Tag Archives: Tourism

“You Know Nothing Jon Snow”

Full marks to Kit Harrington, the actor who plays Jon Snow on “Game Of Thrones”, the fantasy HBO series, much of which is made in and around Belfast. Most of the cast …when prompted…have spoken about the people and scenery … Continue reading

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Writing On The Wall…Belfast City Airport

I am not a big fan of Belfast City Airport. Just getting to it is a nightmare. And £7.50 for less than two hours parking. And at 8.30pm on Friday last …it was a ghost town. No planes leaving until … Continue reading

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Terror Tourism

Strange thing on BBC News this evening. For years I have been pointing out that the Norn Iron Tourist Board is peddling a load of nonsense about the Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Titanic and telling anyone that will listen that … Continue reading

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Smithfield, Dublin

Most foreign visitors will know Smithfield in Dublin as the site of the Jameson Distillery Tour and St Michans Church with the mummified bodies in its crypts. Most Dubliners will know it as the Old Farmers Market and even today there … Continue reading

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Titanic Murals

A visitor to the site has asked about the Titanic. These are photographs taken on the Newtownards Road (from open top tourist bus) in East Belfast. Street Art (often political) is one of the alleged tourist attractions of Belfast.

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Titanic 1912-1912….er 2012

OK….lets get this straight. A big ship “Titanic” was built in Belfast. It sank on its maiden voyage in 1912. It was a tragic loss of life (1,512 people died). In my youth, I knew people who claimed to have worked … Continue reading

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