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Is there anything to see in Northern Ireland

Guest Author - Tracey

Northern Ireland has some of the most beautiful and breathtaking scenery and attractions in all of Ireland.
I know that many people are cautious when it comes to Northern Ireland, but the age of fear is over. Yes, there is still conflict between the Protestants and Catholics in the region, but the “problem” is not targeted towards foreigners, and peace is being given a chance, finally!

If you are looking for History try:

Share Viking Longship
Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh
Retrace the Viking steps on their seventh century voyages in a powered
longship. The tour lasts for one and a half hours and are on weekends subject to bookings
Admission Prices Adult: STG4.00, Children/O.A.P. STG3.00


Brookhall Historical Farm
Lisburn, County Antrim,
A 12th Century place of worship, a enclosed garden which was used as
an ancient burial ground.. Visit the Holy well, were the water is known for its
healing properties
Admission Prices May Day annual craft fair Adult STG2.00, Children (4
years and over) STG1.00


How about some Culture:

Castle Coole
Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh,
Located 1.5 miles SE of Enniskillen. The 700-acre estate is home to the parkland, Lough Coole and extensive woods
The park is open free of charge to walkers throughout the
year.
Admission Prices House & Grounds: Adults Stg£3.50, Adult Group
Stg£3.00, Children Stg£1.75,
Estate only: March-Sept Stg£2.00 per car.


Newtownstewart Castle
Newtownstewart, County Tyrone
Located in Main Street, Newtownstewart, the
castle is from the early 17th century..
the Castle is the site of a significant Bronze Age monument- a double cist grave and capstone.


For Myth:

Ederney Covered Wishing Well
Ederney, County Fermanagh
About 100 metres outside Ederney Village on the
Main Road to Omagh, the covered Wishing Well is the only one
of its kind in the area. Access the through a
Kissing Gate which is located near the road.

Drumskinny Stone Circle
Irvinestown, County Fermanagh
The stone circle, 13.5 km North of Irvinestown, is part
of five in the immediate area. The circle, is made up of 39 stones
and a small round cairn,.


Saint Patricks Well
Portstewart, County Londonderry
St. Patrick's Well, which is now associated with the
saint, was once a pagan sacred well.
Admission Prices Free


Loughgash Wedge Tomb
Plumbridge, County Tyrone
Megalithic wedge-shaped tomb.



Cranfield Church And Holy Well
Churchtown Point, Cranfield, County Antrim
On the shores of Lough Neagh at Churchtown Point is the
ruins of a ancient 13th century Irish Church. A few yards east of the church is a holy well, with fine spring water and amber colored crystals
Admission Prices Free Access All Year. Open dawn to dusk.


SHOPPING

Sheelin Irish Lace Museum
Bellanaleck, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh,
You can see fine examples of Youghal Needlelace, Inishmacsaint Needlelace, Irish Crochet, Limerick Lace
and Carrickmacross Lace. Lace can be purchased in the antique
shop.
Admission Prices Adults STG2.00, Children STG1.00


Fermanagh Crystal
Belleek, County Fermanagh,
Watch craftsmen work..
Admission Prices Phone for further price details



Tyrone Crystal
Dungannon, County Tyrone
Guided tours of the blowing, cutting and finishing stages of fine crystal
Admission Prices Adults and Children over 12: STG2.00
Children under 12, seniors and groups of 12+: Free
STG2.00 Admission Fee may be redeemed if a
purchase of STG15.00 or more is made.




Here are a couple Parks:

Drum Manor Forest Park
Cookstown, County Tyrone
The walled garden has been planted as a butterfly garden and
the broad paths are ideal for wheelchair users.
Admission Prices Car: STG3.00
Adult pedestrian: STG1.00




Gosford Forest Park
Armagh, County Armagh,
Traditional breeds of poultry in open paddocks, deerpark, ornamental pigeons, and walled garden and trails.

Try this if your brave:
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
Antrim Coastal Path, just east of Ballintoy
On the North Antrim coast. Fantastic views are just a bonus to having the will to take the plung so to speak.
Rope bridge: 17 March to Sept (weather permitting) daily 10–6; July &
Aug 10–8. Access to North Antrim Coastal Path all year round



Take a second look at Northern Ireland, along with these sites, there is much more to see…. like the beautiful jagged Atlantic coast, the wilds of Donegal with the native gaelic tongue being spoken in village after village, and the big city of Belfast, just to name a few.
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