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Ancient Vikings

Ancient Vikings -Raiders of Ireland The ancient Vikings are a famous people. The history of Vikings is also famous. They came from Sweden, Norway and Denmark. They settled Iceland and other northern islands. One of the Viking people tribes, the Rus, probably gave Russia its name. They discovered America 500 years before Columbus. And they …

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Glenariff Forest Park view from the car park

Glenariff Forest Park

Glenariff Forest Park Glenariff Forest Park is one of the lesser known UK country parks. It is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Northern Ireland, in the glens of Antrim. It is nearly 3,000 acres in size and boasts some wonderful scenery. County Antrim has 9 glens, and Glenariff is perhaps the …

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Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle: Medieval ruins perched on the cliff of Northern Ireland’s coast. Northern Ireland Travel: Let’s go to Dunluce Castle Dunluce is probably one of the most dramatically located Northern Irish castles built on a basalt headland dropping straight into the ocean. Northern Ireland Travel: Dunluce Castle Location Located less than five miles from Giant’s Causeway, …

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Norman Vikings

Norman Vikings – the Vikings Return to Ireland Norman Vikings Though Viking influence in Ireland subsided after AD 1000, it returned two centuries later with renewed vigor and longer lasting consequences through the Normans. The Normans were descendant of Vikings who had settled in what is now known as Normandy in Northern France, and who came to …

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Belfast Castle Weddings

Belfast Castle Weddings Belfast Castle Weddings Are you looking for creative wedding ideas? We may have an answer. Belfast Castle has been a familiar landmark, towering over Belfast city for over 120 years. A popular tourist destination, many couples also choose this famous location as a unique wedding venue. Peter from Peter Thomas Photography explores this venue …

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Banbridge

Banbridge Ireland – Northern Ireland’s rustic town Banbridge, Ireland Northern Banbridge Ireland is a quiet town in County Down, Northern Ireland. Its location on the site of a bridge crossing the river Bann gave it its name – Ban-bridge. It has a rapidly growing population currently around 20,000. One of the reasons it is popular …

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Dundrum Castle

Dundrum Castle – a Strongpoint of Down Dundrum Castle is of the many medieval castles of Ireland and certainly one of the more important and impressive. It was built by the famous knight John de Courcy, sometime around 1180 on the location of a previous Celtic fortification. It saw plenty of battles all the way …

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