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Address: Pimm Street | Clifton Street, Belfast BT15 2BN, Northern Ireland
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2nd tour

Had been there about 15 years ago on the tour given by Joe Baker from the Glenravel Society. This time I went with my Daughter. Tour was taken by Raymond O'Regan. He knows his... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Had been there about 15 years ago on the tour given by Joe Baker from the Glenravel Society. This time I went with my Daughter. Tour was taken by Raymond O'Regan. He knows his stuff. Well worth a return visit even though I'm a bit of a history buff and know most things about the Cemetery and it's residents. If... More 

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Dundonald, Belfast.
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We went on a combined tour of Clifton House followed by the graveyard. There are so many interesting gravestones to see and lots of interesting stories to hear. We had the same guide for both and she certainly knew her stuff and invited questions. Again my only complaint is the fact that it was quite rushed and there was pretty... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Arrived to find it locked up. After asking around found a custodian who was kind enough to let us in and show us round. A lot of the graves were badly damaged in the past and it was generally neglected but the people who live close cherish it and at do their best to hold back any further destruction. (which... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2015

Sadly, I was well in adulthood before I visited this graveyard for the first time. Usually under lock and key, I was here, most recently, for a tour conducted by Glenravel Local History Project. Our guide Joe was hugely knowledgeable and clearly has a genuine love of local history. Marcus Ward, The Dunville Family, William Drennan and Mary Ann McCracken... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

The BFM is at a media course at the wonderful Clifton House. 2 North Queen St Belfast BT15 1EQ United Kingdom http://www.cliftonbelfast.org.uk 028 9089 7534 It started life in 1752 by the Belfast Charitable Trust and is still running A the Belfast Charitable Trust. It opened in 1774, and was given the name of the Belfast Poor House. There is... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

The site entrance is located off Henry Place (itself off Clifton Street). The gates are usually locked, so you will either need to ask Belfast City Council for entrance beforehand or be part of a guided walking or other tour. The cemetery is an exceptionally tranquil spot, located just outside the historic city centre (which is a bit further north... More 

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Irish couple in Paris
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed a few hours on a tour with Joe learning so much about our history in Clifton Street Cemetery and surrounding area. Although I drive past it several times per week I had no idea about the history of the cemetery. Joe is very entertaining adding lots of quips as he goes along. He is... More 

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belfast
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

This can be taken as part of a tour of Crumlin Gaol. I have lived in Belfast over fifty years and din't know this place existed, even though a passed it every week. It's behind a large wall that hides the bodies of Belfasts plague and famine. Lot's of history and some surprising tenants.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

a walking tour of this graveyard is a must. Here lies some of Belfast most distinguised along side, rich merchants, paupers,republican rebels, unionist politicians, famous inventors even an escaped slave. Every stone has a story to tell. There is also a mass grave for cholera victims

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

A lot of history in such a small place if your interested in Irish history go there you will be surprised who is resting there.

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