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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Caledon Fête

on Jun 12, 2021

In June, 2015, I spent a day at the Caledon Estate, the ancestral seat in County Tyrone of the Earl of Caledon KCVO, Lord-Lieutenant of County Armagh.My first stop, however, was in the village of Caledon itself, a place of considerable character and...

The Livingston Centre

on Jun 8, 2021 in: Heritage

Balloo House (Image: Timothy Ferres, 2021)On Monday, the 7th June, 2021, I lunched with the Rev Dr Stanley Gamble, Rector of Killinchy, at Balloo House, County Down.Stanley and I share a deep passion for heritage, particularly in Northern Ireland.Bal...

Hollymount Demesne

on Jun 7, 2021

At Hollymount Church (Image: Timothy Ferres, 2021)The wonderful attraction of Ballydugan and Hollymount has drawn me back again to this special haven, situated deep in the luscious County Down countryside a few miles from Downpatrick.From Downpatrick...

Pottinger Memorial

on Jun 4, 2021 in: Heritage

Armorial Bearings of Sir Henry Pottinger, Bart, GCBSt George's Church, High Street, Belfast, is directly opposite the Merchant Hotel.Prior to checking out of the hotel in July, 2011, I paid this elegant Georgian church a visit.Click to EnlargeThere i...

Hollymount Visit

on May 31, 2021

The Lakeside Inn, with the old mill in the distance (Image: Timothy Ferres, 2021)I spent yesterday (Sunday, the 30th May, 2021), at BALLYDUGAN, a delightful place several miles from Downpatrick, County Down.Ballydugan is one of those unspoiled spots...

Kilmood

on May 24, 2021

EDITED EXTRACTS FROM THE TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF IRELAND, 1849KILMOOD, or Kilmuid, a parish in the barony of Lower Castlereagh, County Down, contiguous to the post-town of KILLINCHY, and on the road from Belfast to Downpatrick.The parish, togethe...

Magilligan

on May 21, 2021

EDITED EXTRACTS FROM THE TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF IRELAND, 1837 MAGILLIGAN, or Tamlaghtard, a parish in the barony of Keenaght, 4¾ miles north-east of Limavady, County Londonderry.The latter of these names, which signifies "the cemetery on the he...