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Travel Blogs from Belfast
... picture house on the Castlereagh road.
Whistling on the corner next door where he kept Johnny Mack Brown's horse.
O Solo Mio by McGimsey and the man who played the saw outside the city hall.
Pastie suppers down at Davey’s chipper
Gravy rings, barnbracks
Wagonwheels, snowballs ('A Sense of Wonder')
8 Orangefield High School
'When I was a young boy
Back in Orangefield
I used to gaze out
My classroom window and ...
We arrived in Belfast early on May 18th. We were able to get Joan a wheelchair as her mobility problems continued. This was a great help in getting around the ship.
Because we had been in Belfast before and knew it was a ship building city we were content with a bus trip around the city. Belfast, of course, is the home of the Titanic. She was built in its shipyards. Today only two shipyards are active. From our balcony ...
... and at a light, asked the guy next to us driving a van where our street was. The guy started explaining then Said "feck this is madness. If was going that way..oh hell just follow me in..." And with that he took us all all the way into city center! Our Hotel Madison's was adorable complete with a night club downstairs. We chatted with the concierge about our coast tour options for Saturday then grabbed a quick bite downstairs at the restaurant. I had meatballs and pasta. That's ...
... hard to comprehend. But it was still fun nonetheless. We learned that Titanic was built in Belfast, but then traveled to Southampton, England to have the insides (rooms, plumbing, furniture, etc) put in. We also learned that during the famine and harder times in Southern Ireland, people migrated to Belfast in search of work. Tons and tons and tons of men were employed by the shipbuilding industry and Belfast really boomed. It must have been soooooo heartbreaking when the ship ...
... town centre. Belfast, despite having a population just under 500,000, feels like a big city... or maybe I have just been in Durham for too long.
I explored the downtown core of the city, which is quite compact and easy to access on foot.I passed by the famous Europa Hotel, famous for being the most bombed hotel in Europe. The hotel was struck by 28 separate bombing attacks throughout the Troubles.
Everywhere signs of post-conflict development are ...