Make Presidents Great Again
The Democrats' donkey appellation originated with our own Irish-rooted 7th President and founder of the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson, dubbed a 'Jackass' by his 1828 campaign opponents.
Bangor Hotels of the late 19th century (3)
The Stag's Head stood at the bottom of High Street at the corner with Bridge Street.
The Long Hole (or Big Hole)
A very recent planning application seeks to make the biggest change to this Bangor feature in its history.
Do I look Irish in This?
I discovered recently that men sporting a soup strainer were persona non grata in 15th century Dublin.
Ballyholme Showgrounds circa 1928
Perhaps the most striking thing about this wonderful aerial view of Ballyholme is that relatively little has changed in almost 100 years!
The Temple as a banqueting house
In the 18th century, Mount Stewart gained its own socially distant banqueting house, about 15 minutes’ stroll from the mansion house.
Bangor Hotels of the late 19th century (2)
The Beehive Hotel stood at the corner of Main Street and Mill Row.
North Down Museum's Heritage Project: the work of Bangor Heritage Group
North Down Museum has a fascinating exhibition of panels and a film illustrating some of the rich commercial and industrial heritage of the North Down and Ards Council area.
Bangor Harbour: alive with marine wildlife
Harbours by their nature attract a myriad of marine wildlife and Bangor is no exception.
Conlig and Whitespots Lead Mines
Enthusiasts for local history will be interested to know that this fascinating location is to become much more accessible.
HMT Lancastria (and other connections)
The 80th anniversary of the sinking of the Cunard liner, HMT Lancastria , reckoned to be Britain's worst ever maritime disaster, falls on the 17th June 2020.
Ahoy the Beagle!
HMS Beagle has been located in the Essex mudflats. What's the local historical connection with this ship?