Located only a few miles out of Belfast, Lisburn is the third largest city in Northern Ireland and was granted city status in 2002. Once the heart of the Irish linen industry, Lisburn is now one of Northern Ireland’s most popular arts destinations and a popular shopping hub with its many wonderful independent shops and cafes.
What to see and do in Lisburn
Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum – Browse around this beautiful old Market House, a 17th century building, and view the many displays and collections showcasing Lisburn’s heritage creating fine Irish Linen and Lisburn’s local history. Market Square, BT28 1AG
Castle Gardens – formerly the site of a 17th century fortified manor house, the gardens were granted to Lisburn as a public park in 1903. View the many memorials in the gardens, see the restored sandstone terraces and the 1677 grand gateway. Pop into the community education centre which was previously an air raid shelter from the Second World War. Lisburn BT27 4XE
Island Arts Centre – an energising centre filled with fine art and applied art exhibitions, hosting a multitude of workshops and performances in dance, drama, music and film. Once outside, explore the Sculpture Trail set in lush grounds. With easy access around the centre, this is an excellent day out for all the family. Civic Centre Lagan Valley Island, I The Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL
Wallace Park – right outside Lisburn train station,Wallace Park spans 10 hectares. Previously owned by Sir Richard Wallace and handed to Lisburn in 1884, the park retains much of its original Victorian English country style. Sit and enjoy nature or let your children’s imagination run wild in the mini-wonderland playground. Lisburn, BT27 4AN
Ulster Aviation Society – marvel at over 41 aircraft ranging from vintage WWII fighters to fast jets and military helicopters to name but a few. Located just outside of Lisburn and described as a hidden gem. A perfect day out for children and any aviation enthusiast. Gate 3, Maze Long Kesh, 94b Halftown Rd, Lisburn, BT27 5RF
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens – when in Northern Ireland, the Queen and other members of the royal family stay at Hillsborough Castle just a few miles outside of Lisburn. Take a tour of this working royal palace which has hosted many diplomatic summits and then relax in the beautiful gardens spread over 40 hectares. The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6GT
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Divorce counselling and coaching
Even if you were the one to instigate the breakup, the end of a marriage or relationship is difficult and will throw your life into turmoil as you realise there are lots of issues to work through with the person you no longer want to be with. Communications will be tricky and stressful. Maybe you didn’t see the break-up coming and are in shock or have escaped a violent marriage and don’t know which way to turn. Whatever the reason, dealing with your feelings isn’t easy. The other side of the coin could be that you still want to be with your partner and to be married. Releasing a relationship for whatever reason, can leave the future looking very bleak and intimidating. It’s a difficult time. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
You will be forced to deal with issues you never thought you would have to consider such as sharing childcare, moving house, dealing with in-laws and if the separation isn’t amicable you could be led into lengthy court proceedings; dealing with solicitors and legal jargon. All this will take its toll on your mental wellbeing. You have to remember that thousands of people every year go through this process too. The majority of them go onto lead happy and enriched lives and say that they are the happiest they have ever been. There is light at the end of the tunnel, you just need to find a way to see it and maybe you need someone to guide you to that illumination.
You’re likely to feel an abundance of emotions; one minute on a high of adrenalin when something goes your way and the next grieving for what you believe you have lost. It’s a rollercoaster and you are not sure when the ride will stop. Anger and confusion only add to the severe anxiety which is making you hyper-vigilant.
If you are looking for family law help around Lisburn, we have found the following firms
Mildred Breakey Solicitors – 52 Bachelors Walk, Lisburn BT28 1XN
Joseph Lockhart & Son – 24 Bachelors Walk, Lisburn BT28 1XJ
Conn & Fenton – 39 Bow St, Lisburn BT28 1BJ
Donaldson McConnell – 8-10 Graham Gardens, Lisburn BT28 1XE
Terence McCourt Solicitors – 19 Bachelors Walk, Lisburn BT28 1XJ
Reid & Co. Solicitors – 48 Bachelors Walk, Lisburn BT28 1XN
Mckenna Sweeney Mckeown Solicitors – 64-66 Longstone St, Lisburn BT28 1TR