“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Belfast, Northern Ireland

"Titanic" Memorial Dedication image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
"Titanic" Memorial Dedication
1United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — "Titanic" Memorial
Erected to the imperishable memory of those gallant Belfast men whose names are here inscribed and who lost their lives on the 15th April, 1912, by the foundering of the Belfast built R.M.S. Titanic, through collision . . . Map (db m134331) HM
2United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — 1908 Harland and Wolff Shipyard
This plan shows the extent of Harland and Wolff's shipyard on Queen's Island in 1908. The Queen's Island shipyards were highly successful at this time; 247 ships were built on the island between 1900 and 1913, more than any other shipyard in the . . . Map (db m135267) HM
3United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — 36th (Ulster) DivisionThe Great War — 1914 - 1918 —
The Ulster Division has lost more than half the men who attacked and, in doing so, has sacrificed itself for the Empire which has treated them none too well. The much derided Ulster Volunteer Force has won a name which equals any in history. . . . Map (db m134787) HM WM
4United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Abhainn na Feirste / River BelfastSlí na Gaeltachta / The Gaeltacht Way
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 . . . Map (db m134462) HM
5United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Albert ClockCathedral Quarter — 1869 —
The Albert Memorial Clock is one of Belfast's best loved landmarks and is affectionately known as the city's very own 'leaning tower'. Standing 35 metres high and constructed mainly of sandstone, it was built on wooden piles on reclaimed, marshy . . . Map (db m135178) HM
6United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Anthony Trollope1815 - 1882
Novelist worked here as Post Office SurveyorMap (db m135235) HM
7United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Barney Hughes1808 - 1878
Master Baker Philanthropist lived hereMap (db m134425) HM
8United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Bayardo Bar Bombing Victims"A Forgotten Atrocity" — Lest We Forget —
In memory of five innocent Protestants slaughtered here by a Republican murder gang on 13th August 1975 William John Gracey aged 63 Samuel Gunning aged 55 Joanne McDowell aged 29 Hugh Alexander Harris aged 21 . . . Map (db m134827) HM
9United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — BBC Broadcasting HouseCity Centre — 1941 —
Broadcasting House on Ormeau Avenue is the home of the BBC in Northern Ireland. Designed in 1936 by James Millar of Glasgow, the imposing and austere neo-Georgian style is typical of the era. The frame is steel with reinforced concrete floors and . . . Map (db m134216) HM
10United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Bedford StreetCity Centre
The Ulster Hall is perhaps the best known building on Bedford Street. For almost 150 years, it has brought spectacle and delight to the people of Belfast. When the Ulster Hall opened in 1862, it was intended as a multi-purpose venue and space was . . . Map (db m134239) HM
11United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Belfast City HallCity Centre — 1906 —
In the 17th century Belfast was little more than a village, but by the end of the 19th century it had become a dynamic industrial powerhouse, its mighty shipbuilding, linen, engineering and tobacco industries fueled by a rapidly growing . . . Map (db m133776) HM
12United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Big Bill Campbell and Alastair Von (Ziff)
In proud memory of a true soldier BIG BILL CAMPBELL Died 8th January 1997 Lest We Forget No.5 Platoon ——————————— No. 1 Platoon 'A' Company L.P.W.W. Scotland 1st . . . Map (db m135141) WM
13United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Bigger Ships and Bigger Docks
Hamilton Graving Dock was continuously in use with ships being repaired, serviced or fitted out. It was leased by the Harbour Commissioners to Belfast's two main shipyards, Harland and Wolff and Workman Clark, as well as to ship owners. Most . . . Map (db m135388) HM
14United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Bobby Sands MPPoet, Gaeilgeoir, Revolutionary, IRA Volunteer. — Slí na Gaeltachta / The Gaeltacht Way —
Ag Sráid Sevastopol cuimhhítear ar Bobby Sands i múrmhaislú a aithnítear ar fud an domhain. Ba scríbhneoir, file, réabhlóidi agus díograiseoir Gaeilge é Sands. Fuair sé bás 5 Bealtaine 1981 tar éis 66 lá ar stailc ocrais. As ucht na . . . Map (db m134465) HM
15United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Belfast's Industrial Growth
