We Say Ireland, You Think…!

Ireland, the home of many, many things!!! Guinness (remember the ad too??) Leprechaun’s Boyzone, Westlife and err…Jedward Shamrocks Louis Walsh Irish dancing – river dance Giant’s Causeway The legends that are U2 Ballykissangel Superstar actors Pierce Brosnan and Colin Farrell www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcdDg30VBgo Some random facts you may not have known about Ireland: The longest place name […]

Ireland, the home of many, many things!!!

  • Guinness (remember the ad too??)
  • Leprechaun’s
  • Boyzone, Westlife and err…Jedward
  • Shamrocks
  • Louis Walsh
  • Irish dancing – river dance
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • The legends that are U2
  • Ballykissangel
  • Superstar actors Pierce Brosnan and Colin Farrell

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Some random facts you may not have known about Ireland:

  • The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia, in County Galway.  Wouldn’t want to try and say that after a few pints of Guinness that’s for sure.
  • IRELAND FACT: A ROUGH HANGOVER CURE…I’ll just take the hangover, thanks: One traditional Irish cure for a hangover was to be buried up to the neck in moist river sand.
  • Baileys Irish Cream which was launched in Ireland in the early seventies is now the most popular liqueur in the world.
  • Couples in Ireland could marry legally on St. Brigid’s Day (February 1st) in Teltown, County Meath, as recently as the 1920’s by simply walking towards each other. If the marriage failed, they could “divorce’” by walking away from each other at the same spot, on St. Brigid’s day the following year. The custom was a holdover from old Irish Brehon laws, which allowed temporary marriage contracts.

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Around The World This Summer With Gala, First Stop: Ireland!!!

All this month at Gala Bingo we will be transporting you to different summery holiday destinations each week.  This week it is Ireland and there is so much fun to be had at this brilliant destination.  We thought we would look at some of the fun things to do in Ireland and remember if you […]

All this month at Gala Bingo we will be transporting you to different summery holiday destinations each week.  This week it is Ireland and there is so much fun to be had at this brilliant destination.  We thought we would look at some of the fun things to do in Ireland and remember if you can’t make it over to Ireland in person there are the fun Irish themed slot games Leprechaun’s Luck and Irish Eyes!

Of course in the centre of Belfast there are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs but what else is there?  There is the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Belfast Zoo, St Anne’s Cathedral and the Belfast Wheel.  There really is something for everyone.  You will never be short of things to do or see!

St George’s Market

St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions.  It has been voted one of the top 5 UK markets and is definitely something not to be missed.  On Friday there is a Variety Market it has everything from Atlantic Shark to zips and antiques to fresh fruit.  The huge variety of stalls at the market attracts thousands of people each week.

On Saturday there is the City Food and Garden Market at which you can enjoy the best tastes and smells brought by local producers.  As well as local delicacies there are stalls with foods from around the world including Spanish tapas, Caribbean, Mexican and French food.  There are also flower stalls on a Saturday which further add to the vibrancy of the market.  It is a great treat and outing for all the family!

Giant’s Causeway

Described as the most scenic route in the British Isles, the Causeway Coastal Route snakes along through glens, waterfalls and small villages, with the sea on one side and towering cliffs on the other, this is a must see!

Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory

It’s Ireland’s own version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where all the chocolate and candy is made by hand and some recipe’s dating back 100 years.  Not only can you watch the treats being made, you can sample them and then buy some more later.  You can get your hands on some yummy handmade sweets such as honeycomb, Belfast fudge, raspberry ruffle and Irish cream fudge.

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