Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Centenary Programme

Here you will find the latest updates on the events and projects planned by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council in the Centenary year. Check back regularly for updates on how to get involved.

This is the start of our Centenary programme and more events will be announced in due course. 



Grants of up to £400 are available to community and voluntary groups who want to get involved and deliver events or projects related to the Centenary of Northern Ireland.  

More information can be FOUND HERE.



The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum (ILCLM) are excited to host a range of historical talks by renowned speakers on a range of Centenary related topics.

The format of the lecture programme will be dependant on current public health guidance at the time and is likely to involve a number of virtual options.

Full details of the programme are available by clicking here.

To register for a talk, please click here



The Council has planted 100 red twigged lime trees in various locations across the Lisburn & Castlereagh area. The twigs go a lovely reddish colour in the winter. This species is a fairly fast growing tree that can grow to 12m high by 6m wide after 25 years. This same type of tree currently lines the main avenue at the Stormont Estate.

To find out more, please CLICK HERE



We know there are wonderful people in our communities who were born 100 years ago. We want to recognise these special people, find out more about their lives and present them with a Centenary gift.

The Mayor would like to hear from residents who were born on or before the year 1921 to celebrate 100 years of their life. To submit a name please call The Mayors Office on 028 9244 7331 or email

To hear more about the programme and our first Centanarian Doreen McKee, please CLICK HERE.



The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum (ILCLM) has opened an online exhibition as part of its virtual museum to mark the Northern Ireland Centenary.

To do the tour, please CLICK HERE.



In addition to recognising our older citizens in our society, we also want to recognise new life as part of the Centenary.

Parents who reside in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area and register the birth of their baby at Lagan Valley Island in May 2021 will be able to receive a commemorative Centenary teddy bear. Details on how to get your bear will be given to you upon registration.



Using the theme and logo for the Centenary programme, flowerbeds will be planted at Castle Gardens and Moat Park. 



If you have any questions or queries about the Centenary programme, please get in touch with us via email: