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Old mill house at Annalong Harbour, County Down, Northern Ireland

Old mill house at Annalong Harbour, County Down, Northern Ireland

It wasn’t that long ago that Belfast was better known for daily bombings, not Game of Thrones tours. Thankfully, peace arrived in Northern Ireland in 1998, formerly ending “The Troubles,” but a 3-mile-long, 18-foot-high “peace wall” remains that serves as a daily reminder of the bloody battle between British loyalists on Shankill Road and the Irish nationalists on Falls Road. Northern Ireland has regular talks about bringing the wall down

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It wasn’t that long ago that Belfast was better known for daily bombings, not Game of Thrones tours. Thankfully, peace arrived in Northern Ireland in 1998, formerly ending “The Troubles,” but a 3-mile-long, 18-foot-high “peace wall” remains that serves as a daily reminder of the bloody battle between British loyalists on Shankill Road and the Irish nationalists on Falls Road. Northern Ireland has regular talks about bringing the wall down

Father Ted's House (Craggy Island Parochial House) in Glenquin, County Clare, Ireland (secret place: 53° 00′ 37.87″ N, 9° 01′ 56.01″ W)

Father Ted's House (Craggy Island Parochial House) in Glenquin, County Clare, Ireland (secret place: 53° 00′ 37.87″ N, 9° 01′ 56.01″ W)

Down Cathedral - Burial place of St. Patrick, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

Down Cathedral - Burial place of St. Patrick, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

TO DO: Worship at the place where St. Patrick established the first Christian church in Ireland (Saul Church in County Down, Ireland)

TO DO: Worship at the place where St. Patrick established the first Christian church in Ireland (Saul Church in County Down, Ireland)

Corn mill and waterwheel at Annalong harbour, County Down, Northern Ireland.

Corn mill and waterwheel at Annalong harbour, County Down, Northern Ireland.

Beach in Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland

Beach in Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland

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