About me


my secret northern Ireland

All about me

So... who's that girl that knows all about Northern Ireland Tourism, then...

Come in, have the comfy seat near the fire and I will put the kettle on…

My name is Esther. I came to Northern Ireland from sunny Greece, via England where I spend six years.





Why I came to Northern Ireland:

People ask me why I came to Northern Ireland. Why! For the weather of course! I have saved my face a few years of sun damage, don’t you think? Joking aside, my husband’s work obligations brought us to this gorgeous island.

When we first set foot on Northern Ireland, little did we know that it would win our hearts forever.

We settled in a perfect little town and set to explore that corner of the Emerald Isle. We traveled extensively with babies and small children in tow, and enjoyed every moment of it. We relished the friendship of the local people and we almost dared to call it idyllic.




Why I started this website:

And then? Then we moved to another part of the world and I became terribly homesick.

I missed the cool weather, the mist and the drizzle, I missed the potato farls, my many friends, the child-friendly parks and museums. I missed rolling hills, the unending green, the thatch-roofed cottages, the red hair and the warm smiles of people I didn’t even know greeting me while I walked down the street.

And so I started writing a travelogue. I thought that perhaps, by delving in the familiar past might help me cope with the transition to my new host country. I am happy to say that it has worked. In celebrating the past, I have found joy in the present.

It all started as I went down memory lane, revisiting our family’s favourite spots of Northern Ireland. This is my tribute to the green and pleasant land that was etched into our minds and hearts.

And since I was at it, why not share it with the world? If I can help showcase Northern Ireland and its talented people, might as well do it in a bigger scale. And voila!

my-secret-northern-ireland.com came into existence! A Northern Ireland travel guide that gives you our personal insights. Here you will find the distilled essence of those five years of exploring, together with a big dose of background information.

It is a work in progress so do check back again. In fact, you might want to subscribe to our news blog so you never miss an update.







Do keep in touch!

And now my dear friend, since we met, do keep in touch!

I am sure you have plenty of information and wisdom to share yourself. I would love to hear your suggestions, your stories and see your photos.

Let’s make this website a collective project, an interactive place to celebrate the beauties and the people of Northern Ireland!

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