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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Royalty in Fermanagh

on May 21, 2019

THE PRINCE OF WALES and The Duchess of Cornwall are attending the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland's annual Garden Party at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh.This is the first time that the event has not been held at Hillsborough Castle in County...

Historic Ballydugan

on May 21, 2019 in: Heritage

In May, 2017, I paid a visit to Inch Abbey, Downpatrick and Ballydugan.It is such a long time since I have visited Inch Abbey, that extensive, ruined monastic site on the banks of the river Quoile, just outside Downpatrick, county town of County Down...

South Island

on May 15, 2019

Immediately to the south-west of Greyabbey, County Down, on the Ards Peninsula, there is a cluster of three islands.Chapel Island is to the west; Mid Island directly to the south of Skillin's Point; and South Island (20 acres) lies immediately to the...

Belleisle Castle

on May 14, 2019

THE PORTERS WERE MAJOR LANDOWNERS IN COUNTY FERMANAGH, WITH 11,880 ACRES THE RT REV DR JOHN PORTER, Lord Bishop of Clogher, formerly Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge, came to Ireland in 1795 as viceregal chaplain to the 2nd Earl Camden, Lord L...

Montalto Visit

on May 5, 2019

The Mansion HouseI've been meaning to pay Montalto a visit since the estate opened to visitors in 2018.This wooded demesne is in the townland of Ballymaglave North, partly in the barony of Lower Iveagh, but mainly in that of Kinelarty.Montalto Estate...

Lighthouse Island: III

on Apr 30, 2019

Heligoland TrapIN SEPTEMBER, 2012, I SPENT A WEEKEND ON LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND, ONE OF THE COPELAND ISLANDSAfter breakfast on Saturday morning, we gathered our tools, including pitchforks, spades, wire-clippers and heavy gloves.We placed everything in whe...

The Rev Canon Hugh Forde, sometime Rector of Tamlaghtfinlagan (Ballykelly), and a canon of St Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry, was author of Sketches of Olden Days in Northern Ireland and the book I am going to quote from, Round the Coast of Northern...