Helen's Bay Sea Park

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In 1850, Lord Dufferin envisioned a landscaped "Sea Park" along Belfast Lough's shore, featuring a mock fortress with sea views. During our walk, I'll share the history of how his parkland dream evolved into what he termed a "bathing town" now known as Helen's Bay.

'The Chronicles of Clandeboye' is a doctoral project that maps the evolution of the Clandeboye estate through a deep map and spatial narratives. After 38 years of managing the estate, my unique insight into its history, especially the landscape, inspired this undertaking. The project, in collaboration with Newcastle University, PRONI, and the Dufferin Foundation, offers an immersive historical experience. It invites exploration of the estate's transformation, with narratives enriched by transcripts and references for further research at PRONI.

Soundtrack: Orchestral Scherzo by Daniel Williams


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