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Aug 14, 2017 - Day 3 Giant's Causeway and Turf Cutting

Drive north along the Nine Glens of Antrim, one of Ireland’s popular scenic routes to discover lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline. This area is where many scenes from the “Game of Thrones” series were filmed. Visit The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre for tea with scones and a turf-cutting demonstration. Stop at the Giant’s Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The different rock formations have spawned a number of legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Continue to your hotel...

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Oct 14, 2011 - Friday, Armagh, Middletown and the Hughes Pub

This morning, Linda had to return to the library to do a quick scan on a couple of documents she saw yesterday. She ran into the Vicar of the Cathedral on the way who asked what she was doing in Armagh. After taking a couple of photos (everything is so picturesque!) we all met up and left for Middletown with Terry at the wheel. It's only 10 miles from Armagh, next to the border between Armagh and Monaghan. The area sits amid greed, rolling hills. Middletown is the place our great, great grandparents lived before immigrating to America in...

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Oct 12, 2011 - Wednesday, On the Road from Belfast to Armagh

Terry and team left Belfast this morning in the van. We drove north along the Antrim Coast on one of the most beautiful, scenic routes anywhere in the world. Carolee was excited that almost the first place we would see was Carrickfergus (I wish I were.......hum, hum,lalala). It sits on Belfast Lough, about 11 miles north of Belfast and was originally a walled city. Parts of the wall survive near the center of the city. Per Wikipedia: Carrickfergus became an inhabited town shortly after 1170, when Anglo-Norman knight John de Courcy invaded...

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May 4, 2011 - Dublin to Antrim

Today we followed two paths. Carol pursued family history online with the help of a researcher at the Presbyterian Historical Center in Dublin. Valerie, the researcher, is familiar with the history of Antrim County in Northern Ireland and has been very helpful in accessing marriage and birth records held by the church. We are also getting tips for how to best use our time in Northern Ireland - for both family research and fun. We are headed to Northern Ireland tomorrow, so this preparation time was time well spent. Don headed into the city...

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Ireland/Scotland

Jun 2, 2010 - Northern Ireland

* That takes us to Wednesday, and we went to Northern Ireland! But before that, my Mom made Michael and everyone some "Canadian" pancakes! Over here they think crepes are pancakes....NO! :) Then, We got decked out in our silly pink t-shirts and sunglasses and drove u North having a laugh and pointing out basically every sheep we saw. I am sure my dad was happy to be in the front seat, seeing hundreds of flashes in the back from the 3 of us girls taking arm length photos of our faces and hair blowing in the wind. We went to Giant's Causeway...

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Oct 28, 2008 - Dublin - Belfast, Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-rede

Weather: Cold but fine in Dublin Snow and Sleet in Belfast Bucketing at Carrickfergus Cold and windy at Carrick-a-rede Cold, windy, rain and hail at The Giants Causeway Forget Dunluce!! We asked reception last night for tea at 6.00 am so we could get an early start to our journey to Norther Ireland. They delivered the tea at 5.00 am! So we got ourselves organised and headed for the station because we were told in the brochure that there would be 'light breakfast available'. Unfortunately there was no buffet car and our tour guide...

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