READ Famous People Buried in Belfast City Cemetery

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List of famous people buried in Belfast City Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Belfast City Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Belfast City Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

Examples of people on this list include Edward Harland and Francis Maginn.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Belfast City Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Belfast City Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Belfast City Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Belfast City Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Belfast City Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
Edward Harland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Belfast City Cemetery
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Sir Edward James Harland, 1st Baronet was a British shipbuilder and politician. Born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, he was educated at Edinburgh Academy. In 1846, aged 15, he took an apprenticeship at the engineering works of Robert Stephenson and Company in Newcastle upon Tyne. Afterwards he was employed in jobs in Glasgow and again in Newcastle, before moving to Belfast in 1854 to manage Robert Hickson's shipyard at Queen's Island. Four years later he bought the yard and renamed the business Edward James Harland and Company. In 1861 he formed a business partnership with Gustav Wilhelm Wolff, his former personal assistant, creating Harland and Wolff. Later, Harland recruited William James ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 64 (1831-1895)

Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Sir George Clark, 1st Baronet

Sir George Smith Clark, 1st Baronet DL was a businessman and politician in Northern Ireland. George S. Clark was born in Paisley, Scotland the second son of thread manufacturer James Clark, and Jane Smith; both his parents were Scottish Presbyterians. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1861-1935)

Birthplace: Paisley, United Kingdom


Bernard McQuirt

Bernard McQuirt VC was born in Donaghcloney near Lurgan, County Armagh and was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 59 (1829-1888)

Birthplace: Donaghcloney, United Kingdom


Francis Maginn

Francis Maginn was a Church of Ireland missionary who worked to improve living standards for the deaf community by promoting sign language and was one of the co-founders of the British Deaf Association. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 57 (1861-1918)

Birthplace: Mallow, County Cork, Republic of Ireland