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St Malachy's Christian Brothers School at Skinworks For EHOD 2019

Date
Sep 14 2019 - Sep 15 2019
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Address

21 Oxford Street, Belfast, County Antrim,
T: (028) 9032 9146
E: skinworksart@gmail.com

St Malachy’s Christian Brothers School first opened on the banks of the River Lagan in 1874.

In 1874, on the banks of the River Lagan, St Malachy’s Christian Brothers School first opened its doors.

The Christian Brothers had received a donation and instructions to open the school by Margaret Magill after she had passed.

Magill wished for the school to be set up for the Christian Brothers to educate the children of the dockers, sailors and those who worked the barges on the Lagan.

The school was designed by Alexander MacAllister, a leading architect in Victorian Belfast. In the aftermath of the WWII, the school came under pressure to close as it was not within close proximity to Belfast’s residential areas.

The school closed its doors in 1972.

The building briefly became occupied by a clothing firm who converted the building into a warehouse.

In 1980 the building underwent a major renovation and the interior was stripped and converted into a commercial space and became a solicitors premises.

Skinworks took over occupancy in 2014. Although the original interior has been completely removed the current inhabitants have decorated the space to commemorate its original style. With impressive stained glass graphics and gothic furniture, Skinworks is celebrating the buildings history.

Belfast City Skinworks opened its doors in 1987, we are one of the first, and longest established tattoo studios in Belfast. You can currently find our studio on Oxford Street, located in the historic building of St Malachy’s Christian Brothers School.

Our team are continually striving to bring each and every one of our clients world class service.

Whether it’s a new piercing, a tattoo or laser tattoo removal you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Our staff are all highly trained and extremely dedicated to their craft.