Visitors invited to city cemetery (Ireland)

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People who have not been to Belfast City Cemetery for years are being invited to come and visit the graves of friends and family this weekend.

The city council has organised a visitors' day this Sunday between 1000 BST and 1500 BST.

Staff will be on hand to do genealogical searches to help those who do not know where their family members are buried.

Sinn Fein Councillor Tom Hartley who has helped organise the day said: "It is a wonderful opportunity for people to visit the cemetery and attend to family graves or those of friends.

"Belfast City Cemetery is an important site holding the graves of major historical figures and people can also find out about these but the main thrust is to allow families to attend family graves."

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