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October 2016
22
October

The Silent Valley Dam

October 22, 2016 @ 09:00 - 14:30
The Silent Valley Dam, Mourne Mountains
Annalong, United Kingdom

Due to unprecedented expansion in the 19th century Belfast was running short of water by 1890. In 1891 LL Macassey reported to the Belfast Water Commissioners on the matter and recommended going to the Mournes for future supplies.A pipeline was built by 1905 to bring water to Belfast from the Kilkeel and Annalong rivers. The construction of a dam to store water began in the Silent Valley in 1923. After encountering and overcoming major ground problems the dam…

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22
October

Belfast Wastewater & Treatment Works

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Belfast Wastewater & Treatment Works, 115-121 Duncrue Street
Belfast, United Kingdom

How do you effectively, sustainably manage the wastewater created by a city with 400,000 people? Learn how it’s done at the Belfast Wastewater Treatment Works, which sits on the North Side of the Herdman Channel in the Belfast docks. Since 1999, this activated sludge plant has pumped and treated wastewater, benefitting hundreds of thousands of people in Belfast. This tour, led by Peter Neeson, Belfast WwTW Site Manager, will begin with an overview of the site. After that, you…

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22
October

Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour, Big Fish 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, United Kingdom

Many of us will have enjoyed using the Comber Greenway, whether to commute or for leisure, but how did the Greenway come to exist? This tour, led by Richard Kirk, Northern Ireland Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, will take you from the Lagan Weir to Dundonald and back, giving you insight into the civil engineering which has made this public space possible. From the original railway to the most recent developments, this tour will help us…

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22
October

Mary Peters Track

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 10:30
Mary Peters Track, Upper Malone Road
Belfast, BT9 5PR United Kingdom

One of the project architects, Orla Anderson will guide us on a walk through this fantastic addition to the city. She will be speaking about how function had to fuse with design to deliver this major engineering project. 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22
October

Mary Peters Track

October 22, 2016 @ 10:30 - 11:00
Mary Peters Track, Upper Malone Road
Belfast, BT9 5PR United Kingdom

One of the project architects, Orla Anderson will guide us on a walk through this fantastic addition to the city. She will be speaking about how function had to fuse with design to deliver this major engineering project. 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22
October

Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour

October 22, 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour, Big Fish 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, United Kingdom

Many of us will have enjoyed using the Comber Greenway, whether to commute or for leisure, but how did the Greenway come to exist? This tour, led by Richard Kirk, Northern Ireland Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, will take you from the Lagan Weir to Dundonald and back, giving you insight into the civil engineering which has made this public space possible. From the original railway to the most recent developments, this tour will help us…

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23
October

HMS Caroline

October 23, 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:00
HMS Caroline, Alexandra Dock Queens Rd
Belfast, BT3 9DT United Kingdom

HMS Caroline is the sole survivor from the Battle of Jutland, and the project has created a compelling and fascinating heritage attraction for visitors to enjoy. Step on board Belfast's newest visitor attraction and be amazed by the impressively restored cabins and historic spaces. All of these spaces have been restored to look as they did in 1916, the year that HMS Caroline was part of the Battle of Jutland. The HMS Caroline will close on 24th October…

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23
October

Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour

October 23, 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour, Big Fish 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, United Kingdom

Many of us will have enjoyed using the Comber Greenway, whether to commute or for leisure, but how did the Greenway come to exist? This tour, led by Richard Kirk, Northern Ireland Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, will take you from the Lagan Weir to Dundonald and back, giving you insight into the civil engineering which has made this public space possible. From the original railway to the most recent developments, this tour will help us…

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23
October

Lagan Weir/Footbridge

October 23, 2016 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Lagan Weir/Footbridge, 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Lagan Weir was constructed in the 1990s as an amenity barrage to maintain the River Lagan level, avoid low tide riverbed exposure and enable recreational water pursuits.Lagan Weir comprises four pier houses, five 20m long steel gates, a lookout building and access gallery extending under the river. In 2015 a new 120m long feature footbridge was constructed at Lagan Weir, from Queens Quay to Donegall Quay, cantilevering beyond the piers, over the river and providing views of Herdman…

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23
October

Lagan Weir/Footbridge

October 23, 2016 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Lagan Weir/Footbridge, 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Lagan Weir was constructed in the 1990s as an amenity barrage to maintain the River Lagan level, avoid low tide riverbed exposure and enable recreational water pursuits.Lagan Weir comprises four pier houses, five 20m long steel gates, a lookout building and access gallery extending under the river. In 2015 a new 120m long feature footbridge was constructed at Lagan Weir, from Queens Quay to Donegall Quay, cantilevering beyond the piers, over the river and providing views of Herdman…

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