C.S. Lewis Square opens in Belfast

Posted November 23, 2016 7:59 am by Glumpuddle

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Photo: IrishNews.com

A new public space named after Chronicles of Narnia creator C.S. Lewis (“Jack”) officially opened yesterday in Belfast, Ireland. The author was born in Belfast in 1898 and yesterday marked 53 years since his death.

C.S. Lewis Square features seven bronze sculptures, including Aslan, the White Witch (holding Turkish Delight), Tumnus, the Beavers, the Robin, and the Stone Table.

Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis, said, “I have a sneaking suspicion, though he never said so, The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe was [Jack’s] very favourite of all the books he ever wrote. I think he’d be thrilled to see the Narnia characters come to life in bronze. The secret, of course, is that on a moonlight night, if Aslan’s really around they might really come to life.”

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11 Comments For This Story

  • narnia fan 7 says:

    Those statues look amazing! On a completely unrelated note I think I need to take a trip to Belfast.

  • Just Queen, not High Queen says:

    This is cool! Wish I was in Ireland to see it.

  • The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    Oh, that’s so neat! Now I want to visit that square on a moonlit night. 😉 Another reason to visit beautiful Ireland!

  • Reepicheep775 says:

    Cool!! Ireland just went up a few priority notches on my list of places I want to visit. 😀

  • HPofNARNIA says:

    One of the places I want to go to is Belfast, Ireland. Maybe I’ll go to the C.S. Lewis square.

  • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    I just found my number-one reason to go to Ireland!

  • waggawerewolf27 says:

    Oh how I wish I could go to Belfast now. It would really be something to see. I hope a picture of C.S.Lewis square will end up sometime soon as one of the poster pictures I love in my calendars. 🙂

  • krunal says:

    This is cool! Wish I was in Ireland to see it. Any way thanks for fantastic share.

  • Aslan#1Fan says:

    Oh, I’d love to be there. Just seeing those statues would be magical. Please bring the next Narnia movie soon, Mr. Gresham!!!!

  • Geography Teacher says:

    This place isn’t in Ireland at all. According to several online maps, it’s actually located in the East of Belfast City, in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. If you go to Ireland looking for CS Lewis Square, you might have better luck inside your wardrobe!

    • DavidS says:

      Hi Geography Teacher don’t know where you studied Geography but I’m from Belfast and it’s very definitely in Ireland!!! Think you’ve been in the wardrobe too long – try to get out a bit more!!