Belfast harbour, from the story of belfast and its surroundings by mary lowry. Since 1847, the harbour office has been the headquarters of the belfast harbour commissioners. Save money on your rides to and from these attractions with roundtrip transport from belfast, which includes hotel pickup and dropoff in the city center. The result is a consistent annualbased legacy data series for belfast harbour that. Belfast harbour is belfasts port authority, a principal maritime gateway on the island of ireland. For 400 years, it has served us as a gateway to great britain and. An illustrated history of belfast harbour alf mccreary on. Belfast harbour is a major maritime hub in northern ireland, handling 67% of northern irelands seaborne trade and about 25% of the maritime trade of the entire island of ireland. Alf mccreary, the author of titanic port with exclusive access to the belfast harbour commissioners archive, describes the colourful evolution of this key port. The department for regional development in exercise of the powers conferred by section 11 and 2 of, and schedule 1 and part i of schedule 2 to, the harbours act northern ireland 1970 and now vested in it and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, after consultation with the belfast harbour commissioners and such harbour authority or local authority which the department. The first section of the building, designed by the commissioners engineer george smith was opened in 1854 and erected at a cost of.
The commissioners in their con clusions find that the deathrate from all causes in belfast is, and has been for several years, about the same as that of manchester, rather lower than that of dublin or liverpool, but not so low as that of other large cities of the united kingdom, and they say that quotalthough the deathrate of belfast from. Olsen, argued explater harry mcfarland, wasnt interested in the. Pupils with their books at the titanic book event in belfast. Belfast harbour owners put up roadblock to waterfront. Along the x axis is time, and on the y axis is the count of editions published. Off the cruisers beaten path, the city of belfast and belfast harbor is often referred to as a hidden gem for boaters. East belfast oral histories complement recently released state papers to.
Contact details board of belfast harbour commissioners. Fred olsen created realestate holding company ivywood properties, and sold leaseholds for parcels of queens island owned by belfast harbour commissioners to harcourt developments. The big fish is located in donegall quay, a fairly unassuming area of belfast. There are 240m of pontoons and the basin has been dredged to a depth of 4m. The port of belfast bangor historical society, bangor, county. Established in 1847, belfast harbour is belfasts port authority and operates the principal maritime gateway on the island of ireland.
An illustrated history of belfast harbour is an adventure story about visionaries and toughminded merchants. This book contains many hitherto unpublished facts as well as the unique art. As a result, a quay was constructed at the confluence of the rivers fearset farset and lagan and the development of belfast as a port began. This order confers the following powers on the belfast harbour commissionersgeneral powers and duties of the belfast harbour commissioners in respect of the port article 3. Black friday, the cold cold ground, the boy who could see demons, gun street girl, police at the statio. Belfast harbour has a permanent exhibition in its harbour office entitled a port that built a city to celebrate 400 years of belfast s maritime history. On entry through the main doors you cannot miss the impressive marble pillars straight ahead.
It is not within the scope of this small book to touch upon the vast importance of their work. The history of belfast as a settlement goes back to the iron age, but its status as a major urban centre dates to the 18th century. The marina can handle vessels up to 35m loa, maximum draught of 4. An illustrated history of belfast harbour by mccreary, alf at. Landscapes are texts that can be read differently by social actors. The city of belfast is situated at the extremity of belfast lough, formerly called carrickfergus bay, from the town and castle of that name, and at a period when belfast was too insignificant a place to be noticed upon maps of the time. An illustrated history of belfast harbour is an adventure story about.
Samson and goliath, along with the titanic museum, are to form the basis for an iconic, contemporary. Belfast harbours leisure craft facility is situated at the head of belfast lough in abercorn only a 10 minute walk of the city centre and was built to host the belfast tall ships festival in august 2009. History records the harbours long economic and logistical achievements. Democratic services belfast city hall belfast bt1 5gs. Michael, 3 books hannsuve schwedler, 2 books belfast harbour commissioners. Belfast harbour is committed to processing personal information in ways that comply with its legal and regulatory obligations, and ensuring that we are clear with customers about how their personal information is used. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Containing a wide range of documents, volumes, correspondence, maps, plans and drawings etc, the collection comprises the extant business archive of the belfast harbour commissioners, charting the history and development of the port of belfast and its environs from the 17th century onwards. They have now a very handsome building, and the harbour trust is one of the most important public boards we have. Belfast harbour information, belfast marina information. The room contains an exhibition on harbour commissioners past, and their. View from boat of coastline and lighthouse on cliff. Belfast harbour commissioners corporation square, belfast, county antrim bt1 3al northern ireland.
