It’s Day #2 with Canada’s favourite national breakfast program, Canada AM, broadcasting live from Northern Ireland! Today we find Marci Ien and Jeff Hutcheson at Titanic Belfast, the new all-things-Titanic visitor centre in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.
Here Marci and Jeff give us an introduction to Belfast’s new Titanic Belfast visitor centre and the greater Titanic Quarter.
Marci and Jeff welcome us all to the new Titanic Belfast visitor centre
Jeff talks to Jim Graves – who hails from Manitoba – owner of the Canadian Sports Bar, Rockies Sports Bar, in the Titanic Quarter – and right next door to the Odyssey Arena, which is home to Belfast’s hockey team, the Belfast Giants.
See Belfast's very own Canadian sports bar - Rockies Sports Bar!
Marci Ien takes a tour of the new Titanic Belfast visitor centre and interviews its CEO, Tim Husbands.
Watch as Marci discovers some of the new galleries and exhibits at TB!
Marci Ien explores the Titanic Dry Dock & Pumphouse and talks to Titanic Belfast’s architect, Eric Kuhne.
See for yourself! Watch Marci's interview with Titanic Belfast architect Eric Kuhne
Jeff speaks to Una Reilly from the Belfast Titanic Society who shares with us some very special Titanic artefacts, including an original copy of the Belfast Evening Telegraph newspaper from April 15, 1912.
See rare and unusual Titanic artefacts!
Marci Ien interviews Susie Millar, whose great-grandfather Thomas Millar worked as an engineer on and later perished aboard Titanic, and Kate Dornan, the great-niece of Dr John Simpson, who also perished aboard Titanic. Susie also tells us the tale of the two pennies.
Learn the famous Tale of Two Pennies
Jeff Hutcheson takes us on a tour of the S.S. Nomadic, the tender ship that carried first- and second-class passengers out to Titanic – it’s also the last remaining ship created by the White Star Line in existence and is currently undergoing restoration in Belfast.
Jeff gives us a sneak peek at the S.S. Nomadic, still under restoration in Belfast
Marci takes us on a tour of Belfast and counts down her Favourite Things to See & Do in Northern Ireland’s capital – and talks to Nial O’Donnghaile, the city’s youngest ever Lord Mayor!
Cheers! Marci takes us on a tour of her favourite things in Belfast!
Marci and Jeff get a taste of Titanic – the food! Watch as they try some of the dishes served to first-, second- and third-class passengers – and talk to Food Historian Michelle Shirlow.
The Last Supper - Marci and Jeff recreate a Titanic dinner
We hope you enjoyed Canada AM’s Northern Ireland adventure! Tourism Ireland is also giving Canadians a chance to WIN a trip to the home of Titanic where you can experience some of the things that Marci and Jeff explored on their Northern Ireland journey! Visit www.discoverireland.com/canadaam to enter for a chance to WIN!