Best Beach Guide to Northern Ireland

Best Beach Guide to Northern Ireland

Beaches in Northern Ireland

We love a nice beach and luckily for us Northern Ireland, where we live, has some of the finest beaches in the world. Even if we don’t get to lie out on them sunbathing as much as we would like they still provide us with beautiful walks at any time of year. This is just a selection of some of the best beaches that we have been to recently. There are many other beaches which could have been on the list so hopefully we will get to them in the near future … Castlerock, Ballycastle, Cranfield, Tyrella and Cloughey etc you were not forgotten! View Post

20 Reasons NOT to go to Northern Ireland

20 Reasons NOT to go to Northern Ireland

Nigel asks: Why would you?

Growing up in Northern Ireland during the troubles, tourists were as rare as long spells of unbroken sunshine. If anyone had said back in the late 1970s that Belfast would have open top sightseeing buses, then people may have called a doctor for them! It still amazes me when I’m walking along the shore of Belfast Lough close to home and a huge cruise ship glides past, usually carrying more passengers than the majority of our towns have inhabitants! To be honest, I think they must all be mad! View Post

Undiscovered Ulster: Top 10 of Northern Ireland’s North Coast

Undiscovered Ulster: Top 10 of Northern Ireland’s North Coast

Coast, Glens & Countryside

Our short series “Undiscovered Ulster” aims to introduce you to a part of Ireland that has had less publicity than Dublin, Cork and Galway. The Ulster region undoubtedly offers some of the Island’s most stunning scenery and is far less crowded. In the first article of the series, we showed you the hidden gems of Nigel’s hometown of Belfast. Now we are taking you to the to 10 places on Northern Ireland’s stunning North Coast. View Post

Cow Beach: White Park Bay Beach in Northern Ireland

Cow Beach: White Park Bay Beach in Northern Ireland

Those of you who have known us for a while will probably be saying “Oh no, not the sunbathing cows again”! To them we apologise, but the sunbathing cows at White Park Bay on Northern Ireland’s stunning North Coast continue to amuse and fascinate people from literally all over the world. We were made aware of this again this week when we posted a photograph of Martha and our cow buddies on the Facebook page ‘Ireland from the Roadside’. Close to 300 people have liked the photo with many comments and shares too, so this is basically the story of our cow encounter with quite a lot of previously unseen photos too! View Post