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 |2021-02-10T17:01:30+00:00February 10th, 2021|Belfast, People, the Troubles|0 Comments

Hercules Street

Hercules is a name I’ve always liked. There was of course that big bloke of Roman mythology fame, son of Jupiter and all that, but it was also the name of the long-suffering horse in Steptoe and Son and that [...]

By |2021-01-11T12:58:08+00:00January 9th, 2021|Belfast, History|0 Comments

What’s In A Name?

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 [...]

By |2020-12-12T15:44:13+00:00December 1st, 2020|Belfast|0 Comments
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