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During the Troubles, Belfast libraries became a sort of neutral territory for both Protestants and Catholics, the Central library even more so because of its location at the hub of all the transit lines. At least that's what we were told. I tend to agree, but I still hav to wonder how much that is colored by the fact that the libraries were run by the ...
... with Basil and his assistants and drank some tea and learned more about the building and also the history of Belfast. We saw some great views from the private balcony.
After the tea time we went into the two assembly rooms. One not used any more and one they use daily. Me and Patrick sat in the Minister's chair which I must say made us feel like ...
... the sun is setting rather than rising.
Our plan was to follow the Glen River until we reached the Mourne Wall, then turn left and hike to the top of the tallest mountain in North Ireland; Slieve Donard. The Glen River was filled with beautiful scenery. At every turn it presented us with a unique and picturesque waterfall to gaze upon. It was wonderful to see this constantly rushing river, so powerful and full of life, thin out as we slowly made ...
... went to collect the tickets.
Easily done (I was a bit nervous about that for some reason), and once we had, we made our way back to the tourist bus *G* Since the tickets covered two days, and we had some time to spare, I figured we might as well use them again.
Jumped on the bus and went around to Glasgow Green. The bus normally drives in, but they were setting the park up for a big running event of some sort, so it stopped outside. We walked in and checked out ...
... the outer ward, the sea tower and the two batteries (large cannons) all of which protects the Keep. If you followed the Lord of the Rings you know that the Keep is the inner section of a castle that is last refuge during an attack. It is to keep the king and his people safe. The French, the Scots, the English and the Irish all have attacked this castle but it was never taken. During the tour we even ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking