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harrydunn

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Shankill Graveyard
« on: September 18, 2009, 09:11:48 PM »

grave of W.G. Baird founder of Belfast Telegraph

harrydunn

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009, 09:13:18 PM »

entrance to Shankill Graveyard

harrydunn

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009, 09:15:03 PM »

Shankill Rd graveyard

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2009, 09:22:15 PM »
harry i lived in belfast  yet never knew there was /is a graveyard  on the shankill do they still do buriels there ????
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harrydunn

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2009, 09:25:15 PM »

family grave of the NELSONS OF Sugarfield an old estate on the Shankill where later Sugarfield St and Bellevue St were to be built.

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009, 09:28:08 PM »
Hi Doffer no, it is now a park but still retains some of the old graves it was also the site of the first Church built by Saint Patrick, situated just below Cambria St full of history

harrydunn

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2009, 09:36:52 PM »

Nelson Memorial Church in Sugarfield St Francis Nelson owned the land his son Isaac was the minister of Donegall St Presbyterian Church from 1840-1880, he went to Mayo where he was a Nationalist Member of Parliament untill his death in 1888. the Church is a Memorial to his family

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2009, 09:17:14 PM »
If I remember right there's a big stone in the graveyard, or at the entrance of it, that's very historical

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2009, 10:33:58 PM »
Enjoyed looking at the photos Harry.   Thanks very much for putting them on the forum.

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2009, 10:36:30 PM »
Here's a link to the Belfast City Council site for anyone who would like more information about the Shankill Graveyard.
It says it has been a graveyard for over 1000 yrs!

http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/cemeteries/shankill.asp

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2009, 09:42:34 PM »

Nelson Memorial Church in Sugarfield St Francis Nelson owned the land his son Isaac was the minister of Donegall St Presbyterian Church from 1840-1880, he went to Mayo where he was a Nationalist Member of Parliament untill his death in 1888. the Church is a Memorial to his family

Nelson Memorial opened the Taggart Memorial Church Hall in New Barnsley to serve the Protestant population in New Barnsley and White Rock (late 50's they were mixed estates)
Mine was the first wedding there in 1958.
As far as I know the Hall was turned over to the Security Forces and used as the Guard House of Fort Mona

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2009, 09:50:06 PM »
One of the Grave diggers who removed the old graves (I think all the remains were moved) was Ginger Murray, quite a character, who was a regular visitor to my late mother in laws home in the wee Square.
 A lot of the ornate Head Stones were placed around the walls

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2009, 12:58:27 AM »
My great grand-parents are buried in the Shankill graveyard. One of the headstones had grown into a tree near the entrance. Another of the head-stones was on the wall to the left. I guess they will all be gone now.
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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2009, 11:19:17 AM »
If I remember right there's a big stone in the graveyard, or at the entrance of it, that's very historical
Hi Glenb that stone sits in the grounds of St Matthews Church up the road a bit although I believe it was originally situated in the Graveyard.

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Re: Shankill Graveyard
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2009, 08:44:03 PM »
This stone was in the graveyard many years ago called The Ballaum stone or as the locals called it the Wart stone it was believed if you pricked a wart with a pin and threw it on the stone the wart would disappear.