[Front] Building the Dock 1864-1867 The construction of the dock began in February 1864 and was finished within three years. Four hundred and fifty men were employed to build the graving dock and the adjoining basin. The site was . . . Map (db m135286) HM
16United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Hamilton Dock
[Front] Building the Dock 1864-1867 The construction of Hamilton Dock began in February 1864 and was finished within three years. [Top blue inset caption reads] This is the office of the Deputy Harbour Master, whose duties . . . Map (db m135341) HM
17United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Buildings & HousingSandy Row — A little part of Belfast —
[Historic photo captions read] 1. Residents of Tea Lane built in 1832 2. Great Victoria St Presbyterian Church 3. A typical kitchen in Tea Lane 4. Mabel Street School 5. A living room scene in Tea Lane 6. A Sandy Row backyard in 1974 7. . . . Map (db m134084) HM
18United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — C Coy. First Battalion Ulster VolunteersU.V.F. • For God and Ulster — Recognition - Appreciation - Remembrance —
1st Battalion - Belfast Brigade "C" Company Ulster Volunteer Force Killed in Action Vol. R. McIntyre 10-5-73 Vol. R. Wadsworth 11-4-75 Vol. T. Chapman 12-6-75 Vol. J. McGregor 12-6-75 Vol. W. Hannah . . . Map (db m134811) WM
19United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Caisson
Constructed in 1867, the caisson is one of the oldest surviving vessels built by Harland and Wolff. The caisson is a hollow gate which closed off the entrance to the dock. Shaped like a ship's hull, it is made of wrought iron and hollow . . . Map (db m135264) HM
20United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Calder Fountain
[Side A] Erected by Public Subscription As a memorial to the labours of Francis Anderson Calder, Commander, R.N. In the cause of humanity And to whom is mainly to be attributed the erection, between the years 1843 and . . . Map (db m135202) HM
21United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Civilians Murdered by Loyalists and British Forces During the Course of the Conflict
Francis Finnegan — 21-7-20 ([age] 40) Br. Michael Morgan — 22-7-20 (28) Bernard Devlin — 22-7-20 (18) John J. Giles — 22-7-20 (19) Alexander McGoran — 22-7-20 (25) Thomas Robinson — 22-7-20 . . . Map (db m134625) WM
22United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Clonard MartyrsC Coy 2nd Battalion Belfast Brigade Oglaigh na H-Eireann (Irish Volunteers)I measc laochra na ngaedheal go rabh riad/Among the heroes there were many —
Roll of Honor Vol. Sean Gaynor · 26th Sept. 1920 Vol. Dan Duffin · 23rd April 1921 Vol. Pat Duffin · 23rd April 1921 Vol. Seán McCartney · 8th May 1921 Vol. Gerard O'Callaghan · 31st Aug. 1942 Vol. Tom Williams · . . . Map (db m134620) WM
23United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Crown BarCity Centre — 1826 —
The Crown Bar is a gem in Belfast's architectural crown! This priceless time capsule is a rare and remarkably intact survivor of the 19th century gin palaces. Moreover, it is a living, breathing pub, described by John Betjeman as a "many coloured . . . Map (db m135124) HM
24United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — CultureSandy Row — A little part of Belfast —
[Historic photo captions read] 1. Romance blossoms at the Twelfth bonfire 2. Parade 1981 3. Arch outside Sandro Cinema in 1931 4. Jimmy Fryers on the Lambeg Drum in 1974 5. Sandy Row Orange Hall, opened in 1868 6. Local kids guard the . . . Map (db m134121) HM
25United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Custom HouseCathedral Quarter — 1857 —
The Custom House is an imposing two storey Victorian building designed by the architect Charles Lanyon and built in the Italian style. The existence of such a building was made possible and necessary as Belfast became one of the greatest . . . Map (db m135257) HM
26United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Custom House SquareCathedral Quarter
This part of Cathedral Quarter is an area of great historical importance. It was the birthplace of Belfast, where the River Farset joined the River Lagan. In the past, ships tied up at quays here, but today Custom House Square provides an area . . . Map (db m135188) HM
27United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Divis Street / Sráid DhuibhiseThe Gaeltacht Quarter / An Cheathrú Ghaeltachta
There are many places of social and cultural significance in this vicinity. Raise your eyes and you'll see the twin spires of St Peter's Cathedral, a much-loved landmark of West Belfast. St Peter's is the mother church of the Diocese of Down & . . . Map (db m134447) HM
28United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Donegall PlaceCity Centre
