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LowLight

Northern Ireland

Going over to N.I. in March next year and was hoping to take my Da to a sporting event, preferably something a bit different so I'm looking for suggestions please.

Any general info/places to go/things to do would also be great.

Staying on the east coast but we'll have the motor so travelling isn't a problem.

Thanks guys.
James

There's GAA in Northern Ireland isn't there? It's certainly a bit different...



James H
LowLight

Aye James quite fancy something like that thanks. A wee game of handball would be quite good. Hurling too.
cybers

We go to the Hurling when we are over .... usually good clean fun but theres that edge from the local derby's when 2 grown men are at each other with big sticks.... Magic... Stamford Street Circa 1978
xxx zos xxx

cybers

Carrick-A-Rede


Carnlough


Leaving Larne
xxx zos xxx

cybers
did you go over the rope bridge??
AlanM

the bridge is surprisingly stable, wouldn't fancy it in high winds though.

I should have some pics somewhere from a trip we made there a few years ago, although they are pre digi so will have a lot of shoeboxes to go through.
cybers

I sure did to the calls of my wife saying stay off that bridge tubby...
I was actually more amused at those who took off like scalded cats across it trying to show bravery.

Kinda like this poor soul...


I was pissing myself untill i seen the poor guys tears and he was truly distressed as to how he was getting back across.
Never helped when some helpful wag said if it snaps then yi have feck all else to worry about.

From the outer bank looking back


It is more stable than you would at first think but you have to stop for a wee bounce in the middle  
LowLight

Never noticed these replies. Great shots.

I took 1000 photos when I was over. Really liked the place but don't think I'd bother my arse going back to Belfast.

Still going through them all so I'll post them as I process.

Giants Causeway Pano. Click for massive size.

LowLight

The road to Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.



LowLight

Carrick Island

cybers

Belfast is OK as long as you go on a sunday...  
Not overly enamoured with it at the best of times myself if i am honest though.

I know you seen these.





We have to make the pilgramage there every time we are over...  

Did you happen upon the Wizard of Zigton Stone in the churchyard Pete ?
LowLight

What was the purpose of those wee steps?

I didn't see the Wizard Of Zigton stone. Another excuse to go back I suppose. What is it anyway

I did visit the chapel that my great-great granny/granda were married in. Fivemiletown.

Glenariff Forest Park



Giants Causeway



Carrick-a-Rede Bridge




Some of my images are looking really soft after resizing/sharpening. Those are OK but some are turning out really bad. Need to sort that.
Alex Glass

Great photos Pete

Looks like you did have a good time  
LowLight

Thanks Alex aye it was a great wee holiday. I'll be back over soon.

This is Glens Hedge School and a house belonging to an old woman called Nanny. Strange. There was 3 caves next to each other. I believe the third one that was flooded was used as the school so just imagine one of these caves only wider :)









wee minx

Excellent LL, been there twice, Belfast was a shocker, very interesting place.
LowLight

A return visit to the city doesn't really interest me to be honest although I might have to try something out the excellently named:

cybers

As far as the wife's family know the original church was fully walled and the steps were how you got there as there was no gate.
Other than this explanation i have no clue but there is a bout 6 sets of them if you follow the old path.

I also visited the Strange Dwellings... not too long vacated either according to an old guy who was walking along the roadside.

Never seen that chippy when i was there . Wondering WTF a George Best Burger is...
Probably Dribblin in grease... Half Cooked Over a Bottle of "Whiskey"   (Yes Irish Whiskey)
kev

Low light ..is that Rathlin island in one of your photographs.Took loads of slides there in 1991 when out on a diving trip..stayed for a week then went back to the Mull of Kintyre on our inflatables..God how adventurous we used to be..will scan and post them at some point..cheers
xxx zos xxx


James



Nice pics, especially the Giants Causeway.



James H
xxx zos xxx

ta, i've got more, just need to futter with them first :)
cybers

That causeway photo is fantastic.
Whitehill Lass

Loved the photos of Ireland,I noticed the sign at the rope bridge says no more than 8 people going across at any one time,it doesn't mention what weight they should be,7 fatty's and 1 skinny's could be a bit scarey (especially for the skinny) lol
cybers

Whitehill Lass wrote:
Loved the photos of Ireland,I noticed the sign at the rope bridge says no more than 8 people going across at any one time,it doesn't mention what weight they should be,7 fatty's and 1 skinny's could be a bit scarey (especially for the skinny) lol


Cant see what would be so scary about walking on the sand lol  
Doog Doog

LowLight wrote:
A return visit to the city doesn't really interest me to be honest although I might have to try something out the excellently named:



Have they no got a shop in Larkhall?  
mr.underwood

Carrick-a -Rede

Finally managed to get there,but it was blowing a gale,freezing cold and lashing rain.Typical September weather in Northern Ireland.


The Chinese visitors didn't seem to like it    
mr.underwood

Ireland

On a more somber note,the Omagh Memorial.

Stuball

Re: Carrick-a -Rede

mr.underwood wrote:


The Chinese visitors didn't seem to like it    


I would have started jumping up and down
mr.underwood

Who says I didn't      
cybers

My wife did that and had a poor guy in tears think the photo is near the start of the thread...
The boy from Irish heritage was going mad  
mr.underwood

Good on Her!!!

Bad,Bad,Woman.Stuff the man from heritage,life is for fun      
mr.underwood

Port Rush,NI

Thought this looked like the old days but glad to say they were there for an Air Show,thank God times have changed.

LowLight

Nice ones.

I like this wee quote.

Doog Doog

Nice one  
LowLight

Thanks DD, didn't notice your reply.

