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HOLYWOOD

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 624 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HOLYWOOD, a seaport of county Down, Ireland, on the east shore of Belfast Lough, 41 M. N.E. from Belfast by the Belfast & County Down railway. Its pleasant situation renders it a favourite residential locality of the wealthier classes in Belfast. There was a religious settlement here from the 7th century, which subsequently became a Franciscan monastery. The old church dating from the late 12th or early 13th century marks its site. A Solemn League and Covenant was signed here in 1644 for the defence of the kingdom, and the document is preserved at Belfast.
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