A story that can only be told in Belfast: What are the origins of the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic?

Despite being located at either end of the island of Ireland, the ports of Belfast and Cork (Cobh) are connected by one of the world’s most infamous shipping disasters.

Told many times in books, theatre performances and movies, the story of the Titanic is one that is indelibly etched in people’s minds. However the story can really only be understood once you have visited the places the Titanic was created.

Belfast was the birthplace of the vessel and Cork (Cobh) its final port call before sailing towards the open ocean.

Belfast was already a ship-building powerhouse by 1909, when White Star Line appointed Harland and Wolff to build the vessel, in fact

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