Records of the belfast harbour commissioners, 16601977. Since belfast harbour and booktrusts partnership began in 2015, it has gifted. Glenn pattersons top 10 belfast books glenn pattersons latest novel, the mill for grinding old people young, is a tale of 19thcentury belfast. Away from the crowds and traffic, this very friendly maine coastal community offers provisioning, excellent marine services, beautiful sunsets, and just about everything else a. History of the harbour office since 1847, the harbour office has been the headquarters of the belfast harbour commissioners. Fortunately for belfast, harlands overtures in that direction were rejected, and the belfast harbour commissioners, with vacant land on their hands, were far more accommodating. The belfast harbour heritage room on the ground floor is open to the public, with advanced reservation. A guide to belfast and the counties of down and antrim.
Bodc ceased to receive any further tidal information from the belfast harbour commissioners after 2001, therefore the remainder of the record, which is in digital format was directly acquired from the belfast commissioners. Historical, librarian, local authority professional, parentcarer. George benn, in his 1877 history of the town of belfast described the. The history of belfast harbour told in paintings, watercolours and photographs. The following picture of belfast harbour and docks has been loaned by the courtesy of the belfast harbour commissioners. At noon on saturday october 1888 a locomotive decked with flags steamed into belfasts great victoria street terminus. Young readers dive into a titanic book event in belfast booktrust. Belfast at its zenith published in 18th19th century social perspectives, 18th19th century history, 20th century social perspectives, 20thcentury contemporary history, features, issue 4 winter 1993, volume 1.
Publishing history this is a chart to show the publishing history of editions of works about this subject. Mr mccreary explained that the idea for his book titanic port had come from the chairman of the belfast harbour commissioners. It is a vital gateway for raw materials, exports and consumer goods, and is also northern irelands leading logistics and distribution hub. Redirected from belfast harbour commissioners jump to navigation jump to search. A subsequent extension, by the celebrated belfast architect william henry lynn, was completed in 1895 at a cost of. A free exhibition was launched on 6th august by belfast harbour and lagan legacy to help tell the hidden history of irelands oldest police force, belfast harbour police, which appointed its first officer in 1824. Belfast harbour scenes view media northern ireland. Soon enough belfasts shipyards became too big to fail, and for the next half century the port, sometimes grudgingly, met harland and wolffs demands for. This analogue record was originally recorded and owned by the belfast harbour commissioners, mainly for port operations. An illustrated history of belfast harbour is an adventure story about visionaries and toughminded merchants titanic port.
Eric kuhne architect for the new titanic exhibition centre in the titanic quarter area of belfast. Stunning images guide you through the story of belfast harbour, very well researched and written, a riveting excuse the pun read on the history one of belfasts most important industrial landmarks, it is a pleasure to own this book. The origins of belfast port can be traced back to 16, when, during the reign of james i, the town was incorporated as a borough by royal charter, with provision for the establishment of a wharf or quay. As with previous publications it recalls the story of how the once rural surroundings have developed into an urban environment. The belfast harbour commissioners were formed in the year 1854. Harbour commissioners office belfast, northern ireland. It tells the stories of the titanic, which hit an iceberg and sank during her maiden voyage in 1912, and her sister ships rms olympic and hmhs britannic. Belfast harbour commissioners headquarters corporation. The striking marble and stainedglass interior of the italianate harbour commissioners office 1854 features art and sculpture inspired by belfasts maritime history.
Window to an age a chronicle of art in belfast 17601888. Belfast was throughout its modern history a major commercial and industrial centre, but the late 20th century saw a decline in its traditional industries, particularly shipbuilding. Glenn pattersons top 10 belfast books books the guardian. Belfast harbour commissioners centenary 1847 1947 by. I am also indebted to the belfast harbour commissioners for the use of some rare and valuable books in their library. It is also home to waterfront regeneration projects city. Dr eileen black, a former fine art curator in the ulster museum, has published numerous articles on irish art and catalogues on various areas of the museums collection.570 812 189 772 134 932 768 1351 469 241 1563 1268 962 273 1438 666 1128 195 860 837 58 33 857 240 616 242 1078 1448 1265 403 844 717 195 1001 1618 1000 799 916 734 507 978 1023 501 504 1143 274