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  Belfast Lough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belfast Lough (Loch Lao in Irish) is a large intertidal sea lough situated at the mouth of the River Lagan on the east coast of Northern Ireland.
Belfast Lough is the gateway for the City of Belfast to the Irish Sea
Belfast Lough is a wide expanse of water, virtually free of strong tides, lying between Orlock Point and Blackhead, extending westwards to the Port of Belfast.
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 Belfast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom, and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland.
To the north of Belfast are the Glens of Antrim in County Antrim, and to the south, the Castlereagh Hills in County Down.
Belfast became the centre of Irish unionism, and in 1922 it was declared the capital of Northern Ireland after Ireland was partitioned into Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State (later to become the Republic of Ireland, when it withdrew from the Commonwealth in 1949).
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 BELFAST - LoveToKnow Article on BELFAST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Environs.T1-ie country surrounding Belfast is agreeable and picturesque, whether along the shores of the Lough or towards the girdle of hills to the west; and is well wooded and studded with country seats and villas.
Belfast Lough is of great though quiet beauty; and the city itself is seen at its best from its seaward approach, with its girdle of hills in the background: On the shores of the lough several villages have grown into residential towns for the wealthier classes, whose work lies in the city.
By the passing of the Belfast Corporation Act of 1896, the boundary of the city was extended, and the corporation made to consist of fifteen aldermen and forty-five councillors, and the number of wards was increased from five to fifteen.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BE/BELFAST.htm   (2261 words)

  
 Belfast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland and the Irish Province of Ulster, with a population of 277,391.
Belfast is situated at the mouth of the River Lagan on Belfast Lough and is surrounded by hills (Black Mountain and Cavehill - the famous Napoleon's nose is a basaltic outcrop here which forms the border with neighbouring Glengormley).
Belfast became the centre of Irish Protestantism, and in 1922 it was declared the capital of Northern Ireland after Ireland was partitioned.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/be/Belfast.htm   (637 words)

  
 An Industrious Past - Friends Of Belfast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Belfast was the main centre of the industrial revolution in Ireland.
Belfast's grid-pattern streets centred on the White Linen Hall where the City Hall now stands; and Belfast grew from a market town into a conurbation to challenge Dublin as a centre of the trade in textiles.
Belfast is moving forward with an eye very much on the future and with an understanding of what has gone before.
www.friendsofbelfast.org /Renanissance/index.asp   (2554 words)

  
 DOWN - LoveToKnow Article on DOWN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Between Strangford and Carlingford loughs the county is occupied by a range of hills known in its south-western portion as the Mourne Mountains, which give rise to the four principal riversthe Bann, the Lagan, the Annacloy and the Newry.
The eastern part of the county is served by the Belfast and County Down railway with its main line from Belfast to Newcastle to Dundrurn Bay, and branches from Belfast to Bangor, Comber to Newtownards and 1)nnauhadee Ballv-nahinch Tunction.
On the shore of Belfast Lough are many pleasant residential villages and seats of the wealthy class in Belfast.
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 Belfast -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Belfast is the largest city in, and capital of both (A division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland) Northern Ireland and (Loose long overcoat of heavy fabric; usually belted) Ulster.
Belfast is situated at the mouth of the River (Goods (or wreckage) on the sea bed that is attached to a buoy so that it can be recovered) Lagan on Belfast Lough and is surrounded by hills.
The name Belfast originates from the (The Celtic language of Ireland) Irish Béal Feirste, or the mouth of the Farset, the river on which the city was built.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/be/belfast.htm   (1146 words)

  
 Lewis: Co. Antrim
The principal wheat district extends along the shore of Lough Neagh and the course of the Lagan river, stretching as far north as Cairdcastle, in approaching which its extent is greatly reduced by the projection of the mountainous districts.
In Belfast Lough, lying under the level of the ordinary tides, but generally left bare at the ebb, is a stratum of submarine peat and timber, in which nuts are singularly petrified on the east and west sides of the Lough.
On the shore of the lough, near the town, are some singular petrifactions, of a blue colour, apparently the result of a spring issuing from a bank at high water mark.
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 Lough Neagh - Biocrawler definition:Lough Neagh - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lough Neagh (pronounced [lɒx neɪ]; Irish Loch nEathach [lɔx ˈɲahax]) in Northern Ireland is the largest lough, or body of freshwater, in the British Isles, with an area of 388 square kilometres.
Lough Neagh attracts bird watchers from many nations due to the number and variety of birds which winter and summer in the boglands and shores around the lough.
Lough Neagh was widely assumed to be owned by the state, but in 2005 it publicly emerged that it is the ancestral property of the Earls of Shaftesbury.
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/Lough_Neagh   (491 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Belfast Lough   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Belfast Lough is the gateway for the City of Belfast to the Irish Sea Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version.
Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom.
The Port of Belfast is Northern Irelands principal maritime gateway, serving the Northern Ireland economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Belfast-Lough   (854 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Belfast (British And Irish Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
297,000), capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast dist. It is on Belfast Lough, an inlet of the North Channel of the Irish Sea, and at the mouth of the Lagan River.
Belfast was founded in 1177 when a castle in defense of a ford over the Lagan was built, but the present city is a product of the Industrial Revolution.
Belfast suffers from high unemployment, and its population has decreased markedly due to the violence and the planned economic development of outlying areas.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Belfast.html   (398 words)

