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Lurgan is a town in County Armagh in Northern Ireland. In Irish An Lorgain means "the shin", indicating a long low ridge. It was laid out as a "Plantation" town from 1610, with characteristic wide streets, and grew up as a market and linen-processing town. It become part of the commuter-belt for Belfast even in the 19th century when the railway arrived. In the 20th century Lurgan was badly afflicted by "The Troubles". A nearby New Town of Craigavon never entirely got built but Ulster's first motorway arrived. Lurgan has light industry and in 2011 its population was estimated as 25,093.

Trains run every 30 min from Bangor via Belfast (several stations) and Lisburn to Lurgan (50 min from Belfast) and Portadown.


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