Belfast Hymn

Belfast Hymn A poem by the Pulitzer Prize winner and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry recipient, Paul Muldoon (1951 – ) Hope & Home by Paul Muldoon I was tempted by the idea of trying to write a new poem about Belfast for several reasons. The first is that, despite my not having lived…

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History

1893 1893 Grand Central Opened The Grand Central Hotel opened on Royal Avenue in Belfast on Thursday 1 June, 1893. It was the brainchild of Downpatrick man John Robb, who had originally planned to develop a massive central railway terminus on the site based on New York’s famous Grand Central Station but reluctant town councilors…

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Welcome The Grand Central Hotel is at the heart of Belfast. Set in the Linen Quarter, this luxury hotel is a spectacular hub for exploring all Belfast has to offer.  With 300 bedrooms designed for absolute comfort and relaxation, the vibrant and contemporary Grand Café, stunning Seahorse Restaurant and Observatory, Ireland’s tallest cocktail lounge, a…

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