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The Bard of Lambeg, James McKowen (1814-89), Poet of Lisburn

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Monday to Saturday, 9.30-4pm. Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum Runs until 01 March 2022

‘The Bard of Lambeg, James McKowen (1814-89), Poet of Lisburn’ explores the life and work of local poet and historian James McKowen, and is launched in conjunction with a new book by the author and historian Gilbert Watson. The book, ‘History into Poetry, the Complete Works of James McKowen’, is the first edited collection of McKowen’s poems, songs, and letters, and offers a fascinating insight into the work of one of Lisburn’s most important literary figures. The book is published by the Ulster-Scots Agency, and supported by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

‘The Bard of Lambeg, James McKowen (1814-89), Poet of Lisburn’ explores the life and work of local poet and historian James McKowen, and is launched in conjunction with a new book by the author and historian Gilbert Watson.  The book, ‘History into Poetry, the Complete Works of James McKowen’, is the first edited collection of McKowen’s poems, songs, and letters, and offers a fascinating insight into the work of one of Lisburn’s most important literary figures.  The book is published by the Ulster-Scots Agency, and supported by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

Cost: FREE

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