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.'
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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.
The project, developed through a shared education programme, involved Lurgan College, St Ronan's College and Lurgan Junior High School.
Translink is acting as a key sponsor of this years Lurgan Show, helping to support this major event in the agricultural calendar.
Hundreds turned out to Requiem Mass at St Paul's Church, Lurgan. Mr McKerr spent a year in Long Kesh in 1971 but was ill with cancer and was treated at the time with antibiotics.