Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Antrim Coast - Giant's Causeway #2

We left Derry mid-morning for our final Irish destination: Belfast. This wasn't far by the direct A6 connection, but I decided to take a leisurely path along the coastline, mostly following the A2.

Passing though Limavady (where the first recorded performance of Danny Boy was noted and passed onto an English musicologist) we stopped in Coleraine, the major market town along the coast from Derry. I guess it's a smaller centre, but it appears to have a larger commercial heart than Derry. A poster by the river said that the first human inhabitants of Ireland lived near here 9000 years ago. This is about the 3rd region I've heard claim it had the first settlement.

We rejoined the coast proper at Portrush, and stuck as close to the water as we could all the way around to Belfast.

Highlights along the way were Dunluce Castle (remnants), a revisit to the Giant's Causeway, Murlough Bay scenic drive around to Cushendun, and then an unbroken gorgeous drive hugging the waterline around to the port of Larne.

We found our way to our B&B at Bangor, a seaside town just past Belfast around 8pm.


  1. Bonitas fotos y bonito perro!! Un verdadero lobo.

    Saludos desde España.

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  2. Hi

    Great to see so many pictures that hold happy memories for me too!

    I come from Limavady where you visited and all the photos

    Thanks for re-kindling the memories.