][28][29][30]

For census purposes, Lurgan
Lurgan
is not treated as a separate entity by the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). Instead, it is combined with Craigavon, Portadown
Portadown
and Bleary
Bleary
to form the " Craigavon
Craigavon
Urban Area". A fairly accurate population count can be found by combining the data of the electoral wards that make up the Lurgan
Lurgan
urban area. These are Church,[31] Court,[32] Drumnamoe,[33] Knocknashane,[34] Mourneview,[35] Parklake,[36] Taghnevan[37] and Woodville.[38] On the day of the last census (27 March 2011) the combined population of these wards was 25,093 Of this population: 15,607(62.2%) were Nationalist (Catholic or from a Catholic background) 8,460(33.7%) were Unionist (Protestant or from a Protestant background) 1,026(4.1%) were of other ethno-religious backgrounds or no religious background. The town is divided along ethnic/political/sectarian lines with entire housing areas being almost exclusively Nationalist/Catholic/Irish or almost exclusively Unionist/Protestant/British settler.[39] The north end of the town centre is considered Nationalist/Catholic, the south end is considered Unionist/Protestant, with the "invisible dividing line" crossing Market Street at Castle Lane and Carnegie Street.[40] In the 1980s there were two Unionist/Protestant enclaves in the north end of the town, Gilpinstown and Wakehurst. They have both since changed to become Nationalist/Catholic areas as Unionists/Protestants gradually moved out.[40] There was a Synagogue at 49 North Street for the Lurgan
Lurgan
Hebrew Congregation, founded prior to 1906 by Joseph Herbert (originally Herzberg) from Tukums in Latvia, but this closed in the 1920s around the time of the founder's death. Economy[edit] Lurgan
Lurgan
has historically been an industrial town in which the linen industry predominated as a source of employment during the Industrial Revolution, and is said to have employed as many as 18,000 handloom weavers at the end of the 19th century, a figure significantly higher than the town's resident population at the time.[41] That particular branch of the textile industry declined as consumer tastes changed, but other textiles continued to be produced in the town providing a major source of employment until the 1990s and 2000s[10] when the textile industry across the UK suffered a major decline as a result of outsourcing to low wage countries.[42] The large Goodyear fan-belt factory at Silverwood Industrial Estate was a product of the Craigavon
Craigavon
development when large tracts of land in Lurgan, Portadown, and areas in between were zoned off for exclusive industrial use. The Goodyear factory closed in 1983 after failing to make a profit, resulting in the loss of 750 jobs.[43] The facility was later partly occupied by Wilson Double Deck Trailers and DDL Electronics. Silverwood Industrial Estate continues to host other manufacturing and light engineering firms. Other industrial areas in the town are Annesborough and Halfpenny Valley ( Portadown
Portadown
Road) industrial estates; areas in which growth has been limited compared to other industrial estates in the Craigavon
Craigavon
Borough.[44] A key component of the Craigavon
Craigavon
development was a central business district halfway between Lurgan
Lurgan
and Portadown
Portadown
that would serve as the city centre for the whole of the new city. What was built was an office building, a court house, a civic building, and a small shopping centre alongside several acres of parkland that were developed around the newly created balancing lakes that also serve as part of the area's drainage system. In the 1990s, the shopping centre was significantly expanded to form what is now Rushmere Retail Park, containing many major retail stores. This has had a detrimental effect on the retail trade in Lurgan
Lurgan
in the same way that out-of-town shopping developments in other parts of Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
have damaged other traditional town centres.[45] The town's Chamber of Commerce is not functioning and has remained dormant despite numerous attempts to revive it.[46] Culture and community[edit] Cultural references[edit] There is a figure of speech used in Ireland – to have a face as long as a Lurgan
Lurgan
spade – meaning "to look miserable".[47] The origins of this expression are disputed. One theory is that a " Lurgan
Lurgan
spade" was an under-paid workman digging what is now the Lurgan
Lurgan
Park lake.[5] Another theory is that it could be from the Irish language
Irish language
lorga spád meaning the shaft (literally "shin") of a spade. The ballad Master McGrath
Master McGrath
concerns a greyhound of that name from Lurgan
Lurgan
which became an Irish sporting hero. The dog was bought in Lurgan
Lurgan
by the Brownlow family, and the song also mentions his owner Charles Brownlow, referred to in the lyrics as Lord Lurgan. Master McGrath won the Waterloo Cup
Waterloo Cup
hare coursing competition three times in 1868, 1870 and 1871 at a time when this was a high-profile sport. A post mortem found that he had a heart twice the size of what is normal for a dog of his size.[48] He is remembered all over the town, including in its coat of arms. The dog was named McGrath after the kennel boy responsible for its care. A statue of him was unveiled at Craigavon
Craigavon
Civic Centre in 1993, over 120 years after his last glory in 1871. The statue was relocated to Lurgan
Lurgan
town centre in 2013. A festival is also held yearly in his honour. A Lurgan
Lurgan
pub was also named after Master McGrath, although it has been renamed in recent years. The town is a frequent recipient of derision by the BBC Northern Ireland comedy panel show The Blame Game. Community facilities[edit] Oxford Island is a nature reserve on the shore of Lough Neagh
Lough Neagh
that includes Kinnego Marina and the Lough Neagh
Lough Neagh
Discovery Center, which is an interpretive visitor centre offering information about the surrounding wildlife, conference facilities, and a café.[49] Lurgan
Lurgan
Park, a few hundred yards from the main street, is the largest urban park in Northern Ireland[50] and the second-largest in Ireland after Phoenix Park, Dublin. It used to be part of the estate of Brownlow House, a 19th-century Elizabethan-style manor house.[51] In 1893, the land was purchased by Lurgan
Lurgan
Borough Council and opened as a public park in 1909 by Earl Aberdeen, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.[52] It includes a sizeable artificial lake and an original Coalbrookdale fountain. Today the park is home to annual summer events such as the Lurgan
Lurgan
Agricultural Show, and the Lurgan
Lurgan
Park Rally, noted as the largest annual motor sport event in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
and a stage in the Circuit of Ireland rally. Mount Zion House in Edward St, formerly the St Joseph's Convent, is now a cross-community centre run by the Shankill Lurgan
Lurgan
Community Association/Community Projects. It is funded by the Department for Social Development, the EU Special
Special
Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, and the Physical and Social Environment Programme.[53] Landmarks[edit]

