Willie visits Clifton Street graveyard
At Clifton Street graveyard in Belfast, Willie Drennan meets with Nelson McCausland who talks about the many politicians, clergymen, teachers and businessmen buried at the site.
They look at the graves of the Scottish Ritchie brothers who established the first shipyard in Belfast as well as the graves of the founders of the Northern Whig newspaper and the Belfast Newsletter.
They discuss the life and times of United Irishman William Drennan, who is also buried at the site.
Nelson tells Willie about the influence of the French Revolution, Francis Hutchieson and the Scottish Enlightenment on the United Irishmen and about how the Act of Union allowed these men to gain fair representation in government, after the 1798 rebellion.