Exploring the Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

October 21, 2015

One of the highlights of our September trip to Belfast was a day trip exploring the Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland. We booked a full-day trip with Odyssey Coach Tours, whose tours are given in smaller vehicles with fewer people. We liked the fact that this company’s Giant’s Causeway Day Tour travels in the opposite direction […]

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A Visit to the Titanic Quarter and Titanic Belfast

October 14, 2015

As cruise aficionados, we couldn’t resist a visit to the shipyards where the ill-fated RMS Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Titanic Belfast is a 130,000 sq. ft. monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage that opened in 2012. The attraction is located in Belfast on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard on Queen’s Island, an area of reclaimed land dating to […]

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Climbing on the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim County, Northern Ireland

September 21, 2015

Forces of nature generally do not favor straight lines. If you travel to the northeast coast of Antrim County in Northern Ireland, however, you can climb on 40,000 interlocking, straight-sided, basalt columns created by a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Each polygonal column has between four and eight straight sides. The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World […]

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Crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in County Antrim, Northern Ireland

September 18, 2015

Would you walk across this rope bridge? I paid to walk across this 66 ft. bridge that is nearly 100 ft. above the water below while touring the coast in Northern Ireland last week. Located near Ballintoy in County Antrim, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (pronounced carrick-a-reedy) links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. Historically, salmon fishermen erected […]

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