Brownlow House

Lurgan
Lurgan
Park, formerly part of the Brownlows' estate, and now a public space.

The former Johnson & Allen linen factory on Victoria Street, built in 1888 and now used as multiple small industrial and retail units

Lurgan
Lurgan
town centre is distinctive for its wide main street, Market Street, one of the widest in Ireland, which is dominated at one end by Shankill (Anglican) Church in Church Place. A grey granite hexagonal temple-shaped war memorial sits at the entrance to Church Place, topped by a bronze-winged statue representing the spirit of Victorious Peace. A marble pillar at the centre displays the names of over 400 men from the town who lost their lives in the First World War.[54] The rows of buildings on either side of Market Street are punctuated periodically by large access gates that lead to the space behind the buildings, gates that are wide enough to drive a horse and cart through. The town's straight planned streets are a common feature in many Plantation towns, and its industrial history is still evident in the presence of many former linen mills that have since been modified for modern use. At the junction of Market Street and Union Street is the former Lurgan Town Hall, a listed building erected in 1868. It was the first site of the town's library in 1891,[55] was temporarily used as a police station in 1972 when it was handed to the Police Authority,[56] and is today owned by the Mechanics' Institute and is available for conferences and community functions.[57] Brownlow House, known locally as ' Lurgan
Lurgan
Castle', is a distinctive mansion built in 1833 with Scottish sandstone in an Elizabethan style with a lantern-shaped tower and prominent array of chimney pots. It was originally owned by the Brownlow family, and today is owned by the Lurgan
Lurgan
Loyal Orange District Lodge. A former lodge to the Brownlow House estate became the Brownlow Arms Hotel on Market Street, run by the McCaffrey family, which served as the US 5th Army's Officers' Mess during WW2 but closed in the early 1960s. The adjacent Lurgan
Lurgan
Park, now a public park owned by Craigavon
Craigavon
Borough Council, used to be part of the same estate.[58] The park is the venue for the Lurgan
Lurgan
Park Rally. Religious sites[edit] "Shankill Cemetery" redirects here. For the cemetery in Belfast, see Shankill Graveyard.

