the former

Lurgan Jewish Community

& Hebrew Congregation,

Lurgan, Northern Ireland




Page created: 12 June 2006
Latest update or revision: 3 August 2016

Town of Lurgan

Lurgan (An Lorgain in Irish), a town in Northern Ireland with a population of approximately 25,000, is situated near the southern shore of Lough Neagh, approximately 18 miles southwest of Belfast. Since 2015, it has been part of the District of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon and, from 1973 to 2015, was within the former Borough of Craigavon. Prior to 1973, it formed the Urban District of Lurgan within County Armagh, one of the six former counties of Northern Ireland (which are now purely traditional counties, no longer with administrative authority).

Lurgan Jewish Community

The following was the only Jewish congregation in Lurgan:

Congregation Data


Lurgan Hebrew Congregation


49 North Street, Lurgan

Date Founded:

Before 1906

Current Status:

Closed in 1920's


Ashkenazi Orthodox


There was no Jewish cemetery in Lurgan. The only Jewish cemeteries in what is now Northern Ireland were in Belfast. For details, see Belfast Jewish Cemeteries Information on the Belfast home page.


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