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Thompson Graving Dock is located on the west-side of Queen's Island in Belfast, within sight of Harland and Wolff shipyard. The dock was constructed by the Belfast Harbour Commissioners, opened in 1911 and named after the Chairman of the Commission, Robert Thompson . It was designed to accommodate the new mammoth White Star liners, Olympic and Titanic.


Overview of history

In the days before prohibition, Belfast was once the largest producer of Irish Whiskey on the island of Ireland. Whiskey has played an important part in the history of Belfast City. This is a revival of the great distilling tradition and brings Belfast back to the forefront of Irish Whiskey production, while at the same time telling the story of an industrial past when Belfast led the way globally - not just in shipbuilding but across many areas of industry, manufacturing and innovation.

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