St Peter's Catholic Church, North St. Built in 1832

The site of what is now Shankill cemetery served as a place of worship over the centuries. It began in ancient times as a simple double ring fort, the outline of which is still noticeable,[59] and is today an historic burial site holding the remains of people who lived in the earliest days of the town's existence, including the Brownlow family. Dougher cemetery is another old graveyard that was donated to the Catholic people by the Brownlows following passage of the Catholic Relief Act.[60] The two most prominent modern places of worship are Shankill Parish Church in Church Place and St Peter's Church in North Street, the steeples of which are visible from far outside the town. Shankill Parish Church belongs to the Anglican Church of Ireland. The original church was established at Oxford Island on the shore of Lough Neagh in 1411, but a new church was built in Lurgan
Lurgan
on the site of what is now Shankill Cemetery in 1609 as the town became the main centre of settlement in the area.[61] It was eventually found to be too small given the growth of the town, and the Irish Parliament granted permission to build a replacement in 1725 one mile away on the 'Green of Lurgan', now known as Church Place, where it stands to this day. It is believed to be the largest parish church in Ireland.[62] Following passage of the Catholic Relief Act, Charles Brownlow granted a site to the Roman Catholic parish priest the Reverend William O'Brien in 1829 for the construction of a church on Distillery Hill, now known as lower North Street. It was there that work began in 1832 on what is now St Peter's Church.[63] In 1966, another Catholic church, St Paul's, was built at the junction of Francis Street and Parkview Street. This was a radical departure from traditional church architecture with its grey plaster finish, copper roof, slim spire, hexagonal angles and modern design throughout. Many of its architectural features such as the copper roof and gray plaster finish are shared by the neighbouring St Paul's School. It was designed to cope with the extra demand for worship space following the growth of the surrounding Taghnevan and Shankill housing estates.[64] The Lurgan
Lurgan
Museum houses one of the largest collections of items relating to Irish History in the North of Ireland. The Museum has many photographs and artefacts connected with Lurgan
Lurgan
life over the past 150 years. It houses an extensive collection relating to the periods known as "The Troubles", "Operation Harvest" 1956-62, and "The 1916 Easter Rising". This collection also has a popular section covering the social history of the area. The first Methodist church was built in Nettleton's Court, Queen Street in 1778. It was found to be too small and a new church was built on High Street in 1802, and replaced by a newer building in front of it in 1826. This was extensively renovated in 1910 and stands to this day sporting a simple facade.[65] Education[edit]

