Blog Posts

Big Houses

A widespread pattern found in all parts of Belfast is the naming of streets after residences of merchants, politicians and nobility. Photo courtesy of National Museums NI

Streets of CS Lewis

C. S. Lewis was born in East Belfast before moving to England. Several streets close to C.S. Lewis Square were named in his honour - Lewis Avenue, Lewis Drive, Lewis Mews and Lewis Park

Historical Belfast Podcast

In this blog, Martin Magill is in conversation with the host of the widely acclaimed Historical Belfast Podcast

Belfast and its Street Name Suffixes

Belfast is home to a rich vocabulary of street names.  As the city has grown, its streets have been named by successive generations, resulting in today’s fascinating namescape.

Literature and the Arts

This blog explores street-names inspired by literature and the arts in general, with a little detour into the role played by street-names in music and literature.