Advanced searches left 3/3
Search only database of 8 mil and more summaries

Northern Ireland Cities

Summarized by PlexPage
Last Updated: 02 July 2021

* If you want to update the article please login/register

General | Latest Info

Landmarks in town include the Old Custom House, Clandeboye Estate, marina and Royal Ulster and Ballyholme Yacht clubs. The town is steep in history with artefacts such as swords that date back to the Bronze Age. During the 19th century, town became a popular seaside resort for Victorian holidaymakers, with much of the architecture of the town dating from this period. With its sandy beaches and scenic promenades, Beauty of Bangor must be experience. A picturesque town with spectacular waterside views, Coleraine is a popular destination for visitors to Northern Ireland. Locate near the mouth of River Bann in County Derry, town has a rich history, and it has evidence of one of the earliest human settlements in Ireland. Its name derives from the Irish for nook of ferns. This relates to the legend of Saint Patrick, and how, when he arrived in town, he was offered a piece of land by local chieftain on which to build a Church. The land was situated next to a river and dense with ferns, and an Irish name for the town was create. This later become anglicise as Coleraine. On the coast of County Down, and within the historical barony of Mourne, is the quaint town of Kilkeel. Now one of the main fishing ports in Ireland, Kilkeels charm comes from its mixture of ancient ruins, terrace shops and winding streets waiting to be explore. The name of the town comes from Irish, meaning Church of narrow and refers to the 14-century Church and fort overlooking the town of Kilkeel. The church was constructed in 1388 and dedicated to Saint Colman del Mourne. Kilkeel was once the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Mourne and sits To south of the picturesque Mourne Mountains. There are many trails through the mountains, ideal for any hillwalker and sightseer. Other must-see cultural sites are Mourne Maritime Visitor Centre for Kilkeels heritage and history and Silent Valley Reservoir for landscapes and wildlife. Must-visit for any beach lover, Portstewart is located in County Derry. The popular seaside resort, town of Portstewart contain harbour, coastal paths and two miles of sandy beaches known as Strand. The main activities in town are Sea-base, such as surfing and swimming, but there are also a number of cliff walks and trails that attract visitors who like to explore. Current town was founded in 1791 by John Cromie, and it was named after his maternal ancestors, Stewarts of Ballylesse. However, there is evidence of settlement in the area from as far back as the Neolithic era. Towns architecture and design reflect the Sabbatarian lifestyle of Cromie; therefore, it has a genteel and refined character. Key heritage landmarks in town include Dominican Convent and College, built on the former site of OHaras Castle, and Saint Patricks Well at top of Strand-once used for horse racing. For golf enthusiasts and beach lovers, Newcastle in County Down is worth the trip.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus, known locally and colloquially as Carrick, is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is County Antrim's oldest town and one of the oldest settlements in Northern Ireland as a whole. We flew our AirPano Drone over the town and captured a couple of aerial 360 photographs. Look out for marker points in aerial virtual Tour which will allow you to jump from the sky down into some of the various visitor attractions found in Carrickfergus. Carrickfergus is an excellent starting point for any visitor exploring the beautiful Causeway Coast and Glens. The town itself is dominated by the famous Carrickfergus Castle, built in the 12 Century by John de Courcy and is the oldest and best preserved Norman Castle in Ireland. Other places to visit include Andrew Jackson Cottage and US Rangers Centre, Flame Gasworks Museum of Ireland and 800 year Old. Nicholas Church with its famous stained glass windows. Also well worth visiting is Carrickfergus Museum, which holds a vast collection of local artefacts. Carrickfergus is the most archaeologically explored town in Northern Ireland and finds on display at Carrickfergus Museum provide a remarkable glimpse into life in the town from the medieval period to more recent times. For additional resources on visiting Carrickfergus Point your browser to Carrickfergus Tourism and Discover Northern Ireland, Official site of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Challenges Facing Northern Irelands Cities

Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, lies in the northeastern quadrant of the island of Ireland, on the western continental periphery often characterized as Atlantic Europe. Northern Ireland is sometimes referred to as Ulster, although it includes only six of nine counties which make up that historic Irish province. Northern Ireland Encyclopdia Britannica, Inc. North Channel Coast, Northern Ireland North Channel Coast South of Torr Head, Northern Ireland. Michael Jennet / Robert Harding Picture Library in proximity to Scotland and to sea channels leading to England and Wales, Northern Ireland has long witnessed generations of newcomers and emigrants, including Celts from continental Europe and Vikings, Normans, and Anglo-Saxons. In the 17 century, period of so-call Ulster plantation, thousands of Scottish Presbyterians were forcibly resettled and English military garrisons build, arrivals that would institutionalize ethnic, religious, and political differences that eventually result in violent Conflict. Since the 1920s, when Northern Ireland was officially separated from Ireland, it has been tormented by sectarian violence. Notwithstanding peacemaking efforts that began in earnest in the mid-1990s, Northern Ireland is still best navigated by those who are skilled in shibboleths and cultural codes that demarcate its peoples, governing which football team to cheer for, which whiskey to drink, and which song to sing. The complexity of those political markers is captured in graffito once scrawled on Belfast walls that read If you are not confused, you wo understand the situation. But, Northern Irelands ' political fortunes subsequently have changed for the better, and with that change has come the flourishing of arts, so that increasingly outsiders associate the country not with violent politics but with the poems of Seamus Heaney, music of Van Morrison, and other contributions to world culture. The capital is Belfast, modern city whose historic centre was badly damaged by aerial bombardment during World War II. Once renowned for its shipyardsthe Titanic was built thereBelfast, has lost much of its industrial base. Cityas, with the Northern Irelands ' other chief cities, LONDONDERRY and Armagh, is graced with parks and tidy residential neighbourhoods. More handsome still is Northern Irish countrysidegreen, fertile, and laced with rivers and lakes, all of which have found lyrical expression in nations Folk and artistic traditions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

