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Belfast City Cemetery Irish language tour

Date: Saturday 10 June 2023, 10am to 12 noon

Venue: Belfast City Cemetery

Category: City Cemetery


This tour will be delivered in Irish by local Gaelschoil teacher, language activist and part-time historian Sean Fennell.

It will uncover the fascinating story of Belfast’s early development in the 19th century and the people behind the revival of the Irish language.

The tour is aimed at Irish speakers people learning Irish. It will follow the growth of Belfast through its turbulent history, with visitors meeting a lot of interesting characters on the way!

There is a specific focus on the role of Protestant Irish enthusiasts in the Irish Revival period. Visitors will also hear about the history of Belfast, Ireland and the wider world including world wars, The Blitz, Belfast Celtic, education and more.

The tour includes a significant amount of walking and those attending should come suitably dressed for the weather conditions.

Book your place

Booking is essential as spaces on the tour are limited. To book your place, email

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