Downloads - Culture and Heritage

Culture and Heritage

Lurgan Town Trail
Lurgan is a beacon of fine heritage and architecture.  Founded in the 17th Century, the town's buildings convey an appeal deeper than bricks, stone and plaster.  Take this Town Trail and discover the treasure of our past.

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Christian Heritage in Craigavon
Across our historic towns, our mystical islands and ancient burial grounds, our charming parks and wild boglands, there are a number of intriguing and atmospheric sacred sites across Craigavon.  

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St.Patrick's Trail - A 92 Mile Signed Driving Route
Irish Christianity is embedded in the ancient capitals of Counties Armagh , Antrim and Down.  It was here where Saint Patrick began his mission in Ireland. Throughout this Trail, you can explore St. Patrick's legendary life, visit areas of majestic landscapes and learn about those famous tales of snake folklore.

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A Guide to the Lagan Canal
This exciting new visitor guide provides a fascinating insight into the Lagan Canal's heritage, geography, environment and the wildlife that live along this route from Belfast to Lough Neagh. Read some interesting facts on places of interest, themed day breaks and much more.  The guide is beautifully illustrated with easy to read maps and colourful imagery.

Hard copies can be obtained at Tourist Information Centres and Council offices across Northern Ireland.

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Portadown Town Trail
This captivating trail will transport you on a journey through the years of our past.  An extract from the Co Armagh Guide and Directory, 1888 read "The residents of Portadown have considerable taste.  This fact soon becomes manifest to the stranger in going through the streets".  Regrettably some of these ornate buildings have now disappeared due to redevelopment, but the attractiveness of the streetscape has been preserved to this day.  Sites of interest include the Bann Bridge; Foundry, Town Hall, Carleton House and lots more.

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Craigavon Rural Heritage Trail

Craigavon is an area steeped in history just waiting to be explored!  Embark on a journey with this fascinating new Heritage Trail, featuring eight villages each with their own tale to tell.  Discover unique boglands, learn about original coaching routes and celebrated society artists and much more!  Featured villages include Aghacommon, Aghagallon, Bleary, Dollingstown, Donaghcloney, Drumnacanvey, Magheralin and Waringstown.  Trails are self guided.  Enjoy!

 

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