#Great Place North Belfast

Great Place North Belfast is a project of the North Belfast Heritage Cluster. It uses the unique built heritage and authentic character to deliver and support regeneration in this part of north Belfast. Working with fifteen heritage organisations the project features their historic buildings and sites stretching for one mile along Donegall Street, Clifton Street, the Crumlin Road and part of the Antrim Road.

North Belfast Heritage Cluster Members

The North Belfast Heritage Cluster aims to deliver heritage led regeneration through making use of the area’s authentic character to support economic and social development.

Belfast Cathedral

Donegal Street

Redeemer Central / Donegall Street Congregational Church

Donegal Street

St Patrick’s Church & Parochial House

Donegal Street

Frederick Street Quaker Meeting House

Frederick Street

Belfast Charitable Society - Clifton House

Clifton Street

Belfast Charitable Society: Clifton Street Cemetery

Clifton Street

Recent Projects

Belfast’s Victorian Expansion

  Belfast in the 1890s was an industrious, self-confident city in the throes of economic expansion. Belfast’s staple trades – flax spinning and shipbuilding – had brought much wealth to the city’s merchants and businessmen, and regular (albeit low paid) employment for a growing working-class population drawn from across rural Ulster. Belfast’s economic transformation was […]

Diwali: Celebrating the Festival of Lights

Thursday 4th November 2021 marks the beginning of Diwali, the five-day festival of lights, which is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all over the world. Diwali celebrates the Hindu New Year, the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. Find out more HERE!

GPNB: Advent

Advent marks the beginning of the lead up to Christmas and lasts for four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day. It is a time of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus and the second coming of Christ in judgement at the end of time. Find out more HERE!

Ian Whoriskey on St Patrick’s Church

Ian Whoriskey was born in April 1945, and baptised at St Patricks a few days later. He has attended the Church ever since, and is now a Sacristan, with a responsibility for opening the church and helping with mass, weddings and funerals.

Adrian Fulton on St Malachys

Adrian is Head of PE at St Malachys and one of the basketball coaches. He also has a big family connection to the school, as he, his Father and Grandfather are all past pupils too.

Aaron McIntyre on Clifton Street Cemetery

Aaron is the Archive and Heritage Development Officer for Clifton House Heritage Centre. He has been working within Clifton House since 2016. His role is to go out and give talks and tours and inform people of the shared history of Clifton House and Clifton Street Cemetery.

Pauline Cambell on Dunlewey

Pauline Campbell, Director of Dunlewey Addiction Services, worked within the listed 36 Cliftonville Road from 1997 until it was destroyed by fire in 2003. She still has the original sign which was salvaged at the time.

Janice Beggs on Carnegie Library

Janice is the Centre Manager for the Lower Oldpark Community Association, known as LOCA.   For many years she was a Youth Worker in Carnegie Oldpark Library, before it closed in 2010.

Eddie Conville on St Marys Parish

Eddie Conville first came to the church as a child. He was married in the church, and for the over 50 years had various roles including Rector’s Church Warden and Vestry Member. This interview was recorded in 2019. Eddie sadly passed away in 2020 and we thank his family for granting us permission to use […]

David Armstrong on the Redeemer Central

Pastor David Armstrong is the Team Leader at the church, and has been leading the church community at Redeemer since 2012. In addition to their busy Sunday services, David helps to run a programme of events to ensure the Church is utilized in different ways.

Volunteer Bank Project

Strategic Partners: Volunteer Now; Prince’s Trust. Volunteers are vital for all of the Cluster members. Coordinating volunteers, though, takes time and effort, and members of the Cluster have lots of different capacities for doing this. This project aims to create a bank of volunteers who can share their skills across all of the members, with a […]

Urban Design

Strategic Partners: Department of Communities and Department of Infrastructure, Academy of Urbanism, Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA), Ministerial Advisory Group on Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Town Planning Institute. The physical regeneration of north Belfast has been a part of our discussion since the start of the Cluster. We know that making an area […]