Ashfield Guesthouse

83 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT42 1AA, United Kingdom | Hotel

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It's The Griswold European Vacation

A travel blog entry by karanathan


... that were shot and killed at a July 12th event a few years ago. For those not familiar with Irish history there is a long standing battle between the north and south and while it has improved over the last number of years, there are still longstanding tensions and violence that rise up on occasion. In our time here there was two bombs found at a cemetery in Dublin, and a pipe bomb found near a primary school in Belfast. Nothing came of these bombs, ...

Finally, a pint of Guiness!

A travel blog entry by michele.fraser


Ahh, Ireland – Belfast to be exact. The day started off sadly, as a gentleman on Deck 5 passed away due to a heart attack. We watched the police and paramedics mill about on the pier for a while, and then headed off to breakfast. Met up with our guide and bus on the pier, and headed off for a city tour. The drive through No Mans Land was quite disturbing, especially since there have been riots here for the last ...

A Bloodied Lip, a Drunken Aussie, and Olympic Gold

A travel blog entry by grindebudzisz


... Protestant in his early 40s from the famous Shankill Road, provided a very balanced and thoughtful accounting of what we were seeing and what happened and is happening here. In conversations with him away from the tour and the group he clearly held some particular views as to controversial groups and leaders (in particular how Sinn Feinn and the Unionists get whatever they want because they scream loudest), but he was also very clear that things ...

Derby done Belfast Style

A travel blog entry by drbysk8ter


... some of the girls who were more experienced struggle at something new. The night ended with a scrimmage, and Karen got to do penalty timing. Yes, the scrimmage has refs and NSO's and the coach tracks all of the penalties. These girls are working hard. There were very few stops for water, and the pace was brisk. It was a tremendous experience with a great group of people. I am looking forward to Thursday night when I get to skate with the advanced group. ...

Derry, The Giant's, and The Rope Bridge...

A travel blog entry by reganpullen


... of Ireland, and nationalist and unionist politicians and political activists.

Bloody Sunday —sometimes called the Bogside Massacre—was an incident on 30 January 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, in which twenty-six unarmed civil rights protesters ...


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