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Tom Hartley - Milltown Cemetery: The History of Belfast, Written in Stone - 9780856409257 - V9780856409257
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Milltown Cemetery: The History of Belfast, Written in Stone

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Description for Milltown Cemetery: The History of Belfast, Written in Stone Paperback. Tom Hartley uses the story of Milltown cemetery to examine key events in Belfast's history, industries and politics, and looks at the careers of the many writers, artists, entertainers and sportsmen buried there. Series: The History of Belfast, Written in Stone. Num Pages: 440 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKN; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 135 x 35. Weight in Grams: 534.

‘Milltown has much to tell us about Belfast’s chequered past, whatever our religion or politics. Our history is bigger than our tribe.’

Milltown Cemetery, the burying ground for the Catholic community in Belfast for almost 150 years, is one of Belfast’s most significant landmarks.

Thousands of people come to the cemetery every year, some to reconnect with their family history, others drawn to the extraordinary stories of the people buried there. Mill workers,
labourers, clergy, Italian immigrants, victims of the Blitz, soldiers of the First and Second World Wars, political activists, IRA volunteers, republicans, victims ... Read more

In this book, Tom Hartley, leading authority on the graveyard, guides the reader around Milltown. With over one hundred photographs, and detailed entries on over three hundred noteworthy graves, this is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to know more about Belfast and its people.

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About Tom Hartley
Tom Hartley was born in Belfast in 1945 and has been active in politics for over forty years. He was both the General Secretary and National Chairperson of Sinn Féin, and in May 1993 he was elected to Belfast City Council, where he chaired several Council committees, including the Arts and Tourism sub-committees and the Policy and Resources committee. From ... Read more

Reviews for Milltown Cemetery: The History of Belfast, Written in Stone
"Hartley's achievements are remarkable and thorough, and his contributions to the history and understanding of his native city are remarkable... his two books on these Belfast cemeteries are major studies, and deserve our admiration and gratitude."
Professor James Stevens Curl "Tom Hartley's meticulous approach to research and cross-referencing has produced a masterpiece."
Peadar Whelan "[Hartley] has put the ... Read more

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