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The story of the Belfast Fish.

The big fish sculpture is located in Belfast since 1999, at the Donegall Quay.It was commissioned by the laganside corporation to celebrate the regeneration of the river lagan in Belfast. It is positioned at a place were the farset and lagan rivers join (an important location in the history of Belfast. )

Photo of sculpture on an overcast day in Belfast.

belfast fish
Some interesting facts about this sculpture.

It is 10m long

The outer layer is constructed of printed ceramic tiles.These tiles are printed with details of Belfast’s history from the 1600s to the present day.

The artists’ name who created the sculpture was a local man called John Kindness.

A time capsule with information about Belfast is placed inside for future generations to discover!

It is a popular spot for tourist photographs, so visit it when you come to Belfast so you can say “I was there”. It is just a 10 minute stroll from the city centre and close to the Belfast Odyssey Entertainment Centre

and the lagan weir.

More Belfast Attractions here.

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