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Titanic Quarter welcomes the Belfast Buoys

From left, Titanic Quarter Ltd commercial director James Eyre, Belfast City Council Deputy Mayor Peter McReynolds, Titanic Foundation chief executive Kerrie Sweeney and the Department for Communities' Mark O'Donnell
From left, Titanic Quarter Ltd commercial director James Eyre, Belfast City Council Deputy Mayor Peter McReynolds, Titanic Foundation chief executive Kerrie Sweeney and the Department for Communities' Mark O'Donnell

By Staff Reporter

The Belfast Buoys have officially been welcomed to their new permanent home in the Titanic Quarter.

The buoys were given to Belfast City Council by the Commissioners of Irish Lights in 1983. They were originally located in the Cathedral Gardens, which became affectionately known as 'Buoy Park'.

With regeneration of the area around Ulster University and the development of the Titanic Quarter, it was decided to move the buoys to a new home near Abercorn Basin as part of the Department for Communities' Streets Ahead project.

In January, the landmarks were taken to the Irish Lights headquarters in Dun Laoghaire for restoration.

The distinctive buoys, which celebrate Belfast's maritime heritage, took up residence in the Titanic Quarter as the Tall Ships arrived in the city for the recent maritime festival.

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