  
 Belfast - Wikitravel
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom and the second largest city in the island of Ireland after Dublin, the capital of Éire (Republic Of Ireland).
Situated at the mouth of the River Lagan on Belfast Lough, Belfast is surrounded by low hills and has a population of 278,000 (2001).
Belfast Mural Tour - The two political groupings in the Northern Ireland (Republican and Unionist, the former predominantly being Catholic and the latter predominantly Protestant) have a strong tradition of large wall mural painting in their communities, particularly the poorer ones.
wikitravel.org /en/Belfast   (2857 words)

  
 Belfast Lough --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Formerly within County Down, North Down was established in 1973 and consists of gently undulating lowland on the southern shores of Belfast Lough (inlet of the sea).
It is bordered by the city of Belfast to the west and by the districts of Castlereagh and Ards to the south.
It is located on Belfast Lough, an inlet of the Irish Sea.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9015192?tocId=9015192   (755 words)

  
 Interact
Belfast has to strike a sustainable balance between achieving strong economic growth and providing a world class quality of life for its citizens.
Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland, lies on the north-eastern seaboard of the island of Ireland on the southerly shores of Belfast Lough.
Belfast City Council’s Development Committee is charged with implementing the ‘Renaissance City’ strategy which aims to give the City Council a leading role in establishing Belfast as a beacon city for environmental, social, economic, physical and cultural development in the twenty-first century.
www.interact-network.org /index.php?cities=BEL   (479 words)

  
 :: Environment and Heritage Service - Natural Heritage ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Belfast is mostly contained within the valley, although urban development has spread along the narrow coastal strips to the north and south of the Lough and inland along the Lagan and Enler Valleys.
Belfast’s principal industrial areas are concentrated along the banks of the Lagan and the docks are prominent at the head of Belfast Lough.
The Lough Neagh Basin was a major ice accumulation centre during the Late Midlandian and much of the lowland areas to the north and south of the Lough are dominated by extensive drumlin swarms.
www.ehsni.gov.uk /natural/country/97.shtml   (3582 words)

  
 Belfast Hotels - Belfast Ireland Tourism - Belfast Bed & Breakfast (B&B) and Accommodation - BelfastTourist.com
Belfast, although Ireland's second largest city, is a relatively compact city with most of its points of interest within walking distance of the city centre, which is centred around Donegall Square.
Belfast's main visitor attractions include: the Ulster Museum, which is the principal museum of Northern Ireland; The Grand Opera House which is Northern Ireland's premier theatre; the Botanical Gardens; The Linen Hall Library, which is Belfast's oldest library; and the Odyssey Arena, Ireland's largest indoor venue, which hosts music and sports events.
Overlooking the picturesque Belfast Lough and the coastline of County Antrim; the five star Culloden Hotel is set in 12 acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodlands.
www.belfasttourist.com   (883 words)

  
 Belfast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Belfast is the seat of County Antrim in eastern Northern Ireland and the capital city of Northern Ireland.
It is located on the Lagan River at the head of Belfast Lough in a valley between the Hills of Down and the Antrim Plateau.
Belfast was much affected by the renewed Protestant-Catholic strife in the province in the late 1960s and 1970s.
www.honestitsnorthernireland.com /CATALOG1/newfile26.htm   (515 words)

  
 Regional - Scotland & Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Belfast Coastguard is responsible for the whole of the Northern Irish coastline, from Lough Foyle, in the north, to Carlingford Lough, in the south, and two inland waterways Lough Neagh and Lough Erne.
Strangford Lough and Lough Erne are scattered with many small islands and pladdys, making them, both hazardous to navigation and extremely difficult to search.
There are two Sector Managers in Belfast District; Belfast North Sector Manager covers the area from the north shore of Belfast Lough round to Lough Foyle; Belfast South Sector Manager covers the area from the south shore of Belfast Lough round to Carlingford Lough.
www.mcga.gov.uk /c4mca/mcga-dops_rr_regional/scotni-region/mcga-dops_rr_scotni_regional-scotland_northern_ireland-belfast.htm   (1079 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | Mussel beds flourish again
Belfast Lough mussels in garlic butter with grated cheese
Another ferry is heading up the lough as the dredger fleet slowly arcs across the waves which froth as they meet the trawlers' bows.
Not since the last century has Belfast Lough supported a viable mussel industry, but when given a chance, nature has worked hard to undo the harmful effects of an industrial age.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/northern_ireland/3718692.stm   (540 words)

