Formerly known as Carr's Row,[4] Sandy Row is one of the oldest residential areas of Belfast.[5] Its growth in population was in large part due to the expansion of the linen industry in Rowland Street.[6] The name Sandy Row derived from the sandbank which abutted the road that followed the high-water mark resulting from the flow off the tidal waters of the Lagan River estuary. For over two thousand years, the road along the sandbank was the principal thoroughfare leading south from Carrickfergu...