Renwick House 08-09

8 Jun

Having moved out of Renwick last week, I was persuaded to write something about it..

football dinner

12 of the 14 lovely people who lived in Renwick

Renwick House is a fine establishment, sitting proudly at number 42 on Elmwood Avenue in Belfast, which provides accommodation for 14 young people studying or working in the Belfast area. But there’s so much more to it than that..

me pancakes

Having fun…which almost always resulted in eating..

newspaper room 2


street frisbee

Street Frisbee

luke chair

The night a chair went through a window!

kathryn me emmaline

andy lynch

Andy Lynch..very impressive



Renwick is overseen by a committee, they look after us well (Click to view larger)


Pete G wearing a balaclava and kilt turban. Whatever next..

me emmaline swings


The last week consisted of sun, the zoo, Bangor, no exams, for me anyway, indoor water fights, Prison Break, multiple barbeques, packing up, getting burnt, 123, 2am trips to Tesco, saying goodbye, chinese, night time frisbee, Crawfordsburn, Helen’s Bay, swans, all-nighters and a whole pile more..


First of all we went to the zoo…




We have Sam to thank for the fantastic photography


Wot you lookin’ at?





Helen’s Bay


Firing rocks into the sea. Towards the end half cooked sausages were used. Very funny..


Unfortunately for Richard, you can’t get the real bbq effect from a clingfilmed plate of food and a microwave..

phil girls



swans bangor 2

Swans in Bangor

swans bangor

Pickie Park – that place you always see on those Snow Patrol t-shirts..




The fire Sam and I started, which was eventually used to cook food on!



Renwick 08-09…we’re cool

The most saddening aspect of the week was of course having to move out, and in particular the removal of stuff from my room. Just look at the change Room 2 went under in the space of a few weeks…

room2 before and after


Bad times..

So, if you find yourself facing living in Belfast, I can’t recommend Renwick enough. It’s great.


Renwick House – the meaning of life?

5 Responses to “Renwick House 08-09”

  1. Emmaline June 8, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    Love the review!!! – – Very accurate! – those pics of your room are really cool too!

  2. James June 8, 2009 at 11:07 am #

    Loving the Committee letter.

  3. Ali June 8, 2009 at 7:37 pm #

    Good stuff Andy, loving the Zoo pictures and the Wild Sling idea, never used it for rocks before! Hahah

  4. Andy June 9, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    Lol..thanks. Clearly the comittee are secret followers of the blog as well!

    Hope all is well at home, life is good in Budapest!!

  5. Hannah Tweddle March 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    I am thinking of applying to Renwick house this year and this looks more fun than i anticipated my uncle is a reformed Presbyterian minister and recommended it! but this looks amazing!

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