Ulster is Ireland's most northerly province. Under the Government of Ireland Act 1920 Ireland was broken into two separate territories, Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland. Ulster is made up of 9 counties, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Derry, Fermanaghand Tyrone all belonging to The United Kingdom and Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan all belonging to The Republic of Ireland.
Northern Ireland has put it's political past behind it and is now looking towards a bright future. Belfast City, straddling County Down and County Antrim, has become a hotspot in recent years for people looking for both a city break and a cultural tour. Attractions such as The Giants Causeway on the northern coastline of County Antrim and multiple shooting locations from the hugely popular Television series Game of Thrones has meant that recently Ulster has become one of Ireland's most sought after tour locations.
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The people of Northern Ireland, after years of being told who they were and which areas they belonged to, are now forging out their own cultural identity. The most common nationalities in Northern Ireland are British, Northern Irish and Irish. They are know to be a friendly and welcoming people.
When choosing your accommodation in Ulster there are a number of elements to take into consideration. Ranging from the size of your group to the type of the attractions you wish to see. Ulster has a massive selection of B&B's, Guesthouses and Hotels spread across the cities, towns and villages.
The Giants Causeway, on the north east coastline of Northern Ireland, is a rock formation of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed due to volcanic activity 50 to 60 million years ago. What's left today is a natural feast for the eyes and one that should be on any visitor to Ireland's To-Do-List.
Over recent years Belfast has grown as the hub of Northern Ireland's business sector. The restaurants, bars and nightlife of Belfast are gaining a reputation as some of the best in Ireland both from visitors from the south and from overseas. Incentive Tours of Ireland and Ulster go hand in hand.
A recently opened B&B situated in a great location in Virginia, County Cavan. A very short walk away from numerous activities, attractions, services and local landmarks.
Virginia, Co. Cavan
086 820 9999
Found in the small seaside town of Ballycastle on the Northern Antrim coastline J&J Guesthouse. Located within walking distance of Ballycastle Beach. All rooms are en suite.
Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
079 0730 2224
Locally managed and owned independently, Benedicts of Belfast calls itself the city's 'most exciting four-star boutique hotel'. Offering great deals for numerous different occasions.
Belast, Northern Ireland
+44 (0)28 9059 1999
Take in and enjoy the amazing mountain and sea views from one of Enniskeen's 12 luxury bedrooms. Situated in Newcastle, County Down, in the Shimna Valley.
Newcastle, Co. Down
00 44 (0)28 4372 2392
This fanstastic website is home to some of Irelands best independent hostels. Check out their extensive portfolio of unique and boutique hostels online now!
00 353 (74) 9730130
The Causeway Cafe is unique in being Belfast's only Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch Restaurant. They have a mouth watering and mind blowing selection of tasty traditional Belfast food, as well as a huge selection inspired from around the world. Awesome!
028 9032 8292
A historic pub with great food and drinks. Well worth popping into on any tour of Belfast. Check it out!
The guys over at Brit Movie Tours do some amazing Game Of Thrones day tours. Encompassing all the filming locations for the hit series and more. You even get a chance to meet a Direwolf family! Book now!
+44 20 7118 1007
Be sure to take a tour with Paddy to the magnificent Sliabh Liag Cliffs. These sea cliffs are the highest in europe and can only be appreciate fully from the water. Book today!
Found 4 miles to the north of Carrickfergus and 8 miles to the south of Larne. The club is situated around Muldersleigh Hill and offers amazing views of the Country Antrim coast.
Whitehead, Co. Antrim
(028) 9337 0820
Experience Game of Thrones territory from a unique and exclusive perspective with Northern Ireland Premier Tours.
Sheans Horse Farm and Heritage Centre: The largest Horse riding and trekking centre in the North, catering to individuals, hen parties, birthday parties and corporate groups
Let the Causeway Coast Discovery Centre bring your journeys through Ulster to life, regaling you with the stories of the land and immersing you in the vibrant history.
+44 (0) 28 9099 4221
The building was originally known as the Carnegie Free Library when it opened it's doors in 1906. Now housing Larne Museum and Arts Centre. Essential viewing on any Student Tour of Ireland.
Larne, Co. Antrim
028 28 262443
Cushendall has 9 greatly rewarding holes for players of all ages and abilities. Set in the beautiful Gelns of Antrim and surrounded by the River Dall.
028 2177 1318
Glencolmcille is the beautiful coastal gealtacht district in south west Co. Donegal. This scenic cultured village is home to two stunning beaches and is steeped in history. A great stop on any tour of Ulster.
Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal
Derek started taking pictures over 40 years ago on an old family camera. He has now moved on to modern full frame digital cameras and his passion and appreciate for the outdoors can be seen in his stunning work. Check out his site below.
+44 (0) 7548916593
Brian's passion for photography started over 20 years ago and has grown ever since. He has been published in various magazines and a number of specilaised comercial commissions. Preferring to get the image in the camera rather than rely on photoshop he favours the natural vibrant colors of sunrise and sunset when the golden glow of the sun is strongest. His landscape photography in particular captures the essence of the Island that is Ireland. Check out his work at the address below.
Glenn has been photographing Landscapes for over 25 years now. His passion for being out in the nature can be seen in his work which perfectly captures the enviroment he finds himself in. He also has an uncanny eye for capturing urban urban nightscapes.
+44 7765 077807