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Belfast's Sailortown

Index Belfast's Sailortown

Sailortown was a working-class dockland community located in the docks area of Belfast, Northern Ireland. [1]

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Alexander Robinson

Alexander "Buck Alec" Robinson (c. 1901–1995) was a boxer, Ulster loyalist paramilitary and Ulster Special Constabulary reservist.

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Alternative rock

Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.

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Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany and the North and Central European Plain.

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Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.

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Belfast Blitz

The Belfast Blitz consisted of four German air raids on strategic targets in the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland, in April and May 1941 during World War II, causing high casualties.

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Belfast Harbour

Belfast Harbour is a major maritime hub in Northern Ireland, handling 67% of Northern Ireland’s seaborne trade and about 25% of the maritime trade of the entire island of Ireland.

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Benny's Bar bombing

Benny's Bar bombing was a paramilitary attack on 31 October 1972 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Bloody Friday (1972)

Bloody Friday is the name given to the bombings by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast on 21 July 1972, during the Troubles.

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Cathedral Quarter, Belfast

The Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a developing area of the city, roughly situated between Royal Avenue near where the Belfast Central Library building is, and the Dunbar Link in the city centre.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Dublin and Monaghan bombings

The Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 17 May 1974 were a series of co-ordinated bombings in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland.

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Eoin McNamee

Eoin McNamee (1961 in Kilkeel, County Down) is an Irish writer.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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Frank Carson

Hugh Francis "Frank" Carson KSG (6 November 1926 – 22 February 2012) was a Northern Irish comedian and actor, best known on television in series such as The Comedians and Tiswas.

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Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.

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Great Famine (Ireland)

The Great Famine (an Gorta Mór) or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1849.

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Guildford Four and Maguire Seven

The Guildford Four and the Maguire Seven were the collective names of two groups whose convictions in English courts in 1975 and 1976 for the Guildford pub bombings of 5 October 1974 were eventually quashed after long campaigns for justice.

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Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Irish Transport and General Workers' Union

The Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU), an Irish trade union, was founded by James Larkin in January 1909 as a general union.

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James Larkin

James Larkin (Séamas Ó Lorcáin; 21 January 1876 – 30 January 1947), sometimes known as Jim Larkin, was an Irish republican, socialist and trade union leader.

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John Gregg (UDA)

John Gregg (1957 – 1 February 2003) was a senior member of the UDA/UFF loyalist paramilitary organisation in Northern Ireland.

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Land reclamation

Land reclamation, usually known as reclamation, and also known as land fill (not to be confused with a landfill), is the process of creating new land from ocean, riverbeds, or lake beds.

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Laurel and Hardy

Laurel and Hardy were a comedy double act during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema.

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Lenny Murphy

Hugh Leonard Thompson Murphy, best known as Lenny Murphy (2 March 1952 – 16 November 1982), was an Ulster loyalist gang leader believed responsible for ordering the Shankill Butchers murders, most of which occurred while he was in jail.

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List of flyweight boxing champions

This is a List of World Flyweight Boxing Champions by organization, as recognized by four of the better-known sanctioning organizations.

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The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II.

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National Union of Dock Labourers

The National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL) was a trade union in the United Kingdom which existed between 1889 and 1922.

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New Lodge, Belfast

The New Lodge (Lóiste Nua) is an urban, working class Catholic community in Belfast, Northern Ireland, immediately to the north of the city centre.

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.

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P. J. Proby

P.J. Proby (born James Marcus Smith, November 6, 1938) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor.

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Paddy Wilson

Patrick Gerard "Paddy" Wilson (c. 1933 – 25/26 June 1973) was a nationalist politician in Northern Ireland who was killed by the loyalist Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF).

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Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.

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Provisional Irish Republican Army

The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA or Provisional IRA) was an Irish republican revolutionary organisation that sought to end British rule in Northern Ireland, facilitate the reunification of Ireland and bring about an independent socialist republic encompassing all of Ireland.

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Rangers F.C.

Rangers Football Club are a football club in Glasgow, Scotland, who play in the Scottish Premiership, the first tier of the Scottish Professional Football League.

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Rinty Monaghan

John Joseph "Rinty" Monaghan (21 August 1918 – 3 March 1984) was a world flyweight boxing champion from Belfast.

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Down and Connor

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Down and Connor, (Deoise an Dúin agus Chonaire) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland.

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Royal Irish Constabulary

The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC, Irish: Constáblacht Ríoga na hÉireann; simply called the Irish Constabulary 1836–67) was the police force in Ireland from the early nineteenth century until 1922.

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A Sailortown is a district in seaports that catered to transient seafarers.

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Sandy Row

Sandy Row is a street in south Belfast, Northern Ireland. It lends its name to the surrounding residential community, which is predominantly Protestant working-class. The Sandy Row area had a population of 2,153 in 2001. It is a staunchly loyalist area of Belfast, being a traditional heartland for affiliation with the paramilitary Ulster Defence Association (UDA) and the Orange Order.

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Shankill Butchers

The Shankill Butchers was an Ulster loyalist gang—many of whom were members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)—that was active between 1975 and 1982 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Shore Road, Belfast

The Shore Road is a major arterial route and area of housing and commerce that runs through north Belfast and Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland.

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Social Democratic and Labour Party

The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) is a social-democratic and Irish nationalist political party in Northern Ireland.

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Ulster Defence Association

The Ulster Defence Association (abbreviated UDA) is the largest Ulster loyalist paramilitary and vigilante group in Northern Ireland.

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Ulster loyalism

Ulster loyalism is a political ideology found primarily among working class Ulster Protestants in Northern Ireland, whose status as a part of the United Kingdom has remained controversial.

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Ulster Volunteer Force

The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) is an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland.

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Ulster Volunteers

The Ulster Volunteers was a unionist militia founded in 1912 to block domestic self-government (or Home Rule) for Ireland, which was then part of the United Kingdom.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yorkgate railway station

Yorkgate railway station serves the north of the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.

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1907 Belfast Dock strike

The Belfast Dock strike or Belfast lockout took place in Belfast, Ireland from 26 April to 28 August 1907.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfast's_Sailortown

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