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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…
Titanic Belfast Is 'Euro Tourism Success Story'
#Titanic - Titanic Belfast is second only to the Guinness Storehouse in terms of visitor numbers in its first year, as The Irish Times reports. NI Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, who joined First Minister Peter Robinson at an event…
'Titanic II' Plans Unveiled By Mining Millionaire
#Titanic - An Australian mining millionaire has unveiled his plans to resurrect the Titanic for the 21st century, as The Irish Times reports. Clive Palmer wants to build a new version of the ill-fated cruise liner - to be dubbed…
Titanic Plan Set to Go On Display
#TITANIC - The Irish Times reports that a hand-drawn plan of the Titanic will go on display at the visitor's centre dedicated to the tragic vessel in Belfast. The enormous 10-metre drawing was used during an inquiry into the Titanic's…
Titanic Quarter Developer Makes a Loss
#TITANIC - Titanic Island, the company at the head of the consortium developing Belfast's Titanic Quarter, made a pre-tax loss of £20 million (€25 million) in 2011, as BBC News reports. Much of this has been attributed to a one-off…
Titanic Launch Ticket Tells The Story Of Its Legacy
#TITANIC - In the latest edition of his history of Ireland in 100 objects in The Irish Times, Fintan O'Toole examines the legacy of an admission ticket to the launch of the Titanic in Belfast on 31 May 1911. On…
Titanic Scale Model Focus of High Court Dispute
#TITANIC - A replica of the Titanic is at the centre of a High Court dispute between two former partners, as RTE News reports. Carmel McGrath claims she paid the costs of constructing the 16ft scale replica of the tragic…

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