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... Anyway, I had quite a few
Irish friends in school but went to a Presbyterian church and pretty much
always viewed the IRA and hunger strikers as just a bunch of terrorists as we’ve
since come to view Al Qaeda and Islamists.
I don’t claim to be an authority on the history, but
essentially the English conquered Ireland and subjugated the people centuries
ago and abused them as overlords in a kind of master-serf relationship ...
... grim, the locals seemed friendly and open. Robert hated it, though! On Thursday we did a day Game of Thrones tour around Northern Ireland which included several hikes. The country was amazing and the tour was great for GoT nerds such as myself. I got chosen to play Robb Stark at one point and was crowned the "King in the North!" Friday we drove around through more interesting landscape, including severe fog. We went to ...
... Irish Catholics desired complete independence from Britain, but Irish Protestants feared living in a country ruled by a Catholic majority. Following a treaty signed in 1921, a largely Catholic Irish Free Sate was created but the 6 counties of largely Protestant Ulster, which made up Northern Ireland, remained part of the United Kingdom.
Violence between Catholics and Protestants erupted again in the late 1960s; bloody riots broke out in Londonderry ...
[ Our next stop that day was Belfast, we got some time to explore the local City hall, which was a beautiful building with a number of memorials surrounding it. Later that afternoon we went on a black taxi tour through the city more specifically the areas involved in the troubles. PHOTO_ID_L=city-hall.jpg]
We got to see the murals ...
... door open. Whew! We were free to see the light of day! (After several days of not much sleep, I am crying laughing as I type this.) Walked to Tesco (grocery store) to replenish our snacks for tomorrow. Tomorrow is a Black Cab Tour , Carrickfergus, and stops along the Antrim Coast. Praying that the sun makes an appearance again the days ahead. Thankful that the Son is always with us! Now to get a good night's sleep! Signing off from Norn ...