Category: The Duke of York

We’ll meet again – we know where, just not when.

The Long Wait… is Almost Over The best things in life are worth waiting for. We are well practiced in waiting in these parts. Waiting for peace, waiting for the perfect pint to settle, waiting for the rain to stop, waiting for God, waiting for lockdown to end. The spirit of this city and the… Read more »

Who would compete with Seamus Heaney?

Seamus Heaney on Martin Gale “There may be clouds in the sky, clods on the ground, but there will usually be light on a far field and a gleam on the puddles. In fact, when Martin Gale looks upon the earth, he – like the One who took the first look – is inclined to… Read more »

A riot of colour engulfs Sea Holly with ‘Art and Proud’

Launch of the Art & Proud exhibition at the Sea Holly Gallery in Belfast

Thursday 25th July saw the opening night of a very special exhibition here in Sea Holly – ‘Art and Proud’. This is only our third exhibition and was our very first open call. The exhibition is a celebration and exploration of all things lgbtq+; stories, experiences, and themes. We were overwhelmed with the response and… Read more »

Dame Mary Peters joins the regulars at the Duke

Dame Mary Peters in the Duke of York

Our regulars in the Duke were delighted to be joined by Northern Irish legend, Dame Mary Peters for a few Christmas drinks. We can neither confirm nor deny that there were a few Shots Put away.

The Shamrock Tenors film their latest promo video in the Duke.

The Shamrock Tenors at The Duke of York

We hosted a Great Bunch Of Lads at the Duke the other day and they had so many Guinness’ they just couldn’t stop singing. Turns out they were local favourites The Shamrock Tenors filming their amazing promo video. See you again soon lads!

Katie & Lewis got hitched and went straight to the Duke

Katie & Lewis at the Duke

Katie is a good friend of the Duke family and we were happy to host their “real” family toast in their favourite Belfast bar. Congratulations Katie & Lewis and see you for the anniversary pints every year from now on! Photo credit: Paula McManus

John Bishop at the Duke of York Belfast

John Bishop at the Duke of York

John Bishop was recently in Belfast for a show. As usual, the Guinness is so good at the Duke of York he couldn’t resist. That’s not a bad pour for an amateur John.

We told you the Guinness flowed well

guinness at the duke of york

Sure didn’t we tell you the weekly flow of Guinness at the Duke of York was a sight to behold! You lot have been busy!

Robert Plant enjoys a pint in the Duke

Robert Plant in the duke of york belfast

Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant was in Belfast for a concert this week. Where better to wind down afterwards than the Duke? Good to see you Robert, hope you had more good times than bad times.

What went wrong – surely the beer wasn’t all that bad

Bill Kirk Duke of York Bombing

We noticed a fantastic Letter to the Editor published in the Irish News link here and text is below. On The Irish News recollections from the Duke of York bar (November 20), as I recall Gerry Adams was a pleasant enough young barman. Now some 50 years later all I can ask is: What went wrong – the… Read more »