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The Merchants Who Grew A City - Walking Tour

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The Merchants Who Grew A City - Walking Tour
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A Walking Tour of Belfast’s Industrial Heritage

A guided walking tour to ‘meet’ some of the figures behind successful industries that helped Belfast grow from a small town to a prosperous Victorian city. You will explore the oldest parts of Belfast and learn too about the key parts played by the port and rivers’ in Belfast’s industrial heritage.

The walk will take in Donegall Quay and Clarendon Dock, the Cathedral Quarter, High Street, the Four Corners and Belfast’s historic entries. You will hear entertaining and informative accounts of some of the 'entrepreneurs' of the 1700s to the 1900s, including William Ritchie and Francis Joy and the Mulholland and Dunville families. They developed successful industries that helped Belfast grow from town to city, shipbuilding, printing, linen and whiskey production in Belfast. Belfast holds clues to these business ventures in the cobbled streets, entries and docks that the tour will take in.

The tour will take approximately 2 hours.

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