Travel Blogs from Newry
... the back yards of the homes have steel cages built over them to protect against bricks or bottles being thrown over the wall. There are 5 sets of gates between the 2 areas that are closed every evening; 3 open during the day to traffic. There is one gate that is open all of the time, but is constantly monitored with cameras and can be automatically closed by the police station.
Our guide told us that 70% of 18 – 24 year olds have never had ...
In most likelihood, 120 Carrick Hill was the residence of my great-great-great-great grandfather, William Sterling and his son, Andrew. Andrew hopped a boat to the US with his wife and baby daughter to settle down in New Jersey, where he had the green grocer market cornered, supplying local hospitals and schools with fresh produce.
My goal was actually to find a birth or marriage certificate, but considering a.) I only knew ...
... walk under the sodium lights of the city.
Our first reactions to this place were mixed. The hostel was fine- very welcoming, well organised and secure. In fact, very secure. But peering out from my bedroom window, I felt a little uneasy at the sight of kerbstones painted red, white and blue and a grubby union flag hanging limply from the lamp-post outside the bar of the Glasgow Rangers Supporters' Club, opposite.
Without further ado, we ...
... It was a place for children and adults to perform arts and theater. The owners had such a passion for it.
We then went to lunch at a nice pub. We chatted for a while and then headed to the Orange Organizations headquarters/grand lodge. It was very neat to see the history of such an old and well established organization. We learned a lot about their history and also about the reason for founding it. We met the educator of the organization who we shared tea ...
... the other guys have already arrived and are in bed. Including the three guys i am sharing with. I have never met these guys they are friends of friends.
I get to the room and the guys are asleep and i try to be a quiet as possible. The only problem is it is two double bed so i have to get in beside some guy i have never met before! awkward!
He didn't wake and then turned to me in the morning and said -" Hi, I am the OX"