The Lagan is a name designating a river in Northern Ireland. It originates in the Slieve Croob Mountain in County Down, and meanders its way along County Antrim, through Belfast and into the Atlantic Ocean in Belfast Lough.
With a length of 86km, the Lagan River is currently undergoing major changes. Initially over-polluted, its banks only served as industrial districts for the city of Belfast. Sad and dreary, idle districts, where the inhabitants of Belfast were reluctant to enter.
However, a vast project launched in 1987, made it possible to upgrade the river and revitalize the old abandoned districts. Thus, a vast campaign was launched to redevelop the banks, and to make the place as trendy as possible!
the Obel Tower is an 80 metre high tower, built in 2010. It is the tallest building in the city and a true symbol of renewal!
The river is currently undergoing a major redevelopment: in the process of being cleaned up, it will undergo a vast salmon restocking project in the next few years. For the time being, it is therefore not recommended to fish there: let nature regain its rights!