What was being reported in the Belfast newspapers 150 years ago? Read some of the news & stories of February 1874 here
The story of William Betty, a young lad from County Down who became a public icon and the ‘darling’ of thespian circles
Killowen, County Down, on the shores of Carlingford Lough amidst the majestic Mourne Mountains has some memorable tales to tell
What was being reported in the Belfast newspapers 150 years ago? Read some of the news & stories of January 1874 here
In November 1688, Ann Glover, an Irish widow, was executed in Boston as a ‘witch’. She was the last person to be hanged as a witch in Boston.
The story of Belfast’s ‘House of Industry’ and the struggle against extreme poverty in the early 19th century.
What was being reported in the Belfast newspapers 150 years ago? Read some of the news & stories of December 1873 here
Rostrevor, Co. Down, is a lively village known for its magnificent setting, a wealth of history & folklore and the friendliness of its people.
The story of the ‘forgotten cemetery’ at St George’s Church, Belfast and the fate of the dead beneath our streets
St Cedma’s Church, a thousand years of history, and an abundance of stained glass windows – each with a story to tell
Belfast’s First Town Hall “A Rate made and agreed uppon by the Sovraigne and Burgesses the 12th day of October 1639 for the fittinge of the Towne Hall with p’titiones bench and a Barr & other necessaryes for the use of the Courts” This is the first mention of a Read more…
In 1915 the murder of a young man, William Quinn, in Newtownards and the subsequent prosecution gripped the public imagination.
Stories of the life and exploits of County Tyrone’s cunning outlaw, ‘Toothless’ Shane Bernagh remain popular today.
The tale of the ancient Dobbins Inn in Carrickfergus and its tumultuous past including an ill-fated romance and ghostly inhabitants
The history of Bangor Castle on the site of the earlier Abbey which was once renowned as ‘The Light of the World’
The tragic loss of life at Lucifers Matchstick Factory in Belfast 1882 serves as a reminder of the poor working conditions of our ancestors