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Travel Blogs from Newry

Downpatrick - Day 1

A travel blog entry by t.bird on Oct 20, 2014

4 photos

On Monday I set my sails and sat nav for Downpatrick in Northern Ireland. The route took me back through Pettigo, so I waved at McGrath Castle as I drove on by and went back into the UK. It feels very odd to drive accross the border with no checkpoint, passport check, nothing. Just a sign on the side of the road saying Welcome to Northern Ireland. Another weird feeling is when your car is in kilometres, your brain is ...


A travel blog entry by marjoleintravel on Aug 22, 2014

77 photos

... me like I was an idiot. "Uuhm yeah, why else would there be a Peace Wall?"

We left the girls and crossed the gate to the Catholic area. I walked to the first house that I saw and asked at what time the gates would close. "The gate closes around 10, but why would you go to the other side? Those people are f*cking animals, you should watch yourselfs. That camera that you have, you should put it away, those f*ckers will take it any time they can. That's how f*cked ...

Day 13. Donegal. To. Belfast

A travel blog entry by laurel.furphy on May 29, 2014

2 comments, 12 photos

... past Rathlin Island. It was pretty clear so we were able to see a shadowy outline of the Scottish Island The Mull of Kintyre. From a lookout we were able to see the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge. I'm sure that I would never be able to cross this. It was put there by farmers who had left sheep on the other little island and they could get across on the rope bridge but the sheep couldn't . It used to be put up and down but it proved so ...

Final weeks

A travel blog entry by elisabeth.kerst on Apr 08, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

... rhetorical questions etc.

I’ve also been doing a bit of research on the school system here in Northern Ireland. Bellow a brief summary of my findings on The school system in Northern Ireland.

1. Nursery School

2. Primary school: years 1- 7 (ages 4-11)

3. Post primary school: years 8-12 ( these are compulsory years in which they have to do the so called GCSE exams).

4 .A levels(Sixth form) : year ...

Hello again!

A travel blog entry by elisabeth.kerst on Feb 15, 2014

1 comment, 44 photos

... We all agreed on taking the sightseeing bus, and the first attraction we decided to go to was the 'Kingmainham Gaol Museum'. It used to be a prison, and many famous political figures were imprisoned in one of the cells. The British imprisoned and executed the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. Men, women and children were imprisoned all together, up to five in each cell. Also people who begged for food around the time ...