In the 17th century, this area was part of the formal gardens of Belfast Castle but today it is the thriving retail centre of the city. The scene is dominated by Belfast City Hall (1906), centred on Donegall Square and near this point is the . . . Map (db m134418) HM
29United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Donegall QuayCathedral Quarter
You are at the Lagan Lookout and the Lagan Weir. There are fascinating places to visit in all directions from here. Head past Bigfish towards Corporation Square in the heart of Belfast's Sailortown district. There are two particularly noteworthy . . . Map (db m135252) HM
30United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Donegall Square NorthCity Centre
Donegall Square is the heart of modern Belfast, centred on a grassy square occupied by the City Hall and surrounded by buildings in a wide variety of styles and from different periods. The buildings provide a microcosm of the city’s development, . . . Map (db m133769) HM
31United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Donegall Square NorthCity Centre
The splendid vista of the City Hall (1906) dominates the view from here, but it is by no means the only building of architectural or cultural merit to be seen. Take a circuit around the City Hall and discover some of the highlights of Donegall . . . Map (db m134186) HM
32United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Donegall Square SouthCity Centre
During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the balance of commercial power in Belfast shifted southward towards the White Linen Hall, where the City Hall, 1906, now stands. Donegall Square gradually became the heart of Belfast and Donegall . . . Map (db m134242) HM
33United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Donegall Square WestCity Centre
Donegall Square West is dominated by the magnificent Baroque-style Scottish Provident Institution (1902) that looks out over the City Hall (1906). Take a stroll around Donegall Square and discover architectural treasures such as the Linen Hall . . . Map (db m133768) HM
34United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Dr. James McDonnell1763 - 1845
Physician 'Father of Belfast medicine' lived in a house in this streetMap (db m134419) HM
35United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — East Belfast Protestant BoysFor God and Ulster
[Mural] Dedicated To 1981 Gareth Keys 2008 ———————————— In Memory Of All Our Fallen Volunteers We Forget Them Not East Belfast Ulster Volunteer . . . Map (db m135571) WM
36United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Fall Road Carnegie Library / Leabharlann Carnegie na bhFálThe Gaeltacht Quarter / An Cheathrú Ghaeltachta
It is appropriate that the Gaeltacht Quarter, a place that is alive with language, should be home to one of the finest Carnegie libraries in Belfast. Carnegie libraries were built in the early part of the 20th century with money donated by the . . . Map (db m134579) HM
37United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Features of the Dock
Select, turn, listen... Find out more about how Hamilton Graving Dock worked. Select a channel and turn the handle a few times to play each audio track. 1 Keel blocks 2 Caisson 3 Diver Time spent by ships in the dock was . . . Map (db m135275) HM
38United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — First Port: Views of Belfast
[Excerpts with historical information] Belfast Harbour Commissioners' Offices The magnificent office building of the Harbour Commissioners, who were responsible for the construction of Hamilton Dock in the 1860s, was first opened in 1854, . . . Map (db m135369) HM
39United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — First U.S.A.E.F. Landed in This City 26 Jan 1942Second World War
[Title is text] [US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy Emblems]Map (db m133801) WM
40United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Former Harland & Wolff Headquarter BuildingClosed 1989 — Titanic Quarter —
This long three storey office building in sandstone and brick was the headquarters for Harland and Wolff. When this company was at its peak in the early to middle years of the 19th [sic - 20th] century, it was one of the mightiest shipbuilding . . . Map (db m135514) HM
41United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Francis Maginn1861 - 1918
Pioneer for Rights and Education of Deaf People worked hereMap (db m134422) HM
42United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Frederick Temple
To the illustrious memory of Frederick Temple 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava KP. 1826 - 1902 Governor-General of Canada Viceroy of India Ambassador at St Petersburg Constantinople Rome and Paris . . . Map (db m133909) HM
43United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Frizzell's Fish Shop Bombing Victims
