Monday, 20 October 2014

I Love Northern Ireland - Things I Love #20

I was born in Northern Ireland.

I have lived there for most of my life with a break from 1992-95 when we lived in Delaware, USA and another one from 2004 -2010 when we lived in Tervuren, Belgium.

First I lived in Londonderry in the North West of Northern Ireland and then after I got married we lived in Drumahoe which is a village just outside Londonderry.

When we returned from The US we went back to our house in Drumahoe but when we returned from Belgium it was time to move to a location from which it was easier for my husband to get to the airports to travel for his work so we chose a house in Banbridge, a town just off the A1 which is the road from Belfast to Dublin.

 Northern Ireland is part of the UK 

though many people throughout the world get confused and think that all of Ireland is one country because it is one island.

It is rather like Spain and Portugal which are two different countries sharing the one large Peninsula of land in Europe.

The people of Northern Ireland are some of the friendliest people in the world and are definitely know for their hospitality.

Northern Ireland is the home of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World:

The Giants Causeway

Other great features are:

The Historical Walls of Londonderry

The Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge

The Mountains of Mourne

The Lakes in Fermanagh

I have always loved Northern Ireland and will claim (rightly) that we have fantastic large beaches of fine sand, even though we do not have the warm weather for others to come and visit and fully appreciate them.

If you have never been to Northern Ireland it is well worth a visit of more than a couple of days.

Next year I hope to do various blog posts about the beautiful places I have visited in Northern Ireland.

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  1. Gorgeous! Many of my ancestors hail from Ireland and I would love to visit someday!

  2. Ooooh I've never been to Northern Ireland but you've totally inspired me! Looks fabulous and I bet the people are lovely too. Thanks so much for linking to #AllAboutYou x

  3. Love the seaside. There is such a big beautiful world to see.