Belfast Essays

  • Belfast Diary

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    during the 1960s till the 1980s. In Ireland, especially in Northern Ireland, religion has been the main divider between the Irish. The Catholics and Protestants have become forms of ethnicity in which the natives identify with. In John Conroy’s book, Belfast Diary, one sees an American journalist’s perspective on the conflict which hinders Ireland. The “democratic system” that was in place created an unstable power struggle only lending more fuel to the fire between these two groups. Strong examples

  • Remembrance of Empire in the Nomenclature of Belfast Streets

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    Nomenclature of Belfast Streets I Belfast is Northern Ireland’s principal city and at times its centre of government. Its size and past prosperity can be attribute to its role as a major seaport in the former British Empire. In administrative terms at least the city remains “British” today. A clear result of its history is the present demographic pattern of the city and the nomenclature that accompanies it. I intend to discuss an aspect of this nomenclature — the names of Belfast streets, which

  • We looked at the poems The Behaviour of Dogs and Flying to Belfast,

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    We looked at the poems The Behaviour of Dogs and Flying to Belfast We looked at the poems The Behaviour of Dogs and Flying to Belfast, 1977 by Craig Raine. In Raine's poem The Behaviour of dogs he describes to us the many different breeds and types of dog that there are in the world and what effect they have on our lives. In the poem Craig Raine describes dogs in a different way than we would normally think of them to make us see them in unfamiliar ways. To make the dogs' actions easier

  • Emyr Estyn Evans Contribution To Irish Studies

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    traditionally. The author will seek to discuss this in this essay; it is in large, partly attributed to the foundations laid and explorations undertaken by E. E Evans. Although a lot of Evans life and achievements were lived and realised in Ulster and Belfast his lasting legacy is felt as a whole on the island of Ireland. He believed in the nine counties of Ulster being just that rather than making aware or highlighting the divide that is North and South of the border. He once recalled how he saw the

  • The Ulster Museum: Is It a Treasure or a Reaction to Its Turbulent Past?

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    where it has to make a decision to place capital gains over the true architectural integrity brutalist forms paired with neoclassical style. Historical background of the Ulster Museum The First Age Originally the Ulster Museum was founded as the Belfast Natural History Society ... ... middle of paper ... ...P, “The Ulster Museum: An Appreciation”, Perspective, Vol. 16, Issue no. 4, July/Aug 2007, pg.30 Ancell, H., “Final bid to halt Ulster Museum extension plan”, Building Design, Issue no. 1784

  • Provisions for People with Disabilities in Soccer

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    Provisions for People with Disabilities in Soccer In this essay I will look at how Soccer is provided for in Lisburn from Junior level to senior level. I will investigate to see if there is any provision for those people with disabilities. I will look at each gender and see how each is provided for. After looking at my area, I will then look at soccer at international level

  • Bloody Sunday

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    Northern Ireland’s new Prime Minister, asked the Government in Westminster to send troops to restore order. The rioting was shown on television and the event was called the Battle of the Bogside. The troubles in Derry sparked off riots in Belfast, where there was extensive use of guns and huge destruction of property. The fear that was created in towns resulted in massive population movements between August 1969 and February 1973. It was estimated that 60,000 people were forced to leave

  • Differences Between the Beliefs of Nationalists and Unionists

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    campaigners; for example Ian Paisley encouraged Protestants not to trust the marchers, as they were out to destroy Northern Ireland. In January 1969 the students from Queen's University of Belfast formed a more radical organisation called the People's Democracy. On New Years Day 1969 they led a peaceful march from Belfast to Londonderry. They passed through a strongly Protestant area provoking violent reactions from unionists and loyalists. At Burntollent Bridge, the marchers were ambushed by Protestant

  • Essay On Conflict In Northern Ireland

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    One of the most closely watched and widely debated conflict of our time is the one occurring In Northern Ireland. It has been a hot debate for over a century now, yet the root of the conflict is still unclear. There have been many theories over time, yet none have been able to adequately describe what is really happening on the matter. This conflict is divided by many lines; ethnically between the Irish and the British, and religiously by the Catholics and Protestant denominations. The Troubles emerged

  • Bloody Friday Attack Essay

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    At 2.40pm on Friday 21st July 1972, the first bomb planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) exploded outside Ulster Bank in Limestone Road, Belfast (BBC, undated). Over the next ninety minutes, 18 more bombs exploded around the city, whilst a further 2 were defused and 2 failed to detonate. In total, 9 people were killed, including 7 civilians, and 130 were injured in the attack that later became known as ‘Bloody Friday’ (BBC, undated). The PIRA were a republican paramilitary group