County Fermanagh coat of arms Bordering Co. Cavan to south, Co. Fermanagh make up the Northern Irish contingent of the Irish Lakeland region. Situate right in the centre of the County is County town, Enniskillen, which separates Fermanagh's two major lakes: Upper Lough Erne and Lower Lough Erne. Fermanagh also has numerous waterways and rivers, including a canal that links Upper Lough Erne to River Shannon, which has made it quite popular with boaters and anglers. Enniskillen Castle, Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh, Co. Fermanagh is largely rural and agricultural, with the main industry here being livestock, including sheep, cattle and pigs. The county has a very low-lying, soft green landscape that is used mostly for grazing rather than growing crops. There are few mountains in Fermanagh, but Castle Archdale Forest Walk treads along Maghoo Cliffs, offering excellent views of Lough Erne. Castle Archdale Forest Park, Co. Fermanagh There are also a number of underground treasures in Co. Fermanagh, especially the Marble Arch Caves. This series of limestone show cavern is located near Florencecourt and is open for boat tours along the underground River Claddagh. Marble Arch Caves, Co. Fermanagh Several early castles around Co. Fermanagh nod to its Norman and Victorian history. Enniskillen Castle in County town was built for Maguire chieftains in the 16 century, while the more modern Castle Coole is an 18 century, neoclassical mansion surrounded by a wooded estate. And on Devenish Island on Lower Lough Erne, remains of a 6-century monastery and 12 century round tower give a view of the area's early Christian history. Castle Coole, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh Credit: National Trust Fermanagh Devenish Island, Lower Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh A number of famous people can trace their roots to Fermanagh, including US President Bill Clinton, whose ancestral home is the village of Roslea. Both Oscar Wilde and the playwright Samuel Beckett studied at Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, and Charles Lawson of Coronation Street fame is also from Fermanagh's County town.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Omagh, County Tyrone

Omagh, Irish Omaigh, town, Fermanagh and Omagh district, western Northern Ireland. Situate on River Strule, Omagh is market, shopping, and light-manufacturing Centre for the district. Traditional crafts continue to be produced in town. It is also a major administrative and service centre. Tourism is important, and Omaghs numerous festivals and events attract many visitors; towns West Tyrone Feis annually present traditional Irish music and arts. Ulster American Folk Park north of Omagh is an outdoor display site depicting tools, buildings, and conveyances used by Ulster 18-and 19-century Roman Catholic and Protestant emigrants to the United States. Omagh Community House Omagh Community House, Omagh, NIre. Kenneth Allen Omagh Omagh on River Strule, Northern Ireland. Kenneth Allen town came to international attention on August 15 1998, when a car bomb exploded in the shopping district, killing 29 people and leaving more than 200 injured. Real Irish Republican Army, IRA splinter group, claim responsibility for the bombing. Pop. 19 836; 19 682.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Moy, County Tyrone

Moy is classified as a large village by NI Statistics and Research Agency. On Census day 2011 there were 2 129 people living in Moy. Of these: 30. 0 % were aged under 18 years, with 23. 0 % Age 60 and over 51. 0 % of the population were male, with 49 % female 82. 0 % were from Catholic background, with 14. 0 % from Protestant background, 16 % were from foreign countries 25. 9 % of people aged 18-75 were unemployed. 26 % say their nationality was Northern Irish, 61 % say their nationality was Irish, 6 % say their nationality was British with 7 % stating another nationality.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Donaghadee, County Down

The Photogenic Little Town of Donaghadee has such a cracking personality you wont want to leave. Donaghadee Town Trail provides an opportunity to learn more about buildings, monuments and streetscapes that have given the town its historical character. Or take a stroll along the Commons, public park along the rocky coastline that stretches to golden sands and seawater lagoon at nearby Millisle. Fancy spot of island hopping? The Copeland Islands are superb for day of fishing and birdwatching. Foodies will also get a real kick out of the fabulous food scene here: sublime seafood awaits at Little Big Fish and Captains Table, while Grace Neills is one of Irelands ' oldest pubs, as well as the coziest drinking den in town.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Greyabbey, County Down