Albert Memorial Clock


Belfast Underpass


Any help witht he name of this lane?
Doog Doog

good ones,LL
Doorstop

Agreed. Top hole.
LowLight

Thanks guys.
xxx zos xxx

Know i've not been around but it's been a tough few months.  So thought i'd post some of this place I call home





cybers

Would love to know how you processed the causeway Zos ...

Love that....  
xxx zos xxx

Cheers, I hope to be up again before easter, fingers crossed i get a good day
Doog Doog

excellent,Zolita
xxx zos xxx

Causeway


Donaghadee Harbour at night


Swan Boats at Bangor Pickie Pool
fastnet

Cracker Zoe.

I love the causeway ones but the others are great as well.  
Doog Doog

Smashing!
xxx zos xxx

cheers guys.  can't wait to get back out when the weather improves.
LowLight

Like the look of Donaghadee. Going back in March so I'll give there a visit.

Nice pics Zos.
xxx zos xxx

best time to take shots in "the dee"  is sunrise or sunset.  Just watch out for the dog poo on the harbour :)
sputnik

the dee looks like rothesay harbour in that pic zolita.
xxx zos xxx

LowLight wrote:
Never noticed these replies. Great shots.

I took 1000 photos when I was over. Really liked the place but don't think I'd bother my arse going back to Belfast.

Still going through them all so I'll post them as I process.

Giants Causeway Pano. Click for massive size.



bloody hell, how did i miss this.  I'm so jealous!        
xxx zos xxx

sputnik wrote:
the dee looks like rothesay harbour in that pic zolita.


I never did get to rothesay.  Must make the effort
xxx zos xxx

The big boys


The cranes and the Connswater River


Front of City Hall, and Queen Victoria's bum
xxx zos xxx

Ring of Thanksgiving
xxx zos xxx

River Lagan
Doog Doog

Those are nice  
LowLight

zolita1908 wrote:
LowLight wrote:
Never noticed these replies. Great shots.

I took 1000 photos when I was over. Really liked the place but don't think I'd bother my arse going back to Belfast.

Still going through them all so I'll post them as I process.

Giants Causeway Pano. Click for massive size.



bloody hell, how did i miss this.  I'm so jealous!        


Thanks a lot Zos.
LowLight

A view form Torr Head

cybers

Is that a pond, stream, river ?
Regardless great image never had the chance to go anywhere near Bangor anytime we have been over there ....
xxx zos xxx

its like a man made pond.  its only about 4 inches deep....thing it needs cleaning
xxx zos xxx

can't believe i forgot a picture of the most iconic things!!
Stuball

What their names again?
cybers

samson and delilah ... or sommit like that
xxx zos xxx

samson and goliath  
James

Sodom and Gomorrah?



James H
cybers

See behind every strong man theres another ... not a woman in sight .... pretty liberal place that ireland
dickyhart

If your ever in Belfast harbour, go and visit Nomadic, its the last white star line vessel still afloat. She was the Titanic ,Olympic and Britanics tender boat. Sat as a restaraunt in paris for years, they where going to scrap her.
You cant board her just now as she is a dry dock getting work done on her, but its an interesting picture or two.

Heres one I took about two years ago.

calamity

hubby and myself off to Plumbridge in two weeks.. just hope the weathers improved  by then... we ve been all over every NI county.. in past visits, but want to see Cong this time , think its in Sligo or Mayo but will be a bit of a drive..
xxx zos xxx

Comber, centre of the universe  
cybers

Jesus christ thats like a window view  
xxx zos xxx

About a five min walk from my hoose, on the dual carriageway lol    i never tire of walkin doon there
cybers

Is that some sort of Keep up on the brow of that hill ....
It looks interesting
xxx zos xxx

It's scrabo tower, you'll find the info here http://www.flickr.com/photos/zolita1908/244702706/
Stuball

I can almost smell the manure for here
cybers

Stuball wrote:
I can almost smell the manure for here

                   

Could be worse could be Frome or Fromage even
Doog Doog

Nice one Zos  
kev

Lots of old Belfast pics here
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk...ster--belfast-blitz-14523907.html

There is also a section on the troubles with amazing B/W photos
xxx zos xxx

another of Carrickfergus Castle
Stuball

photo unavailable...
xxx zos xxx

I can see it, must be flickr...it wont let me see vertical images at the mo
Stuball

Nothing wrong with flickr....
fastnet

I've seen this before on here.

Does anyone know the reason that some flickr images are unavailable ?

Just curious...
Stuball

fastnet wrote:
I've seen this before on here.

Does anyone know the reason that some flickr images are unavailable ?

Just curious...


People delete their images or close their accounts
fastnet

Stuball wrote:
fastnet wrote:
I've seen this before on here.

Does anyone know the reason that some flickr images are unavailable ?

Just curious...


People delete their images or close their accounts



D'oh.............Something as simple as that.
calamity

Stormont taken last week ..  
calamity

Lord Carson statue at Stormont...
calamity

calamity

calamity

a house in the Movarian Settlement, Gracehill in Ballymena..if you havent seen this wee place try and get along there.. lovely church and old schoolhouse from mid 1700s..  
calamity

another of the Movarian built houses in Gracehill..  
calamity

The lovely wee Movarian Church.  
calamity

calamity

The schoolhouse in Gracehill..  
calamity

calamity

The Movarian Church..  
Stuball

calamity wrote:


Wow, that place has real bad subsidence!
cybers

Had it for years some blame Lord Carson others Dr Paisley though in later years it seems to be fixed or at the very least shored up and balanced out a little better...

   
calamity

Stuball wrote:
calamity wrote:


Wow, that place has real bad subsidence!
    was in the middle of the road with a jeep at ma back...
Doorstop

calamity wrote:
middle of the road with a jeep at ma back...


 

Did he try to hump your leg or something Calamity?  
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