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... was really surprising. The guide must have been too young to have had any direct experience of the troubles so in a way her dispassionate account added to poignancy in a chilling sort of way. Fierce, threatening slogans and murals hit you thick and fast along roads that I knew by name from news reports that must be 40 years ago. Falls Road, Shankill Road, the Peace Wall, Antrim Road, Crumlin Road Jail and Court Rooms suddenly become real places full of real people. ...
... of its major attractions for visitors. Working
class West Belfast was segregated residentially on sectarian bases (not unlike Beirut,
Baghdad, or Bosnia) with Catholics along Falls Road and Protestant around
Shankill Road, two roughly parallel thoroughfares less than a mile apart
heading westwards from Belfast’s center. During the “Time of Troubles” the
British built a “Peace Wall” to separate the communities in an attempt ...
... the neighborhoods and a gate that closes automatically at 8pm. There were murals (not graffiti) everywhere...most memorializing Heroes or victims. We grabbed some munchies at a little grocery store and headed down to Drogheda, a town near our next attraction: Newgrange. No real dinner...we were tired and wanted to get to Newgrange first thing as it often fills up in the afternoon. Off to ...
... unnecessary. If fact Mr Andrews argued with his superiors saying he wanted 64 lifeboats on the titanic…he lost. Also during those times the ships radio was only maned by one person and of course he needed to sleep amongst other things. When he wasn’t at his desk then no one heard any messages from other ships.
These days it is maned the whole time. Not all weather reports had to be reported to the captain and the bridge as now they are. ...
... spare ribs cooked in honey mustard, then served chicken breast and fresh vegetables and finally for desert we had berry mousse on biscuit..it was all delicious. On top of this we had a constant flow of red or white wine and entertained prior to each course and at the end..brilliant night. managing to wake up early this morning we were on the road by 7.15. We had slept in the carpark of the castle that had strict signs up saying "No overnight parking" but we had a good excuse of to ...