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... 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 ...
... Stormlands), this is where Catelyn Stark agrees to a treaty with Renly on behalf of her son Robb.
We then stopped for lunch at the Causeway Hotel before heading to the Giant's Causeway. The food was excellent (best chicken and mushroom pie I have ever had) and as it was pre-ordered we were served almost immediately, cutting down a lot of waiting time, so well organised. And of course a nice cold Guinness to wash it down.
... if somewhat disheartening journey through The Troubles. His slightly unbalanced view of the IRA as the guardians of puppies and small children vs the Protestant militias as drug lords and thugs was probably just as insightful as the various stops we made. Obviously a Catholic, he was the product of a school system that remains rigidly segregated to this day.
Another tragic claim to fame for the city of Belfast is as the home base of the ill-fated ...
... specific we wanted to see in Belfast, we were more just there for the experience and to taste the culture (and beer) of the place! We had a quick lunch in the city centre and then decided to walk down to the area of Belfast where the murals are painted. In Belfast there are definitely two different camps, there is the loyalist (British and Protestant) side of town and the republican (Irish and Catholic) side of town. We first ventured into the Republican side of town. The murals ...
So we went to Belfast, Northern Ireland because a category 2 hurricane got in our way of going further north in Norway. Haven't experienced a hurricane but now we can say we have ridden out the waves on the edge of one now!
I was thinking what you are all thinking about going to Northern Ireland..... Of course we remember all the news reports of the IRA and ...