Lurgan
Lurgan
Model Primary School

It was the late 19th century that saw the development of formal education in Lurgan
Lurgan
and a significant move away from the less organised hedge schools of before.[66] Today, schools in Lurgan
Lurgan
operate under the Dickson Plan, a transfer system in north Armagh
Armagh
that allows pupils at age 11 the option of taking the 11-plus
11-plus
exam to enter grammar schools, with pupils in comprehensive junior high schools being sorted into grammar and non-grammar streams. Pupils can get promoted to or demoted from the grammar stream during their time in those schools depending on the development of their academic performance, and at age 14 can take subject-based exams across the syllabus to qualify for entry into a dedicated grammar school to pursue GCSEs and A-levels.[67] As is common in Northern Ireland, most of the schools in Lurgan
Lurgan
are attended mainly by children from one or other of the two main ethno-religious blocs, reflecting the existence of deep-seated ethnic, sectarian and political divisions in society. Some schools are in the Catholic 'maintained' sector, i.e. maintained by the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools, and others are controlled directly by the state. Directly-controlled state schools generally have a predominantly Protestant intake. Primary education[edit] At primary level, schools attended by the Unionist/Protestant community are Carrick Primary School, Dickson Primary School, and King's Park Primary School. The Model School was part of the national schools programme proposed in 1831 in which each county in Ireland would have at least one school that would serve as an example to other national schools in the area and as a teacher training establishment (although teacher training did not take place at this particular school). Initially it had a multi-denominational intake, offered such services as night classes and industry-relevant vocational courses, and was enthusiastically supported by William Brownlow who is thought to have brought the school to the town. It was undermined, however, by church interests, which were opposed to its lack of ecclesiastical control, and criticism of the efficiency of its management, hence losing much of its earlier prestige as the premier educational establishment in the town.[68] Over the years, the intake of Nationalist/Catholic students steadily increased, due mainly to being situated in the Catholic area of Lurgan. The student body is now almost 100% Catholic.[citation needed] Other Catholic primary schools are Carrick Primary School, Bunscoil Naomh Proinsias, St. Francis' Primary School, St Teresa's Primary School, St Anthony's Primary School, Tannaghmore Primary School, and Tullygally Primary School. Post-primary education[edit] At secondary level, schools attended by the Unionist-Protestant community are Lurgan
Lurgan
College, and Lurgan Junior High School (formerly part of Lurgan College
Lurgan College
of Further Education). Lurgan
Lurgan
College, now a co-ed 14–18 grammar school, was established in 1873 as an all-boys school to provide what was known as 'classical education' as opposed to the more practical vocational education on offer at the Model School. Its initial charter included a provision that "no person being in Holy Orders, or a minister of any religious denomination shall at any time interfere in the management of the said school, or be appointed to serve as master" and that no religious instruction was to take place during school hours.[66] Secondary schools attended by the Nationalist-Catholic community were previously St Mary's Junior High School, St Paul's Junior High School, and St Michael's Grammar School, which have emerged to become one school spanning the 3 sites, St Ronan's College. St Mary's Intermediate School was built on Kitchen Hill after land was acquired from the Sisters of Mercy
Sisters of Mercy
in 1955 and was opened in 1959 as an all-girls school. The nearby all-boys St Paul's Intermediate School was opened in 1962, and both of these schools are now known as junior high schools.[64] Pupils attend these schools from age 11 to 13, at which time they have the option of transferring to St Michael's if they qualify. Those who do not qualify may stay on at St Paul's and St Mary's until minimum school leaving age at 16 and where the option of taking GCSE
GCSE
exams is available. A significant number of people from Lurgan
Lurgan
also attend the Catholic maintained Lismore Comprehensive School in Craigavon. Lurgan
Lurgan
Technical College was renamed Lurgan College
Lurgan College
of Further Education, and subsequently merged with Portadown
Portadown
CFE and Banbridge CFE into the larger Upper Bann Institute of Further and Higher Education (UBIFHE). Further education in the region was consolidated further when this institution was merged with other FE colleges in Armagh, Newry
Newry
and Kilkeel
Kilkeel
to form the Southern Regional College. The Lurgan
Lurgan
campus is one of the few educational institutions in the area with a mixed denominational intake. It offers vocational courses as an alternative to A-Levels, and adult education services. Special
Special
needs education[edit] Ceara School provides education for pupils aged 3 through 19 who have severe learning difficulties.[69] Sport and leisure[edit] Facilities[edit] Lurgan
Lurgan
has a municipal swimming pool and leisure complex called Waves. This includes a swimming pool, squash courts, a gym, and offers such activities as pilates, circuit training, and spinning classes.[70] Following a vote taken by Craigavon
Craigavon
Borough Council on 7 April 2010, Waves is to be closed as will the Cascades Centre in Portadown, and both facilities are to be replaced by a large central swimming facility that will be built near the Craigavon
Craigavon
balancing lakes.[71] Lurgan
Lurgan
has two 18-hole golf courses,[72] an artificial ski slope[73] and an equestrian centre for show jumping. Clubs[edit]

