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The Europa Hotel Belfast

One of Belfast's most prestigious and famous addresses, the Europa Hotel is both a landmark and something of an institution in Northern Ireland. A four-star hotel located in the heart of Belfast City, in Great...

The Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House is located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and it was designed by the theatre architect Frank Matcham and opened in December 1895. The opera contains a 100-seat theatre space and three bars....

Off the Beaten Track: Adventure in Northern Ireland

Gone are the days of visitors to Northern Ireland being solely reliant on guided tours and regular pilgrimages to the holy grail of tourism at the Giant’s Causeway. Plenty of options are available for an...

The Complete Guide to County Antrim

Charming glens, lush forests, mystical pathways and stunning coastlines, County Antrim has it all. Just a short drive from Northern Ireland’s capital city, yet full of rural scenery and natural beauty, this vast, open county...

Victorian Belfast: An Architectural Guide

The Victorian Era, 1837 – 1901, was the period of Queen Victoria’s reign. It was an era of great development and dramatic change, transforming England from a traditionally agricultural and rural country to one of...

Armagh Robinson Library: Reading For Days

  Armagh Robinson Library, previously known as Armagh Public Library, is the oldest library in Northern Ireland. Founded in 1771 by Archbishop Robinson, an Anglo-Irish churchman who came to Ireland as a chaplain (traditionally a representative...

Groomsport: Cockle Cottages and The Eagle Wing

Groomsport is a beautiful, coastal village that captures the imagination.  Situated on the south shore of Belfast Lough, this picturesque little township was originally a small fishing village and is now a hotspot for water...

Castle Ward: The National Trust’s Winterfell

When you spend most of your time in a city in Northern Ireland or are visiting to experience the country for the first time, it can be useful to know that you are never too...

Your Belfast Restaurant Week 2020 Guide!

Belfast is an exciting place to visit! When it comes to its unbelievable food scene, with new restaurants popping up in the city, with awarding winning restaurants and chefs, with famous markets as well as...

Michael Fassbender: The Rise of Magneto

Michael Fassbender is an Irish German actor, born on the 2nd of April 1977. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele who is originally from Larne,...

Jamie Dornan: From the Fall to Fifty Shades

Jamie Dornan is an Irish actor, model and musician. Although his fame is largely due to the Fifty Shades trilogy, Jamie has had a long career with more than one hit in film and television. His...

Belfast History: The Origins of a City

Belfast or, in Irish, Béal Feirste means “river mouth of the sandbanks”. It is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, and the second largest on the island of Ireland. By population, it is...