Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Belfast Barge is Lagan Legacy to City’s Maritime and Industrial Past

13th November 2013
Belfast Barge is Lagan Legacy to City’s Maritime and Industrial Past

#BelfastBarge Dublin Docklands has the M.V. Cill Airne, the floating restaurant and bar venue however are you aware of The Belfast Barge and its maritime museum, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The Lagan Legacy's Barge bears a precious cargo with the extraordinary story of Belfast's epic maritime and industrial past. This is told in a maritime exhibition called 'The Greatest Story Never Told.'

As for the barge itself, she cannot claim to be Belfast-built as the former Dutch cargo-barge M.V. Confiance was purchased and renamed in 2006 by Lagan Legacy.

Work to fully renovate the barge has also provided the floating venue to become a cultural hub on the river lagan, regenerating the area and encouraging citizenship as well as economic development.

The Barge also houses a café and multi-use performance space is permanently moored adjacent to Lanyon Place, which is located to the rear of Belfast's Waterfront Hall.

As for the cultural component, the barge performance space is Belfast's only floating theatre where a variety of events among them film screenings, album launches and comedy evenings are held. In addition the venue is available for event hire and family education programmes.


Published in Belfast Lough
Jehan Ashmore

About The Author

Jehan Ashmore

Email The Author

Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open. is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button
Who is Your Sailor of the Year 2020?
Total Votes:
First Vote:
Last Vote:

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Car Brands

subaru sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton dob
isora sidebutton

Featured Events 2021

vdlr21 sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
quantum sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
wavelengths sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating