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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Grand Houses & Gardens
    Though the history of Northern Ireland lives on in its sometimes majestic, sometimes intriguing great houses and gardens, it’s the stories of the people who inhabited them that really bring that heritage to life.
  2. Museums
    Everywhere you look in Northern Ireland there’s history to be seen. In the basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway, the ancient settlement at Navan Fort, the stately country homes, the cities and events that inspire the spirit of modern Northern Ireland. Of course, the more you understand about the places you visit, the closer you feel to its people and traditions. So, check out some of the fantastic museums and visitor experiences that can help you dig beneath the surface.
  3. Castles & Historic Sites
    With more castles than a summer of Sundays, Northern Ireland is a mecca for those who like their history filled with towers, turrets and tales of yore. As well as these fine structures, you’ll find a wealth of ruins and remains dotted throughout this historic land.
  4. Theatres
    Northern Ireland is home to an array of actors, playwrights and stars of the screen. The names of Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea and Brian Friel are world famous. They have inspired others to follow in their giant footsteps and whether it’s small-scale am-dram you’re after or full-blown musical theatre you’ll find it all across this creative little corner of the world.
  5. Titanic
    The chances of you doing just one thing in Belfast are pretty slim. But if you were to, it would have to be a visit the birthplace of the most legendary ship in the world: RMS Titanic.
  6. Ulster American Folk Park

    With over 25 million people claiming Northern Irish decent in North America alone, tracing your ancestors may seem like looking for a needle in a haystack. But you'd be amazed what you can find. We’ve collected some useful resources and information below, to help you on your way to discovering your family heritage.

    24 Jun 2020
  7. Bonamargy Friary

    St. Patrick’s legacy is part of the fabric of Northern Ireland – enshrined in churches, cathedrals and the many abbeys, high crosses and round towers that evoke his time and his history. More than 1,600 years after his birth, myths, legends and stories about him live on in the land that he converted and loved. So, whatever your interest, there’s always more interesting facts to discover about St Patrick.

    24 Jun 2020
  8. Seamus Heaney HomePlace

    Northern Ireland’s cultural heritage and its colourful mix of wild coastal ways, calm countryside lakes and soaring mountains have inspired generations of writers.

    24 Jun 2020
  9. Music & Nightlife
    There is more entertainment in Northern Ireland than you could shake a proverbial stick at. A night out in Northern Ireland is a night out to remember so why not try several? Whether it's classy cocktails or some pints with friends, let’s go and have some craic.
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