Titanic Memorial, Belfast City Hall,.

The Titanic Memorial Garden has two elements.

A memorial erected in 1920 to commemorate the lives of the 22 men from Belfast who died in the disaster when the RMS Titanic sank on 14/15 April 1912. This memorial was funded by public subscription. It is an allegorical representation of the disaster in the form of a female personification of Death, or Fate, holding a laurel wreath over the head of a drowned sailor raised above the waves by a pair of mermaids.

The other memorial is the Titanic Memorial Garden opened on 15 April 2012. It features five bronze plaques on a plinth 9 metres (30 ft) wide, naming all 1,512 victims of the disaster, passengers and crew. It is the first memorial anywhere in the world to record all of the names of the victims on one monument. The main area of the garden is planted with springtime flowers such as magnolias, roses, forget-me-nots and rosemary, the colours being intended to evoke those of water and ice.

Do you want to learn more about the history of Belfast? Let me take you on my people and places tour where we shall visit the Memorial Garden!