12pm - 8pm both days
Venue: American Bar (Dock Street), Dockers Club (Pilot Street), McKenna’s Bar (Garmoyle Street).
View maritime-themed banners and faces of Sailortown and Belfast Docks and browse copies of the original 1917, 1919 and 1961 ITGWU membership ledgers containing the names, ages, addresses and subscription details of members of the Belfast branch.
Open days in St. Joseph’s Church, Sailortown
1pm-4pm both days
Venue: St Joseph’s Church, Sailortown
Situated on the doorstep of Belfast docks, St Joseph’s was a haven to thousands of seafarers, of all nationalities and creeds. In the 1960s, the church provided an average of 20 services each week for the local congregation and visitors. Pop in and see SHIP information boards and original artefacts from the historic church which opened in 1880.
Open afternoons in the Mission to Seafarers
1pm-4pm both days
Venue: Mission to Seafarers (Princes Dock Street)
Call in and learn about the Mission’s work. The Reverend Colin Hall-Thompson and staff will be on hand to show you around the premises.
Ship Heritage Walking Tours
2pm both days
Venue: Starting from the Mission to Seafarers (Princes Dock Street) and finishing at the SHIP mural on Pilot Street.
Join this fascinating walking tour to learn what James Connolly and Princess Anne had in common with Sailortown.
Complimentary tea, coffee and scones will be served in the Mission before the tour. All those attending will be given a complimentary copy of the SHIP walking tour brochure and promotional and discounted coupons from participating Sailortown premises.
Tour duration: approx 70 minutes, covering a distance of around 900 yards.
Saturday 19 May 7pm, traditional session
Sunday 20 May 2018 7pm, open mic.
Sunday 20 May 3pm Live music in pool room
Saturday 19 May 9pm live folk music with Blackstaff
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