Northern Ireland Information – the Basic Facts

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Northern Ireland Information

You heard about the quaint beauty of Northern Ireland and you are thinking about a visit. But you know very little about the country. Most people outside the British Isles, and sometimes even within them, know very little about Northern Ireland. It is one of the world’s well kept secrets. Where do you start to gather information? This website is dedicated to providing valuable information and in its pages you will discover many interesting places and facts, from shipwrecks, to places of interest, to things to do, even to churches.


But right now, we want to provide you with some basic Northern Ireland information that will give you a bird’s eye view of the country. It will help you place it on the world map and introduce you to its people. Read on and enjoy!

Basic Facts – where is Northern Ireland? How does it relate to Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland?

Weather/Climate – What is the weather like? When is the best time to visit?

Getting There – How is the best way to get there? Will I need a car?

Getting Around – Information on ways to get around.

Driving Around – Some things you need to know if you are planning to bring or rent a car.

Driving on the Left – Remember, in Northern Ireland they drive on the left. If you come from Europe or the US it will require some adjustment. Read carefully.

Car Hire Tips – get the best deal on a car rental!

Buses and Trains – Buses and trains are efficient. Here is some good information.

Drunk Driving – Never drink and drive. Read this article.

Seatbelt Laws – always wear a seatbelt. Read on.

How safe is it? – Is Northern Ireland safe? Or is there trouble still brewing?

Do’s and Don’ts – some Northern Ireland etiquette.

Religion – the Northern Irish are passionate about it.

Official Flag – Do you know Northern Ireland’s official flag?

Other Flags – learn about the host of flags you are likely to see flying.

Public Holidays – Learn about the public holidays. You will need this info if you visit around this time.

About Me – a foreigner who fell in love with Northern Ireland.

Travel Resources – some helpful websites on travel in general.

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About the author

Originally from Scotland, Colin now resides near the beautiful seaside town of Portstewart on the Causeway Coastal Route. By day he works in IT and by day off he spends much of his time travelling around the Island with his young family, writing about his experiences for many sites both locally and nationally.

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