  • Critical Analysis of War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy

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    Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy In his darkroom he is finally alone with spools of suffering set out in ordered rows. The only light is red and softly glows, as though this were a church and he a priest preparing to intone a Mass. Belfast. Beirut. Phnom Penh. All flesh is grass. He has a job to do. Solutions slop in trays beneath his hands which did not tremble then though seem to now. Rural England. Home again to ordinary pain which simple weather can dispel, to fields

  • The Trouble with Violence in Northern Ireland

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    examples of religious, ethnic, geographic and political conflict. The Troubles started in the late 1960s and it is considered by many to have ended with the Belfast Good Friday Agreement of 1998. After more than 30 years of civil conflict, peace had finally been achieved. However, random violence acts have continued since then. How did the Belfast Good Friday Agreement end the Troubles in Northern Ireland and how is the country today? The island was divided into Northern Ireland and The Republic of

  • The Development of the Centre for Migration Studies Irish Emigration Database

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    at the UAFP. In 1987, Graham Kirkham, of the new University of Ulster in Coleraine, had completed a feasibility study in various archives which held material on Irish emigration. These were the Linenhall, Central & Queen's University libraries in Belfast, the Public Record Office, N. Ireland (PRONI) and the Public Record Office (now the National Archives), in Kew in London. This feasibility study covered only a small percentage of the material available as time allotted to do this research was limited

  • Across the Barricades is a novel written by Joan Lingard.

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    Across the Barricades is a novel written by Joan Lingard. Across The Barricades 'Across the Barricades' is a novel written by Joan Lingard. It is set in the Belfast area in the 1970's. Catholics want Ireland to be all together and one country while Protestants want The Northern Ireland to stay part of Britain. The plot is about 'The Troubles' and a Protestant girl in love with a Catholic boy. Sadie (Protestant) and Kevin (Catholic) are separated by the divide. They meet (they used to

  • The Titanic Research Paper

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    operated by the White Star Line”(Wikipedia). The Titanic has many interesting facts such as when it was made, the life on board, and how all the rich man's dream sinks. When and How it was Created In March 1909 began the creation of The Titanic in Belfast, north Ireland, on the second of these three ocean

  • Integrated Education Northern Ireland

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    or British, or both, as they may so choose, and accordingly confirm that their right to hold both British and Irish citizenship is accepted by both Governments and would not be affected by any future change in the status of Northern Ireland. (The Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, 10 April 1998, Article (vi)) I am going to analyze Sean Byrne’s research study on the effects of the historical identity of two groups of Protestant schoolchildren in Northern Ireland (Byrne, 2000, p. 92). One group attended

  • Sinking Of The Titanic Essay

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    Officer David Blair had the key to the locker that held the binoculars. David only sailed from Belfast to Southampton for the maiden voyage and when he left the ship he did not advise anyone on where the binoculars were. Since there were no other binoculars they had to rely on their eyes. But when they saw the iceberg it was too late to make any drastic

  • Bloody Sunday Research Paper

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    The unjustifiable actions undertaken by the British Army in the Bogside area of Derry City on Sunday the 30th of January 1972 and the predictably callous vindication of their activities bestowed via the Widgery Tribunal, have both had irrevocable and far reaching consequences for the evolution of the conflict in Ireland. Moreover, the impact of Bloody Sunday and the associated whitewashed investigation carried out by the British, cannot be underestimated in the growth of the Troubles. As a consequence

  • The Titanic: The Downfall Of The Titanic

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    regulations for ships. The infamous demise of the Titanic created an interest that is still present today. On March 31, 1909, construction of the Titanic began. Designer, James Andrews, laid the first keel plate in the Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast, Ireland. It took around 15,000 men to construct and build the Titanic and its sister ship, Olympic, who was also being built at the time. It took three years to build the Titanic, and the cost to build it was $7,500,000. (

  • The Impact of Bloody Sunday on Northern Ireland

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    The Impact of Bloody Sunday on Northern Ireland Bloody Sunday has made a very big impact on Irelandand events occurring there since 1972. According to Lord Widgery, the soldiers acted in self-defence, therefore it was not their fault and could not be blamed. Republicans were very annoyed by this verdict, so in 1998 a new inquiry was started called "The Saville Inquiry". The inquiry has so far cost £130m. The final cost will be in the region of £150m. An estimated £15 million of net