They have been classified as official historical monuments. A series of hills flank the northwestern side of Belfast, including Divis Mountain, Black Mountain and Cavehill. It is distinguished by its famous ‘Napoleon’s Nose’, an outcrop which resembles the profile of the famous emperor Napoleon. When Swift resided at Lilliput Cottage near the bottom of Belfast’s Limestone Road, he imagined that the Cavehill resembled the shape of a sleeping giant safeguarding the city. The shape of the giant’s nose, known as Napoleon’s Nose, is officially named Mc Art’s Fort after Art O’Neill, a 17th-century chieftain who controlled the area. On average, it rains 157 days a year in Belfast, less than Scotland, but more than Dublin. Snow typically falls in Belfast less than 10 days a year. Since 2001, the Belfast city council has developed a number of cultural quarters: 20.Cavehill is thought to be the inspiration for Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Opened in March, 2012 on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard, the Titanic Belfast is a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage, featuring nine high-tech galleries amidst a crisscross of escalators and suspended walkways. Actor Liam Neeson had his stage premier at Belfast’s Lyric Theater.Our membership base is filled with exciting singles from Ireland, and around the world making it easy to connect with someone looking for the same thing as you.

The Irish guy shared with us some of his experiences- the difference between chatting up Irish girls and chatting up international girls. In many ways, the gobby Irish girl has simply meant he is prepared for any woman in the world.

A few days later I was hanging out with an Irish girl, strolling through some snowy Turkish markets.

The land that makes up Belfast has been occupied since the Bronze Age. The 5,000-year-old henge, known as Giant’s Ring, is located near Belfast, and Iron Age hill fort remains still are present in the surrounding hills. While Belfast stayed a small settlement during the Middle Ages, the city played a leading role in the Industrial Revolution and was Ireland’s largest city around the early part of the 20th century. Harland and Wolff had the largest shipyard in the world when it built the RMS Titanic during 1911-1912. During the last part of the 19th century, large numbers of Catholics began to migrate in to the prosperous Protestant city of Belfast in search of work. With a majority of the residents in the northern part of Ireland being Protestant descendants of colonists from Great Britain, the British parliament partitioned Northern and Southern Ireland in 1921, creating Northern Ireland. The constitutional status of Northern Ireland was the key issue during , the conflict in Northern Ireland that began in the late 1960s.

Civil War disrupted Europe’s cotton supply, Irish linen experienced a revival.

On the one hand, it provides someone to talk in thick slang with ("Ah, good man yerself. Last week, I was out for some drinks with a German boy, a Portuguese boy and an Irish boy.

Mating and dating, allegedly, is something we all like to talk about..this night proved that right. The flip side of this was this Irish guy said he found it weird internationally to approach a girl and not be faced with a torrent of abuse and vicious banter.

Italians- who do everything SO differently from the Irish lads, that she didn't stand a chance. ", to which she replied, "Nah mate, I don't do pasta on a first date." GREAT LINE!!!

I laughed my head off when she said this, especially when she told me the Italian merely flustered before offering to change the menu to pizza.

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This migration brought tensions as Catholics and Protestants competed for jobs. Unionists/loyalists (primarily Protestants) wanted Northern Ireland to stay in the United Kingdom, while Irish nationalists/republicans (mostly Catholics) want to leave the UK and join a united Ireland.