Earlier this month we celebrated International Cat Day and we thought it was only fair that we also mark International Dog Day!

Today, 26 August 2022, marks International Dog Day, and is the perfect opportunity to share a small bit of the history of Clifton Street Cemetery. This beautiful sculpture of a dog (pictured) once graced the top of the Hyndman headstone in Clifton Street Cemetery. Sadly the sculpture and the memorial tablets on the headstone were destroyed during the Troubles.

The first person to be buried in the Hyndman grave was a man called Robert. He lived at Portview, Ballymacarrett and was High Constable of Belfast in the 1790s. He was also an active member of Belfast Charitable Society, and held the positions of treasurer & secretary of the Water Committee. Robert’s wife and children are also buried with him in this plot.

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