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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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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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Cave Hill, County Antrim, And How We Kept It Ours

In 1855, the Belfast merchant Joseph Magill may well have felt quite sanguine. His linen trading was doing well; his family owned vast swathes of land across County Antrim; and Martlett Towers, his¬†mansion on Cave Hill overlooking the city of … Continue reading

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