Belfast Cenotaph, City Hall Belfast.
The Belfast Cenotaph is located beside Donegall Square West in the grounds of the city hall. It is about thirty feet (9.5m) high with a background of a Colonnade about twenty-five feet high. On either side of the Cenotaph are ornamental cast bronze brackets. The laurel wreaths, symbolic of Victory and Honour, are boldly carved, and show up prominently. The carved attachments to the mouldings of the cornices and capitals are of a more delicate character. The lettering is engraved in Roman type. The inscription is:-
PRO DEO ET PATRIA
THE CITY OF BELFAST
IN MEMORY OF
HER HEROIC SONS
MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
They dedicated their lives to a great cause,
and their achievements by sea and
land and air won undying fame.
FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH,
they are remembered with Pride and Gratitude.
“THROUGHOUT THE LONG YEARS OF STRUGGLE WHICH HAVE NOW SO GLORIOUSLY ENDED, THE MEN OF ULSTER HAVE PROVED HOW NOBLY THEY FIGHT AND DIE.”
“Their name liveth for evermore.”
Nearby is and a memorial to the Royal Ulster Rifles who fought in Korea.
Amongst other memorials in the grounds of the City Hall is a memorial to the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.