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120th Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone
September 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm€3 – €5
A BLAST FROM THE PAST – 120TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE
Imagine heading into your parish church to worship on a Sunday while the walls of this great Cathedral were literally raised around you…
That is what happened during the construction of Belfast Cathedral, known locally as St Anne’s, to whom the building is dedicated.
Join us at Belfast Cathedral on Saturday 7th September and meet architect Sir Thomas Drew, Constance Ashley-Cooper – Countess of Shaftesbury who laid the foundation stone, and Henry O’Hara, the Dean of Belfast Cathedral in 1899.
Our Victorian guests from Footsteps NI will be telling their stories and reliving memories from 11.30am-1pm and again from 1.30pm to 3pm.
There will also be fun arts and craft activities for kids to enjoy!
Bring your family and friends to learn more about the history of the Cathedral and the Victorian era!