Halycon House

68 Wellington Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 6DP, United Kingdom | Hotel

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First Glimpse of the Emerald Isle

A travel blog entry by laurenporter6


... the bay. There was even a wedding taking place while we were there.

On the bus ride back to the city, we met this old woman who started talking to Lindsay once she saw her camera and asked if we were just visiting Ireland. She told us that the castle used to be in the middle of the city but was moved. She then proceeded to tell us about her and her husband growing up in Belfast. One story she told us was during the ...

Northern Ireland

A travel blog entry by jasonandjamie


... tiny little villages all of which are dotted with pink biking features and bunting in anticipation for the upcoming Giro d'Italia bike race and up to look at Dunluce Castle. We didn't have time to go in which was a bit **** since it looked awesome but got a chance to all get off the bus and take a few snaps. Picture a massive ruined castle perched on a cliff over the sea - that's exactly what it was. A stunning silhouette and backdrop against the sea.

From there is was ...

Belfast take 2

A travel blog entry by katetahls


... time, he also has the inclination".
St Anne's Cathedral which has the largest Celtic Cross in Northern Ireland and a new addition of a 40 metre tall stainless steel spire named 'Spire of Hope' at the top of the cathedral.
We walked around the streets to see the street art murals on the buildings some of the work is amazing and shows so much history. We then went to a typical Irish pub called Kelly's Cellars, it is the ...

Old Wounds, New Walls

A travel blog entry by karatedude99999


... at 10 each!

Walter, our guide, was knowledgeable and friendly. He started off taking us around downtown Belfast, before whisking us off to the West End. We started off exploring Shankill, one of the main working class Protestant neighbourhoods that was the heartland of many of the Protestant paramilitary organizations during the Troubles. I was shocked by the fact that the Protestant and Catholic working class neighbourhoods are still divided by ...

Opening Ceremonies Police/Firefighter World Games

A travel blog entry by alandjo


... procession, bagpipes, etc. Met nice lady from Southhampton UK whose husband was a runner, and chatted with her throughout. Headed for home just prior to 9:30,were directed onto the train, got off at Victoria platform then walked to bus stop and caught bus for home. Got back about 10:30, chatted with Adrian and Sheldon for 1/2 hr then headed to bed. Texted with Britt for few min about next day and Giants Causeway ...


This hotel, located in the Queen's Quarter area of Belfast, is near Ulster Museum, Crescent Arts Centre, Clarke & Dawe, and Roast Coffee Club & Mezzanine Gallery.
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