The River Farset (An Fhearsaid or Abhainn na Feirste in Irish) is a river in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a tributary of the River Lagan. It is on the County Antrim side of the Lagan and joins the Lagan close to its outflow into Belfast Lough. The River Farset is now contained within a tunnel under Belfast's High Street; a tunnel supposedly big enough to take a bus. The Farset rises above Legoniel, flowed past the medieval parish church at Shankill, through Millfield and under High Street, giving that street a curving appearance, entering the Lagan to the east of the Albert Clock and High Street.
... than a village, based around the marshy ford where the River Lagan met the River Farset, which today would be where High Street meets Victoria Street ... discoveries would have been situated on the south bank of the River Farset ... Castle was demolished at the same time as the River Farset was covered over to create High Street ...
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