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ESTABLISHED IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 2007
Tiger's Bay North Belfast, an area which has undoubtably seen its fair share of troubles and not just the troubles associated with the troubles of the past. Tiger's Bay has the potential for growth, after-all when they've built in the City and there is no more room in the City to build, there is only one thing that can happen, they start to build out of the City and at some stage, this will include Tiger's Bay. Walk along North Queen Street from Town and it's quite visible. The growth has already started, so what's holding up the growth of Tiger's Bay. During the heights of the Troubles, who would have ever thought, there would be Luxury Apartments at the corner of North Queen Street with Limestone Road.
Free Speech shouldn't be curtailed with threats of Violence or Police Intimidation.White washing facts, doesn't make them go away, it justs hides the truth. The future of Tiger's Bay, even if in 10 years down the line, will be one of prosperity. Reaching that prosperity shouldn't be at the cost of our Countries Traditions.
Everything in Tiger's Bay isn't rosey. Oh don't misunderstand me, as we start 2011, there has been some dramatic changes. Gone are the old style Paramilitary Murals, replaced with more Modern Art, althougth I have to admit to personal reservations about one of the replacements, if we are to believe we live in a Politically Correct world.
Not that I believe that my opinion would count, I am after-all just a Resident of the growth area of Tiger's Bay. Although growing up, I guess, I was closer to one of the main arteries of Tiger's Bay ie. Hallidays Road. I'm not naive enough anymore to believe that the worse culprits for the Social Cleansing of the area, comes from with-in.
Duncairn Gardens suffered heavily during the troubles. What was once a thriving Shopping area, suffered I guess as a direct result of being a buffer zone, on an interface with the New Lodge. Today it's hard not to notice, that it resembles a Publicly Funded Avenue but realisticly, I suppose it's a good starting point for Charities/Groups. They certainly compliment North Belfast Business Centre as long as they involve All elements of the community and pull together, as Groups/Charties to keep All residents abreast of the changes occurring in the community of Tiger's Bay. Unlike recent events again, concerning the unveiling of the Bronze Angel.
The North Star Bar, known locally as Mac's was a traditional working mans pub. After the closure of the Park Bar on Lawther Street with the corner of Osbourne Street, if I needed Pocket Money, I knew where to find my Dad, if he wasn't at home.When I returned to Northern Ireland from England, one of the things I was looking forward to, was a drink at Mac's. Sadly it had closed its doors for the final time, some weeks prior to my returning.Today it's hard to imagine that Luxury Apartments, stand in its place. A sure sign of Change. North Queen Street is one of the main routes into Belfast. Traffic conjestion can be tremendous at Peak times.
If two groups can't get on - Protestants and catholics - then how can multiple diversities get on
Tigers-Bay.com was established in the year of our Lord 2007, since it’s development in 2007 it has stood as a living Memorial to my Late Father William McBurnie, who saw many changes in Tiger’s Bay throughout his life and reminisced with me fondly, not only stories of the Bay but amazing stories also of Ulster, which was instrumental in the Webmaster developing www.ulsterni.com and bringing a whole new concept in Web Design.
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