Ulster Plantation Castles

Ulster Plantation Castles, evidence of our Scottish and English heritage.

Ulster’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity has its origins in the early seventeenth century Plantation of Ulster with its influx of mainly Protestant English and Scottish settlers.  Thus the Plantation has proved, in the words of the historical geographer Philip Robinson, to be ‘one of the most politically significant mass migrations to have taken place in western Europe since medieval times’.

The images in this gallery were taken by commission for a publication marking the 400th anniversary of the Ulster Plantation.

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Donegal Place Street Photography

This is only my second blog so far this month and while I have continued to be busy taking photographs I have slowed the pace down somewhat, mainly because with other commitments I have less time.  However walking through Belfast city centre today I came across this photo opportunity.


Taken at Chopstix Noodle Bar in Donegal Place it was the interaction with the chef that made the photograph.  Taken with the Fujifilm X-T1 filleted with a 23mm f1,4 lens, roughly 35mm equivalent to a 35mm film camera.

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