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Download the Cathedral Quarter App

Look up and discover the rich architecture of Belfast’s former commercial heart.

Hidden within the urban landscape are buildings that signpost the city’s industrial history. The Cathedral Quarter Tour app provides an illustrated guide to the rich architectural heritage of these buildings and recounts the history of the Cathedral Quarter and through them the story of old Belfast. The Cathedral Quarter Tour app is now available to download for free from the Play Store for Android devices  and appStore for Apple devices.

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Detail from former Sinclair

Cathedral Quarter Tour

The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society has commissioned Digital Key to create a mobile app that features a heritage trail of the Cathedral Quarter,  illustrated through images, text and audio. This Belfast heritage tour app is a pilot project which aims to promote awareness and understanding of the built environment and demonstrate the value of sensitive and creative reuse of our historic buildings. It is hoped that this will provide a useful resource to inform people about the significance and potential of these buildings. To connect people with this shared history so that they will get involved in protecting the future of our built heritage. Continue reading “Cathedral Quarter Tour”

First World War Memorial Plaque Derry Cathedral

First World War Memorials Derry

I visited Derry a few weeks ago for another round of Siege of Derry app testing. In between circuits of the walls I was able to visit the city’s First World War memorials to see if I could discover my great-uncle’s inscription.  I visited the beautifully restored St Columb’s Cathedral and was able to locate the First World War memorial half way down the north aisle. The memorial consists of a bronze plaque surrounded by carved white stone. I read the list of the names of soldiers who died during the war and found my uncle’s name; Robert Hamilton. Above the list, the dedication reads: Continue reading “First World War Memorials Derry”