36/37 Belfast: Bonfires & July 12th
Episode Guide – Podcast #36 Belfast: Bonfires & July 12th
Heidi from Belfast In Your Pocket gives us a local’s perspective of the celebrations that happen in Belfast and throughout Northern Ireland on July 12th. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen.
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PART 1 Show Notes
00:00 Introduction – sounds of one of the 12th of July marching units in the background
00:35 12th of July or Marching Day or Orange Fest
01:12 Battle of the Boyne
01:45 Belfast In Your Pocket was named one of the Best Websites for Dreaming About Ireland, and the publication’s editor invited us to visit around July 12th – You can read a little article about Belfast In Your Pocket editor Heidi McAlpin by clicking here.
02:35 BBC Interview – Are Marching Days Ready for Tours?
03:12 Tour with Heidi and Ray.
11:23 Open-top bus tour.
12:00 Building the bonfires.
13:49 More to come… Watch Part 1 of this podcast ans watch a video of the Shaw’s Bridge Bonfire.
14:18 Photo Slideshow. Blog entries:
Closing music: Music in the Glen by Theresa Larkin and Noel McQuaid
PART 2 Show Notes
00:00 Introduction – The Devil’s Bit by Theresa Larkin
00:54 Those friendly folks in Belfast
01:43 Birthplace of the Titanic
01:55 Bus Tour & Black Taxi Cab Tour
02:15 “Those” Neighborhoods
02:55 Shankhill Road & Falls Road
03:28 The Murals of Belfast
03:48 Peace and Safety In Belfast
04:45 July 12th Parades
05:45 Interactive Walking Tour
06:04 SS Nomadic
06:24 Chat with Heidi from Belfast In Your Pocket
07:23 Industry in Belfast – Shipbuilding and Linen
08:04 Linen Museum – Irish Linen Centre in Lisburn
10:24 Smyth’s Irish Linen
11:04 Sports Shirts
11:17 Belfast Giants Ice Hockey Team
12:20 Just a Drive Away & Belfast’s Airports
13:09 Those Friendly Belfast Folks II
14:42 Planning Your Visit
14:58 Belfast to Derry and Derry to Belfast
15:10 Touring Northern Ireland: Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, Derry – Walled City, Lough Foyle, Donegal, The Mournes, Lough Nee – largest lake in British Isles, Newcastle – Slieve Donnard, Golfing, Driving, the Sperrins, Lakelands of Fermanagh, Belleek Pottery, National Trust Properties – Mount Stewart, Strangford Lough, Ards Peninsula.
18:00 We’re getting wet.
18:10 What does Belfast In Your Pocket Offer?
18:41 Bus Tour, Stormont/Parliament Building, North Belfast Cave Hill Belfast Castle and Basic Info
19:20 It’s All Available for Download at Belfast In Your Pocket
20:39 Paddy Wagon Tours – Bonfire Tours & Other Tours Out of Belfast
20:16 Thank You Heidi and Ray…and Belfast In Your Pocket
22:00 Last Thoughts – Some places are closed
22:56 Different People Spend July 12th in Different Ways
23:09 Politics and Religion
23:30 Close – Miss Jane MacInnes Dandelleith by Theresa Larkin and Noel McQuaid