Belfast City Hall - Cenotaph

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Reference WMO141774

Address:

Belfast City Hall

Donegall Square West

Belfast

BT1 6JA

Northern Ireland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cenotaph
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Sited outside City Hall in its own garden of remembranceThe Belfast Cenotaph is located beside Donegall Square West in the grounds of the city hall. It is about thirty feet (9.5m) high with a background of a Colonnade about twenty-five feet high. On either side of the Cenotaph are ornamental cast bronze brackets. The laurel wreaths, symbolic of Victory and Honour, are boldly carved, and show up prominently. The carved attachments to the mouldings of the cornices and capitals are of a more delicate character. The lettering is engraved in Roman type.
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RO DEO ET PATRIA ERECTED BY THE CITY OF BELFAST IN MEMORY OF HER HEROIC SONS WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. They dedicated their lives to a great cause, and their achievements by sea and land and air won undying fame. FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH, they are remembered with Pride and Gratitude. “THROUGHOUT THE LONG YEARS OF STRUGGLE WHICH HAVE NOW SO GLORIOUSLY ENDED, THE MEN OF ULSTER HAVE PROVED HOW NOBLY THEY FIGHT AND DIE.” GEORGE V “Their name liveth for evermore.”

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HB26/50/001 D

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