Northern Ireland roots. Norn Iron is an informal and affectionate nickname used by locals to refer to Northern Ireland, derived from the pronunciation of the words “Northern Ireland” in an exaggerated Ulster accent.
Vintage postcard from Strabane, Co. Tyrone.
Belt-plate of the Belfast company of Irish Volunteers. The Irish Volunteers of the late 1700’s were set up by the crown for defence against French invasion. Both the Orange Order and the United Irishmen had their roots in the Irish Volunteer movement.
Old coins of Ireland:
1. Henry VIII - circa 1541
2. Charles I - circa 1630
3. James II - circa 1691
4. William III - circa 1695
5. George II - circa 1736
6. George III - circa 1766
A Belfast Loyal Orange Lodge banner which includes use of the Irish language.
The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick is a dormant British order of chivalry associated with Ireland. The Order was created in 1783 by George III. The regular creation of knights of Saint Patrick lasted until 1921, when most of Ireland became independent as the Irish Free State. While the Order technically still exists, no knight of St Patrick has been created since 1936.
Old historic map of Ireland
Antique Orange Order medal from mid 1800’s
WWI Ulster recruiting advert, circa 1916
Window commemorating the 107th Ulster Brigade in St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.
Notice in the Belfast Newsletter from July 9th, 1773, advertising emigration ships from Ulster ports to the American colonies.
Armagh Gaelic piper
Armagh Cathedral on Christmas morning, taken by Amanda Scullion.
36th Ulster Division Christmas card from the Western Front. Circa 1918.
Orange Order Christmas card