Belfast & Titanic Tour - Hilltop Treks
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17 Dodder Lawn, Dodder Valley Park, Firhouse, Dublin,
Mr Terry Lambert
This one day tour visits Belfast and the Titanic Visitor Centre Belfast, stopping off at the historical town of Drogheda and the monastic settlement at Monasterboice in County Louth.
Hilltop Treks Day Tour to Belfast and the Titanic Visitor Centre.
The Tour visits the Titanic Visitor centre in the heart of Belfast City, where the RMS Titanic was built by Harland and Wolff for the White Star Line in 1912.
Many interesting locations are visited along the way giving an insight into some of the events that lead to Belfast becoming the ship building capital of the British Empire.
These stops include Drogheda,a historical Norman City on the mouth of the River Boyne, associated with the siege of Oliver Cromwell.
Monasterboice which is said to have been founded by St. Buite (d.520) a follower of St. Patrick, in the late 5th century AD. Here there are some of the finest examples of High Crosses in Ireland.
In Belfast the tour visits the Falls and Shankill Road area to learn about Belfast's past and present, with a stop for lunch before visiting the Titanic Quarter of the city.
Historically Belfast derives its name from the Gaelic 'Beal Feirste' Mouth of the Sandy Fjord- and has been a centre for the irish linen industry, earning the nickname 'Linenopolis', tobacco production, rope making and shipbuilding.
The city's main shipbuilders, Harland and Wolff built the well known RMS Titanic, which propelled Belfast on to the global stage in the early 20th century as the biggest and most productive shipyard in the world.
Belfast played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, establishing its place as a global industrial centre until the latter half of the 20th century.
Industrialisation and the inward migration it bought made Belfast, if briefly, the biggest city in Ireland at the beginning of the the 20th century.
Tour departs from Dublin with pick up locations at:
The Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street at 07:45
Dublin Tourist Office, Suffolk Street 07.55
Returning to Dublin for approximately 18:30