Tag Archives: History

Step into the Seamus Heaney Experience

Posted on by Sarah S

Northern Ireland is home to many a literary legend, but perhaps none more legendary than the Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney. This autumn, step into the Seamus Heaney experience and explore his beloved home place, Bellaghy. Discover the life and literature, and the faces and places that inspired Northern Ireland’s most famous son. Seamus Heaney HomePlace On [...]

12 Things you didn’t know about Titanic

Posted on by Oliver

When RMS Titanic sailed away on her maiden voyage on April 10th, 1912, she was hailed as ‘the new wonder of the world’. A remarkable feat of engineering, she was the largest and most luxuriously appointed ship ever seen and, despite her tragic sinking five days later, she remains a source of enduring pride in [...]

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

Posted on by Rachel

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Get involved and celebrate the heritage of Thanksgiving in Northern Ireland this year at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh on Thursday 27th November.   [...]

Explore Northern Ireland’s Historic Castles

Posted on by Jane

When it comes to castles in Northern Ireland – we have some of the finest on the island! The earliest are from Norman times, but fortified homes continued to be built well into the 17th century – much of Derry-Londonderry City dates from this era, including its encircling walls. Centuries of war, siege and expansion, [...]

10 things to do in Derry-Londonderry this Autumn

Posted on by Jane

As Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013 moves into the final third of the year it gears up for even more spectacular events. Derry-Londonderry is famous for it’s local talent, music, culture, people and more.The city has already played host to some huge events, exhibitions, concerts, art projects all celebrating Derry-Londonderry’s rich characters, local talent, [...]

Belfast at its best

Posted on by anne

Take time to appreciate the finer delights of Belfast with this guide to the city’s top hotels, eateries, cultural experiences and unique learning opportunities, making for a city break to rival any of it’s European competitors. Where to stay… The Europa Hotel As one of Belfast’s oldest hotels this iconic building is filled with an [...]