Mary Ann McCracken Walking Tour
Meet City Hall Front Gates
Sunday 30 April, 11.00am
The walk will take 1 hr 15 mins and will finish at Clifton Street Cemetery.
Tickets also available from: Visit Belfast | 028 90 246 609
8 – 10 Donegal Square North (Opposite front of City Hall)
Mary Ann McCracken (1770-1866) lived in the heart of what is now Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter and, throughout her long life, campaigned tirelessly against injustice and poverty. Born into a mercantile Presbyterian family, she not only witnessed, but was a player in some of the most dramatic events to unfold in the city.
Local folk-singers, Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden lead a walking tour around ‘old’ Belfast to the places associated with Mary Ann.
Interweaving local folk-song, historical narrative and extracts from her letters, Maurice and Jane bring to life a city when revolution was in the air and the dawn of the 19th Century promised a new, more enlightened age.
Departs 11.00am | Walking Tour