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Cowboys of Belfast

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 Posted in Belfast | No Comments »

The Cowboys of Belfast is a nine-piece band that plays the music of Van Morrison. Born on St Patrick's Day.  We are not followers of Van Morrison or the Belfast ... Read more..

Dissident Terrorists in North Belfast

Monday, May 21st, 2012 Posted in Belfast | 2 Comments »

We have written about terrorism in Belfast back in the 60's and 70's in the last two several posts. We thought we would provide an update on what is going ... Read more..

Getting out of Belfast

Monday, May 7th, 2012 Posted in Belfast | 2 Comments »

Getting out of Belfast. In our last three posts we talked about airport security in Dublin. Work conditions and also road side check points in the Belfast area, with guns ... Read more..

Terrorists Continue Bombing in Belfast

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 Posted in Belfast | 1 Comment »

Terrorists Continue Bombing in Belfast - This entire series of posts about bombing in Belfast started because of a chance conversation with a friend of mind. He had mentioned what ... Read more..

Rory McIlroy – Ireland Tourism

Saturday, April 7th, 2012 Posted in Golf in Ireland | 2 Comments »

Will Rory McIlroy, Ireland's new golf sensation be influenced by all of the pressure that is going to be brought to bear on him? Now that he has achieved one ... Read more..

Belfast Work Conditions

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 Posted in Belfast | 2 Comments »

We have been writing about Belfast and how dangerous it was during what they call the 'troubles". We thought it would be a good idea to also talk about what ... Read more..

Road Side Check Points in Belfast

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 Posted in Security | 2 Comments »

Road Side Check Points in Belfast - Our last post, Airport security in Dublin, talked about armed guards checking documents as you entered the airport building. We were amazed when ... Read more..

Airport Security in Dublin during theTroubles

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 Posted in Security | 1 Comment »

Back in the early 90's, I experienced for the first time what it was like to come under the muzzle of  a snub nosed semiautomatic machine gun. Fortunately I was ... Read more..

Belfast Weather in Northern Ireland

Saturday, January 21st, 2012 Posted in Weather | 2 Comments »

Belfast Weather in Northern Ireland - Ireland has this reputation for being always cloudy and always wet and also very green. Having been there several times, I can say that ... Read more..

Average Weather in Belfast

Saturday, January 7th, 2012 Posted in Weather | 2 Comments »

Belfast Ireland has a nice temperate climate with average highs in July and August ranging around 68F and average lows ranging around 50F. The coldest month is January with average ... Read more..

West Belfast – Ireland

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 Posted in Belfast | 1 Comment »

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. It is also the largest city in Northern Ireland.  Compared to the United Kingdom, it is ranked 15th in size and it is ... Read more..

Dublin to Belfast

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 Posted in Dublin | 2 Comments »

Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city, is approximately 100 miles (167 Km), and a 2½ hour drive from the city of  Dublin. Unfortunately there are no direct flights connecting Dublin to ... Read more..

Hotels in Belfast

Monday, November 21st, 2011 Posted in Belfast | 1 Comment »

Hotels in Belfast & Accommodation: As befitting a major European destination, a full range of accommodation options are available in Belfast.  We cannot confirm that all of these hotels etc are in ... Read more..

Waterfront Hall – Belfast

Monday, November 7th, 2011 Posted in Entertainment | 1 Comment »

History and background Belfast Waterfront opened for business in 1997 and has played a key role in Belfast’s economic and social development since then. Many jobs were created as part of ... Read more..

Europa Hotel – Belfast

Friday, October 21st, 2011 Posted in Belfast | 1 Comment »

Location - The Europa Hotel in Belfast One big reason to check-in to The Europa is, without doubt, is the location – right in the middle of Belfast’s “Golden Mile”. Located ... Read more..

Growing up in Belfast

Friday, October 7th, 2011 Posted in Belfast | 1 Comment »

The childhood of someone growing up in Belfast, Ireland during the 70's and 80's was  very different than other kids around the world. If you  grew up in west Belfast, ... Read more..

Belfast’s Violent Troubles are in the Past

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 Posted in Belfast | 1 Comment »

Growing up in Belfast in the 70s,80s and 90s was an adventure of a kind experienced nowhere else in the free world. The weekend activities for youths in those days ... Read more..

George Best Airport Belfast

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 Posted in Belfast | 2 Comments »

George Best Airport Belfast city airport was renamed in commemoration of the legendary footballer George Best. George Best was one of  Belfast’s most famous sports heroes. He was said to ... Read more..

What to do in Belfast Ireland

Sunday, August 21st, 2011 Posted in Belfast | 1 Comment »

What To Do In Belfast, Ireland Belfast is the second largest city in Northern Ireland, with Dublin in southern Ireland being the largest, and with a population of over 200,000 it ... Read more..

Belfast, Ireland

Friday, August 12th, 2011 Posted in Belfast | 1 Comment »

Belfast, Ireland Guide, Including Belfast Hotels Nestled in a valley and bordered to the east by the Irish Sea, the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast, is a vibrant and lively Celtic ... Read more..

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