Lord Belmont In Northern Ireland

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Observations and experiences from a personal perspective. Writing about a wide variety of topics including The Monarchy, The Nobility, The Gentry, Heraldry, Pageantry, Heritage, Country Houses, The National Trust, Brackenber House School



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The Countess of Wessex

on Jan 19, 2017

THE COUNTESS OF WESSEX is 52 today.Her Royal Highness's full style is as follows,Her Royal Highness The Princess Edward Antony Richard Louis, Countess of Wessex, Viscountess Severn.HRH received the Royal Family Order of QUEEN ELIZABETH II in 2004.She...

The Lord Caine

on Jan 16, 2017

In November, 2016, I wrote an article about a visit to Mount Stewart, County Down, by Charles Villiers, Theresa Villiers and Jonathan Caine.Jonathan Caine has subsequently been in touch to apprise me of his elevation to the House of Lords.On the 20th...

The Duchess of Cambridge is 35 today.Née Catherine Elizabeth Middleton at Reading, Berkshire, Her Royal Highness's full style and titles are as follows,Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strath...

High Sheriffs 2017

on Jan 6, 2017

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NORTHERN IRELANDAPPOINTMENT OF HIGH SHERIFFS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND6th January, 2017COUNTY ANTRIMMs Miranda Tisdale DLMuckamoreAntrimCounty AntrimCOUNTY LONDONDERRY Mrs Jean Thompson Caulfield MBECastlerockCounty Londonderry...

Tobar Mhuire

on Jan 5, 2017

JAMES CLELAND OWNED 3,544 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY DOWNThe family of RUTHVEN were scions of the Earls of Gowrie.In 1600, Lord Gowrie and his brother were accused of treason, and duly (or unduly) executed by JAMES VI of Scotland.Their cousin, Alex...

Belfast Castle Walk

on Jan 2, 2017

The prospect from Belfast Castle was splendid on New Year's Day.I donned the sturdy Brasher walking shoes, stuffed a few items in the little haversack, and drove across Belfast to Cave Hill in the north of the city.As I drove along the Antrim Road, I...

The Denny Relics

on Jan 1, 2017 in: Heritage

Photo credit: V&A Images/V&A Museum. Non-commercial licenceTRALEE CASTLE, County Kerry, the ancient residence of the house of DESMOND, came into the possession of the Denny family as a reward to Edward Denny, the first settler in Ireland...