McCracken's

124 Antrim Rd., Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Belfast

History of the troubles

A travel blog entry by julieandnick

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... been in jail during the 70's and knowing many of the victims including some of the ones who died during the hunger strikes. Anyway he continued to give us a fairly biased view of what happened, driving down streets where people had been killed by the British soldiers, showed us the murals and other memorials. Then he drove us to Sinn Fein's campaign office. Out we got and he called out to a man in ...

Fly be.com

A travel blog entry by robinstride

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... over a rather grey runway with large black clouds I am crossing my fingers and hoping that Belfast will be better weather, but they don't call the the Emerald (or green) Isle for nothing.

Just to cheer me up another traveller (flying to Montpellier - 27 degrees apparently) says there is a big storm expected - Fan-tas-tic !!!

Anyway a couple of days away to recharge the aching limbs (after spending the May Day bank ...

Ireland, day four

A travel blog entry by golfchick0112

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... is still very much divided today. The Catholics and Protestants started their own individual groups/parties - the UVF and others (Protestant) and the IRA and others (Catholic). Basically, from what it sounded like: big, violent, thuggish gangs, similar to the mafia. Both sides fought intensely through the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Yes, that recently! The British troops were involved, as well as the governments of both countries. Between Catholic side of Belfast (Falls Road and ...

Beautiful Belfast

A travel blog entry by karatedude99999

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... and result in over 50,000 explosions throughout the island.

As you will all know, the 1960's was the era of the Civil Rights movement in the United States, with Martin Luther J. King fighting for the rights of African Americans. Inspired by this example, Catholics in Northern Ireland (who formed a sizeable minority) started advocating for greater rights: for example Catholics had restricted voting rights in the North, and suffered employment discrimination. ...

Hello again!

A travel blog entry by elisabeth.kerst

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... took a nice picture of the whole group. Also according to what he said, it is a custom to not to leave the room before someone sings a song from its country. Suddenly, everyone started pointing at me and he insisted as well. So, after a deep breath I ended up singing a couple of verses of the Dutch National Anthem, ‘Wilhelmus van Nassouwe’. He was impressed and gave me a handshake after that, and I was proud ...

Location

This B&B, located in the Crumlin area of Belfast, is near Shankill Road, St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast Public Library, and Clifton Street Graveyard.
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