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The Titanic Walkway is being delivered by Titanic Quarter Limited and funded by Tourism Northern Ireland. The 500 metres of footpath will link the Titanic and Olympic Slipways to Alexandra Dock, where HMS Caroline is berthed.  The path will accommodate pedestrians and will add significantly to the Titanic Quarter public realm. The contractors for the project are McAvoys Contracts Ltd, who commenced work on site in May 2017. Both the Titanic Walkway and Great Light projects will be completed and opened to the public in November 2017.
Belfast Lough's offering as a maritime heritage destination has been given a major boost today as two iconic attractions – the Great Light and Titanic Walkway – officially opened to the public in Titanic Quarter.  The opening event was also…
Artist’s impression of the planned regeneration of Heartbreak Pier in Cobh. A new phase of investment will see the creation of a contemporary walkway structure to provide a viewing point for visitors.
#CorkHarbour - An historic pier in Cork Harbour, where an estimated 1 million Irish emigrants bade farewell to loved ones as they left for America and Canada is about to be saved in a major €500,000 restoration project. According to…
The RMS Titanic departs Southampton on 10 April 1912
#Titanic - This past Friday 1 September marked 32 years since the discovery of the wreck of the ill-fated Titanic. Irish deep-sea diving expert Rory Golden was among the first to set eyes on its remains in person during an…
The rare lighthouse optic will shine over Belfast's waterfront as ‘The Great Light’ thanks to £332k in UK Lottery heritage funding
#MewIslandOptic - The Titanic Foundation has secured funding to restore the famous Mew Island Optic for installation at Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Plans have been in motion of more than a year to display the rare lighthouse lens on the city’s…
The RMS Titanic departs Southampton on 10 April 1912
#Titanic - For decades it was believed that the ill-fated Titanic was sunk by an iceberg on its maiden transatlantic voyage. Indeed, the dramatic collision and its aftermath has long been etched on the Irish consciousness, and was the centrepiece…
S.S. Nomadic the purpose built tender that served RMS Titanic, forms part of Titanic Belfast which has attracted more than 3 million visitors
#TitanicBrexit - Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, which is home to Northern Ireland’s and Europe's most popular tourist attraction, has reported losses for last year of £333,111 (€383,329), newly filed accounts show. Titanic Island Limited, which controls the group of companies working…
Top Travel Industry Award For Titanic Belfast
#TitanicBelfast - Titanic Belfast is Europe's leading tourist attraction, after scooping a top gong at a major industry awards ceremony. Paying tribute to the ill-fated ocean liner RMS Titanic and its history in the city, the Belfast Lough visitor centre…
Profits Fall As Revenue Rises At Titanic Belfast
#TitanicBelfast - Pre-tax profits at Titanic Belfast have dropped by more than 32% in the last 12 months despite a rise in the centre's revenue, as The Irish Times reports. A 7% growth in revenues at the popular Belfast Lough tourist…
#Britannic - A new book promises to answer what really happened to a sister ship of the Titanic that met a similar fate, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Mystery of the Last Olympian tells the story of the Britannic, which…
#Titanic - A Greek collector has paid £15,000 (€21,000) for a pilot cracker found in a lifeboat kit from the Titanic, as BBC News reports. Aptly described as "the world's most valuable biscuit" by auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, the Spillers and…
Titanic Drawing Offices To Be Restored As Luxury Hotel
#Titanic - The drawing offices where the Titanic was designed could soon become a four-star hotel for Belfast's historic quarter. According to The Irish Times, the British Heritage Lottery Fund has provided a grant of almost £5 million (€6.6m) to…
Photo Collection Documents Launch Of The Titanic
#Titanic - The year won't be complete without sharing this wonderful collection of images from the launch of the RMS Titanic at Belfast Lough in 1911, courtesy of the Belfast Telegraph. The stunning photographs were taken by John W Kempster,…
H&W Headquarters and Drawing Offices to be Restored
#TitanicDrawingOffice- Northern Ireland's Alliance East Belfast MLA Judith Cochrane has welcomed the £5m grant from the UK's Heritage Lottery Fund programme that will restore the Harland & Wolff headquarters building and drawing offices in the Titanic Quarter. Build.ie reports that…
Belfast Woman Remembers Titanic On 106th Birthday
#Titanic - Mary Millar was four years old in 1912 when she watched the Titanic sail out of Belfast Lough on its fateful voyage - and she's still with us more than a century later, recently celebrating her 106th birthday…
Restoration of Titanic’s Tender SS Nomadic Completed
#TitanicTender – S.S. Nomadic as previously reported on Afloat.ie, is a veteran of two world wars and has a direct link to the luxurious RMS Titanic past, and Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor who have been on board the passenger…
Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival
#MaritimeFestival –The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival will be held this Bank holiday weekend (25-27 May) and will be a family fun event centred around the harbour at Abercorn Basin and Titanic Belfast Plaza. The three-day event organised by Belfast City…

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