Belfast City

Belfast's name - 'beal feirste' in Irish, meaning the 'mouth of the sandspit' - first appeared in the 15th century. The settlement first dates from 1177, when Anglo-Saxon John de Courcy invaded Ulster and built a castle nearby, establishing his rule over south eastern Ulster, east of the river Bann. Belfast's history really begins in 1603, when the castle and the lands of Belfast came into the possession of Sir Arthur Chicester, Governor of Carrickfergus, who planted the land with settlers from Devon and Scotland. Ten years later Belfast was granted coroporation status, with the right to send members to the parliament at Westminster. In the 17th century there was an influx of Hugenot immigrants seeking refuge from religious persecution in Franc

 Activities in Belfast City

Bird Watching
Bird Watch Northern Ireland

Bowling
Belmont Bowling Club

Game Fishing
T McCutcheon Tackle And Bait
Maryland Country Sports Tackle And Bait
Village Tackle Shop
Tight Lines Tackle And Bait
H D Wolsey Tackle And Bait

Leisure Centres And Gyms
City Of Belfast YMCA

Pilgrimages, Retreats And Shrines
Knock Shrine Pilgrimages

Pleasure Cruising
The Lagan Boat Company

Pottery And Craft Centres
The Steensons

Rowing Clubs
Belfast Boat Club
Belfast Rowing Club
University Rowing
Methodist College Rowing Club
Queens University Ladies Boat Club
Queens University Boat Club
Royal Belfast Academical Institution Boat Club

Sea Fishing
Bloomfield Guns And Tackle
Joseph Braddell Tackle And Bait
Home Stores Tackle And Bait

Walking Holidays
Murphys Travel

 


 
 
 
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