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  • Sunday

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    Ah, the ulster fry. How i miss ye here on the continent. I cannot wait to get back there and eat ye, im sick of croissants and coffee. here's all you need for a good ulster fry...... buy yourself some potato bread and soda bread (ormo bakeries do the best i think, in the clear packets with the pink label) mushrooms, baked beans (yes, we brits...

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  • Further Afield

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    There are no signs at the border telling you you are now in the North or Republic. You will recognise it from all the "Money Changed Here" signs instead! Such bureaux de changes are reputed to be backed by the IRA... here is a pic of Belfast City Hall.

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  • Events

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    This summer I did some voluntary work with Ballynafeigh Community Development Association, assisting with the children's Summer Programme for children aged between 4 and 14 years. This kind of work goes on in July and August every year. There were a lot of different activities, arts and crafts, sports activities for local children. We had 2 Big...

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  • Belfast Zoo

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    Go to Belfast Zoo The animal collection of the Belfast Zoo has changed dramatically over the last few years, particularly since the redevelopment of the Zoo, a project that was completed nearly six years ago. A number of factors have influenced the selection of the species that have been acquired for maintenance and breeding in the collection. 0nce...

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  • Murals

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    See the Murals! Unfortunately I haven't been there yet but I bet it's the most exciting and interesting place in Belfast! Even though I would hate living around there and see tourists taking pictures all the time I guess! My fondest memory is when I said to my friends in Dublin 'I'm thinking about going to Belfast tomorrow' and they all said they'd...

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  • Odyssey/W5

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    Belfast is really cool.There is so many things to do:swimming,beach,shops(lots),restaurants.eg:burger king,mcdonlands. Belfast is kind of cool in some places.There is the Odyssey.There is concerts,a lie detector,u can make your own movie,musical stairs and w5 that is who,what,were,when and why.There is lots of shops in Belfast.

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  • Sunsets

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    sunset from the B&B in PortBallintrae - this was a fantastic sunset - I've got about 1 dozen pictures of this since it was constantly changing, always beautiful! We sat in our B&B with this view from the window!

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  • Shopping

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    go shopping. Yet again, this is a first point on a vt page, but shopping is very important,isn't it?!! The shops are a very important part of Belfast, and I have to admit that they are the reason for so many of my visits. The main shopping area is around Donegall Place, opposite the City Hall where you'll find shops like The Disney Store, Topshop,...

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  • Sports

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    Go and see an ice-hockey match! On Saturday 30th December 2000, I braved the snow and fog to see my first ever ice-hockey game at the new Odyssey Arena in Belfast. It was brilliant! The atmosphere was amazing, the players were fantastic, and I'd definitely go back. They played against the London Knights and of course won with a score of 4-1!! I...

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  • Grand Opera House

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    Show's that are on at the Grand Opera house now and too come: The Pirates of Penzance (18 September 2001 to 22 September 2001) The Illegals (23 September 2001 to 23 September 2001) Phil Coulter (24 September 2001 to 29 September 2001) The Woman in Black (01 October 2001 to 06 October 2001) Brendan Bowyer (08 October 2001 to 08 October 2001)...

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  • Belfast City Hall

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    Been there a few days after Princess Diana died. There were flowers all around the townhall and people were queuing to sign the book of condolence. Very strange and unbelieveable. It made me realize that I was officially on British ground!

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  • I AM THE MAN!

    Maybe it’s just me. Maybe it’s just the nice way I speak to the people who book travel for my company. I simply asked them – VERY NICELY – to please put me into a nice hotel in Belfast. They put me in the historic and luxurious Europa Hotel. The finest in Belfast. I had Ralph Lauren bedcovers and wallpaper, a buffet breakfast where the chef makes...

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  • Who Are These Ladies

    Who are these ladies? They must have been temporary statues as I've found nothing on line about them, but they were standing there near the Europa Hotel in April 2008. They were very interesting as they are made from parts of womens' everyday lives at work and at home. If anyone knows about these statues I would appreciate you letting me know who...

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  • Starbucks!

    Over the past few years there seems to be a proliferation of coffee shops in Belfast. I'm not sure why this is; maybe because of the desire for all things U.S. or because they've caught on to the fact that there is another drink apart from tea. Or maybe it's because people here look upon hanging out in one as 'cool'. Anyway Belfast has never had a...

