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The Great Light and Titanic Walkway Launch
March 8, 2018invite only
This official opening and celebration of the Great Light and Titanic Walkway will be a testament to the hard work that has gone into saving, restoring and displaying the optic.
There is to be a ribbon cutting and balloon launch with local school children (Belfast & Donaghadee) alongside a VIP guest to cut the ribbon, with former lighthouse keepers and funders of the project.
The 500 metres of maritime walkway, which has been developed by Titanic Quarter Limited and funded by Tourism Northern Ireland will connect the Titanic and Olympic Slipways to HMS Caroline, and the Thompson & Alexandra Docks.
A key highlight of the walkway will be the Great Light, an extremely rare 130 year old lighthouse optic that has been restored and will be displayed in a purpose built glass enclosure.
The Great Light project from Titanic Foundation, the charity committed to preserving Belfast’s maritime and industrial heritage, in partnership with the Commissioners of Irish Lights, will see the optic given a new role bringing to life the story of lighthouses, their technological developments, their light-keepers and their role in the maritime and industrial history of Belfast and beyond.
This event is invite only.