DUBLIN – GIANT’S CAUSEWAY AND BELFAST CITY DAY TOUR
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MYTHS OF A GIANT THAT BUILT A BRIDGE ACROSS THE SEA AND THE HISTORIC CIY OF BELFAST.
Dublin – Giant’s Causeway and Belfast City Escorted Day Tour
Pickup Location – Old Church, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
Five thousand year old Hill of Tara
Depart Dublin for your Giant’s Causeway and Belfast city day tour passing through the Boyne Valley, home to the five thousand year old Hill of Tara, the ancient capital of the High Kings of Ireland.
Your guide will explain the different options open to you during your visit to Belfast, tickets to which are included in your tour price.
Currency of Northern Ireland
You might need to change some money to Sterling pounds as you are now in the United Kingdom!
The term Sterling Pounds is derived from the fact that, about 775 silver coins known as “sterling’s” were issued in the Saxon Kingdoms, 240 of them being minted from a pound of silver, the weight of which was probably about equal to the later troy pound.
Black Taxi tour of Belfast
You can choose to enjoy the world famous black taxi tour of Belfast.
Belfast Titanic Experience
You can alternately choose to visit the Belfast Titanic quarter and the state of the art Titanic Visitor’s Experience.
The Titanic Experience is the world’s most authentic retelling of the iconic story.
The self-guided tour extends over nine interactive galleries where you discover the sights, sounds, smells and stories of the ship, as well as the people and city that made her.
Behind Titanic Belfast you can walk along the historic slipways where Titanic and Olympic were built and launched over 100 years ago.
See where Titanic first touched the water back in 1911. The Slipways have since been restored and now play host to a variety of open air concerts and events
Located beside the Titanic Slipways, the Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices and Hamilton Graving Dock – the very place where Titanic was designed, built and launched. Titanic Belfast tells the story of Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage and subsequent place in history.
Departing Belfast, we hit the road and visit the remarkably unique Dunluce Castle located on the edge of the north Atlantic coast. .During your two hour stay here you can enjoy lunch with a choice of providers on site and learn about the legend of Finn MacCool, said to be the creator of the Causeway.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
We continue our day trip to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge via the Giant’s Causeway, World Heritage site. The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge connects a 23m-deep and 20m-wide chasm between the mainland and a small island that has been used over the years by fishermen to place netting to capture migrating salmon.
Following a 20 minute scenic cliff walk, you can traverse the bridge to the island with its abundance of birdlife, and to enjoy the spectacular coastal views from a different vantage point.
This absolutely fabulous attraction is a must when visiting the North Coast.
‘XXXIX’ from ‘Squarings’
a Poem by Seamus Heaney (1939 – 2013):
When you sat, far-eyed and cold, in the basalt throne
Of “the wishing chair” at Giant’s Causeway,
The small of your back made very solid sense.
Like a papoose at sap-time strapped to a maple tree,
You gathered force out of the world-tree’s hardness.
If you stretched your hand forth, things might turn to stone.
But you were only goose-fleshed skin and bone,
The rocks and wonder of the world were only
Lava crystallized, salts of the earth
The wishing chair gave a savour to, its kelp
And ozone freshening your outlook
Beyond the range you thought you’d settled for.