Category Archives: Ireland

The Palm House, Botanic Gardens, Belfast.

She’s not bad looking for a 174 year old! The palm house in Belfast is one of the oldest in the world. Advertisements

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Templecorran Churchyard

Just yards away from James Orr‘s grave is the ruined church of Templecorran. If you were here in the late seventeenth century, you might have heard the voice of Jonathan Swift drifting out of the building. If you were here … Continue reading

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Templecorran – Remember Orr!

On a soggy December Antrim day, we found ourselves trudging around near Larne, up a soggy hill, with a biting wind gnawing our knuckles. We were at the grave of James Orr. Not by design, it has to be said … Continue reading

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St Malachy’s Christian Brothers’ School, Oxford Street, Belfast

The Christian Brothers and the Order Of The Phoenix St Malachy’s school opened on the banks of the Lagan in 1874. When a well-to-do lady called Margaret Magill died, she left a sum of £2,400 to the Christian Brothers, on … Continue reading

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