6. Titanic Experience
The tale of tragic Titanic spread to every corner of the globe in 1912. It’s a story that still captivates the world, a story that began in Belfast. It’s here that Titanic’s soul, story and sorrow are etched not just on the city, but in the history books.
On the site of the original Edwardian-era dock, you’ll find the vast shimmering Titanic Belfast. It impressed James Cameron, director of Titanic, who said: “It’s really quite phenomenal. It’s a magnificent, dramatic building; it’s the biggest Titanic exhibition in the world.”
7. The Year of Irish Design 2015
Ireland may be best known for its unspoiled coastline, exciting foodie scene and welcoming people, but there’s a lot more to this creative island. Like its contribution to arts and crafts, for example.
As Ireland celebrates the Year of Irish Design 2015, designers and craftspeople around the island are showcasing their distinctly Irish designs, including pottery, jewellery, clothing and more. Traditional methods that have been handed down through generations are being given a contemporary Irish twist and the result is something truly special.
Come and see for yourself at one of the many events around the island during the busy year-long schedule.