Briers Country House
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... more time, I would stay in this area longer next time. We stopped at a pub back in town for a drink to wait for the next bus back to Belfast. They had just run out of the Smithwick's on tap, so I got to try a new flavor - the Smithwick's IPA, which was quite tasty too. We were back in Belfast by about 8pm. We grabbed dinner at a cool hoppin place called the Alleycat for burgers and Irish craft beers, then returned to the hotel for some much needed ...
"I certainly notice a vitality in Belfast, which wasn't there in the seventies. There was a war going on then. Now there are cranes everywhere. There really is a sense of renewal and hope" - Liam Neeson
Vibrant, industrial, urban and trouble free for almost twenty years, Belfast is a city reborn. Once at the heart of one of the largest conflicts in Western Europe since 1945, Belfast is now a modern European city, full of bustling streets, buzzing coffee shops and ...
... is a huge castle there which was built in memory of King Fergus of Scotland. You can see Scotland just across the water and can catch a ferry to Scotland which takes a little under an hour. After Carrickfergus we headed further north onto Larne which is another seaside port. All of the towns in Ireland have huge hanging flower baskets up the streets. Ive never seen anything so stunning. The flowers are so pretty I have been taking plenty of pictures to show ...
The eve of the wedding, after an
eye-wateringly cold jog towards Bangor listening to Billy Bragg's 'The Great
Leap Forward’ my Czech cousins Lala, Jitka and their girls Alice and Hedwiga
and I drove to Belfast to do the open top bus tour and the Titanic museum
before meeting Mart and Lou for dinner at the most bombed hotel in Europe; the
This and other interesting facts I learnt
on the bus tour. Not ...
... by several hundred feet ending in a needle point. This Spire of Hope was erected in 2007, and because of its huge length and special stainless steel design, it was manufactured in Switzerland. I only included a photo of the bottom tip of the spire in my photos where it penetrates through the roof over the altar area; it was a remarkable construction feat to use a crane to install such a long slender polished steel ...