This Tablet marks the site of Frizzel[l]’s Fish shop, where at 1.05 p.m. on Saturday 23rd October 1993 a terrorist bomb exploded. 9 innocent souls lost their lives and many more were injured. . . . Map (db m134826) HM
44United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Grand Opera HouseCity Centre
When the Grand Opera House opened its doors on 23 December 1895, it was an instant success. Crowds flocked to see a great variety of entertainment, including opera, drama, pantomime, circus, and the latest London comedy or musical. Since then it . . . Map (db m134036) HM
45United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Great Victoria StreetCity Centre
Two of Belfast's best loved buildings are on Great Victoria Street - the Grand Opera House (1895) and the Crown Bar (1885). Nearby, at the junction with Fisherwick Place, stands the Scottish Baronial style Presbyterian Assembly Building (1905). . . . Map (db m135126) HM
46United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Great Victoria Street StationCity Centre
On 12 August 1839, thousands gathered in Great Victoria Street to watch the opening of the first railway in Belfast – the Ulster Railway linking Belfast with Lisburn. The coming of the railways gave a new impulse to the growth of Belfast and . . . Map (db m133767) HM
47United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Hamilton Dock By Numbers
Hamilton Graving Dock opened in 1867. It was almost twice the size of No. 2 Graving Dock which had been completed in 1826. 3 million gals The dock holds approximately 3 million gallons of water, the same volume as five and half swimming . . . Map (db m135405) HM
48United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Hamilton Dock Stone Construction
To ensure good quality work, the commissioners hired a mason specialising in dock construction, who was paid £2 5s 0d per week. This was over four times the amount a worker in a country mill earned. . . . Map (db m135284) HM
49United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Hamilton Dock Stone Construction
Only the very best quality stone was used for dock construction. The Belfast Harbor Commissioners visited the site regularly to inspect progress. . . . Map (db m135285) HM
50United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Hamilton Dock: Refurbishment and Restoration
Hamilton Dock was refurbished in 1948, when a new 25-inch (64cm) concrete floor was laid. It remained in use until the 1990s, but then fell into decline. In 2009, work began to restore the dock, now a NIEA Scheduled Monument and the oldest . . . Map (db m135402) HM
51United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Hamilton Graving Dock / SS NomadicCompleted 1867 / Launched April 25th 1911 — Titanic Quarter —
Hamilton Graving Dock The 450th long Hamilton Graving Dock (1863 - 1867) was the first graving dock to be built on the County Down side of the River Lagan. It is serviced by the 12 acres of sheltered water that form the Abercorn . . . Map (db m135446) HM
52United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Harland and Wolff ShipyardFounded 1861 — Titanic Quarter —
The names Edward Harland and Gustav Wolff are inextricably linked with Belfast's shipbuilding industry. Their partnership laid the foundations for what was to become one of the greatest shipyards in the world. To this day, Harland and Wolff's two . . . Map (db m135509) HM
53United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Henry George "Harry" Ferguson1884 - 1960
Inventor Had business premises on this siteMap (db m134290) HM
54United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — High StreetCity Centre
High Street and its environs contain a rich architectural heritage. Budding sleuths will appreciate the St. George's Building (1881), one-time home of the Ulster Overcoat Company, makers of Sherlock Holmes' famous overcoat. By way of comparison, . . . Map (db m135142) HM
55United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — HistorySandy Row — A little part of Belfast —
[Historic photo captions read] 1. Early map of Sandy Row in 1858 2. Sandy Row busy with shoppers in days gone by 3. Sandy Row in 1907 looking towards Lisburn Road 4. Sandy Row with Gilpins in the distance 5. Looking towards Boyne Bridge . . . Map (db m134124) HM
56United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Howard StreetCity Centre
In the 19th century Howard Street was the site of a House Of Correction which bore the inscription “Within amend, without beware” over its front door. Today the street is dominated by the gothic architecture and corner tower of the . . . Map (db m133823) HM
57United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — IndustrySandy Row — A little part of Belfast —
