Briers Country House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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 ...
... was a large painting of the famous IRA leader and MP, Bobby Sands. Weirdly enough, I later learnt that my Mother was in Belfast on the day he died while on hunger strike and very nearly didn't make it out. Eventually however we came to the famous Peace Wall, which was the star attraction, and which I had been looking forward to seeing all morning.
I was under the impression that this was a kind of 'relic' from the past, similar to the Berlin wall but ...
... was smooth and soon we were in Dublin fair city. But not for long. We found the Dan Dooley Car Rentals desk at the airport, took up the offer of a sat nav system (luckily) and went out to the mini van that would take us to the car yard. The driver, Steve, was lovely and it was so nice to hear a strong Irish accent again. On the way we stopped to pick up a mother, her early 20s daughter and the daughter's friend, who had picked up their car earlier in the ...
After the concert, I felt really tired. I didn't een want to get out of bed in the morning. I decided to just visit a park and relax for the day. I put on my coat and took my laptop with me to the park.
There I relaxed for the day. The temperature was a nice ...
... and Scotland. Can anyone guess what it is? We went into a shop and the lady behind the counter asked if we wanted a wee bag with that, and here's my wee card with my wee receipt. Got the trend yet? It goes across the ocean to Scotland too. We can now appreciate Robbie Burns more. When he talked about that "wee timorous beastie" he was publically announcing his Scottishness in a way that can be roughly comparable to a Canadian saying "sweet toque, eh?" For all the ...