Dublin July 2016

Dublin was founded as a Viking settlement in 1191 and expanded to become the capital of the Republic of Ireland.  Dublin is best explored on foot from the cobblestoned streets and the Georgian squares to the shining new Docklands area.  We stayed at the Westbury Hotel on beautiful Grafton Street which is one of the … Continue reading Dublin July 2016

Belfast July 2016

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland situated on the River Lagan.  The whole of Ireland was once under British rule and when Ireland got its independence from the UK, Northern Ireland chose to remain under British rule.  Belfast has suffered greatly during the period of conflict called “The Troubles” or internationally known as the … Continue reading Belfast July 2016