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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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Castle Ward Boundary Trail

“Those cows are far away”…with the Ards Peninsula across the water, and the Mull of Galloway on the horizon. A weekday walk’s always better if you’re going somewhere like Castle Ward. Less traffic, a lack of crowds, and the knowledge … 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┬ámansion on Cave Hill overlooking the city of … Continue reading

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