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... pass because of the attractions I'll visit most are covered. The early bird got the best seat, although admittedly there weren't many other birds around for the 8:45 tour! The 90 minute tour took in much of the city and many of the attractions I wanted to see. There's the usual collection of churches and cathedrals (the biggest cross in Ireland, supposedly the bones of St Patrick...), the Titanic Exhibition place, the university etc but the 'uprising' section or the ...
Troubles”. The IRA attacked Protestant targets and British military stationed
in Northern Ireland (including terrorist attacks against civilians) and
Protestant loyalists fought back. Anyway, Belfast was the center of the
violence that went on for almost 30 years until a peace agreement in 1998 since
which things have successfully calmed down.
Nowadays, the area of Belfast that was the focus of the
greatest violence has ...
... the Europa, which is the most bombed hotel in the world! Across the street was the world famous Crown Bar...so we stopped in for a quick pint. :-) We then grabbed a Black Taxi which is a cab that drives around the Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods giving you the history of "The Troubles." Baylor was particularly struck with the idea of how recent it all happened. They still have a HUGE ...
... and worked in pairs, they got paid by how many rivets they did. All workers only got one week’s holiday a year plus two days for Christmas day and good Friday. Eight people died during the construction of the Titanic.
Of course on the 14th April 1912 a lot more lost their lives.While it is very sad that such a tragic event happened, it has made a lot of things change. Life boats were the obvious. During those times life boats ...
... harp and violin. After all guests had arrived we were then introduced to all of the staff that was going to entertain and look after us, in all there was only 8 of them and the 2 musicians making it 10. Here we had our first taste of the music we was going to be listening to and were pleasantly surprised to how good they were. We were then led down to the banquet hall on where me and rich snuck in another goblet of Mead on the way..naughty!! Here we were fed, spicy parsnip ...