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The Old Pound Loney, Belfast, Northern Ireland December 10, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:39 am

Genealogy Sisters

Visiting the Old Pound Loney Neighborhood of Belfast - 2008 Visiting the Old Pound Loney Neighborhood of Belfast – 2008

Recently while researching our Doran clan of West Belfast, Northern Ireland, I realized that our family lived in a specific neighborhood called the Old Pound Loney, near Shankill and the Falls.  This was a section near to where St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral was built. The word “loney” comes from an old word meaning lane. I took this photo while visiting Belfast with my daughter, Kelly, in 2008. We went up and down many of the streets and visited both St. Peter’s and Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic churches, in West Belfast. To read more about West Belfast, The Old Pound Loney, please click here:  Belfast District The Old Pound Loney.

My great-grandfather, Bernard Doran, married Mary Hall on 15 November 1884 at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. It hadn’t yet been re-named as a cathedral. Bernard’s address was given…

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