North Belfast Working Men’s Club: The First Bowl

North Belfast Working Men’s Club: The First Bowl

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, 6th June 1914, the North Belfast Working Men’s Club (NBWMC) officially unveiled their new bowling green before ‘a large number of bowlers and their lady friends’. It was due to be opened by Robert Thompson, M.P. for North Belfast, but...
1865-1995 Burial Register – Clifton Street Cemetery

1865-1995 Burial Register – Clifton Street Cemetery

1865-1995 Burial Register Summary In 1790s, the Belfast Charitable Society opened the Clifton Street Cemetery. Comprised of 14,000 graves including Ireland’s largest Famine graveyard and notable Belfast citizens such as philanthropist and activist Mary Ann McCracken....
Edward Keys Diary – St Malachy’s College

Edward Keys Diary – St Malachy’s College

Edward Keyes’ Diary: Summary Little black meticulous diary of a St Malachy’s College student Edward Keyes. This daily record spans between August and September 1914- at the outbreak of the Great War. While the notebook largely focuses on the College and Edward’s...
Redeemer Central – Rose Window

Redeemer Central – Rose Window

The original church on this site was completed in 1860, with further additions made on either side of the building in 1871 by Luke Macassey. Extensive renovations were completed in 1898 before it was largely destroyed by fire in 1931. The church was later rebuilt in...