The High Meadow

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As the map below shows, the area between the Shankill and the Falls roads in 1789 was largely undeveloped and perhaps titles such as “Cluain Ard” (“Clonard”) were descriptions as well as names. The ‘White Linen Hall’ – on the site of the current City Hall – had been completed the year before. St. Mary’s was the first Catholic church in Belfast. Wikipedia reports that on the day of its first mass, May 30th, 1784, “the mostly Presbyterian 1st Belfast Volunteer Company paraded to the chapel yard and gave the parish priest a guard of honour, with many of the Protestants of Belfast also present and sharing the event”. (WP) The map also shows a series of ponds connected to the nearby Flush. A close-up of the board is below.
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Camera Settings: f8, 1/800, ISO 400, full size 3888 x 2488
1789BelfastMap
1789 map of Belfast by James Lawson.
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Copyright © 2015 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f8, 1/400, ISO 400, full size 2592 x 3888
text: X02700 X02699 aine dell aisling aimee clare roisin paul
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