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Visiting Northern Ireland

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Stories and Tips Northern Ireland

Best things to do in Portstewart

Written by karly07 on 06 Nov, 2010

Northern Ireland has, over recent years, attracted more and more visitors, that once would have been put off with the constant negative news reports about terrorism. That has not completely gone away, but visitors are still coming to see some of the lovely coastline,…Read More

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Best beaches to visit in Northern Ireland

Written by karly07 on 16 Oct, 2010

Northern Ireland is not always quite appreciated for its spectacular scenery and unfortunately is better known for its negative mews headlines involving sectarian trouble. For those who have ever visited or are planning to visit, it doesn't take long to realise that there is…Read More

First time in Northern Ireland - tips

Written by karly07 on 06 Sep, 2010

Northern Ireland has, over the past couple of years, seen a real boost in tourism, mostly due to increased advertising and the peace process than relieved the fears head by many foreign tourists. Things now however have changed slightly, in that, Northern Ireland is…Read More

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Driving the Causeway Coast

Written by travelswithkids on 04 Oct, 2009

The coast of County Antrim includes what is probably the best-known tourist stop in Northern Ireland, the Giant's Causeway, a unique formation of volcanic rock-crystal columns. The coastal area also contains many of the other better-known tourist spots in Ulster also. Combined with…Read More

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A Few Hours in Monaghan

Written by hagnel2 on 06 May, 2007

This small town in County Monaghan was a delightful stop during our meander through Ireland. The county of Monaghan was once part of the ancient kingdom of Oriel dating back to 330 A.D. The town of Monaghan was founded around 1602-03 and was largely a…Read More

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A Few Hours in Armagh

Written by hagnel2 on 06 May, 2007

"There’s one fair county in Irelandwith memories so glorious and grand,where nature has lavished its bountyit’s the orchard of Erin’s green land.I love her cathedrals and citiesonce founded by Patrick so true,and it holds in the heart of its bosomthe ashes of Brian Boru”It was…Read More

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Portrush Meander and Curran Strand Walk

Written by hagnel2 on 21 Nov, 2006

Portrush has many attractions but best of all are its wonderful blue flag beaches. Its main center is a delightful town of well-maintained Georgian buildings and a picturesque harbour which still supports fishing fleets and pleasure yachts. It is not your typical bingo hall and…Read More

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Antrim Drive-Larne- Torr head- Carrick a Rede

Written by hagnel2 on 21 Nov, 2006

We picked up the Antrim coast road at Larne a busy port for Ferries and gateway to the causeway coast and Glens of Antrim. The spectacular Antrim coast starts at Larne (A2 North) all the way to Ballycastle. The road is well signed and on its…Read More

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Linen Heritage Site and Dungannon Town

Written by hagnel2 on 12 Nov, 2006

The O Neil’s once ruled Ulster from their hilltop castle at Dungannon, they ruled for five centuries but all traces of their medieval castle has disappeared and in its place stands a Georgian mansion.Our reason for visiting Dungannon was chiefly to explore the Linen Green,…Read More

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Take Your Partners Please

Written by hagnel2 on 29 Oct, 2006

Situated midway between Omagh and Cookstown on the A505 An Creaghan visitor center offers interpretive exhibitions, craft shop, conference facilities and licensed restaurant, coupled with a full program of cultural events.Outdoors activities showcase the biodiversity trail and for young hikers a story book trail. A…Read More

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