Belfast Bouncer

A long, long time ago I was the custodian of the door at Belfast’s oldest family-owned pub somewhere between Shaftesbury Square and The Crescent Arts Centre. A Belfast institution, Laverys had been a safe haven for an eclectic ensemble of [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Categories: Belfast, People, the Troubles|

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A Day Into Town – 70s Style

By |December 5th, 2020|Categories: Belfast|

I’m a Belfast boy born and bred and presumably like some of you, many of my formative years were spent in the 1970s, in many ways a terrible time for the city…the worst of the Troubles. However for little skinny [...]

What’s In A Name?

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: Belfast|

Nick names are an inherent part of the linguistic and social culture of all places. Possibly even more so in industrial cities were people lived and worked in such physical proximity to each other. The sheer closeness produced more interaction [...]

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