Lisburn 1918-23

‘Lisburn 1918-23, Community Conflict and Commemoration after the Great War’ is a new exhibition detailing the events in Lisburn from the immediate aftermath of the Great War (1914-18) to the 1920 ‘Swanzy Riots’, through to the unveiling of the town’s war memorial in 1923. This story is told within the broader context of post-war Ireland, including the Irish War of Independence, the foundation of Northern Ireland and the Irish Civil War.

Using photographs, letters, artefacts, books and uniforms, this exhibition documents the rich history of Lisburn and surrounding area during a turbulent period in the history of Ireland.

Event Details


Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
Market Square
BT28 1AG


Friday, June 29, 2018 - 09:30 to Monday, December 31, 2018 - 17:00

Tickets and further information

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