Katie - Northern Ireland Holidays

After years living abroad, I came to live in Northern Ireland with my NI born husband in 2017. I fell in love with the place - and the Ireland beyond - and want to share my discoveries with those planning to visit.
Exploring Saint Patrick’s Country in County Down and Armagh
History & Culture

Exploring Saint Patrick’s Country in County Down and Armagh

Next to Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus), Saint Patrick is probably the world’s most famous saint. Saint Patrick’s Day – 17…
Visit Hillsborough Castle and Discover its Pivotal Role in Northern Ireland’s Recent History
In and Around Belfast

Visit Hillsborough Castle and Discover its Pivotal Role in Northern Ireland’s Recent History

Discover the historical treasures of Hillsborough Castle, a fascinating stately home, Royal palace and government residence that has played a…
Top Tips for Visiting The Giant’s Causeway
Causeway Coast and Glens

Top Tips for Visiting The Giant’s Causeway

Getting there, entry fees, what to expect and a wee story about a giant 44 Causeway Rd, Bushmills BT57 8SU…
Shanty Portrush – A Restaurant Review
Dining

Shanty Portrush – A Restaurant Review

I would confidently say the Shanty Restaurant in Portrush is one of the best restaurants in Northern Ireland, scoring highly…
Visiting Dunluce Castle – All you Need to Know
Causeway Coast and Glens

Visiting Dunluce Castle – All you Need to Know

Visit the iconic ruins of Dunluce Castle for spectacular views and plenty of history. The castle was a filming location…
Derry Halloween – A Spooktacular 4 Day Festival
Causeway Coast and Glens

Derry Halloween – A Spooktacular 4 Day Festival

We make no bones about it, when Derry Londonderry decides to throw a party, they do it frighteningly well and…
Climbing Slemish
Causeway Coast and Glens

Climbing Slemish

Slemish at 150 m (490 ft) is not a big hill, but it is notable – jutting out from the…
The Best Time to Visit Northern Ireland
Reference

The Best Time to Visit Northern Ireland

Weather, public holidays, daylight, peak season and opening times, here's what you need to know when planning tthe best time…
Take a History-packed Derry City Walls Walking Tour
Causeway Coast and Glens

Take a History-packed Derry City Walls Walking Tour

Get the unique experience of walking atop the historic city walls of Derry Londonderry with the guide’s presentation weaving together some…
The Best Books about Northern Ireland
Reference

The Best Books about Northern Ireland

Looking for books on Northern Ireland? Check out our selection of guide books, books to inspire, books on genealogy, history…

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