Belfast Telegraph

Festival celebrates Belfast's rivers

The Belfast Hills Partnership is celebrating the legacy of the waterways that made Belfast with the city's first ever river festival next week.

Featuring wildlife events, music and a children's fun day, the four-day Mountain To Meadows River Festival will also host talks about the industrial heritage of some of west Belfast's rivers, focusing on the Ballymurphy stream, which winds its way through Falls Park and Bog Meadows nature reserve, to join up with Blackstaff River after flowing under the M1 motorway.

The festival, from April 2-5, is part of Belfast Hills Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Jo Boylan, Belfast Hills Partnership outreach officer, said the local waterways were chosen as the source of the festival because of links with the community dating back centuries.

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