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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Post Tardiness

on Oct 20, 2016 in: Holidays

Fret not, dear readers. The posting this morning was later than usual because I'm not using my normal BT connection.The wifi where I happen to be can be, shall we say, hit or miss.I shall try to post articles during the evening, when I tend to have a...

Gelston's Corner

on Oct 13, 2016

 2-4, BELMONT ROAD, BELFAST (also known as Strandtown Hall), is a four-bay, two-storey, red-brick corner building with curved entrance facade facing west.It was built ca 1902.There is an elaborate entrance with pillars, sculpted pediment, clock,...

Prince Edward In NI

on Oct 12, 2016

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, yesterday carried out engagements in Northern Ireland to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim (Mrs. Joan Christie OBE).His R...

Kiltanon House

on Oct 1, 2016

THE MOLONY FAMILY WERE MAJOR LANDOWNERS IN COUNTY CLARE, WITH 10,095 ACRESJAMES MOLONY, of Kiltanon, second son of JAMES MOLONY, of Kiltanon and Ballynahinch, by his second wife, Mary, daughter of James Lambert, married, ca 1715, Elizabeth,...

Island Taggart Visit

on Sep 28, 2016

Island Taggart is one of the largest islands on Strangford Lough, County Down.Today we all mustered at Balloo, Killinchy, and motored the short distance, via Rathcunningham Road, to the quay.This is a cul-de-sac which terminates at Rathcunningham Qua...

Dane of Killyhevlin

on Sep 26, 2016

THE DANE FAMILY OWNED 716 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNRT FERMANAGHJOHN DANE left England and was settled at Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, in 1667-8, where he was churchwarden.He married Mary, daughter of Peter Weldon, and had issue,PAUL;Richard;Elisab...

Glorious North Antrim

on Sep 18, 2016 in: Holidays

I've already said it many times though, for the benefit of new readers, I shall reiterate and reaffirm my great fondness for the village of Bushmills in County Antrim.I stayed at my aunt's holiday home in Portballintrae for a few days and, driving pa...