[Historic photo captions read] 1. Murray's Tobacco Factory opened in 1901 2. Ulster Spinning Co. staff in the 1930s 3. Bill Hewitt, drum maker of Sandy Row 4. Workers at the Albion factory in 1919 5. Belfast City Tramways Training . . . Map (db m134119) HM
58United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — James Holmes1753-1832
First US Consul in Belfast at Chichester Quay opposite here 1796Map (db m135184) HM
59United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — James Joseph Magennis1919 ~ 1986
This memorial honours Belfastman & former H.M.S. Ganges Boy (1935 DJX 144907) Leading Seaman Magennis who while serving as the diver in H.M. Submarine XE111 was awarded the Victoria Cross for . . . Map (db m133977) WM
60United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Keel Blocks
These blocks originally sat at the bottom of Hamilton Dock. They were used to support ships' hulls. You can see similar blocks under Nomadic's keel.Map (db m135404) HM
61United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — King William III - "King Billy's on the Wall"12th July 1690 — Welcome to Sandy Row —
William III encourages his troops, on the morning of July 12th 1690 Let ambition fire thy mind Laat ambitie brand un'verstand Williamite Forces Danish, English, Dutch, French Huguenots, Prussian, Scots, Irish, . . . Map (db m134153) HM
62United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Korean War Memorial
Men from many parts of the British Isles, but predominately from every community and part of Ireland, fought with the RUR in the ‘Happy Valley’ battle in defence of Seoul, capital of South Korea The memorial above was carved by a Korean mason . . . Map (db m133844) WM
63United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Leading Seaman James Magennis, VC1919-1986
Submariner Born in Belfast ——————————— Acting Leading Seaman James Joseph Magennis VC, Royal Navy Was born in Belfast Awarded the VC for his action on 31 July . . . Map (db m135308) HM WM
64United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Living Leavesone hundred winters
This tree is one of four, planted to celebrate the lives of Belfast's citizens who were over 100 years of age, during the City Hall's centenary year. The four trees, one at each corner of the City Hal, represent the four seasons. The names of the . . . Map (db m134015) HM
65United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Lord Kelvin OM(William Thompson) — 1824 - 1907 —
Scientist Born in a house on this siteMap (db m134429) HM
66United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Máire DrummI ndíl chuimhne / In memory
Máire Drumm Vice President of Sinn Féin Assassinated by Loyalists 28th Oct. 1976 We must take no steps backward, our steps must be onward, for if we don't, the martyrs that died for you, for me, for this country, will . . . Map (db m134513) HM
67United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Michael O'Dwyer, Paddy Loughran, and Pat McBrideI ndíl chuimhne / In memory
Dedicated to the memory of Michael O'Dwyer Sinn Féin members Paddy Loughran and Pat McBride who were murdered here by the R.U.C. on February 4 1992 a Mhuire Banríon na nGeal guí ar orthu [Our Lady Queen of the Celts pray on . . . Map (db m134515) WM
68United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Monument to the Unknown Woman Worker
[Comments on monument, in no particular order] The fastest growing section of the labour force are married women in part-time employment. This work is only one part of a mother's working day. . . . Map (db m134019) HM
69United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Mother Daughter Sister
This sculpture celebrates the female culture and identity of Sandy Row and the generational contribution women have made to this community both in the family and workplace. Que Sera Sera When I was just a little girl, I . . . Map (db m134128) HM
70United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Newtownards RoadEast Belfast
From the mid 1800s, the Connswater was the driving force behind east Belfast's industrial growth. Barges laden with raw materials and goods travelled its length and its waters powered many cotton and flax mills, such as the Portview . . . Map (db m135564) HM
71United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Nomadic in Hamilton Dock
Turn and listen... Find out about the dockside scene. Just a few turns of the handle will play the track. Hamilton Dock It's 1911 - Nomadic is being floated out of Hamilton Dock following her fit our. 1 Titanic in Arrol Gantry . . . Map (db m135272) HM
72United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Olympic SlipwayTitanic Quarter — Launched 1910 • Dismantled 1935 —
[Front] The Olympic Slipway is where RMS Olympic was built beside her sister ship, Titanic. Although quiet and peaceful today, in 1910 this entire area was a hive of human industry, reverberating to the deafening din from steel plates being . . . Map (db m134902) HM
