Northern Ireland travel: we will show you around. Discover My Secret Northern Ireland



Northern Ireland travel? What does a Mediterranean girl (me!) know about it? Why would she call that corner of the world home and even built a website about it? You can read about that in the About Me page, but let me tell you something:

This is not your standard Travel guide to Northern Ireland. It is local knowledge, personal experiences and photos, inside information, tips and lots and lots of background history.

Why? because I lived in Northern Ireland long enough to get to know and appreciate the wonderful countryside and its friendly people. Enough to realise that Northern Ireland Tourism is a well hidden gem and it deserves more well-informed, respectful visitors.

So I prepared this website for you! If you are a visitor that likes to delve into a place and not just touch the surface, if you like to ask questions, you will find the answers here.



What you will find here:

Northern Ireland travel - confused by the flags?

During your visit, chances are you will see many flags flapping in the crisp air. Or you have probably seen them in the News. Why does Northern Ireland have so many flags? Can a place have too many flags? Do they carry a different meaning and what is that? What about Northern Ireland’s counties? Do they have their own flag? Does Northern Ireland have more than one official flag? Which one is the official flag?

Northern Ireland travel - Driving in Northern Ireland

Are you coming from abroad and you are concerned about the driving direction in UK? Yes, we drive on the left side of the road. But don’t worry. A clever tourist like you visiting Northern Ireland and travelling about has nothing to fear. Read our tips on the driving in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland travel - confused by the geographical jargon?

So, what exactly is Northern Ireland? If I send a letter from Wales, will it need extra posting as if it goes abroad? So what exactly is the relationship between Ireland, Northern Ireland, UK, British Isles, Great Britain? Ulster? oh so many names… what do they mean? Did I mention the UK? Yes, I did. What are the Basic Facts of Northern Ireland and how do they affect the traveller? Northern Ireland travel to the rescue!

How do you travel to Northern Ireland? Hey, that’s easy! Whether you take a budget airline or the boat, Northern Ireland is just a stone’s throw away from Scotland and half an hour trip by plane to any major UK airport. And what do you do once there? Plenty!

  • Visit the Giants Causeway and find out about the Shipwrecks that dot the North Antrim Coast.
  • Northern Ireland travel Museums for old and young - and the very very young!

  • Enjoy the child-friendly and very, very! informative Museums. (Can you tell I love museums?)
  • Northern Ireland travel mountains

  • Go hiking up the Mourne Mountains! Or do you prefer Golf in the famous greens of Northern Ireland? Perhaps Fly Fishing is your outdoor activity of preference?
  • Northern Ireland travel Castles

  • back in history when you set foot in the castles. You can even have a Castle Wedding!
  • Northern Ireland travel Trips

  • Since you are in Northern Ireland, it is a pity not to visit great destinations across the border to the Republic of Ireland. After all, natural beauty does transcend political borders.
  • Northern Ireland travel History
    Find out about its history, red hair, potato recipes and all those things that make Northern Ireland a remarkable place and a-not-to-be-missed destination.

    This is my tribute to that corner of the emerald Isle that remains hidden, awaiting discovery. I am ready to show you around my secret Northern Ireland.

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    Northern Irish Artists: Undiscovered Talend
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    Describes the official flag Northern Ireland, their origin, uses, and symbolisms.
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    About me A meditteranean girl in Northern Ireland
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    Your Northern Ireland Photos
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