Wednesday 15 May 2013

Belfast to celebrate its maritime history

Belfast will be celebrating its rich maritime heritage over the upcoming Late May Bank Holiday Weekend (Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May) at Queen's Quay extending down to Titanic Belfast. The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival will see tall ships and many other vessels arriving in the lough and all manner of family fun to be had on the quays.

Among the events of most interest, perhaps, to those with ancestors from the city, is the Titanic Walking Tour. This follows in the footsteps of the famous ship's builders on a guided tour of Queen's Island, where Titanic and her two sister ships were designed, built and launched. The tour will depart at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on each of the three days of the Festival, and is free. Booking is required on +44 (0)28 9024 6609. Details.