73United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — On Board SS Nomadic
Built on Queen's Island as a tender ship for the White Star Line, SS Nomadic is most famous for the part she played in the Titanic story. Based in Cherbourg, France, Nomadic transferred passengers from the quayside to enormous passenger liners . . . Map (db m135268) HM
74United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Operating the [Hamilton] Dock
'Our harbour now stands among the finest in the United Kingdom.' Belfast News Letter, 2 October 1867 Hamilton Dock was filled at high tide and emptied at low tide. [Photo caption reads] Above This cross-section . . . Map (db m135269) HM
75United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Pat (Beág) McGeownI ndíl chuimhne / In memory
To the memory of Pat (Beág) McGeown A Soldier, politician, community worker and bridge builder who died October 1 1996 as a direct result of being on the 1981 Hunger Strike in the H Blocks "To live in the hearts of those . . . Map (db m134512) HM WM
76United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — PeopleSandy Row — A little part of Belfast —
[Historic photo captions read] 1. Mr R. J. Moss, Headmaster of Mabel St. School from 1886-1921 2. Saturday night dancing at the Orange Hall in Sandy Row 3. John Brown pictured outside his popular 'Ribbon Shop' 4. A friendly chat on the . . . Map (db m134085) HM
77United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Presbyterian Assembly BuildingCity Centre — 1905 —
This impressive three storey building is the headquarters for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Its gothic architecture and corner tower dominate the busy junction of Fisherwick Place, Great Victoria Street, Howard Street and Grosvenor . . . Map (db m134212) HM
78United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Queen's Island Shipyard / Belfast's Industrial Growth
[Front] Queen's Island From Pleasure Garden to Shipyard Edward Harland and Gustav Wolff's shipyard, which would go on to become the most successful in the world, was established in 1861. [Blue inset caption reads] The first . . . Map (db m135321) HM
79United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Queen's Island Shipyard / Hamilton Dock
[Front] Queen's Island From Pleasure Garden to Shipyard Queen's Island was created in 1847 when slobs from the digging of Victoria Channel were deposited on the Co. Down side of the Lagan Estuary. Queen's Island was created in . . . Map (db m135338) HM
80United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Richard Mussen
Richard Mussen joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers [27th Foot] at the age of 15. At the outbreak of the Zulu Wars he volunteered for active service and was transferred to the 2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers [24th Foot]. At the outbreak . . . Map (db m134883) HM
81United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — RMS Titanic Keel Laying Centenary
This plaque was unveiled on 31st March 2009 by John M Andrews, great nephew of Thomas Andrews, Chief Naval Architect, Harland & Wolff to commemorate the centenary of the keel laying of RMS Titanic Built on this slipway . . . Map (db m134932) HM
82United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Robert Dougan'C' Battery, South Belfast Brigade — U.D.A. • U F F —
In proud memory of Robert Dougan Murdered by the enemies of Ulster 10th. February 1998 "A gentleman till the very end he died as he lived He was everyones friend." "Lest We Forget"Map (db m135663) WM
83United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Royal Belfast Academical InstitutionCity Centre
Royal Belfast Academical Institution, or Inst., occupies an eight acre site in the centre of Belfast. The eminent English architect John Soane, who designed the new Bank of England in 1788, drew up plans for the school in 1809 and its foundation . . . Map (db m134432) HM
84United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Royal Irish Rifles South African War Memorial
In memory of the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Irish Rifles, who were killed in action or died of wounds or disease in the South African War 1899·1902, this monument is dedicated. . . . Map (db m134293) WM
85United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Sandy RowCity Centre
Sandy Row is one of the oldest residential streets in Belfast. It has long been an important route into the town, connecting it with the Malone Ridge — the main route from the south. As workers moved in from rural areas, seeking work in . . . Map (db m134130) HM
86United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Séamus Mac Roibín / Seamus Robinson1890-1961 — Ag Fíorú na Poblachta 1916-2016 —
