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Lurgan Stories

Over the past year we have been out and about capturing on film the many positive stories which make Lurgan the wonderful place that it is.

The Lurgan Stories project was the brainchild of Paul Moorhead, founder of the community interest film production company Kettle of Fish. Paul, a former teacher at Lurgan Junior High School,  annoyed by the negative barbs frequently aimed at Lurgan wanted to create a series of short films capturing all that is good and great about Lurgan.  He felt the films should document Lurgan’s architecture,  history, people and the many positive actions happening to improve life throughout the town.

We were delighted to partner with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive to co-fund Paul’s project, but sadly  just as we began to film, Paul passed away on 9 October 2021.  We however felt that continuing the project in honour of Paul and his great vision was the right decision and are we are pleased to now be able to publish the project. With thanks  to Peter Mackey and Michael Bradshaw White for creating the films.

You can view the latest Lurgan Stories below.

This project is made possible thanks to joint funding from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s Community Cohesion Fund and the Lurgan Townscape Heritage Scheme, an initiative supported by the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and the National Lottery Players through The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Geology Trail

Shankill Wall

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage



Taghnevan Allotments

Social Supermarket

Return Of GI Jake Larson

Shankill Graveyard

Knitted Knockers

Celebrating George ‘AE’ Russell: Lurgan’s Myriad Minded Man

The Knitted Knockers NI: life after treatment

Comhaltas Clanbrassil CCÉ: Bringing the Armagh Fleadh to Lurgan

Healing the Gap of Market Street

Restoring a Lurgan Landmark

Bringing High Street Back to Life

The Blacksmith of the Pound

Clockmakers and History Makers of Lurgan

Drumming Roots: A Family Tradition