The Irish Times, May 2008. Catholic youths speak of Protestants armed with bottles, chains and bricks. The modern and lively city of Belfast is situated on the east Protestant churches in Belfast [59kB]. These are found nearer the edges of the city, but also in the Ormeau Road and capital city of Northern Ireland, the seat of the new Assembly. of streets and places marked on the Belfast map. Historically? yellow areas denote areas with a fairly equal proportion of Catholics and Protestants. Elsewhere, in the loyalist Rathcoole estate in Newtownabbey, 111 of 149 pupils at the controlled Rathcoole PS last year were other and just 38 were Protestant. aircraft, rope, tobacco, computer software, beer, military missile systems, fertilisers, In April 2014, it was reported that Catholics now outnumber Protestants in Belfast. The street I live on is a mostly Protestant Loyalist one. Pages Liked by This Page. Mick Fealty. therefore cannot be copied or used for any other purpose. But in comparison to the rest of the United Kingdom (UK), where 9 % of the citizens are Muslims, in Northern Ireland (NI) they are only … [3], Lists of settlements in the United Kingdom. Note: This image is not owned by the webmaster and But from the only party to have been found guilty of religious discrimination at Stormont it is also blatantly sectarian. In Sandy Row in south Belfast, the pro-Loyalist and protestant area of Belfast a political mural commemorates the Battle of the Boyne that took place on 12th July 1690 and the victory of Protestant King William of Orange over Catholic King James II, which started the protestant ascendancy in Ireland. The toxic nature of north Belfast means that Catholics and Protestants do generally split this way. Political mural featuring William of Orange They have been built at urban interface areas in Belfast, Derry, Portadown and elsewhere. In the Belfast City Council and Derry and Strabane District Council areas, the figures at ward level vary from 95% Protestant to 99% Catholic. Other industries include linen, The Catholic population tends to be younger and has grown to 49% of the population while the Protestant population tends to be older, dropping to 42% this year. The first election using these districts took place on 22 May 2014, electing councillors who sat in shadow form until 1 April 2015. Index The neighbourhoods … Feirsde' ("approach to the sandbank ford"). the east and south of the city. To see the full map For many years, the Catholic population expanded to the southwest, but in recent years it has started expanding around the Shankill and into north Belfast. to Harland & Wolffe's Shipyard - the single largest shipyard in the UK. In East Belfast the mood on both sides seems especially vicious. Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, reform of local government in Northern Ireland, List of districts in Northern Ireland by population, List of districts in Northern Ireland by area, List of districts in Northern Ireland by national identity, "Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_districts_in_Northern_Ireland_by_religion_or_religion_brought_up_in&oldid=990688707, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 November 2020, at 23:27. The long read: Acts of state violence, and repeated official denials, drove some Northern Irish Catholics to armed resistance. As noted, around 1840 its population included many Catholics, who originally settle… For information on recent communal conflicts in Northern Ireland, see the Troubles. The first mention of The next day, I interviewed Mairad McGuire, the Northern Irish housewife who had risked her life and won a Nobel Peace Prize in this troubled land. parts of Belfast, the accent is such that the city sounds like it is spelt 'Belfawst' !). Recent Post by Page. the word 'Belfast' was in AD 666, when a battle was recorded at the site of 'Béal About 1,800 families left their homes; 1,500 of these were Catholic and 300 Protestant. Those Catholic (or “Rotten Prod”) owned businesses that had not been attacked in the early riots now experienced targeted intimidation. But a hard Border it will be and Ireland will be more effectively partitioned than at any time in its history. Log In. Sinéad is Catholic, Sandra is Protestant. This area, along East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band. Residents of a mixed housing development in east Belfast have spoken of their fears after Catholic neighbours were forced to flee their homes because of loyalist threats. with the north of the city, is the main growth pole of the Protestant population. Belfast, where a large 'Peace Wall' was erected some years ago to try to keep rival groups The east of the city is predominantly Protestant, typically 90% or more. Compare to the maps above. Belfast is a very historic city, dating back at least 1000 years. However, we have also supplied an alphabetical list of The Irish language used to be a symbol of Catholic nationalism. My street, crammed with terracotta terraced houses, is one where you’re more likely to find the Israeli flag flying even though I’m probably the only Jew in the area for miles. This index is given at the bottom of this page. The Catholic/Protestant split across NI (the lighter the area, the fewer the Catholics, the darker the area, the more the Catholics) ... (as well as east European immigrants). By 1901, Belfast was the largest city in Ireland. This wall in East Belfast shows different religious symbols; a sign that the region becomes more diverse. The ill-fated It is the At an integrated Catholic and Protestant school south of Belfast, Cuthbert Arutura, or "Tura" for short, is speaking Irish with a room full of 10 and 11-year olds. A peace wall and interface area in Protestant Glenbryn Park with Catholic Alliance Avenue on other side. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Following the reform of local government in Northern Ireland the twenty-six districts created in 1973 were replaced with eleven "super districts". Following the reform of local government in Northern Ireland the twenty-six districts created in 1973 were replaced with eleven "super districts". 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