Belfast, a town steeped in history and culture, lies on the banks of the Lagan River. Cave Hill, the great basaltic mountain overlooking the city, resembles the profile of a sleeping giant. Some say it inspired Jonathon Swift when he was writing 'Gulliver's Travels'.
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St Patrick’s Day - that time of year when millions of people across the world don their green hats and shamrock trappings and take to the streets to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and their Irish ancestry (along with the countless others who are just along for the ride).
When you visit Ireland you’ll inevitably try the local cuisine, some uniquely Irish dishes and high quality fresh produce that’s available across the country in restaurants, artisan food shops and country markets. Ireland really has a lot to offer for food lovers with some of the best farmhouse cheeses and freshest seafood imaginable. As well as the great food Ireland has to offer – it also has a variety of drinks that must be tried to experience the true taste of Ireland. There are many to sample but here are five that I know you’ll love…
A vacation in Ireland wouldn’t be complete without visiting the bustling shopping streets of Ireland’s vibrant towns and cities. Whether you want gifts for those back home or to treat yourself, you’ll find what you’re looking for and more. Here are some of Ireland’s favourite shopping destinations: