Inside St Patrick’s archives

Inside St Patrick’s archives

Behind the doors of St Patrick’s archive is a wealth of historical materials and documents relating to the Church and Parish. From paper documents like St Patricks school registers and local maps to some slightly more ornate objects… Monstrance in St...
Great Place/ Great People: John Lavery

Great Place/ Great People: John Lavery

John Lavery pictured in 1909 Lavery was born into the parish of St Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street and was baptised there in 1856. Lavery’s father, Henry, was a spirit merchant nearby, he unfortunately died in 1859 after the Pomona boat he was aboard...
Six x Six: St Patrick’s Church

Six x Six: St Patrick’s Church

As part of the ‘Look North: North Belfast Festival’, six video interviews were recorded, each 6 minutes long, featuring six of the Cluster Member buildings. Father Eugene O’Neill and Paula Reynolds, Chief Executive of the Belfast Charitable Society,...
GPNB: Advent

GPNB: Advent

Advent marks the beginning of the lead up to Christmas and lasts for four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day. This year Advent began on Sunday 28th November. The word ‘advent’ comes from the Latin ‘coming’, which traditionally signifies how it is a time of...
Ian Whoriskey on St Patrick’s Church

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. Ian Whoriskey Interview (Long...