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Lurgan
Lurgan
has a large GAA presence in the area with Gaelic football
Gaelic football
being played by clubs Clan na Gael CLG
Clan na Gael CLG
(based at Páirc Mhic Daibhéid), Clann Éireann GAC (Páirc Chlann Éireann), Éire Óg CLG (Pine Bank, Craigavon), Sarsfields GAC (Páirc an tAth. Dhónaill Mhig Eoghain, Derrytrasna), St Mary's GAC (Aghagallon), St Michael's GAC (Magheralin), St Paul's GFC (Na Páirceanna Imeartha), St Peter's GAC (Páirc Naomh Peadar) and Wolfe Tone GAC, Derrymacash
Wolfe Tone GAC, Derrymacash
(Páirc na Ropairí) The town is also home to the Association football
Association football
clubs Glenavon
Glenavon
F.C., Dollingstown F.C., Lurgan
Lurgan
Celtic F.C., and Lurgan
Lurgan
Town F.C.. There are another thirteen clubs that play in the Mid Ulster Football Leagues. They are Derryhirk United, Hill Street, Lurgan
Lurgan
Institute, Taghnevan Harps, Silverwood United, Tullygally, Lurgan
Lurgan
BBOB, Lurgan
Lurgan
United, Goodyear, Craigavon
Craigavon
City, Lurgan
Lurgan
Thistle, Celtic Club ( Lurgan
Lurgan
No. 1), Oxford Sunnyside F.C.. Loughgrove and Sheffield Thursday F.C. play in the Lonsdale league. Glenavon
Glenavon
is the most prominent of these, playing in the IFA Premiership. Cricket
Cricket
has two clubs, Lurgan
Lurgan
Cricket
Cricket
Club and Victoria Cricket
Cricket
Club. Rugby union
Rugby union
is played by Lurgan
Lurgan
RFC. Tennis
Tennis
is played by Lurgan
Lurgan
Tennis
Tennis
Club which is in Lurgan
Lurgan
Park. Lurgan Golf Club is an 18-hole challenging parkland course bordering on Lurgan
Lurgan
lake. Railway links[edit] Lurgan railway station
Lurgan railway station
opened by the Ulster Railway
Ulster Railway
on 18 November 1841, connecting the town to Belfast
Belfast
Great Victoria Street in the east and Portadown
Portadown
and Armagh
Armagh
in the west. The Great Northern Railway of Ireland provided further access to the west of Ulster which was then closed in the 1950s and 1960s from Portadown
Portadown
railway station. Presently Lurgan railway station
Lurgan railway station
is run by Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Railways with direct trains to Belfast
Belfast
Great Victoria Street and as part of the Dublin- Belfast
Belfast
railway line. The Enterprise runs through Lurgan
Lurgan
from Dublin
Dublin
Connolly to Belfast
Belfast
Central, and a change of train may be required at Portadown
Portadown
to travel to Newry
Newry
or Dublin
Dublin
Connolly.[74] Railway access at Sydenham links into George Best Belfast
Belfast
City Airport on the line to Bangor. Road transport and public services[edit]

High Street.

Lurgan
Lurgan
is also situated by the M1 motorway connecting the town to Belfast. Bus services, provided by Translink, arrive and depart on a regular basis from bus stops on Market Street to Belfast, Portadown, Armagh, Dungannon, and surrounding areas. Electricity is supplied by Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Electricity which was privatised in 1993 and is now a subsidiary of ESB Group.[75] The gasworks used to be in North St., but there is no longer any town gas since it was abolished in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
in the 1980s by the Thatcher government for being uneconomical,[76] although it was restored to the greater Belfast
Belfast
area in 1996. Water is supplied by Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Water, a public owned utility. Media[edit] Lurgan
Lurgan
is served by two weekly local newspapers. The Lurgan
Lurgan
Mail, published by Johnston Publishing (NI),[77] reports news and sport from around the local area. The Lurgan
Lurgan
and Portadown
Portadown
Examiner also reports local news and sport with an emphasis on photographs of local people at sporting and social events. Notable people[edit] Living people[edit]

