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The Earthenworks at Lissanduff: Portballintrae, Co Antrim

An unexpected find in the seaside village of Portballintrae, the Lissanduff earthworks consist of two sets of concentric ringed mounds of earth. A scenic path with views of the bay leads from the car park to the earthen structures. Metal stairs have been installed to allow access over the mounds (and nice views). The purpose […]

The Only Round Tower in Antrim at St Patrick’s Church: Armoy, Co Antrim

In Armoy, on Glensheshk road, is a small church and round tower dedicated to St. Patrick. While it isn’t the largest church, it has a quiet serenity that is quite special. It is not far from the Dark Hedges, and worth a stop for some quiet reflection. You can actually go inside this tower, and […]

Sylvan Splendour in the Glenariff Forest: Glanariff, Co Antrim

The Glens of Antrim hold many delights and wonders. One of these is the Glenariff Forest, filled with primeval, mossy forests, gushing waterfalls, and sylvan splendour. There are several walks for several levels of difficulty and length. We walked about a 3 mile walk through the area, and encountered about a dozen waterfalls, ranging from […]

Sean McGuire Music Without Borders Mural: Belfast, Co Antrim

Just a few steps off the Falls Road, there’s a mural that takes a bit of a different angle than the political and topical murals that fill the neighborhood. You’ll see the image of a man playing a fiddle, with several children listening, and Belfast’s Divis hills in the background. This is Sean McGuire. The […]

The Narrowest House in Belfast: Belfast City, Co Antrim

Measuring only eight feet wide, we couldn’t resist posing in front of what is reported as the city’s narrowest residence? The building once served as the caretaker’s home for the church next door. Ravings from the Bog: Hidden Belfasts/Belfast’s Smallest House (some extra details in the comments of this post).

The Dark Hedges: Stranocum, Co. Antrim

The Dark Hedges is a fantastic avenue of beech trees that looks like an impressionist painting by Van Gogh. Well over 200 years old, the trees twist into incredible shapes, forming a tunnel leading to Gracehill Golf Club in Northern Ireland. Hidden away deep in the countryside of County Antrim, legend says the spectacular avenue […]

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