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Armchair tour of Belfast City Cemetery

23 January 2018, 13:00, Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, 1-9 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG

Runs to 23 January 2018

In this armchair tour of Belfast City Cemetery Peter will take us on a journey through the centuries and the stories of those buried within the cemetery walls. Peter McCabe is a historian and associate member of History Hub Ulster who enjoys visiting local graveyards and discovering long lost stories.

Stalwarts of both the Belfast Burns Club & the Belfast Benevolent Society of St Andrew (including Andrew Gibson & William Mitchell), and prominent Scottish merchants (including Sir George Clark & Sir David Taylor) are commemorated throughout Belfast City Cemetery. 

Opened in 1869, Belfast City Cemetery is one of the oldest public burial grounds in the city. One could tell many tales amongst the tombstones. There are stories of celebrated locals, people from across the world and founding fathers of the city. A closer look reveals links to the city’s maritime past and connections to the Titanic.

Peter McCabe is the man to tell those tales. A local history enthusiast, he hopes to turn locals and tourists to taphophiles. Over the last number of years, Peter has researched several tours throughout the City Cemetery. 

This fascinating armchair tour will take in many of these graves, looking at the imprint that these Ulster Scots left on Belfast.

This event is free to attend, however booking is essential.





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