The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro
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... 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.
Belfast was a really interesting city, it had a calm feel and wasn't as busy as other cities but was not Denmark quiet. We cruised off towards our hotel (sadly B and B days were not over) and checked in before heading out to explore a little bit. On our exploration we found a pretty cool bar, Brennan's Bar. Brennan would of course be the surname of our last housemate Brenno who is very much in love with Ireland and her culture. After many photos, some drinks and some dinner ...
... This area is known as the Falls and this is where Catholics live. I was pointed out to a “Martyrs’ Memorial” for those “killed by the British.” I went to this place and it was the flipside of the coin to that which I had just seen in the Shankill: a memorial for those “Innocent civilians murdered by British and Loyalist forces.” Perspective changes everything, huh?
I continued through the Catholic neighborhoods to the ...
... headed for Belfast but alas, the captain announces a further 1.5hrs sitting on run way. Kids slept, adults just about broke down & cried.
Never mind. We arrived At George best airport in far from our best form. Bloody freezing!
Cars sorted easily and we were on our way. Thanks to some great navigating by julz we found our cottage no with no hiccups. What a lovely surprise. They are gorgeous traditional looking farm cottages. After a quick cuppa we were ...
... ventured into the village of Moygashel to an area called the Linen Green - a shopping area that used to be a linen factory thus most of the original buildings had been preserved. Here, we went to the Loft coffee shop that had an impressive array of desserts. After resting there, we then went to Dungannon park were we walked around the lake.
The day ended with another impressive dinner at the Church household before sleeping once more.