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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2017, 01:12:31 PM »
Last Sunday I was reading the problem page in the Sunday World.

There was a letter from someone which was signed "Depressed, from Lurgan" and I thought well, yes, you would be if you live in Lurgan.
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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2017, 01:19:22 PM »
Lurgan is no worse than any other similarly sized town in Northern Ireland, which would all be rife with underage drinking etc. 

The train station craic is a joke, they close the barriers a lifetime before the train even approaches and as mentioned, they remain closed a lot of the time when they pass until passengers get off/on and the train returns beyond the barrier point. 

But it definitely is arguably the best place in the Country for parks etc for kids.  Lurgan Park, Oxford Island, Tannaghmore Gardens and the Lakes are all brilliant places to take the children.
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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2017, 02:13:37 PM »
You need to know the right roads to avoid the railway lines ;). Anyway no railway lines in my part of the town and a 5 min walk to the GAA club...Class
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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2017, 06:01:37 PM »
You need to know the right roads to avoid the railway lines ;). Anyway no railway lines in my part of the town and a 5 min walk to the GAA club...Class
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Lurgan is a great town in comparison to the likes of Portadown, Lisburn, Antrim etc. It's a sports mad town but I agree the traffic is a joke at times. The usual scumbags at weekends but no more than any other place. The best footballers come from just outside the town in Aghagallon.

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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2017, 06:11:41 PM »
Lurgan renowned for Master Mc Grath and Tidsy Mc Kerr,not much else

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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2017, 07:46:42 PM »
Visitors should also be set the task of finding the invisible line across the middle of the town which strictly divides the Catholic and Protestant parts of the town.

The old public toilet block (long since demolished, thankfully) were just inside the Taig zone. Or so they say. I always thought of Wellworth's (now Heaton's) as the boundary myself.

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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2017, 07:56:41 PM »
Lurgan renowned for Master Mc Grath and Tidsy Mc Kerr,not much else

The wikipedia page shows a list of notable people:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lurgan

Back when I had a lot of time on my hands I did a bit of research and got that article up to snuff and certified as a Good Article. Could use a bit of a cleanup since then.

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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2017, 12:10:50 AM »
Lurgan and Portadown have been largely destroyed commercially the growth of Rushmere in central Craigavon.Have fond memories of good times in both towns

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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2017, 03:02:53 AM »
Rushmere's a monstrosity. No character, just acres of free parking while drivers in the towns have to pay for the car parks. Parking on the main street is free while parking in the (slightly) out-of-the-way car parks is paid, which is the opposite of what it should be. You'd think the more convenient parking would cost more. Mental.

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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2017, 07:08:44 AM »
I remember the no warning bomb outside the old Celtic supporters club,in Edward St,which was fortunately spotted by a punter just in time,back in the mid 70s.

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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2017, 08:45:05 AM »
Lurgan renowned for Master Mc Grath and Tidsy Mc Kerr,not much else
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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2017, 08:46:16 AM »
You need to know the right roads to avoid the railway lines ;). Anyway no railway lines in my part of the town and a 5 min walk to the GAA club...Class
Shiny b**tard!

Lurgan is a great town in comparison to the likes of Portadown, Lisburn, Antrim etc. It's a sports mad town but I agree the traffic is a joke at times. The usual scumbags at weekends but no more than any other place. The best footballers come from just outside the town in Aghagallon.

Great compared to Portadown Lisburn etc.!!
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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2017, 08:52:39 AM »
I remember the no warning bomb outside the old Celtic supporters club,in Edward St,which was fortunately spotted by a punter just in time,back in the mid 70s.

I once heard the story go that someone scored in the match, thus f*cking up someones bet.  Said fellow walked out of the bar in a huff/rage only to see a car parked right up at the front of the door, blocking it.  Everyone quickly escaped out the back before the bomb went off.

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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2017, 08:53:50 AM »
Do any or many Nationalists / Republicans support Glenavon?

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Re: Lurgan
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2017, 08:58:08 AM »
Do any or many Nationalists / Republicans support Glenavon?

i know a few who do but not many. i know a lot more who support either Lurgan Celtic or Cliftonville