Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Killynether: III


Several years ago I drove to Drumbeg,  specifically St Patrick's parish church.

Drumbeg is a lovely, leafy part of Belfast close to Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park.

The little church itself is most photogenic and picturesque, with a large grave-yard on one side.


My purpose was to locate the family plot of the Weir family, who used to live at Killynether House in County Down.

Seemingly they resided near Drumbeg prior to that, at a property called Oak Hill in Dunmurry, Belfast.


In 1852, Arthur Collins Weir was a merchant who undertook business at his company, the Manchester Woollen Warehouse, 24½, Bridge Street in Belfast (would 24½ equate to 24a today?).

His residence was 1 Albion Place.

First published in March, 2009.

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