Discover Northern Ireland

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Ulster travel: Discover the highlights of all nine counties

Ulster travel: Discover the highlights of all nine counties

Ulster. The name of the province is synonymous with Northern Ireland, but did you know that Ulster province is made up of more than just the six counties of the north? Having visited every county in Ulster for myself, I know that each one has its own character and...

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Slemish: St Patrick’s Mountain in Northern Ireland

Slemish: St Patrick’s Mountain in Northern Ireland

I have been a regular visitor to Northern Ireland over many years, visiting the town of Ballymena, County Antrim. And anyone familiar with the approach to Ballymena will recognise Slemish. Towering over the surrounding flat landscape, Slemish is unmistakable and, when...

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The Mourne Mountains: Northern Ireland’s southeast

The Mourne Mountains: Northern Ireland’s southeast

If you are visiting Northern Ireland, you could do far worse than a day or two spent exploring the Mourne Mountains. Nestled in the far south of County Down, the stunning peaks (of which the highest is Slieve Donard at 850m, Northern Ireland's highest point) rise out...

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Portrush to Castlerock: Northern Ireland’s northwest coast

Portrush to Castlerock: Northern Ireland’s northwest coast

The part of the Northern Irish coast to the west of the Giant's Causeway is the province's holiday playground. With white sand beaches, caravan parks and coastal towns, it is a great spot for a family break, but it also has history and stunning scenery to explore. So...

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Crossing the Irish border: what you need to know!

Crossing the Irish border: what you need to know!

Ireland is a country divided in two: in the south and west, the nation of Ireland (often referred to as the Republic of Ireland to avoid confusion), and in the northeast the province of Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom. Both have plenty to do and...

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Discover Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast

Discover Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast

If you've been to Ireland and not visited the north-eastern counties, you have missed something special. Politically part of the United Kingdom and with a chequered history to match, Northern Ireland today is a peaceful place with much to see and do. And top of that...

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5 Reasons you will love Northern Ireland…

5 Reasons you will love Northern Ireland…

Over the past 18 months I have been lucky enough to make regular visits to Country Antrim and the surrounding area, and have fallen in love with what I have found there. Often overlooked because of its history and separate status as part of the United Kingdom, it is...

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Northern Ireland: The highlights of Derry/Londonderry

Northern Ireland: The highlights of Derry/Londonderry

I was lucky enough to spend quite a bit of time last year in Northern Ireland - my work had taken me over there on a number of occasions, and if I'd enjoyed what I'd seen of it previously, I fell in love with the province over the course of the year. Much of my...

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