The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
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Staff very friendly
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... Most of them went into politics. Truly.
We were absolutely exhausted after our busy and information-filled trip to Belfast. The happy post script to this story is that Leona and I didn't have to forego any sleep and stay in the hostel with the schoolies kids. Our very lovely driver, Gavin, managed to get our accommodation upgraded, and we got to stay in a recently renovated apartment for no extra charge. So sometimes it pays to look old and decrepit like we do. Just ...
Yesterday we spent the day in Dublin. Started with the kilmainham jail guided tour. Learnt a lot about Ireland's political history in the early 1900's around the uprising. Most of the stories are very sad with a lot political prisoners being executed for trying to break away from English rule. Also found out that around 5000 convicts were deported to Australia from this prison. On a much happier note we then toured the Guinness storehouse which is the most ...
... great Famine in Ireland were put in this prison. The government of Ireland used the prison as a solution for the large amount of beggars wandering on the streets of Ireland (mid-19th century) due to the Great Famine. Beggars had to be cleared off the streets. Although, a beggar got some food in the cell, so they saw it as a means of survival. Moreover, A small hanging cell was also built in the prison and a ...
... helped too - when Coraleen voiced her misgivings he told us 'the Ozzies do it with bells on'... So of course we did. For me the bridge was a piece of cake, it was the 1km walk there and back - up and down horrid uneven stone steps! Still, we did it & bought the T-shirt:-) Lucky too, cause as we left a full tour bus arrived There's a lot to be said for getting up with the larks!! After ...
... so I wouldn’t get too see any of the artefacts or hear the stories of the locals.
He then decided that I needed to learn about the real deal and took me on my very own guided tour of Belfast. And before you ask no he was not trying to hit on me or get my money he was just so proud of his city and wanted to show it off. He was so passionate about the history of the city and the truth behind it all and I learnt far more from my few hours with him than I did ...