Belfast is a strange place. It’s nearly a non place. Its history is scattered and shattered like a jigsaw puzzle blown apart, with less than half of the picture in place 20 years ago and still a work in progress. You will see this all around: in the patchwork of Belfast’s street art, eclectic and not conventionally pretty architecture.
Explore the Boyne Valley: We have been struck by Derek’s limitless energy and passion. Just read his reviews for further proof. Derek is our first choice for chauffeur trips to the ancient heart of Ireland – the Boyne Valley.
Beyond Dublin: discover the beauty of Irish countryside with Discover Ireland Tours.
Dublin Ulysses Tours: We’re well aware of the huge importance James Joyce has not just for Dublin, but for the literary world. Let’s not talk about whether our guides have read the book or not – one of Joyce’s most famous quotes is “the demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works.” So we’re not the guys to inspire the bookworm within you, but David Halpin is!
Advice from Garvan: I chose this for the first date with my wife, Vini. It turned out to be a great first date activity. The evening ending with me being called up to the stage for the improv comics to serenade me with “Tour Guide on a chair” to the tune of “Strangers in the Night” (even the comedians still recall that!). This hilarious evening is every Wednesday. Not a huge venue so a wonderfully intimate setting. Most famous comedians have been disappointing compared to Laughter Lines which always results in laugh-out-loud comedy, and even sometimes has me in tears of laughter.
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Now, if you’re going to go into the place and spend money because you’re famished, lost or hungover and don’t care about the deals right now, just remember to ask them: “Do you have a loyalty card?”Start collecting these suckers from everywhere – nearly all cafés have them and some pubs do as well.
Despite the fact that Dublin does not boast a Disneyland or a Legoland, Irish children do not simply sit at home and dig potatoes out in the yard all year round. Irish countryside is a fantastic place to let your kids run free, scramble on abandoned castle walls, chase the sheep and explore the surroundings.
Credit: Dublin Town Stories You might feel that there isn’t anything to do other than the pub when it rains. You are absolutely right: that’s how some Irish people who are overly fond of a drink excuse their habit. Rain is something we have to accept if we live in Ireland.