The history of belfast as a settlement goes back to the iron age but its status as a major urban centre dates to the 18th century belfast today is the capital of northern irelandbelfast was throughout its modern history a major commercial and industrial centre but the late 20th century saw a decline in its traditional industries particularly shipbuilding. Now the history belfast dates back to the early 17th century and although a relatively young settlement is northern irelands largest and the island of irelands second largest city the name belfast comes from the gaelic beal feirste mouth of the sandy ford. An intriguing history of northern irelands largest city with a hard won peace investment and renewed hope it is an excellent time to stand back and make a new assessment of the history that has brought belfast to where it is today. Belfast belfast city district and capital of northern ireland located on the river lagan at its entrance to belfast lough inlet of the sea belfast became a city by royal charter in 1888 after the passing of the government of ireland act 1920 it became the seat of the government of northern ireland. A brief history of belfast by tim lambert belfast in the 17th century the city of belfast began in the early 17th century the name belfast is a corruption of the gaelic words beal feirste meaning mouth of the sandy ford
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