Pauline Frommer Says “Northern Ireland Wins You Over.”
Jul11

Pauline Frommer Says “Northern Ireland Wins You Over.”

I was happy to see travel expert Pauline Frommer took a moment to offer some insight from her recent trip to Northern Ireland. She was there during the riots and took the opportunity to talk to people about it. Anyone with an interest in travel to Northern Ireland should give this article a read. Pauline Frommer: Northern Ireland wins you over >> Read My Review of Pauline Frommer’s Ireland Spend Less See More...

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July 11th Bonfires, July 12th, The Orange Order, and the Marching Season in Northern Ireland
Jul11

July 11th Bonfires, July 12th, The Orange Order, and the Marching Season in Northern Ireland

Tomorrow is 12th of July, a day members of The Orange Order commemorate the 1690 Battle of the Boyne when the Dutch Protestant King William of Orange defeated his father-in-law, Catholic King James ll of England and Vll of Scotland. A couple years ago, Heidi McAlpin, editor of Belfast In Your Pocket, took Liam and me on a tour of the Belfast bonfires held on the eve of the 12th. It was quite an experience. You can watch, read and...

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Q & A: Should I Change My Plans to Visit Belfast and Northern Ireland?
Jun29

Q & A: Should I Change My Plans to Visit Belfast and Northern Ireland?

I’m going to Belfast this summer. Don’t know whether I should be worried about the recent riots? (note: this article was originally posted in June 2011) — Tanya Wren via Twitter I should start by confessing my bias. I love Northern Ireland, so it pains me every time the country gets bad press. Last week at the same time one of her own was celebrating victory at the US Open, Northern Ireland made headlines as two...

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Toppling Belfast Bonfire for FriFotos
May13

Toppling Belfast Bonfire for FriFotos

  A few years ago, we were invited to Belfast during The Twelfth celebrations in the city. On the eve of the biggest day in the Orange Order calendar, Protestant neighborhoods throughout the city light bonfires… some being quite large. This photo shows the one from the Shaw’s Bridge area. We also took some video from that night… sorry it’s low-res, and we have two audio episodes about the visit to Belfast....

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Security Concerns in Northern Ireland
Apr05

Security Concerns in Northern Ireland

After a targeted bomb attack killed a police officer in Omagh, Northern Ireland, last weekend, concerns over security and “The Troubles” have emerged among travelers. Anyone with worries or questions about safety when traveling Northern Ireland should read Ireland travel expert Bernd Biege’s post on the topic before pushing the panic button and changing their plans. He echoes comments we heard from Belfast in Your...

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#109 About Those Northern Ireland Travel Warnings
Sep04

#109 About Those Northern Ireland Travel Warnings

Episode Guide – Podcast #109 News on Those Northern Ireland Travel Warnings After the U.S. and Australia adjusted their travel information to Northern Ireland, we chatted with Heidi McAlpin, Belfast resident and editor of Belfast in Your Pocket. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Our Podcasts are availble on iTunes – here’s our link for Techies Show Notes: 00:00 Intro: The Devil’s Bit by Theresa Larkin & Noel...

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