A former borough and now a city in Northern Ireland since 2008, Lisburn is situated southwest of Belfast. As of 2011, the city had a population of over 45,000 people. Named after an Irish word Lios na gCearrbhach, which means "ringfort of the gamblers," the town is now part of Belfast Metropolitan Area.
Before the English, Scots, and Welsh arrived in 1620 to settle the site as part of the Plantation of Ulster plan, it had been a small town known as Lisnagarvey. In 1609, James I granted the lands of Killultagh to Sir Fulke Conway, a Welshman of Norman descent. George Rawdon, who was a Yorkshireman, was in charge of the Conways' Irish estate, was responsible for laying out the current streets of Lisburn. The town has long been one of the United Kingdom's most significant linen production locations and is home to an award-winning museum, the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum.
Just a few miles out of Belfast, Lisburn is a great city to take a day trip from. Once a market town, there are still several local shops you can explore and antique dealers worth going for souvenirs. If you're looking for a bit of history, make your way to the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, and you'll be treated to the town's linen history. The magnificent Hillsborough Castle, which the Queen herself stays in when she's in the area, is also worth a visit. Other notable places to visit include Castle Gardens, the Christ Church Cathedral, Colin Glen Forest Park, Lagan Valley Regional Park, to name a few.
Lisburn has a maritime climate with cool-to-warm springs, cool summers (June - September), and not too cold winters (November - March). Even in the driest month, there is a lot of rain in Lisburn, especially in July. The annual rainfall is less than 900 millimeters, with at least 1 millimeter falling on about half the year. January is the coldest month, with an average temperature of 4.8 °C.
How to prepare your home for an electrical emergency
Most people are aware that electrical emergencies can happen at any time, but few prepare for it. The reason is because they underestimate the danger and harm that electrical emergencies can cause. The main reason for the increased number of electrical problems, especially during the colder periods, is how we use our homes. People tend to spend more time indoors during the cold months and simultaneously turn on many appliances. This leads to a higher risk for power surges and short circuits.
If you want peace of mind when dealing with any type of emergency related to your home's electrical system, you should hire an experienced electrician. Now, we know it's not an easy task for most people to find the right electrician. That's why we're here to make it easy for you.
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