S: Ireland June 2011
FC: June 2011 | Ireland
1: "May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go." ~Irish Blessing | Ballymena A Gateway to the Glens
2: Pack Your Bags! | June 18 - Arrive in Ballymena, Mayor's Rception - The Mayor's Parlour, Meal in Hotel with Mayor and Mayoress June 19 - 11am Choral Eucharist Service in St Anne’s Cathedral, Donegall Street Belfast. Belfast City Tour Lunch: The Apartment, Donegall Square Finish day in Belfast Castle and Cavehill Visitor Centre, Evening meal in hotel – no guests June 20 - Tour of the Glens of Antrim including Glenarm Castle Lunch: Laragh Lodge, Glenarriff, Evening meal in Gillies with Rosalind | June 21 - Tour of the city of Londonderry including City Walls,Lunch: Fitzroys Bistro, Bridge Street, Derry Shopping, Evening meal in hotel
3: June 22 - Tour of the Causeway Coast including Bushmills Distillery, Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede (Downhill, Benone, Mussenden Temple. Lunch: Causeway Hotel June 23 - Activity day in the Ballymena Borough, meet at The Braid, Traditional Irish music in the Adair Arms June 24 - St. George’s market followed by Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival in Queen’s Quay, Evening Meal: Gillies June 25 - Shopping – Ballymena, Car to Bewley’s/Clarion hotel at Dublin Airport. June 26 - Fly Home | The Trip of a Lifetime
4: St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. ~Adrienne Cook
7: Belfast Tour | The Bus
8: Belfast City Tour 50 Places of Interest
10: St Anne's Cathedral Belfast Cathedral | May luck be our companion May friends stand by our side May history remind us all Of Ireland's faith and pride. May God bless us with happiness May love and faith abide. ~Irish Blessing
12: Glenarm Castle
15: Glenarm Castle
17: White Sand Beach
21: Dunluce Castle
22: Dunluce Castle
28: We had... | Lots of Laughs & Lots of Fun
31: Carrick-A-Rede and Larrybane Carrick-a-Rede means the rock in the road. The road is the sea route for Atlantic salmon on their westward journey past Carrick Island.
35: For over 350 years, fisherman have strung a rope bridge 30m above the sea to allow them to access the best places to catch the migrating salmon. Crossed regularly by local fisherman, the bridge now presents a challenge to thousands of visitors each year.
37: Distillery Tour & Tasting | The Old Bushmills Distillery is Ireland's oldest whiskey distillery. Distilling is the area is truly a time-honoured tradition: in 1608, a royal licence was granted for the district of Bushmills to distill whiskey. In 2008, Bushmills celebrated 400 years of history.
39: We loved the red phone booths!!
40: Giant's Causeway known in Irish as Clochán an Aifir or Clochán na bhFómharach
42: The Giant's Causeway, often referred to by the locals as the eighth wonder of the world, lies about 15 miles from Ballycastle. It consists of a 40,000 of polygonal basalt columns, some 6ft in height, all side-by-side and is explored by 350,000 visitors yearly. Among the many theories and local legends, the most scientific reason for these formations is that about 55 million years ago during the early Tertiary period lava flowed from a nearby volcano and settled on the shore.
43: Giant's Causeway
45: Galgorm Castle Golf & County Club Antrim, N. Ireland
46: Boat tour through Ballymena on The Braid River
49: Ballymena Fire Department
50: Salsa Dancing
55: Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival
56: Our Irish Friends!
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