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  • In terms of comedy, Ciaran Nolan is the star.
    Lyric Theatre Belfast offers seasonal treats
    No visit to Belfast is complete without a seeing a show in the northern Irish city’s premier performing venue – the Lyric Theatre – and especially during the holiday season, with dual shows running into January.Every year at this...
  • Ebola!
    Texas declared Ebola-free, Belfast announces first potential case
    With several thousand West African victims still afflicted with Ebola and new cases being announced every day, the sad truth is that the epidemic now striking Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia will most likely be a threat for the next 18 to 24...
  • ‘Belfast Book Festival’ reflects thriving city of culture
    ‘Belfast Book Festival’ reflects thriving city of culture
    From ageing to sexual politics, from fantasy to Celtic mythology, from murder most foul to historical fiction – the recent, week long ‘Belfast Book Festival’ had something for every reader.Take Kenneth Gregory, fantasy novelist...
  • Crystal Cruises stages "Game of Thrones" shore adventure
    Crystal Cruises offering passengers epic “Game of Thrones” adventure ashore
    Today’s Los Angeles Times reported that HBO’s phenomenon/epic “Game of Thrones” TV series is on a roll with a record Fourth Season opening viewership of 6.6 million (according to Nielsen). “The show has steadily grown...
  • OX: a sophisticated addition to Belfast's growing restaurant profile
    OX: a sophisticated addition to Belfast's growing restaurant profile
    With exterior and interior décor at a minimum, one might suspect that west Belfast chef Stephen Toman (32) and his Brittany business partner Alain Kerloc’h (41), are sheepish about their culinary and hospitality skills.Any thought there may...
  • Authentic St. Patrick's Day parades in Ireland
    Authentic St. Patrick's Day parades in Ireland
    Where else would you find authentic Irish parades than Ireland? On Sunday, March 16th, parades filled the streets in the capital cities of both Dublin, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Larger crowds were on hand this year, as Breaking...
  • Titanic Quarter strengthens northern Irish tourism
    Titanic Quarter strengthens northern Irish tourism
    Once considered the less sophisticated cousin of Dublin, Belfast is now beginning to eclipse its larger neighbor in southern Ireland and – like the Titanic, built and launched from there - has emerged from the depths as a growing tourism...
  • Eternally Scrooged: A Belfast adaptation of a classic story
    Eternally Scrooged: A Belfast adaptation of a classic story
    Regional theatre is alive and well in Northern Ireland and no better place to enjoy it than at the Theatre on the Mill in Newtownabbey, a 25-minute drive outside Belfast.With the support of national and EU funding, local authorities have developed...
  • Hilarious goings-on at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre
    Hilarious goings-on at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre
    Visiting Northern Ireland anytime over the holidays? Want to find out what’s been happening over the last year there, and in a most entertaining way? Then Belfast’s Lyric Theatre is the place for you.This well-known theatre hosts until...
  • Belfast’s Ulster Hall host ‘The Three Tenors’ on national tour
    Belfast’s Ulster Hall host ‘The Three Tenors’ on national tour
    Belfast’s 19th century Ulster Hall with its copper-colored Mulholland pipe organ as a giant stage backdrop provided the classic ambience for an uplifting performance by ‘The Three Tenors,’ with a repertoire that ranged from...
  • ‘Ladyboys of Bangkok’ show tours the United Kingdom
    ‘Ladyboys of Bangkok’ show tours the United Kingdom
    Belfast, northern Ireland, once known for its hardline Presbyterian, parks-closed-on-Sundays attitude has lightened up big time – no greater evidence being the flamboyant ‘Ladyboys of Bangkok’ cabaret show now decamped in a...
  • Belfast theatre bounces back from troubling times
    Belfast theatre bounces back from troubling times
    Belfast – once suffering from what was known in street jargon as ‘The Troubles’ – is now thriving in times of peace and evidence of this lies in its healthy, diverse theatre.With an estimated 18.1 million pound renovation...
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    Lennox legacy one year after his death
    Almost one year after the execution of Lennox (a mixed-breed dog that 'resembled' a pit bull) by Belfast City Council, Northern Ireland, the much-loved family dog's memory has been immortalized by countless online social networks such...
  • The President and First Lady visit Belfast
    To the people of Belfast: "Barack and I refused to let other people define us."
    In her introduction of the President to the youth of Northern Ireland, First Lady Michelle Obama explained that they always made a point of visiting with young people, because in only a few decades, they will be the ones whose ideas and creative...
  • A visit to Crumlin Road Gaol
    Arizona ghost hunter travels: Ghost tour of Ireland day 3
    Wednesday morning the Arizona ghost hunters and the rest of the Ghost Gang woke up to the pitter patter of a typical Ireland rain. After a hearty breakfast at the Ballgally Castle Hotel, the group loaded on to the bus and headed back into Belfast...