LCCC Residents' Magazine : Summer 2024

D-DAY 80 commemorations in Lisburn

Join us on Thursday 6 June for a day of commemorative events to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.  From ‘sun up to sun down’ you can enjoy our varied programme to let you discover what life was really like in 1944.

Mayor Gowan said: “It is important we remember why D-Day is such a significant date.  D-Day altered the course of history and was the beginning of the end of World War 2. In commemorating this day, we remember those brave men and women who sacrificed so much for peace.  We must remember them.  From schools and community groups to families and veterans our programme has something for you to enjoy.”

Programme of events - Thursday 6 June

Event Location Time
Town crier Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum  8am
D-Day 80’ Flag of Peace’ raising Lagan Valley Island   9am
RBL Wreath laying Lisburn War Memorial 10am
D-Day 80 outdoor exhibition and workshops Castle Gardens 10.30am to 5.30pm
WWII Taster Tour Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum  11am to 6pm (10 mins long, starts on the hour)
D-Day Tea Dance Market Square     2pm to 4pm
Beacon lighting ceremony  Castle Gardens  7pm to 10pm.  Beacon lighting at 9.15pm


You can read more on our D-Day activities on the links below:

Come to Lisburn to commemorate D-DAY 80

Grants awarded for community commemorations of D-Day 80

D-Day 80: Talks Programme at our Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

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