University of Ulster Accommodation
Travel Blogs from Newtownabbey
... west, south and east parts of town that were divided religiously and politically in the Troubles War. Much of the strife is over but there is still divisions among some of the people. We saw the clock tower, St. Anne's cathedral, Belfast Castle and the docks area. While touring on the double decker bus we were rained upon once again, for a short ...
... was in a year ago from today.
There is no way I can ever pay back my mom for everything she has done for me to get here. She is the most selfless person I know - especially when it comes to my sister and I.
No words can really describe the gratitude I have for my mom. She is my number one inspiration for the kind of person I hope to be as I get older.
I love you Mom. Happy Mother's Day! I can't wait to see you in a few weeks.
... including Wales. We purchased a small woven basket, which will be mailed to us in the next month or so.
Our next stop was Derry/Londonderry, and ancient city that still has its Medieval wall. Originally, the town's name was Derry. It was called Londonderry early in the British-Northern Ireland "troubles". The term Derry/Londonderry is used today to be deferential to both factions.
... coastal district, known as the Pale, governed directly by the English crown from Dublin Castle. Inland, the countryside was under the control of Gaelic Chieftains, such as the O'Toole and O'Byrne clans. It is notable for its mile-long promenade which stretches from the harbour, with its colony of Mute Swans, to the base of Bray Head at the southern end. Bray is home to many pubs and restaurants, including the first Porterhouse bar, ...
... with the usual Irish twisted take
on urban planning; Belfast’s answer to the tower of Pisa; the town clock
leaning a good four foot to the right with every clock face telling a different
(wrong ) time. The salmon of knowledge by the river, telling the history of
Belfast and a symbol of the salmon that have returned to the river Lagan after
the ship building industry has gone. The more you kiss the fish, the smarter you become. ...