Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus
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Winter had arrived in Carrick and so had the CCAR adventure race series! It was a crisp, bright morning as the sixty teams gathered on the start line just inside the archways of the iconic Carrickfergus castle. Looking around I could see a plethora of woolly hats and buffs amidst the rising puffs of breath in the cold air. I slipped on my ski gloves and we were off! A brisk 500m jog later and we were given our maps for the run and ...
... the early 1850's. This wasn't really a visit with any expectations of discovering any family links, just one to walk the streets they had walked all those years ago.
Interestingly (probably to me alone), the town centre had walls built around it across the road from the castle. At the south-eastern end, outside the walls was the Irish quarter and at the north western end, also outside the walls was the Scotch quarter. The English didn't want ...
... financiers, and it certainly has something of a more medieval look to its old quarter (narrow winding streets creating a labyrinth behind the city’s walls). Derry is also called the maiden city in that its walls were never breached despite the efforts of Catholic Jacobite forces in the Williamite Wars of the late 17th Century. For those who want a refresher, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamite _War_in_Ireland
... line-height: 13.63636302947998px;">-TGIF movie/meal deal
-Spain won Euro 2012
Giants Causeway and Derry
-Free tour from Paddy's!
-Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge from a distance, Derry's home of the troubles, curry cheese fries, walked all over the Causeway
... Pete & Oliver came around for dinner. They really havent changed a bit from 15 years ago. So nice to catch up with them. I then went over to Caroline's and the kids were very excited to introduce every pet they have.....dog, cat, 2 ferrets and 2 gold fish.
Heading to England tomorrow.
Hope all is well with everyone.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsClarion Hotel Carrickfergus
The facility is in need of repair, the staff is overworked bit the food is very good.
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