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  • You just can't make this stuff up...

    Many a city likes to name their airport after a local worthy figure. Often it is a politician of note, an independence leader or a great figure of some kind.Belfast, as only Belfast could do, has named it's local airport after a rampant alcholoic, womaniser and trolly-dolly chaser. In fairness he was also perhaps the most gifted footballer of his...

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  • International Summer Programme

    This summer I did some voluntary work with Ballynafeigh Community Development Association, assisting with the children's Summer Programme for children aged between 4 and 14 years. This kind of work goes on in July and August every year.There were a lot of different activities, arts and crafts, sports activities for local children. We had 2 Big...

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  • The Border Crossing

    There are no signs at the border telling you you are now in the North or Republic. You will recognise it from all the "Money Changed Here" signs instead! Such bureaux de changes are reputed to be backed by the IRA... here is a pic of Belfast City Hall.

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  • County Antrim Coast

    Northern Ireland is well-known for many things, but two of the most beautiful and spectacular must be the Mourne Mountains, in county Down, and The Giant's Causeway, in county Antrim. This photo is of one of the three platforms of the basalt columnar rock that form the Causeway. Click on the photo and view it in large scale!

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  • Irish Water

    What a wonderful pastime! An afternoon spent fishing in a beautiful location near Newtownards, County Down. (Enlarge the photo for a beautiful view!).

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  • Day trips in and around the city

    Belfast International Youth Hostel offers day trips to various places around the city and the eastern part of Northern Ireland. They offer an overnight trip to the Giant's Causeway, a tour of Belfast and a tour of Carrickfergus Castle. I haven't been on any of these tours and I am only putting the information here because many people ask about day...

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  • ...go along the North Coast of...

    ...Co. Donegal & Co. Antrim - it is absolutely GORGEOUS! Make sure you take enough film-material with you!

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  • See the Murals!

    See the Murals! Unfortunately I haven't been there yet but I bet it's the most exciting and interesting place in Belfast! Even though I would hate living around there and see tourists taking pictures all the time I guess! My fondest memory is when I said to my friends in Dublin 'I'm thinking about going to Belfast tomorrow' and they all said...

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  • kathycollins's General Tip

    sunset from the B&B in PortBallintrae - this was a fantastic sunset - I've got about 1 dozen pictures of this since it was constantly changing, always beautiful! We sat in our B&B with this view from the window!

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  • A day in Belfast

    I had all kinds of things planned for my daytrip from Dublin to Belfast. Walking the streets of Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods, viewing and photographing the city's many murals, basically trying to get a real sense of the place and understand The Troubles. Instead I spent the day getting smashing drunk with the locals, talking of peace and...

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  • When in Belfast, I would...

    When in Belfast, I would highly recommend visiting with the locals, preferably at local pubs. Friendly, the locals will make you feel at home. My fondest memories is the 'craic,' just getting to know people and understanding their culture. One of the fondest memories I have of Belfast is visiting the 'historical' sites---from the shipyards to the...

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  • Spending an evening at any pub...

    Spending an evening at any pub with good friends, good music and good lager. Pub crawls ending with chips at Spuds.Local Ceidlehs (spelling?) with loads of Irish dance & song.Irish storytelling at Queen's University.

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  • Belfast is really cool.There...

    Belfast is really cool.There is so many things to do:swimming,beach,shops(lots),restaurants.eg:burger king,mcdonlands. Belfast is kind of cool in some places.There is the Odyssey.There is concerts,a lie detector,u can make your own movie,musical stairs and w5 that is who,what,were,when and why.There is lots of shops in Belfast.

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  • These are the ruins of Dunluce...

    These are the ruins of Dunluce Castle, built in the 13th century. You pass them if you approach the Giant's Causeway from the west. Particularly remarkable: a storm once blew the kitchen into the sea.

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  • Grand Opera House

    Show's that are on at the Grand Opera house now and too come:The Pirates of Penzance (18 September 2001 to 22 September 2001) The Illegals (23 September 2001 to 23 September 2001) Phil Coulter (24 September 2001 to 29 September 2001) The Woman in Black (01 October 2001 to 06 October 2001) Brendan Bowyer (08 October 2001 to 08 October 2001) The...

