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New Maritime Treasure Trail is 'great opportunity to showcase one of Belfast's most historic and fascinating areas'

Artist and former Harland & Wolff employee, Colin Davidson, left, Kerrie Sweeney, Chief Executive of Titanic Foundation and Joe O’Neill, Belfast Harbour CEO, launch the new Maritime Treasure Trail. Picture: Jim Corr Photography
Marie Louise McConville

A NEW outdoor family experience aimed at encouraging visitors to explore Belfast’s historic waterfront has been launched.

The Maritime Mile Treasure Trail is made up of 18 stops along the route with questions, clues, facts and challenges, all of which can be easily found on a series of information panels.

There will be weekly prize draws as well as a main prize draw of a specially commissioned Maritime Mile painting by Belfast artist and former Harland & Wolff employee, Colin Davidson.

There is also a mini explorers version of the trail, with prizes available.

Everyone who completes the experience will get a Maritime Mile certificate.

The new treasure trail is a joint initiative between Titanic Foundation and Belfast Harbour

Kerrie Sweeney, Chief Executive of Titanic Foundation, described the initiative as a "wonderful experience that will fuel the imagination and get you exploring the most interesting parts of Belfast’s iconic waterfront, while discovering Belfast’s seafaring history, vibrant quaysides and historic docks, all in an outdoor environment".

"We hope this new initiative inspires local people and visitors to embrace the Maritime Mile and increase their knowledge of the city’s important maritime heritage in a family friendly and fun way," she said.

Joe O’Neill, Belfast Harbour chief executive, said the new trail is a "great opportunity to showcase one of Belfast’s most historic and fascinating areas".

Further information is available at www.maritime-mile.com

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