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hicky

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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 09:53:11 PM »
    Well is there anyone from the post office on the forum to answer
     the question?/

carbolicsoap

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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 10:17:57 PM »
The lagan is the boundry.City side is Co Antrim the other side is Co Down.

Kraffy

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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2010, 12:56:34 AM »
Is Belfast not a County Borough by itself, not being in either Antrim Or Down? I know that when I was young the Lagan was the devide between the two Counties but Surely if it has it's own City Council, it would not be in either County.

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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2010, 11:13:25 AM »
Yes growing up on and around the Ormeau Rd we were told about the division being each side of the bridge.

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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2010, 11:19:41 AM »
Is there any difference in the cost of the rates depending on what side of the river you are on ?
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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2010, 04:30:56 PM »
Another question regarding the boundary of Belfast. I remember years ago seeing a white line that went straight across the shore road. That was the Belfast boundary line. indicating the finish of Belfast limits. It was just in front of the Boundary bar. hence the name.
I have never seen any other lines in any other part of Belfast.
Does anyone else know if there is, or was?
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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2010, 04:33:35 PM »
Is there any difference in the cost of the rates depending on what side of the river you are on ?
I think the rates are set for the city council area, not the county
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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2010, 07:43:21 PM »
townsend st was the end of the town
boundary st was the boundary at end of town
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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2010, 07:51:03 PM »
Wolfhound. you are right about those streets. but I think that refers to the old town of Belfast before it became a city, many years ago. The city boundary is much wider, it would be interesting to know how many times it has officially expanded. And where it stops today.
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Kraffy

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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2010, 11:42:34 PM »
Road signs would help like they have here in Oz & other places, i.e. On leaving city or town limits we have signs that read Welcome to, or you are now in So & So. Every time we enter another Shire (County) there is a sign.

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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2010, 12:01:56 AM »
Road signs would help like they have here in Oz & other places, i.e. On leaving city or town limits we have signs that read Welcome to, or you are now in So & So. Every time we enter another Shire (County) there is a sign.

There are signs here indicating different council boroughs and counties.

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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2010, 12:03:40 AM »
I think the rates are set for the city council area, not the county

You are correct. ;)

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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2010, 12:50:14 AM »
This issue gets me really angry.  I live in Dundonald and my post code says Belfast, County Antrim.

!. County Down runs up to the east bank of the Lagan always has and always will
2. I live in Dundonald, NOT Belfast
3. While from the unionist side of the community I have always taken a certain pride when Down are doing well in the GAA.  I like to brag in work when the Armagh and Tyrone guys get going.

While I have no problem with people from Antrim (apart from the fact that they can't plat Gaelic Football) I want to keep my identity.  No matter how many times the [censored] on the phone tells me my postcode is Antrim I will always be a Down man.

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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2010, 01:08:35 AM »
This issue gets me really angry.  I live in Dundonald and my post code says Belfast, County Antrim.

!. County Down runs up to the east bank of the Lagan always has and always will
2. I live in Dundonald, NOT Belfast
3. While from the unionist side of the community I have always taken a certain pride when Down are doing well in the GAA.  I like to brag in work when the Armagh and Tyrone guys get going.

While I have no problem with people from Antrim (apart from the fact that they can't plat Gaelic Football) I want to keep my identity.  No matter how many times the [censored] on the phone tells me my postcode is Antrim I will always be a Down man.

I used to live in Sydenham 5 years ago and it was Co Down then.When did east Belfast change to Co Antrim?

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Re: Belfast boundry
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2010, 01:11:47 AM »
It sounds silly (Belfast, Co. Antrim) If it has its own city council it cant be in another County. Where does  the Antrim council sit?