Ball de Bhráithreachas na Poblachta, Óglaigh na hÉireann agus Na Fianna Éireann. Gníomhach i nGarastún Ardoifig an Phoist, Baile Átha Cliath, 1916. Rugadh 6ú Éanair, 1890. Bhí cónaí air sa cheantar seo . . . Map (db m134478) HM
87United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Shaftesbury SquareQueen's Quarter
Follow Bradbury Place and University Road, past Lower Crescent (1852) and the grand Neo-Classical, concave Upper Crescent (1846), into the heart of Queen's Quarter. The Lanyon Building (1849), named after its architect Charles Lanyon, is the . . . Map (db m135662) HM
88United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band
The officers and members of the Shankill Protestant Boys flute band strive to achieve the same respect that our 1st Battalion West Belfast Ulster Volunteers and Ulster Special Service Force "USSF" forefathers rightfully achieved in 1913, as they . . . Map (db m134764) HM
89United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Shipbuilding & Mapmaking [Part 1]
'Belfaste is a place meet for a corporate town, armed with all commodities, as a principal haven, wood and good ground, standing also upon a border, and a place of great importance for service ...' Extract from a letter to the Privy . . . Map (db m134933) HM
90United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Shipbuilding & Mapmaking [Part 2]
1922 The Shipyards Expand Eastwards The First World War had been a period of frantic activity in the shipyards of Belfast, with orders for both new warships and running repairs to the fleet. In 1917, both Harland & Wolff and Workman Clark & . . . Map (db m135114) HM
91United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Sir Daniel Dixon Bart [Baronet]The Right Honourable
Mayor of Belfast 1892 and 1893. Lord Mayor 1901, 1902, 1903, 1905 and 1906. Freeman of the City. M.P. for Belfast-North-. Obit 1907. Erected by his many friends in appreciation of the numerous public services rendered by him to the . . . Map (db m133963) HM
92United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Sir Otto Jaffe1846 - 1929
Lord Mayor of Belfast 1899 & 1904 and Philanthropist had his office hereMap (db m134287) HM
93United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — Sir Samuel Ferguson1810 - 1886
Poet and Antiquarian born in 14 High Street which was on this siteMap (db m134901) HM
94United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — South Belfast Battalion, Ulster Volunteer Force1912 — For God and Ulster —
Trained in the adjoining brewery yard These Stones are kept in remembrance "Lest We Forget"Map (db m135584) WM
95United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — South Belfast Brigade MemorialUlster Defence Association — Lest We Forget —
"A" Battallion ~ Roll of Honour ~ Brig John McMichael 22-12-87 Jim Kenna 25-7-72 • Frankie Smyth 31-1-73 Ernie Dowds 10-10-75 • Sammy Hunt 5-9-76 Steven Audley 17-3-91 • . . . Map (db m135665) WM
96United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — St. George's ChurchCity Centre — 1816 —
The site of St. George's Church marks the very beginning of Belfast. It is the place where settlement began and which gave the city its name. There are records of a chapel at Beal Feirste (Irish for 'the sandy ford at the mouth of the Farset') . . . Map (db m135145) HM
97United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — The Bridge DeckNomadic
The deck to the front, or fore, of a ship is called the forecastle deck. The term - pronounced 'fok-sel' - is an ancient one that originally referred to defences that were found on a warship. Only the crew were allowed on the forecastle. . . . Map (db m135386) HM
98United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — The Chronicles of a People
From the burning ashes of a Clonard Street is where I trace my own. Not fifty yards across the wall my blood runs blue as well. The red brick walls and darkened halls where secrets never met. For fear a neighbor lent his ear to something he'd . . . Map (db m134725) HM
99United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — The Dockside: A Hive of Activity
The dock was a hive of activity with up to two ships being worked on by large teams of men from the shipyards. The workers stood on wooden platforms called stages. Brand new ships were also 'fitted-out' in the dock, with their final fixtures . . . Map (db m135397) HM
100United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast — The People of the Greater Clonard
This plaque is dedicated to the People of the Greater Clonard who have resisted and still resist the occupation of our country by Britain. We acknowledge with pride the sacrifices they made throughout every decade. Their names would be . . . Map (db m134616) WM

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