The comedy night in the Empire is a great way to mispend a Tuesday night. There are two comperes who rotate fortnightly and the venue draws some of the top comedy names.
The local crowd are not shy when a comedian is not maintaining the high standards and have heard some crackin heckles.
Head down the basement after the show to catch some great live music.
Cost is £6 with concessions for students.
Want to experience something exciting? In Belfast? If you're looking for Excitement in belfast. Belfast Area in your first choice! Simply just hop'in a Cab or a Taxi and ask the driver to take you to Shankill Road. In that Area you will Experience robbery, Criminal, Life threaten. Or If you want to experience Car-jacking, just hire an car and drive about in that area. Being hi-jack is almost an guarantee! In my opinion Just keep out from Belfast, Keep out from Northern Ireland. If you really want an hoilday in UK! London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Many places. Just Keep out of Northern Ireland.
THIS REVIEW IS ONLY MY OPINION, WHAT I'M SAYING IN THE REVIEW REALLY DOES EXIST. MANY MANY PROBLEMS IN BELFAST. I DON'T WANT TO SEE TRAVEL GETTING THEMSELVES INTO TROBLE, DURING THEIR HAPPY HOILDAYS. SO TAKE MY WORK FOR IT.
Whilst it's best to keep well away from the marches at Drumcree (and the general Portadown area) at the time of the marches, I thoroughly recommend seeing one if you're in NI at the time.
Best spot I found for watching them is just off the North Road where the main Belfast march passes each July 1st (or the Monday if that's a Sunday). Not only will you get a feel for the festival atmosphere of the parades but you'll get a sneak peek at Ian Paisley who lives just round the corner and always comes out to see the parade.
You need to get there relatively early (before 6pm is best) as a lot of the roads in the surrounding area are blocked with traffic in the time leading up to the start of the parade.
Safety-wise, there's no problem, though I wouldn't try waving an Irish flag.
I have taken many visitors here and all have been very impressed. It is set beautiful countryside on the edge of the city and contains lots of historic buildings that have been taken down stone by stone and reconstructed in the grounds of the museum. It includes entire rows of terraces and businesses such as the working printing press.
The Transport museum (on the same site) is also well worth a visit and includes a permanent display on the Titanic (which was built in Belfast).
To do this justice allow up to 4 hours for your visit.
Belfast grew up and flourished as a port due to its position at the mouth of Belfast lough.
Due to the Ards peninsula (a 50 km long protective finger like protrusion that curves around the lough) acting as a protective wall, the waters are beautifully clean and are a haven for exotic sea life.
Due to careful patrolling by the marine life immigration service and the rise in demand for both canned and fresh shark meat, we now loose well under 300 surfers a year to shark attacks in the costal waters around Belfast.
You probably will be a bit wary of the places to go in Belfast so a good place to start is in East Belfast This is the place where the famous Titanic was built. An excellent place to begin your visit is The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Here you can see Ireland as it was in bygone days, with actual houses taken apart brick by brick and re-erected in the grounds of the museum. Be sure and bring your walking shoes as this is a long walk around the park, but it is well worth it and one of the best attractions Northern Ireland has to offer. Later in the evening a good place to settle for the evenings entertainment is the Oddeysey. Northern Irelands newest entertainment complex, and while you are there you can take a tour round the Titanic Quarter on the Lagan River Boat. A nice pleasant cruise to end a busy day. ( all these attractions and more can be viewed in the
Belfast is dotted with parks - each with a different feel. From the Victorian- style Botanic Park near Queens University to the Waterworks in the working-class north of the city you will see Belfast citizens at rest and play.
Bild like a castle, this interesting church has a strange ceiling, it almost looks like a very tasty pastry.
In East Belfast you can visit the ice bowl, here you will find crazy golf, jungle jims, bowling and ice skating all under one roof. Good place to go if your visiting as a family.
this is the leaning clock, they have spent alot of money on this trying to stop it , i think there is somthing running under the clock which has made it unstabel
One of the more famous murals is that of the hunger striker Bobby Sands on the side of the Sinn Fein offices in West Belfast
An old fashioned looking drinking establishmaent in central Belfast. I loved the words over the window "imbibing emporium" A place where you can enjoy a drink - they also serve food as well.
Another ceramic panel from the Big Fish, this one depicts the proud Belfast tradition of shipbuilding.
The Big Fish is made up of lots of ceramic panels. This one tells something of its creator, John Kindness, who constructed it in 1998/9
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