Northern Ireland Warnings and Dangers

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Northern Ireland Warnings and Dangers

  • Safety

    Belfast Warnings and Dangers

    There are no left luggage facilities at the bus and train stations in Belfast for security reasons, too easy to plant an incendary device and leg it. I do not know where in town you can have left luggage, it is probably just best to grin and bear it really.

  • The Troubles

    Belfast Warnings and Dangers

    Dave Allen, the Irish comic, used to tell this joke : "What is the fastest game in the world" ? Answer : Pass-the-parcel in a Belfast pub. Many people have some very strange ideas about personal safety in Northern Ireland - and will not visit out of a sense of misplaced fear. It is, of course, true that there have been disturbances, bombs and...

  • Parades

    Belfast Warnings and Dangers

    It may be wise to avoid visiting the Belfast murals during Marching season around July 12 commemorating the Battle of the Boyne by the Orange men. Also obviously it is best to visit the murals during the day. Don't take pictures of people in these areas and don't nose about into people's houses you will be asking for trouble. The Divis Tower in...

  • Hiking/hillwalking

    Belfast Warnings and Dangers

    wheither walking a signposted way, or exploring an area on foot, be prepared! A good map and walking guide are essential! Comfortable shoes and a water bottle are good ideas, too. If you're accustomed to the circular routes of trails in American national parks, you can be in for a suprise if you don't plan ahead - most of the guided paths are...

  • The troubles

    Be careful about asking to local people about political situation in the area...not everyone likes to talk about that. But enjoy the country, it is beautiful.

  • Don't go to Northern Ireland around JULY...

    Please don't go to Northern Ireland AROUND JULY 12th ! Go there ANY OTHER DATE OF THE YEAR ,for the great landscapes, for Giant's causeway and for the big majority of the population, who voted for peace some years ago !Local people will know about the specific dangers, BUT tourists will not : there are places of "historic importance" for some...

  • Be careful in some parts

    Well, Belfast is made out to be a bit of a war-zone on TV. It is a fine place to be, don't be too scared. The majority of areas are fine and very friendly too. There is however a small minority of people who causes trouble as a result of 'the troubles'. If you've been to dublin or london, don't openly carry around a tourist flag of southern ireland...

  • Ulster Banknotes not Accepted in England

    Is Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom or not?Well, I traveled in Northern Ireland and then flew to London, with several 5GBP and 10GBP banknotes in my wallet. They were the official currency in Northern Ireland.I tried to pay with this legitimate British currency in London shops, restaurants and pubs. Everywhere I received a suspicious or...


    The Fullerton Arms of Antrim, Northern Ireland has won my award for the absolute worst coffee in the entire world.When I sat down with my cup of coffee, I noticed a very strange smell but hought perhaps it was something burning on the heater next to me. It wasn't. The putrid smell was coming from the coffee itself as I discovered to my dismay as I...

  • Ridiculous car hire charges

    I recently flew into Belfast, wanting to drop off in the RepublicWith a drop-off in adifferent location, a're-location' fee is often payable. I recently had to stump up a whole 75 quid for that. Disgusting.On the other hand the company I used (Dan Dooley) still came in cheaper than the big boys by quite a long way. The 'big boys' computer systems...

  • Northern Ireland

    Right Ok 1stly i live and Indeed and I'm from Northern Ireland ok so I think i should know what I'm going to say and that is That Northern Ireland at any time of the year is not dangerous as for the "marching Season" if you dont wana be near the marches just get out of the town or city and into the country but its no way dangerous to stay in towns...

  • Sourbuggers useless advice...

    Sourbugger and his mate (another VT member as it happens) are both possesed of rather obviously English accents. We were taking in the tourist delights of a small town on the Antrim coast (i.e trying to have pint in every pub in the town).Settling in a rather (too) quiet but attractive bar the liquid was nicely slipping town. At that point three...

  • Heart attack on a plate...

    A fried breakfast , whether British, Irish, Scottish or Welsh takes some beating in the morning.Sourbugger may well have consumed more fried brekkies than is good for him in several lifetimes, but little can prepare you for the artery clogging mountain of grease that is a true Northern Ireland breakfast.As far as I could work out it combines all...

  • Just use you common sense

    Dave Allen, the Irish comic, used to tell this joke :"What is the fastest game in the world" ?Answer : Pass-the-parcel in a Belfast pub.Many people have some very strange ideas about personal safety in Northern Ireland - and will not visit out of a sense of misplaced fear.It is, of course, true that there have been disturbances, bombs and shooting...

  • Take pictures of the soldiers, and lose...

    I was surprised that she didn't at least turn off the flash, but my travelling companion took pictures, yes with the flash, of British soldiers in Belfast. "But that one is so cute," she said, after I (too late) told her to stop. And, just as I had expected, a soldier came over to our rental car and demanded: 1) that she hand over the film, 2) that...

  • July Parades

    The only time you should avoid going to Northern Ireland is in July. On July 12th the Unionist population of Northern Ireland celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in which in 1690 the Protestant King William of Orange beat the Catholic James II who had attempted to regain the throne from which he was ousted two years earlier. The...

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