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Belfast Lough (Loch Lao in Irish) is a large intertidal sea lough situated at the mouth of the River Lagan on the east coast of Northern Ireland. The inner part of the lough comprises a series of mudflats and lagoons. The outer lough is restricted to mainly rocky shores with some small sandy bays. Belfast Lough is the gateway for the City of Belfast to the Irish Sea Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The River Lagan is a major river in Northern Ireland which runs 40 miles (60 km) from the Slieve Croob mountain in County Down to Belfast where it enters Belfast Lough, an inlet of the Irish Sea. ... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1... Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom. ... Relief map of the Irish Sea. ...


Belfast Lough is a wide expanse of water, virtually free of strong tides, lying between Orlock Point and Blackhead, extending westwards to the Port of Belfast. It's ideal as a stopping off point on Irish Sea passages. If you're a racing sailor, then this is a competitor's dream, giving 30 square miles of open water and enough coast line to make short inshore races day long affairs. Acne is an inflammatory disease of the skin, caused by changes in the pilosebaseous units (skin structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland). ... The Port of Belfast is Northern Irelands principal maritime gateway, serving the Northern Ireland economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland. ...

Harland & Wolff shipyard.
Harland & Wolff shipyard.

Coastal towns include, Holywood, Bangor, Carrickfergus. Popular for sailing the lough has two Marinas one at Bangor the other located in Carrickfegus. The Port of Belfast at the head of a lough contains the famous ship builder of the RMS Titanic fame, Harland & Wolff, now no longer a great ship builder, but a company that sustains itself as a repair company/ refitter for large tankers and oilrigs. CoastGuard Offices for the Lough although refered to as 'Belfast Coastguard' are located in the town of Bangor by the Marina. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Holywood Location Holywood (Ard Mhic Neasca in Irish) is a town in County Down, Northern Ireland, on the shores of Belfast Lough. ... Places Called Bangor Bangor is the name of several places: In the United Kingdom: Bangor, a town in County Down, Northern Ireland Bangor, a city in Gwynedd, Wales (and home of the University of Wales, Bangor) Bangor-on-Dee (a. ... Carrickfergus (Carraig Fhearghais, meaning Rock of Fergus, in Irish) is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. ... The New York Herald reports the disaster. ... Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries began as a shipyard located in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...


The Lough hosts two Royal Yacht Clubs. One at Cultra just outside Holywood 'The Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club', and the 'Royal Ulster' based from Bangor. The Club was formed in 1899 with the an amalgamation of the Ulster Sailing Club with the Cultra Yacht Club, it was initially called the North of Ireland Yacht Club, retaining that title until 2 September 1902 when His Majesty King Edward VII was graciously pleased to command the Club...


Belfast Lough Nature Reserve

Belfast Lough.
Belfast Lough.

The reserve is situated within the Belfast Harbour Estate on the shores of Belfast Lough. The RSPB manages some mudflats in Belfast Lough, together with an area of grassland with a pool and ditch complex near Belfast City Airport, and a lagoon with a hide and viewpoints. The mudflats are important feeding areas for a variety of wading birds and wildfowl. At high tide, flocks of wading birds, such as redshanks, oystercatchers and black-tailed godwits, can be seen from the hide and viewing points. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (886x610, 172 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (886x610, 172 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is Europes largest wildlife conservation charity. ... Belfast City Airport (IATA Airport Code: BHD) is an airport in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...


See also

List of Irish lochs and loughs This is a list of Irish loughs and lochs. ...


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Belfast Lough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (380 words)
Belfast Lough (Loch Lao in Irish) is a large intertidal sea lough situated at the mouth of the River Lagan on the east coast of Northern Ireland.
Belfast Lough is the gateway for the City of Belfast to the Irish Sea
Belfast Lough is a wide expanse of water, virtually free of strong tides, lying between Orlock Point and Blackhead, extending westwards to the Port of Belfast.
Belfast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2063 words)
Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom, and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland.
To the north of Belfast are the Glens of Antrim in County Antrim, and to the south, the Castlereagh Hills in County Down.
Belfast became the centre of Irish unionism, and in 1922 it was declared the capital of Northern Ireland after Ireland was partitioned into Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State (later to become the Republic of Ireland, when it withdrew from the Commonwealth in 1949).
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