The Clifton Street Cemetery is one of the most interesting and historic of the graveyards in Belfast. It was created at the end of the 18th century, at a time when Belfast was very much an Ulster-Scots town, and contains the graves of many interesting people, including indutrialists, shipbuilders, newspapermen, ministers and politicians, both unionists and United Irishmen. Many of the complexities and contradictions of Ulster history are illustrated in the headstones.
I have given occasional guided tours of the graveyard in the past and have been asked by a local cultural group to lead another tour this Saturday morning at 10.30am. There is no charge, anyone is welcome to join us and we will be assembling at the gate in Henry Place.