Historical Belfast

Sandy Row and The Great War (Part 1 of 3)

November 03, 2021 Jason Burke Episode 19
Historical Belfast
Sandy Row and The Great War (Part 1 of 3)
Show Notes

In the preface of his 1922 book The History of the 36th (Ulster) Division the author Cyril Falls made a noteworthy prediction:  ‘A hundred years hence, men will be delving into our records of the late war. Soldiers will be studying the lessons of its battles. But yet a greater number of seekers will be demanding with curiosity how men lived in such circumstances, how they reacted to the strain of war, and what compensations they found.’

This episode delves into the records of that 'late war' searching for evidence of Sandy Row involvement. So plentiful was the content discovered that it will require 3 episodes to explore, and so this is part 1 of 3.

This Sandy Row mini-series is brought to you in collaboration with Belfast South Community Resources and also with the support of the South Belfast Urban Village Initiative.