Longkesh is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, near Lisburn. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 201 people. It is situated in the Lisburn City Council area.

Places of interest

Main article: Maze (HM Prison)

Longkesh was the site of Long Kesh prison, later known as 'The Maze'. Formerly a Royal Air Force Base, the 140 ha (350-acre) prison hosted thousands of prisoners during The Troubles, several of whom died during a hunger strike. It has been announced that the prison will be redeveloped into a 'peace centre'.[1]

See also


  1. ^ McDonald, Henry (18 April 2013). "Maze prison redevelopment gets green light". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 August 2021.

Coordinates: 54°29′03″N 6°07′12″W / 54.48417°N 6.12000°W / 54.48417; -6.12000