Buried in Belfast, a programme exploring the stories of ordinary and extraordinary women from across the city, came to a close this week as participants trialled newly created digital trails of the cemeteries.
The cross-community programme brought together 24 participants to research and uncover the lives of just some of the women buried in Belfast City Cemetery and Milltown Cemetery.
Over the course of the programme, the group engaged in a number of activities, including taking a guided tour of both sites with Tom Hartley and exploring the collections held by both the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Linen Hall Library.
Participants also took part in creative workshops led by the Making the Future team, producing two new self-guided history tours of the cemeteries.
The trails have been developed as a free digital resource available on the free to download Izi travel app (available on Apple and Android) and also available to view online here:
Buried in Belfast - Milltown Cemetery
Buried in Belfast - City Cemetery
The trails feature research carried out by the participants, including audio recordings from the group detailing what they found and the research carried out to uncover their stories.
Buried in Belfast was delivered as part of Women in the Archives, which will see the launch of two new exhibitions at the Linen Hall Library and PRONI this April, where printed versions of the Buried in Belfast maps will also be available.
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