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Belfast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Abhainn na Feirste / River Belfast

Slí na Gaeltachta / The Gaeltacht Way

 
 
Abhainn na Feirste / River Belfast Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 13, 2019
1. Abhainn na Feirste / River Belfast Marker
Inscription.  

Abhainn na Feirste
Cé go bhfuil sí clúdaithe faoi choincréit anois agus gan a
bheith le feiceáil, is ag an láthair seo ar Shráid
Northumberland a chéadtrasnaíonn Abhainn na Feirste
Bóthar na bhFál. Ainmníodh an abhainn as an fhearsaid a
bhí ag béal na habhann san áit a dtéann sí isteach sa
Lagán. Baisteadh Béal Feirste ar an
lonnaíocht a d'fhás thart ar áth consanta ag cumar an dá
abhainn. Ba as an lonnaíocht ársa sin a d'eascair cathair
an lae inniu.

Here at Northumberland Street the now culverted Farset
River first crosses the Falls Road. The river is named
from the sandbank (fearsaid) which was at the mouth (béal)
of the river where it joins the Lagan. The settlement
that grew up around a defended river ford at this
confluence of the two rivers was named Béal Feirste,
'mouth of the sandbank ford'. It was from this
ancient settlement that the present-day city grew.


 
Location. 54° 35.979′ N, 5° 56.782′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern
Abhainn na Feirste / River Belfast Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 13, 2019
2. Abhainn na Feirste / River Belfast Marker
On the International Wall
Ireland, in County Antrim. Marker is at the intersection of Divis Street (Northern Ireland Route A501) and Northumberland Street, on the right when traveling west on Divis Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast, Northern Ireland BT13 2HE, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Divis Street / Sráid Dhuibhise (within shouting distance of this marker); Fall Road Carnegie Library / Leabharlann Carnegie na bhFál (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Séamus Mac Roibín / Seamus Robinson (approx. half a kilometer away); Michael O'Dwyer, Paddy Loughran, and Pat McBride (approx. half a kilometer away); Bobby Sands MP (approx. half a kilometer away); Pat (Beág) McGeown (approx. half a kilometer away); Máire Drumm (approx. half a kilometer away); Bayardo Bar Bombing Victims (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Also see . . .  River Farset: Belfast’s Forgotten River. (Submitted on May 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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