Belfast and Northern Ireland. For many these words sound out like warning, a beacon of trouble and a place to avoid. After watching the relatively recent depiction of Belfast on the popular series “Son’s of Anarchy” I couldn’t help but feel my heart drop at the stereotypical, archaic and frankly offensive portrayal of a city and
Ok, so we are as guilty of anyone of overlooking our own country in the past and dreaming only of far off lands. But strangely the more we travel and the more amazing things we see around the world the more we also realise that our home, the British Isles, isn’t too bad after all!
Belfast is unlike any other city we have visited, it’s struggles over the years have made is a place most visiting Ireland would steer clear of. Much has changed over the years following “The Troubles”, but one thing remains as a reminder: The Murals. Now one of Belfast’s most iconic features they tell the stories
Visiting the mystical Giant’s Causeway had been on our bucket list for a frustratingly long time given the fact it is, in reality, so close to home. It felt like one of those places we always want to go to but far away lands always seemed to tempt us in other directions. We had travelled over
The Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge is one of the most iconic and stunning attractions in Northern Ireland and the Causeway coast. It offers a thrilling crossing over the crashing waves 100ft below to the tiny island of “Carraig a’ ráid, it delights with it’s jaw dropping beauty and takes your breath away with its exposed
Whilst recently visiting Ireland we headed up north to explore the contrasting elements of Northern Ireland. It’s capital Belfast is a city built on industrial heritage however this small and misunderstood country has a harsh, rugged but stunning countryside and coastline. This area is famous for being the filming location for many of the scenes from “Game Of Thrones”. This
When we decided we would be heading back over to Ireland this year for St Patrick’s day we wanted to make the most of our time on the Emerald Isle and not just explore more of the Republic but also take our first trip up to Northern Ireland. Here is a guide to transport options,
Growing up in Manchester (UK) the news channels would feature on a daily basis “The Troubles” going on over in Northern Ireland, from one week to the next another bomb would have gone off or someone else would have been killed on the street of Belfast. We even suffered our own attack by the IRA in the 1996 bombing which