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  • Go to Belfast Zoo

    Go to Belfast Zoo The animal collection of the Belfast Zoo has changed dramatically over the last few years, particularly since the redevelopment of the Zoo, a project that was completed nearly six years ago. A number of factors have influenced the selection of the species that have been acquired for maintenance and breeding in the collection....

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  • My Mother, Daughter, and I are...

    My Mother, Daughter, and I are traveling companions! This is my daughters eye view to the Irish Sea!

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  • Go and see a show. Events can...

    Go and see a show. Events can be seen at many places but especially at Belfast's four main auditoriums: Grand Opera House, Waterfront Hall, Odyssey Arena, or Kingshall.

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  • Go and see an ice-hockey...

    Go and see an ice-hockey match! On Saturday 30th December 2000, I braved the snow and fog to see my first ever ice-hockey game at the new Odyssey Arena in Belfast. It was brilliant! The atmosphere was amazing, the players were fantastic, and I'd definitely go back. They played against the London Knights and of course won with a score of 4-1!! I...

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  • SusanneBeck's General Tip

    going to see 'Feet of Flames' at Stormont. It was a brilliant show and Michael Flatley was as gorgeous as ever. I really wish I'd gone to see his previous shows but now it's too late :( The music was brilliant, the dancing was amazing and this with the wonderful costumes and staging made a really enjoyable show.

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  • go shopping. Yet again, this...

    go shopping. Yet again, this is a first point on a vt page, but shopping is very important,isn't it?!!The shops are a very important part of Belfast, and I have to admit that they are the reason for so many of my visits. The main shopping area is around Donegall Place, opposite the City Hall where you'll find shops like The Disney Store, Topshop,...

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  • Stay over July and see the...

    Stay over July and see the Twelth parade.It's the greatest turn out of bands worldwide.People travel from all over the world to watch it and always come back for more. When I left Belfast for Tenerife the thing that I missed most was probobly it's electric atmosphere and it's beauty.

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  • will you have the courage to...

    will you have the courage to cross carrik a rede ropebridge? Spanning a chasm some eighty feet deep is the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, it's construction once consisted of a single rope hand rail and widely spaced slats which the fishermen would traverse across with salmon caught off the island. The single handrail was subsequently replaced...

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  • I arrived in Northern Ireland...

    I arrived in Northern Ireland by bus, having left from Dublin. When we came to the check-point, the bus stopped and an inspector boarded the bus. He scanned the passengers faces, locked on to mine, and approached. I was the only one asked to present a passport -- and to this day wonder whether I looked suspicious or simply out of place!

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  • Flowers all over the town hall

    Been there a few days after Princess Diana died. There were flowers all around the townhall and people were queuing to sign the book of condolence. Very strange and unbelieveable. It made me realize that I was officially on British ground!

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  • spend time to actually take in...

    spend time to actually take in your surroundings...too much bad pres has been given to n.ireland and people tend to worry that they are going to get caught up in some sort of terrorist skirmish while they are over there....don worry just enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.....and the guiness

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  • visit the main pubs in the...

    visit the main pubs in the city centre!!!!....striaght across from the Europa Hotel and Great Victoria Street Train/Bus Station. All of THEM!!!! Well I live here so I have loads of memories but my main one is when I forst came here in the Winter and it was snowing and it was still beautiful.

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  • the Giant cause way is amazing...

    the Giant cause way is amazing nataural rock formation formed by the sea crashing against the rocks.you would almost swear some one craved the rocks and placed them all there.the only real practical ways to get there is via a tour as i did or by hiring a car or motor bike.

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  • If you only have limited time...

    If you only have limited time in Northern Ireland try and fit in a tour up toward tthe giant cause way and you will not be dissapointed.the is some fab coast line to see and heaps more.

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  • I found the people of Belfast...

    I found the people of Belfast to be very nice to tourist and the place in general to feel alot safer than I had expected it to be.Belfast has some very nice buildings such as the town hall and belfast uni fondest memory was going for a 4 km walk just to get a jar of vegimite after a guy who was working at the hostle I stayed at told me of a super...

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  • TAKE THE CITY TOUR BY CITY BUS...

    TAKE THE CITY TOUR BY CITY BUS SEE THE SITES OFF THE TROUBLED PAST THEN WALK AROUND THE HEART OFF THE CITY AND FEELTH EW AIR OF FREEDOM AND PEACE. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED BY THE WEALTH OF RESTRUANTS, CLUBS ,BARS, STREET CAFES,

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