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Lock Keepers Inn

On a beautiful afternoon in September last year, my Beloved and I, together with her six year old daughter, strolled along a canalised section of the River Lagan in South Belfast to where one of the locks is being restored. This is part of an ambitious long term scheme to restore the Lagan Navigation up to Lough Neagh, and subsequently the Ulster Canal onwards from . . . → Read More: Lock Keepers Inn


Not really an entry, as such, but another link which I felt my readers must see…

The Headhunters Railway Museum and Barbers Shop in Enniskillen. Who amongst you will be able to resist the temptation…

As their website says, ‘Whether you are a railway enthusiast, former railway employee or just a child brought up on ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’, why not combine your visit with . . . → Read More: Headhunters

Caught Red Handed

The first time I ever visited Northern Ireland was in 1996. I had come down the Mull of Kintyre by bus, and caught the now defunct ferry from Cambelltown to Ballycastle on the Antrim Coast. England were playing Colombia in the World Cup, which was showing live in the ferry’s bar, but the scenery on the voyage was so (insert visual superlative here) that I . . . → Read More: Caught Red Handed