  
 Belfast Lough
Belfast Lough is a large, open sea lough located on the north-eastern coast of Northern Ireland.
The inner part of the lough comprises areas of intertidal foreshore, mainly mud-flats and lagoons, and land (subject to past and current land claim) which are important feeding and roosting sites for significant numbers of wintering waders and wildfowl.
The extent of the SPA in the outer lough is restricted to mainly rocky shores with some small sandy bays and beach-head saltmarsh.
www.jncc.gov.uk /default.aspx?page=2074   (332 words)

  
 Belfast, Ireland - PopularCities.com
Belfast's main theatre spaces include the magnificent late-Victorian Grand Opera House, which is complemented by the new 2,000-seat Waterfront Hall.
Queen Victoria granted Belfast the status of a city in 1888, and a bust of the beloved queen stands at the front of City Hall.
Across the main road (by footbridge) is the beautifully designed Transport Museum, where exhibits include locally built airplanes, locomotive, and motorcycles; the car produced by John De Lorean in his Belfast factory in 1982; and a moving section on the Titanic, the Belfast-built luxury liner that sank on her first voyage, in 1912.
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 BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | Iceberg plan for Titanic town
Belfast artist Rita Duffy hopes to boost tourism and make a grand statement - by towing an iceberg into the city where the ill-fated ship was constructed.
Built in Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard, the Titanic is often seen as a cautionary tale of arrogant faith in technology versus the power of nature.
Ms Duffy admits there might be a problem getting the iceberg all the way up Belfast Lough, which is quite shallow, so they might have to run it aground at the Copeland Islands off the County Down coast.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/northern_ireland/4287239.stm   (433 words)

  
 Belfast, Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Belfast is a city and seaport located in eastern Northern Ireland along the Lagan River at the head of Belfast Lough.
Belfast is not the typical vision of Ireland with lush green hills and fields.
There is evidence that the region known today as Belfast was inhabited as early as the Stone Age, but the official founding was in 1177 when a Norman castle was erected.
www.glue.umd.edu /~sschreib/autumn_02/introductions/belfast.html   (253 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Down and Connor
A line drawn from Whitehouse on Belfast Lough due west to the Clady River, thence by the river itself to Muckamore and Lough Neagh, marks the boundary between the Diocese of Down and the Diocese of Connor.
Situated on the shores of Belfast Lough, its site was occupied in the sixteenth century only by a strong castle, then in the hands of the O'Neills of Clannaboy.
Belfast is now the episcopal seat, with ten city parishes, a flourishing diocesan seminary, and many educational and charitable institutions.
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 Ramsar Sites Database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Location: Belfast Lough is a large intertidal sea lough situated at the mouth of the River Lagan on the east coast of Northern Ireland.
The loss of wildlife habitat around the Inner Belfast Lough as a result of land reclamation for industry, port development and the continued use of Belfast Harbour Estate pools and adjacent areas for dumping (involving domestic refuse disposal and hard core tipping) could significantly affect the integrity and functioning of the Ramsar Site.
An agreement was reached between Belfast Harbour Commissioners and various conservation groups in 1990, and finalised in early 1995, to safeguard 81 hectares of intertidal mudflats, lagoons and land for wildlife conservation purposes, and to undertake appropriate management.
www.wetlands.org /RDB/Ramsar_Dir/UnitedKingdom/UK123D02.htm   (603 words)

  
 Dive Sites
Due to the long tradition of shipping in the Lough it is not surprising that its bed is carpeted with wrecks.
The Lough is connected to the sea by a long narrows where the sea is usually flat and calm.
The appeal of the Lough to marine biologists is its very wide range of seabed conditions, influenced by water movements and the enormous diversity of species which are found.
www.dvdiving.co.uk /divesites.html   (411 words)

  
 Nova Information - Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lough Neagh is one of Europe's largest lakes and the centre of a thriving eel fishery since the Middle Ages.
The Lough is linked to the River Shannon in the Republic of Ireland by a recently restored canal now used by pleasure craft.
Belfast has several art galleries and museums - the extensive Ulster Folk Museum, which features reconstructed period houses, farmsteads and industrial buildings is just six miles from the city center.
www.fjiordlands.org /strngfrd/info.htm   (924 words)

  
 Belfast on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ethno-sectarianism and the reproduction of fear in Belfast.
A march through Catholic West Belfast in support of the Irish Republican hunger striker, Bobby SANDS, who was on his 59th day of refusing food and was to die (LON39813)
A march through Catholic West Belfast in support of the Irish Republican hunger striker, Bobby SANDS, who was on his 59th day of refusing food and was to die (LON39818)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/b/belfast.asp   (1036 words)

  
 The Blackbird by Belfast Lough   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But the other essential of a Haiku as well as a precise number of syllables, is that it should contain within it a perfect moment of meaning.
The yellow beak and the yellow blossom, the fact that it is BELFAST Lough are left out of his version and only the title places it in that geographical place.
I like the O'Connor version better than the first translation, even though it is more true to the Irish version because it gives only the bare essential details of the perfect moment and leaves the rest to imagination.
www.pearsecom.com /Ireland/poems/blackbird.htm   (262 words)

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