Hear some fantastic stories from crabs living in the Lagan, the origin of the saying ‘Do you think I came up the Lagan in a bubble’ to Ginger Ale being invented in Belfast. Check out all the videos below. The initiative would not have been possible without investment from Tourism NI’s Website Development Fund Programme
One of our favourite things about the Maritime Mile is how, one way or another, everyone has a link to Belfast’s iconic waterfront. Whether it’s stories from former employees, Q&As from workers and residents along the Mile or memories from people who love to visit – everyone has a connection to the Maritime Mile.
Matt McGinn is a singer & songwriter from Hilltown in Co. Down. His 5th and latest album release ‘Time Well Spent’ was RTÉ Radio 1’s ‘Album of the Week’ at the beginning of 2022 and features a wealth of incredible musicians like legendary fiddle player Eliza Carthy MBE and award wining folk singer Aoife Scott.
Rory Nellis is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and a frequent 'Sundays on the Maritime Mile' artist. Producing a mix of folk-pop and indie-rock stemming from musings on life, death, relationships and politics he is a surefire hit for fans of Wilco, Villagers and Duke Special. With his third album, Written and Underlined, he underscores his status as easily one of the country's most versatile and visionary musical voices.
AVA Belfast has evolved into what is undoubtedly one of the most important festival events in Northern Ireland’s ever-expanding cultural calendar. Across the 3rd + 4th June for the 2022 edition, AVA invites international icons from the live and electronic worlds to the heart of Belfast city to play alongside the grassroots Southern and Northern Irish talent that inspired AVA from day one.
2022 is a year of celebration on the Maritime Mile. Kerrie Sweeney, Chief Executive of Maritime Belfast Trust reflects on the milestone events taking place this year and how the past and present on the city’s iconic waterfront are interwoven.
Alissa Kleist is a curator and co-director of Household. Household is based in Sailortown and is an art organisation founded in 2021 that runs collectively by a group of artists, curators and designers.
Belfast Giant's defenceman Matt Pelech has been living and working on the Maritime Mile since he started his first season with the Belfast Giants in 2019. Read about his most memorable moments and what he likes to do in his spare time along the Maritime Mile.