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Atlas Obscura ‘Alec the Goose’

“Alec the Goose” is a sculpture dedicated to a popular goose who used to waddle around this area of East Belfast in the 1920s. During his short life, the goose was a regular at St. George’s Market, as he belonged to a local poultry vendor.

The beloved bird is depicted with a young female companion because it’s said he used to walk the local schoolchildren to school. Tragically, Alec was hit by a truck one day and died, so perhaps his tendency to accompany children onto the street wasn’t the wisest idea. 

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