Belfast - Confusing!!.
Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
428Trip End Dec 31, 2018
Basically, it would appear the majority of the Protestants do not want the Catholics and are OK with remaining under British rule and have denied Catholics any political power. The Catholics do not want to move down to the Southern Republic of Ireland (nor apparently do the Republic really want them!). They just want to live where they have always lived
There is a peace of sorts now, since the Good Friday agreement in 1998. Perhaps, ultimately Northern Ireland will be move towards self rule?, if both sides can find common ground? .
The highlight of the day though, was having lunch in a National Trust Pub which still has "snug" booths. These are wonderful little private booths, ornately decorated with a bell to summon the waiter. The waiter must only enter when summoned. Of course we had to go traditional Irish and have Irish stew with a pint of Guinness. We enjoyed a snog in our snug booth too!