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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.

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Longkesh is best known as the site of Long Kesh prison. It was converted from a Royal Air Force base in 1971 into a 'temporary' camp for republican internees. Later, it was expanded to house sentenced republican and loyalist prisoners; and in 1976 was divided in two when the British government opened the H-Blocks.


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