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About Lisburn Castlereagh City

The Lisburn Castlereagh City Council area was formed in April 2015 following the restructure of local government in Northern Ireland with the City of Lisburn joining key suburbs of the Castlereagh area of Belfast. Set in the beautiful Lagan Valley the city council area covers 200 square miles of contrasting scenery from the gentle drumlins of the open countryside to its many picturesque towns and villages.

The area has a rich history with Lisburn regarded as the birthplace and centre of the world’s Irish linen industry. The linen industry remains a focus for the area and Lisburn is home to Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum, which collects and safeguards artefacts relating to the Irish linen industry.

Lisburn Castlereagh City has a population of 138,627 (NISRA, 2014) and one of its key strengths is the skills profile, with the proportion of residents with qualifications of NVQ4 is the highest of any Council area in Northern Ireland.

The new Council area is the right combination for business and living – adjoining the city of Belfast with all the amenities of a large city but with the charm of rural Northern Ireland on your doorstep.