- 24-06-2012, 19:43 #1
Royal Irish Rifles Museum Belfast
I popped over to Belfast at the weekend to visit the Royal Irish Rifles Museum as my great Grandad was in the 86th Regiment of Foot, my Grandad was in the Royal Irish Rifles and my Dad was in the Royal Ulster Rifles. I contacted the curator ahead and requested a search was done of their records to see if my boys were mentioned anywhere, and my Grandfather was. 60% of all the records were lost in WW2 due to bombing, so I was lucky to find anything. Nice little museum with interesting pieces. Some photos attached I hope.
- 24-06-2012, 19:45 #2
Is that the museum in Waring Street around the corner from the Albert clock."I am not an Ulsterman but yesterday, the 1st. July, as I followed their amazing attack, I felt that I would rather be an Ulsterman than anything else in the world."
Cpt Wilfred Spender 2nd July 1916
"Throughout the long years of struggle ... the men of Ulster have proved how nobly they fight and die"
King George V
- 24-06-2012, 21:12 #3
Yes. I stayed at the Premier Inn so fell out of bed straight into the museum
- 24-06-2012, 21:49 #4Here's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
- 24-06-2012, 22:33 #5
- 25-06-2012, 17:46 #6Originally Posted by fairy_nuff:4477111
- 25-06-2012, 19:23 #7HMS Queen Elizabeth. Fitted for but not with airyplanes.
- 25-06-2012, 20:23 #8
[QUOTE=Biscuits_Brown:4478535]Belfast people actually drink in it?[/QUOTE
Not for much longer the way things are going. Cider was £3.90 and that well known Belfast lager Sam Magill will be going for over £4 a pint. The stew is now no longer available, the kitchen staff having been 'let go' and the grub is catering microwave in the bag stuff.
Whites, The Monaco and Morning Star in the city centre do really good grub. Avoid wearing the regimental blazers and wristbands.
- 25-06-2012, 20:37 #9
- Join Date
- May 2007
- 25-06-2012, 21:00 #10