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 and in the north-eastern corner of the county. Formerly part of the Craigavon Borough Council area until it was merged in 2015 into the larger Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Lurgan is about 18 miles (29 km) south-west of Belfast and is linked to the city by both the M1 motorway and the Belfast–Dublin railway line. It had a population of about 23,000 at the 2001 Census. Lurgan is characteristic of many 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 had a major impact on 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.Wikipedia
Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Lurgan, United Kingdom. The nearest major city to Lurgan is Belfast. Belfast is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Titanic Belfast, Crumlin Road Gaol, Ulster Museum. Also, to reach Lurgan, you'll have to take a flight to Belfast; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Lurgan are of 1 to 2 days duration.
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