Lisburn City Library to reveal some of the history behind Old Blaris Burial Ground

Lisburn City Library to reveal some of the history behind Old Blaris Burial Ground
Published 13 Mar 2023

Local history enthusiasts are invited to Lisburn City Library on Thursday 23 March from 6:30pm until 7:30pm, to hear a talk on the Old Blaris Burial Ground.

Elizabeth Scott from North of Ireland History Society will reveal the stories connected with the headstones as well as providing an insight into the history of the old cemetery. During the talk, Elizabeth will highlight that many of the graves in the Old Blaris Burial Ground are from the 19th Century as well as the suggestion that the graveyard occupies the site of a mediaeval church of which only a mound now survives.

Susan Browne, Lisburn City Library Branch Manager, said:

“Old Blaris provides an unwritten record of Lisburn’s past; a very real picture of the people who lived in the city and an insight into the community. We are looking forward to hearing Elizabeth bring the stories to life of some of those who are buried in the graveyard.”

The talk on Old Blaris Burial Ground will take place in Lisburn City Library on Thursday 23 March from 6.30pm until 7:30pm and booking is essential.

To book a place telephone 028 9266 9345 or email lisburncity.library@librariesni.org.uk