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Online Exhibition: The Swanzy Riots 1920

Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum Market Square, Lisburn, Antrim

‘The Swanzy Riots, 1920’ details events in Lisburn following the assassination of R.I.C. District Inspector Oswald Ross Swanzy in Market Square.  The murder, by members of the Cork and Belfast I.R.A., led to two nights and three days of vicious rioting, looting and burning, largely aimed at the town’s Catholic community. Using photographs, artefacts, videos, books … Continued

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