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10. Sample the Northern Delights
The Northeast corner of Ireland – otherwise called Northern Ireland or simply The North – is enjoying a new emphasis on political progress and harmony. Peace and prosperity have arrived, and Northern Ireland is a now a magnet for visitors. Two focal points are Belfast, quickly becoming Europe’s new “in” city, and Derry (www.derryvisitor.com), one of Europe’s finest intact walled cities. