Belfast & Northern Ireland – 07/08/2018 to 11/08/2018

Previous post – Dublin

Last week I left off at Dublin, 7th August, as I was leaving for Belfast. Well. Getting the bus to Belfast from Dublin couldn’t be easier – I got the Dublin bus from outside the customs house for €10. It was direct, and just under a two hour journey, so before long I arrived at Europa Bus Station in Belfast. Thanking the driver, I headed to my Belfast hostel – the best I stayed in during my trip – Global Village.

Southern façade of the Custom House

The Customs House – my last stop in Dublin

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Dublin – 03/08/2018 to 07/08/2018

Hi all! I’ve recently travelled through parts of Ireland and Northern Ireland, exploring a sample of what these two fantastic countries have to offer, enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes along the way.

Friday 3rd

I started at Dublin for the Stag-Do of one of my longest suffering friends, Andrew Connelly. Those of us from Devon flew from Exeter with Flybe after a kerfuffle with Ryanair. We then caught the convenient bus service from the airport directly into Dublin city centre. After dumping our bags at the hostel we met up with friends who flew from Bristol and London. A few pints in several bars, a quick burger and a first foray into the Temple Bar area (where more beers were drank, and proper Irish music was enjoyed) we were collectively finished for the night.

The Temple Bar is far more pretty – but no less busy – at day than it is at night

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