On The Way To War

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On May 8th, 1915, the various brigades of the 36th (Ulster) Division gathered together from all over the province (including some soldiers from Cavan, Monaghan, and Donegal) to be reviewed by Major General McCalmont in south Belfast; they then paraded to City Hall (South Belfast Friends Of The Somme Association). To commemorate the event the words “36th Ulster Div” have appeared on Black Mountain above Highfield and Ballygomartin (taking a leaf from the Gael Force Art book). The wide shot, below, is taken in front of Fernhill House in the Glencairn estate, where the Ulster Volunteers paraded in 1914. In July 1915 the 36th would leave for Sussex to continue their training and eventually find themselves at the battle of the Somme in 1916.
Progress shots from Greater Shankill ACT
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