March 23rd, 2019

Participants Create Trail Maps of Belfast Cemeteries

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. 

Get in touch with Jason or Laura below and find out how you get involved in similar programmes.

Women In the Archives

Project Contacts

Jason Burke

Community Engagement Officer at Linen Hall Library

028 9032 1707

Laura Aguiar

Community Engagement Officer & Creative Producer at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

028 9053 4829

Lynsey Gillespie

Curator at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

028 9053 4830

Related News

View All

Partners

Participants Create Trail Maps of Belfast Cemeteries
Participants Create Trail Maps of Belfast Cemeteries
Participants Create Trail Maps of Belfast Cemeteries
Participants Create Trail Maps of Belfast Cemeteries
Participants Create Trail Maps of Belfast Cemeteries

Nerve Centre, 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 6HJ | T: 028 7126 0562 | E: info@nervecentre.org

© 2019 Making The Future, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Website by Reflex Studios