Lurgan


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Lurgan

(lûr`gən), town (1991 pop. 21,905), Co. Ulster, central Northern Ireland, near Lough Neagh. A textile center since the 17th cent., Lurgan is also a market hub with factories that produce machinery. The town was founded in the early 17th cent. by settlers from England; its castle dates from that period. The poet George William RussellRussell, George William,
pseud. A. E.,
1867–1935, Irish author, b. Lurgan, educated in Dublin. An active member of the Irish nationalist movement, he edited the Irish Homestead (1904–23) and the Irish Statesman (1923–30).
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 was born in Lurgan.
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Thou art to lodge in Lurgan Sahib's house till it is time to go again to Nucklao.
THE 4-0 scoreline suggests an easy win for Lurgan Town Colts in the Lisburn Juvenile under-13 Division Three Cup semi-final but it could not be further from the truth.
This family at a park in Lurgan, Co Armagh, had fun building a snowman.
The total cost of the Lurgan Public Realm Scheme Phase 3 is approximately 700,000.
Cops had been called to reports of an illegal parade in Lurgan, County Antrim, when the explosives went off without warning yesterday afternoon.
Sean McCann, 55, from Wellington Street in Lurgan was also charged with a further count of assault causing actual bodily harm on a man.
Glasgow-born Catholic Michael McGoldrick was gunned down by Ulster Loyalists as he drove them in his taxi near Lurgan, County Armagh, on Monday.
Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a diversified industrial Fortune 1000 company, will make the investment in Rusch Manufacturing, its healthcare products unit in Lurgan.
LURGAN reached the Lisburn Junior Invitational under-13 League Cup final for the first time following a 4-0 semi-final win over East Coast Strikers on Saturday in a tie that was played in heavy rain throughout.
Hundreds turned out to Requiem Mass at St Paul's Church, Lurgan.
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced funding of Au461,000 for Lurgan Town Football Club.
Ballinamallard and Lurgan Celtic sit three points behind with two games in hand, with the Hoops awaiting the outcome of their abandoned match against Moyola.