BELFAST AND BEYOND — THE LOCATIONS OF NAME UPON NAME
Not many words this time. I want to show you some places from my 1916 novel, Name Upon Name. I had fun tracking them down, and I hope you like seeing them.
‘It’s 1916. Lots of girls go to college now.’
And if Helen does go to college, it’s likely that she’ll go here, to Queen’s, Belfast.
Belfast City Hall — where Helen’s father signed the Ulster Covenant in 1912.Helen’s house would have looked much like this. Belfast was — and in many parts still is — a city of redbrick terraces.
The very different view from Michael’s house by the Mourne Mountains.
‘I told you there was a big push coming?’
The Lagan banks, where Michael tells Helen the terrible secret of what he did in Dublin.
Helen hated sharing Nora’s saggy, sweat-smelling bed.
‘But that wasn’t the war Isigned up for!’