Doctor Who’s “K-9” coming to Lurgan

Mat Irvine.
Mat Irvine.

K-9 and his creator, Mat Irvine, are coming to Lurgan Library on Wednesday, July 31.

This will be the famous canine’s first visit to Northern Ireland and he will be appearing from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

K-9 is the fictional robotic dog in the long-running British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, first appearing in 1977.

Mat Irvine is a special effects designer and has worked extensively on Doctor Who, operating K-9 on the most recent series, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. He also co-created Robot Wars.

During the event in Lurgan Library, Mat will present a talk on K-9 and members of the audience will be able to have their picture taken with the famous dog, meet Mat and buy a signed copy of one of
his books.

Valerie Christie, Childrens Services manager at Libraries NI, said: “We first brought Mat Irvine to Lisburn City library back in January so it is with great pleasure that he is coming across to Northern Ireland again for six events, including this one at Lurgan Library.”

This event is likely to appeal to people of all ages (children must be five and over) so anyone interested is advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Admission is free but strictly by ticket only and places are limited.

To book a place contact Lurgan Library (1 Carnegie Street, BT66 6AS) by telephone: 028 3832 3912 or email:

For details of all library events go to the Libraries NI website: