Acting on the queen's explicit instructions, Essex, after some ill-managed operations, had a meeting with Tyrone at a ford on the Lagan on th 7th of September 1599, when a truce was arranged; but Elizabeth was displeased by the favourable conditions allowed to the O'Neill and by Essex's treatment of him as an equal.
It is a seaport of the first rank, situated at the entrance of the river Lagan into Belfast Lough, 1121 m.
Four bridges cross the Lagan; the Queen's Bridge (1844, widened in 1886) is the finest, while the Albert Bridge (1889) replaces a former one which collapsed.
At Newtonbreda, overlooking the Lagan, was the palace of Con O'Neill, whose sept was exterminated by Deputy Mountjoy in the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
By Pyevtsov) as the Ambal-ashkan, Kalga-lagan and Ara-tagh.
By Belfast Lough and the Lagan river dividing it from the county Down, W.
The valleys of the Bann and Lagan, with the intervening shores of Lough Neagh, form the fertile lowlands.
==Geology== On entering the county at the south, a scarped barrier of hills is seen beyond the Lagan valley, marking the edge of the basaltic plateaus, and running almost continuously round the coast to Red Bay.
The Lagan Canal connects Lough Neagh with Belfast Lough.