46 Bryansford Gardens, Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT33 0EQ, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Newcastle

"The Troubles" - Belfast Style

A travel blog entry by epicurist


Our tour of Belfast leaves a lasting impression. I'm no stranger to conflict - I did not expect glitter, rainbows and unicorns, but I did not expect to find that peace in Belfast was still so tenuous and the wounds still very raw - 12 years after the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement was signed in 1998. I used the slash marks because if you are Catholic/Republican, you call it the Good Friday Agreement, if you are Protestant/Unionist, ...

A better understanding

A travel blog entry by patches_mcgee


... and involvement in the conflict taking place all around them in order to keep them safe from harm. And although as an adult Grainne makes a living from her involvement in the process, she is the shining example of 'being the change you wish to see in the world'.

Grainne reiterated the point that for the most part, 'the troubles' and ongoing divide are a result of a political struggle that doesn't really factor into the lives of the average person going about their daily ...

The Mourne Mountains

A travel blog entry by steveandkat


... had a look around. To my right were several tops of the Mourne Mountains. I could see the wall caress the top of each peak and slither away in the distance. To my left I could see the endless ocean meet the edge of a tiny village. And behind me I could see tiny specks and different colours which made up the houses of Newcastle. The clouds above me were white and fluffy and I could see the round patches of darkness they cast on the earth as they past by the ...

The Global Breakdown

A travel blog entry by eoinontour

So how does one summarise the 12 months we have just experienced? Well I can`t but I will begin to try and give some sort of breakdown of some of the adventures we have had...yeah good luck!

Firstly it has been 2 weeks now since we landed back on Irish soil and the tears have started to dry up and normality is starting to be seen again.

Throughout all the excitement and experiences encountered over 12 months from October 2009 until November 2010 one ...

Belfast Birthday Celebrations

A travel blog entry by paul_n_alex


... was excellent and then the rock club upstairs played the best set-list I have ever heard in a club. What a brilliant night, but then, just to top it all off, we stumbled out, a little intoxicated and found a free tea van. This was a group of volunteers handing out free tea and cake to club goers of Belfast's nightlife. How cool is that!

All in all Belfast is well worth a long weekend, night out or little stop over for anyone. Oh, and the Guinness was ...


This hotel, located on 46 Bryansford Gardens, Newcastle, is near Murlough National Nature Reserve, Dundrum Castle, Slieve Donard Spa, and Newcastle Tourist Information Centre.
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