These splendid ruins of Cistercian Abbey church and conventual buildings are the finest examples of Anglo-Norman churches and monasteries in Northern Ireland. Affreca, daughter of the King of Man and wife of John de Courcy, Anglo-Norman invader of East Ulster, founded the Abbey in 1193. The Abbey was colonise by Cistercian monks from Cumbria. The French background of the Cistercian Order and the English origins of Grey Abbey result in an elegant Gothic building with tall point lancet windows, first truly Gothic structure in Ireland. Monks had great knowledge of plants and made use of them in their practice of medicine. One of the great features of Grey Abbey today is the carefully recreated Herb Garden, containing over fifty varieties of medicinal plants and herbs that you are free to stroll through. Abbey is an important historical site in Northern Ireland and is set in beautiful landscaped parkland of 18-century Rosemount House, but visitors should note that these grounds are PRIVATE. You are welcome to wander among the ruins and lawns, where you can also picnic. There are other sites linked with John de Courcy, most important of which are: Cathedral Hill and Mound of Down, both at Downpatrick, and castles at Carrickfergus, Dundrum and Inch Abbey.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Castlewellan, County Down

Looking for attractions and places to visit in Northern Ireland? Then make sure to add Castlewellan Forest Park to your list! This amazing park is steep in history, surrounded by beautiful greenery and trees. Popular attractions of Peace Maze are located here along with historic Castlewellan Castle. You ca forget to check out famous lake also. There is so much to do and see here that allows for a fun day out exploring. Castlewellan Forest Park is located in the lovely town of Castlewellan in Northern Ireland. It contains National Arboretum of Northern Ireland, started in 1740, which contains trees from Asia, North and South America, and Australasia. Castlewellan Forest Park is an excellent location to visit for a day out-there are some beautiful forest walks-impressive castle gardens with some very unique trees around the estate. As Ive mentioned above, located at Castlewellan Forest Park is one of the longest permanent hedges mazes. It was actually longest until 2007 when Pineapple Garden Maze in Hawaii was create. Hedge itself includes around 6 000 yew trees to make design. An interesting fact is that most of these trees were planted by people from Northern Ireland. Maze cover impressive 2. 7 acres and symbolise the path to Peace in Northern Ireland. It was designed by Beverley Lear of Lear Associates, who created this unique design from thousands of ideas sent in from children. The attraction is highly popular and thousands of visitors each year make their way to Castlewellan to check it out. Youll know when youve reached the centre of Maze as there is a small Bell to ring, but it getting back out that is the fun part. Definitely could spend an hour or two getting around it and appreciating its beauty. Next, to Peace Maze, there is a childrens play area known as Animal Woods where they can have plenty of fun. It is designed for children aged between four and eleven years old. It offers children the chance to play on variety of fun wild woodland animals. As well as cool play structure, so little ones will be bored on a trip to Castlewellan Forest Park.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Other Destinations

If you want to get off the grid for a few days, let us tell you about Rathlin Island, one of the top things to see in Northern Ireland. Rathlin is the Northern Irelands ' only inhabited offshore island with a tiny population of just 150 people. It is also the most northerly inhabited island off the coast of the Island of Ireland. It is the perfect place to escape from the city and to have an authentic, tranquil experience. The island itself is only six miles long. It has a small amount of accommodation, along with a pub, restaurant, and community shop. Amidst the jagged scenery of this gorgeous Island, you can discover tranquillity and beauty like never before. If you are visiting during puffin season, be sure to see them along with lots of other sea birds at the re-furbished seabird centre! The ferry to Rathlin Island takes approximately 40 minutes and departs daily from Ballycastle. Address: Rathlin Island Ferry, 18 Bayview, Ballycastle BT54 6BT


Understanding Northern Ireland & its attractions

Eschew by visitors for years, Northern Ireland has made a comeback following the Good Friday Agreement, power-sharing contract seeking to promote peace. Since then, Ulster has rebound both economically and culturally and is one of the world's must-see destinations. Most recently, Northern Ireland's role as filming location for Game of Thrones has brought another wave of tourists. For those who know, even during bad times, this corner of Ireland was always high on the sightseeing agenda. Legendary natural attractions, such as mystical Giant's Causeway, join newer arrivals, such as Belfast Titanic, as top things to do. The power-sharing government has invested massively in making Ulster attractive to visitors. There's great shopping, world-class restaurants, remarkable history and culture, outstanding golf, and a lively music scene. These add up to plenty of places to go in Northern Ireland for families, couples, and solo travelers, all of whom can be assure of a warm and friendly welcome. If visiting from the Irish Republic, remember you're crossing the border into a separate sovereign country. Here, you'll need £'s Sterling, not Euro as used in the south.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

Sources

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

logo

Plex.page is an Online Knowledge, where all the summaries are written by a machine. We aim to collect all the knowledge the World Wide Web has to offer.

Partners:
Nvidia inception logo

© All rights reserved
2021 made by Algoritmi Vision Inc.

If you believe that any of the summaries on our website lead to misinformation, don't hesitate to contact us. We will immediately review it and remove the summaries if necessary.

If your domain is listed as one of the sources on any summary, you can consider participating in the "Online Knowledge" program, if you want to proceed, please follow these instructions to apply.
However, if you still want us to remove all links leading to your domain from Plex.page and never use your website as a source, please follow these instructions.