20 Surprising Sights in Northern Ireland
Throughout Belfast are a series of peace murals celebrating the peace accord signed between the Protestants and Catholics. If you look a little closer though, around the corner from many peace murals are darker images painted by former paramilitary groups honoring their fallen and reminding us how fragile peace can be.
Cathedral District Victorian Pubs
No trip to Northern Ireland is complete without a proper pub-crawl. The best place to do it is in Belfast’s Cathedral District. From Crown Liquor Saloon to Duke of York to John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant and a many other pubs in between, the options are endless for a swill or twelve of Guinness.
While you’re sipping a proper pint, don’t be surprised if the pub singer mixes in a fair bit of American country music alongside Irish classics. Some locals describe Belfast as Nashville’s sister city due to their love of country music. Roll with it and raise your glass and voice to “Wagon Wheel.”