Wednesday, March 20, 2013

History of Lisburn

'... the town possesses much historic and modern charm. Its old name was Lisnegarvey ("the gamester's fort"). It was laid out in 1609 by Sir Fulkes Conway, of Conway, Wales, and one can glean from its signboards how English, Irish, Scotch and French Huguenots contributed to its making...'

from Belfast and Northern Ireland Illustrated Guide Book by Ward Lock & Co, c. 1945.