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Eastie

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Have often wondered if I went to your part of town morph whether I'd be afraid to speak or be spat upon - what you say is interesting as we grew up seeing these bombings etc on TV and thinking that Irish people hated the English .

Good to know there is more harmony nowadays .

That's exactly why I posted what I did.

It's a very different part of the world now mate since those days. Like any city however there are still back street areas where you wouldn't want to go into but those are very few and far between now.

Part of the problem years ago was the media and I include our own in that. Reporters would actually pay a group of youngsters to throw stones at passing Police cars or Landrovers just to take photographs.

All the English public ever seen from Northern Ireland was bombings, riots or another soldier being shot. That was the main focus of reporters because that had obviously far more impact than showing the better side of Northern Ireland which was the normal person in the street or the scenery in our country.

Thankfully since the Good Friday Agreement most of that has stopped and the focus is on showing the better side of our country and the majority of its people.

I'm not trying to suggest for one minute that it wasn't bad here during those days because it was but in only certain parts of Northern Ireland and certainly not widespread.

Mate if you ever get the chance to come over you'll not be disappointed as Conman has alluded to.

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We found the prices of food and drink expensive in Belfast city centre

Even now with a good Euro exchange rate  Dublin is the same.

But I don't worry about things like that


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We were staying in the cathedral quarter premier inn morph and walked to Titanic and walked past the oddessy and that premier inn. And we also done the crumlin rd gaol tour.

Yes mate I know it well.

You should also try the Premier Inn beside the Titanic Quarter. Really nice staff, good food and plenty to do. I've noted a lot of Americans and Japenese tourists around the Titanic quarter with their cameras. Its a photographers dream there. If I can find a way to do it I will post some snaps I have taken around the Titanic Quarter here later.

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Interesting information - I have made holiday plans for this year but will be looking at Ireland next year as my holiday close to home .


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Yes mate I know it well.

You should also try the Premier Inn beside the Titanic Quarter. Really nice staff, good food and plenty to do. I've noted a lot of Americans and Japenese tourists around the Titanic quarter with their cameras. Its a photographers dream there. If I can find a way to do it I will post some snaps I have taken around the Titanic Quarter here later.

Can you slip a pic of those 2 blondes you were telling me about too ;)


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dublin is not much to look at if u ask me, its the banter of the people which make dublin, or even that case ireland. u can walk around looking at history all day but tbh, its the laughter and the heart of the irish ppl that when i was away i missed the most.

walks along dun laoghaire pier, or up killiney hill are brilliant. maybe because i live here and i have it at my finger tips i take it for granted. but realisticly, the friendliness is what makes it a really nice place.

north or south of the border makes really no difference to how genuine and decent folks are. its just the meaningful politeness that u get off folks. ofcourse though, everywhere has dickheads too :)

edit: in about an hour im going to the giants causeway, well im taking the missus up there, she can stay up there while im in the bushmills distillery lol


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Can you slip a pic of those 2 blondes you were telling me about too ;)

For your eyes only mate.

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dublin is not much to look at if u ask me, its the banter of the people which make dublin, or even that case ireland. u can walk around looking at history all day but tbh, its the laughter and the heart of the irish ppl that when i was away i missed the most.

walks along dun laoghaire pier, or up killiney hill are brilliant. maybe because i live here and i have it at my finger tips i take it for granted. but realisticly, the friendliness is what makes it a really nice place.

north or south of the border makes really no difference to how genuine and decent folks are. its just the meaningful politeness that u get off folks. ofcourse though, everywhere has dickheads too :)

edit: in about an hour im going to the giants causeway, well im taking the missus up there, she can stay up there while im in the bushmills distillery lol

Totally agree about the people mate but Ireland really is a beautiful country to look at if you are in the right places, the Giants Causeway being just one of many.

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Belfast is a place I love and always have but it's a whole new world now. The hospitality is second to none, great food and plenty to do. Anyone going that far has to see the Giant's Causeway and surrounding areas. I am well travelled and you'd be hard pushed to beat the scenery. I would recommend the Radisson by the old gasworks or the Fitzwilliam. Have stayed in both numerous times.

People misunderstand a lot of things about the troubles in general. People seem to think catholics and protestants hate one another, which isn't the case and never was.

I consider myself very fortunate to have had very open-minded parents and to have lived in a mixed community. As in England, very few in Northern Ireland give a monkey's about what religion you are.

The level of misunderstanding in England, even now, astounds me.

As a teenager, I couldn't wait to leave Northern Ireland. I don't regret doing so for a second because it can be quite insular but now I cannot wait to go back permanently.


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Are you looking to move back Anne or just wishful thinking?


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