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he was a fantastic guide. As we drove north on M1 towards Northern
Ireland, Matthew relayed the history of Ireland and the conflict in
Northern Ireland. Although today there is no border crossing, just a
sign along the highway, in the past, this was a heavily armed border and
all visitors would need to show papers to cross. After we had crossed
into the UK, we made a quick stop at a gas station in Banbridge for a ...
... talked to me- it was one way - he talked for at least 15 minutes and I have no idea a word he said - very friendly here, it's just I can't understand them !!!!
Back to the apartment for an hours break and rest before heading back out. It's very busy down by the town hall with all the cycle teams being introduced.
Late evening meal (very late at around 11pm) and I popped into a local Indian for a very nice (if spicy) lamb ...
... flag is flown everywhere. And most staggering, there are huge murals painted on the sides of houses. All of them represent people who have fought and died for their cause in some way. One in particular portrayed a guy who was called the Topgun, named such because he "won" the race to kill as many Catholics as possible. All 25 that he killed before he was murdered, were innocent people. It's insane. (Photo attached) He then took us to the Peace Wall. It's really scary to think ...
... of terror, or valiant fight for freedom? The answer to the question depends on your political views. What we can say is that the Troubles represent a massive human tragedy. 1/16 Belfast police officers would be injured or killed, hundreds of soldiers would die in shootings and bombings, but the brunt of the conflict was felt by innocent civilians; a theme all too common in modern warfare.
In the afternoon I grabbed a quick power-lunch at Subway and then made ...
... Hillsborough Forest Park.Princess Diana used to be seen in this area as well. The fort was founded in 1630 by Peter Hill and completed around 1650 by Colonel Arthur Hill. Bellow a website that contains a 360 panorama of the fort and some more information on the fort, and another website on the linen museum.
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