A list of the most recent posts added to BelfastEntries across each of the information categories – People, Places, Products and more.

Whether you want to trace your Irish family roots or just want to know more about our people, places and products, we hope you will find something of interest.

Cairndhu Abandoned
Cairndhu House – Wealth, Charity, Dereliction & Hauntings

Cairndhu House, now derelict, is an impressive building with pointed roofs & ornate ironwork harking back to a time of glamour & charity.

Captain Crozier - The Fateful Voyage (Banbridge Commemorative Artwork)
The Disappearance of Captain Francis Crozier – Frozen in Time

Francis Crozier was an Arctic explorer of great skill & bravery. His disappearance with his ship & crew is a tragedy remembered to this day

At Work in the Fields
Life Lessons – Proverbs, Wit and Wisdom from 1858

A look at some proverbs, wit and wisdom from 1858. Some sayings are obviously dated but others still ring true today.

Approaching Bonamargy Friary
Bonamargy Friary – War, Treasure & the Black Nun’s Ghost

Minutes from Ballycastle beach, Bonamargy Friary’s history involves rival clan battles, priceless manuscripts, buried treasure & a nun’s ghost

View over Cushendun
Cushendun – Game of Thrones & an Iconic TV Series

Situated in the Glens of Antrim, the picturesque village of Cushendun lies on the north coast. But what links it to two classic TV dramas?

Dunegore Mort-House
Body Snatchers – Death, Resurrection Men… and Murder

In 18th century Ireland body snatching was a real problem throughout the country. A variety of tactics were employed to deter the thieves…

Theatre Royal Belfast 1880
Belfast’s Theatre Royal – Built 3 Times, Destroyed 3 Times

The story of Belfast’s Theatre Royal from it’s creation in 1793 to its unfortunate end in 1915. A history of both success and disaster

Clouds over Lough Erne
Black Francis – The Highwayman of Fermanagh & Donegal

Black Francis was a famous highwayman in the late eighteenth century. His daring exploits have long been the source of local folklore

Cushendun Twilight
The Fuldiew Deaths – Romance on the Stone

A peaceful County Antrim bay at the village of Cushendun, a couple in love and a tragedy that reverberates to this day.

Behind the Bar
Crown Liquor Saloon – ‘One of the great bars of the world’

The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast (est 1849) has been described as the finest example of Victorian Gothic décor to be found anywhere

Robb's - Belfast Telegraph 6 Mar 1970
The Inn, the Jailhouse and Robb’s Department Store, Belfast

The surprising history of Robb’s Department Store in Belfast’s Castle Place includes a famous Belfast inn, a rebellion and a jailhouse.

Ardglass in harbour
Ardglass, County Down – Battles, Tower Houses and Herrings

Ardglass is a peaceful little village 34 miles from Belfast with a picturesque harbour, a healthy fishing industry & a turbulent history

Linen Hall bookshelves and window seats
The Linen Hall Library-A History of Education, Philanthropy & Rebellion

The Linen Hall Library grew from the Belfast Reading Society established in 1788. It’s history embraces Learning, Philanthropy and Rebellion.

The Altar and Felix Piccione paintings
St Malachy’s Church – “Strangers will look with admiration”

Saint Malachy’s Church in Belfast is a Grade A listed building near the heart of the city noted for it’s stunning design.

Bodies Illustration at the scene Belfast Telegraph 13th March 1890
Nora’s Grave – A True Story of Love & Death

The love story of Nora Tattersall & George Arthur and their tragic deaths on the Cavehill, County Antrim in 1890 resonates to this day

Belfast Long Bridge crossed the River Lagan between 1688 and 1841
Unusual Laws in Old Belfast 1613 – 1816

A look at some of the laws & regulations of old Belfast Town that may appear very unusual or strange to modern eyes.

Headstone and Trees
Shankill Graveyard – A Fascinating History

Shankill Graveyard has a fascinating 1,500 year history featuring St Patrick, plagues, famine, a bullaun stone & Resurrection Men

View towards Belfast
A Walk on Carnmoney Hill, County Antrim

Carnmoney Hill, 6 miles north of Belfast, rises to a height of 761ft allowing beautiful views over the city, shoreline and Belfast Lough.

Wedding Rings
Rules for a Happy Marriage – Published in 1858

Marriage guidance for husband and wife, published in 1858, in the form of a dozen rules to ensure a happy marriage

Bewitched Cow
The Prosecution of the Carnmoney Witch

The true story of ‘white witch’ Mary Butters, her attempt to cure a bewitched cow and her subsequent prosecution in court.

Ligoniel Village Sign
Ligoniel – The Village by the River

Source of the Ligoniel River The Ligoniel River is not one of Belfast’s better known waterways but it did play an important role in the development of the northern outskirts of Belfast and in the town…

Pews & Musket
Sinclair Kelburn – The Tale of the Minister with a Musket

Rev Sinclair Kelburn was blessed with a strong social conscience and became involved with the reforming movement within the city of Belfast.

Ormeau Flower beds
The story of Ormeau Park and it’s ‘Lost’ Mansion

Ormeau Park in the South East of Belfast was the city’s first public park. The park’s history tells of wealth and waste and a “lost” Mansion.

Church of the Holy Evangelists from the graveyard
The Forgotten Town of Coole & the Church of the Holy Evangelists

The story of Coole parish includes a forgotten town, supernatural pacts, philanthropy & the history of the Church of the Holy Evangelists

Courtroom scene
James Haddock – The Ghost Who Gave Evidence in Court

The strange tale of James Haddock, a man who died in 1657 but whose ghost returned subsequently to give evidence in Carrickfergus Court

Stained glass window ( 1934 ) showing Saint Bride ( Brigid of Kildare ) at St Davids, Wales - Close up
The Story of Saint Brigid

1st February is the feast day of St Brigid of Ireland. This early Irish saint is renowned for her kindness, learning and sanctity.

The Merchant lit by lanterns
Waring Street Belfast – From Early days to the Merchant Hotel

Belfast’s Waring Street has a rich history with links to sea trade, ceramics, and Gulliver’s Travels. It now hosts the opulent Merchant Hotel

H&W Crane
Ballymacarrett – From a Rural Village to a Shipbuilding Giant

A history of Ballymacarrett from it’s rural beginnings, to a small village and subsequent emergence as a hub of Belfast industry & enterprise

Castle Robin remains
Castle Robin – From a Bronze Age Rath to a Motte and Castle

The history of the Castle Robin site in the townland of Mullaghglass dates back to the Bronze Age and features a rath, a motte and a castle

Cow in House - Friendly Advice
Friendly Advice – Do not keep a cow in the house longer than a year

Catherine Alexander’s book “Friendly Advice to Irish Mothers on Training their Children” (1839) aims to educate mothers on parenting

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