I have been wondering if there is anyone
who could enlighten me on a subject about which I have
been curious for some time.
A few years ago I read an article which stated
that until the year 1896 the coronation stone
of the Irish chieftains, the O'Neills, was situated
on the highest point of the Cavehill. The hill
which is in north Belfast and overlooks Belfast
Lough, across County Down to the Mourne mountains
is, at its highest point, 1,142 feet above sea
level. This would seem to be an ideal place to
crown someone as chief of all he surveys.
The fact that there was once a private residence,
which was named "The Throne" by its owner/builder
and which later became the Throne hospital, built
at the bottom of the hill seems to bear out the
My query is if this is a true story where is the stone
Do you know? if so please reply.
David Paul O'hara Highbury - May '06
I walk the cavehill endlessly. Where are the ruins of daddystown.?
Are the photographs published on this site or some where
else / If not could you publish them , I would love to see
The cavehill and it's environs , the castle and the wonderful
heritage centre are truly one of the city's great jewels and
unfortunately appears to me one of the city's best kept secrets
I have loved reading these articles and look forward very
much to the cavehill web documentary .
I believe there is lots more information on this treasure
and we should all be encouraged to share our love and secrets
of the hill.