Lurgan is a town in Northern Ireland.
Lurgan is about 25 mins south west of Belfast and is on the Northern Rail Bangor to Portadown Line.
Lurgan has a good network of bitumen cycle paths which are in most cases separate to the road network, and link Lurgan to the National Cycle network. These paths also link Lurgan to Lough Neagh, Craigavon Lake and Nearby Rushmere Shopping Centre.
Lurgan Park; walking distance from the town centre, features a large lake, home to swans and ducks. There are also many bitumen paths around the lake: that are suitable for walkers, runners and cyclists (of all fitness levels).
Nearby Lurgan, on the Gilford Road, is Ballydougan Pottery which sells hand made kitchenware and giftware.
Lurgan has several small restaurants on it's main street and a number of bakeries, coffee shops and take aways. In regards to coffee shops, all are open during the day, with one shop "Love Coffee" opening late on Thursday and Friday nights, 19:45 to 22:00 during the summer.
Lurgan has a well established drinking culture with many local landmark public houses and clubs. Such treasures as the Ashburn Hotel, more popularly as "The 'Burn", with a regular club scene. There is a more traditional feel with Fa' Joes and the Cellar Bar on market street and a more modern feel with other bars on Lurgan's Golden mile from Queen Street to the Lough Road with The Courthouse and the International Bar.
Buckfast Tonic Wine is affectionaly referred to as "Lurgan Champagne" as it holds a cult status amongst the people of Lurgan. Lurgan maintains itself as the Buckfast capital of the world with more bottles of it sold per head than the city of Glasgow where it also holds a great cult following. If travelling to Luragn, one must really stop and purchase themselves a bottle to get a true feel of Lurgan culture. Often serves in a highball glass or simply from the bottle as a 70cl bottle is seen as an individual serving.