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

Latest Blog Posts

St Patrick's Day

on Mar 17, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge presenting shamrock to the Irish Guards on St Patrick's Day, 2012.Her Royal Highness travelled to their barracks to meet officers and soldiers of the 1st Battalion of the regiment.This tradition was maintained for many yea...

The Earl of Wessex

on Mar 9, 2018

His Royal Highness THE PRINCE EDWARD ANTONY RICHARD LOUIS, Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn, KG, GCVO, is 54 today.Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian OrderThe Earl and Countess of...

The Belmont Stew

on Mar 8, 2018

You might recall the traditional recipe I shared for proper Irish stew?Well, I'm cooking it today.Here is my method and list of ingredients:-1 lb lean lamb pieces;1 lb onions; 1 lb carrots; 1 lb potatoes; salt & pepper; pinch of thyme.METHODPlac...

Four-Way Tie

on Mar 5, 2018

I inherited several ties from my father, one of which is cherished.It's unashamedly old-fashioned, classic, tweedy and a la Bertie Wooster.This ancient little sartorial number is called the Four-Way.It has four sides, depending on how it's tied.The l...

Altidore Castle

on Feb 28, 2018

THE DOPPING-HEPENSTALS OWNED 1,568 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY WICKLOWJOHN DOPPING, of Frampton, Gloucestershire, and of Dopping Court, Dublin, married Joan, daughter of John Elliott, of Shropshire, and had an only son,ANTHONY DOPPING, of Dopping Court,...

Smyly of Camus

on Feb 27, 2018

THE SMYLYS OWNED 1,069 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY TYRONEJOHN SMYLY came from Scotland, and settled at Carrigullin, near Camus, County Tyrone, in 1628.He left three sons,JOHN;Robert, b 1636;Thomas, b 1638.The eldest son,JOHN SMYLY, married and had issue,...

Belfast's Botanic Gardens was established in 1828 as the Royal Belfast Botanical Gardens.Its main entrance was (and remains) at 2, Stranmillis Road.The Gardens continued as a private park for many years, only opening to members of the public on Sunda...