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Had been there about 15 years ago on the tour given by Joe Baker from the Glenravel Society.
This time I went with my Daughter. Tour was taken by Raymond O'Regan. He knows his stuff. Well worth a return visit even though I'm a bit...More
We went on a combined tour of Clifton House followed by the graveyard.
There are so many interesting gravestones to see and lots of interesting stories to hear.
We had the same guide for both and she certainly knew her stuff and invited questions.
Arrived to find it locked up. After asking around found a custodian who was kind enough to let us in and show us round. A lot of the graves were badly damaged in the past and it was generally neglected but the people who live...More
Sadly, I was well in adulthood before I visited this graveyard for the first time. Usually under lock and key, I was here, most recently, for a tour conducted by Glenravel Local History Project. Our guide Joe was hugely knowledgeable and clearly has a genuine...More
The BFM is at a media course at the wonderful Clifton House.
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It started life in 1752 by the Belfast Charitable Trust and is still running A the Belfast Charitable Trust. It...More
The site entrance is located off Henry Place (itself off Clifton Street). The gates are usually locked, so you will either need to ask Belfast City Council for entrance beforehand or be part of a guided walking or other tour.
The cemetery is an exceptionally...More
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed a few hours on a tour with Joe learning so much about our history in Clifton Street Cemetery and surrounding area. Although I drive past it several times per week I had no idea about the history of the...More
This can be taken as part of a tour of Crumlin Gaol. I have lived in Belfast over fifty years and din't know this place existed, even though a passed it every week. It's behind a large wall that hides the bodies of Belfasts plague...More
a walking tour of this graveyard is a must. Here lies some of Belfast most distinguised along side, rich merchants, paupers,republican rebels, unionist politicians, famous inventors even an escaped slave. Every stone has a story to tell. There is also a mass grave for cholera...More