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Northern Irish astrophysicist, discovered the first radio pulsars. Barry Douglas, classical pianist and conductor, has residences in Paris and Lurgan. Jim Harvey, Lurgan-born former professional footballer; former assistant manager of the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
football team, has also played for Glenavon, Arsenal and Tranmere Rovers. Neil Lennon, manager of Hibernian, former manager of Glasgow Celtic and former captain of the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
football team and Glasgow Celtic. Gayle Williamson, Miss Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
2002; and Miss United Kingdom 2002

Deceased people[edit]

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Edward Costello, who took part in the Easter Rising
Easter Rising
in April 1916, received a fatal bullet wound to the head on 25 April and died in Jervis Street Hospital, Dublin. John Cushnie was a broadcaster and panellist on the BBC radio 4
BBC radio 4
show Gardeners' Question Time. He also presented the BBCNI
BBCNI
TV show The Greenmount Garden. Field Marshal Sir John Greer Dill
John Greer Dill
(25 December 1881 – 4 November 1944), a British commander in World War I
World War I
and World War II and later a diplomat, was born in Lurgan
Lurgan
in 1881. William Frederick McFadzean
William Frederick McFadzean
(9 October 1895 – 1 July 1916), died when he threw himself on a box of primed grenades prior to the Battle of the Somme and was awarded the Victoria Cross.[78] Len Ganley MBE, a former world championship snooker referee, was a resident of the town. Billy Hanna
Billy Hanna
(c. 1929 – 27 July 1975) founder and first commander of the Ulster Volunteer Force's Mid-Ulster Brigade, was a native of Lurgan. He was shot dead outside his home in the Mourneview estate by members of his own organisation.[79] Sammy Jones (11 June 1911 – 1993), a former professional footballer who made over 100 appearances for Blackpool and received one cap for the Irish national team, was born in Lurgan
Lurgan
in 1911. James Logan (20 October 1674 – 31 October 1751), was born in Lurgan. He became an American colonial statesman and scholar, secretary to his friend William Penn, and was noted as a jurist, political philosopher, and botanist.[80] Richard McGhee (1851 –7 April 1930) was an Irish Protestant Nationalist home rule politician. A Land League
Land League
and trade union activist, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland for more than 20 years. Rosemary Nelson (4 September 1958 – 15 March 1999) was a human rights solicitor killed by a loyalist car bomb in 1999.[81] Martin O'Hagan, a journalist for The Sunday World
Sunday World
newspaper, was murdered on 28 September 2001 in front of his wife near his own home in the town.[11] George William Russell
George William Russell
(10 April 1867 – 17 July 1935), who wrote under the pseudonym Æ, was an Anglo-Irish
Anglo-Irish
supporter of the nationalist movement in Ireland. He was a critic, poet, painter, mystical writer, and was at the centre of a group of followers of theosophy in Dublin
Dublin
for many years.[82] He was born in William Street, Lurgan. Philip Felix Smith (5 October 1825 – 16 January 1906) was born in North Lurgan
Lurgan
and was a recipient of the Victoria Cross. His birth is recorded in the parish of Shankill at St. Peter's RC Church. Norman Uprichard (20 April 1928 – 31 January 2011) was a goalkeeper who began his career playing Gaelic Football
Gaelic Football
with St. Peter's GAC. His decision to sign for Glenavon
Glenavon
cost him a league medal under the GAA's now-defunct 'Rule 27'. He was finally awarded his medal by St. Peter's in 2004. He went on to play for Swindon Town, Portsmouth
Portsmouth
and Southend United at club level, and won 18 caps for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
at international level.[83]

See also[edit]

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External links[edit]

Craigavon
Craigavon
Borough Council Lurgan
Lurgan
Forward – Lurgan
Lurgan
Town Centre Management Company.

Other links[edit]

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