Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from the townland of Malone Lower, in Belfast.
Another landmark is the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. I took this photo of Windsor Park in June 2015 while it had no West Stand.
You can get a rough idea of the shape of the townland if you take Ormeau Avenue as the northern boundary, and Balmoral Avenue as the southern edge. There are so many places to visit in this townland that I can only give you a quick selection of my personal favourites, starting with yoga at Flow Studio Belfast on the Malone Road.
Why this library? Because the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room on the first floor is a great place for research, and the ground floor has the Hope Café.
From the library it’s a short walk through the Botanic Gardens to the Ulster Museum, where I photographed two medals awarded to women from Northern Ireland.
Dame Mary Peters won this gold medal in the pentathlon at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972.
Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for their work as peace campaigners. Mairead’s medal is on display in the Museum.
Which county is Malone Lower in? County Antrim
Which civil parish is Malone Lower in? Shankill
What townlands border Malone Lower? To the north, Town Parks. To the east, Galwally. To the south, Breda and Upper Malone. To the west, Ballydownfine, Ballygammon and Ballymurphy.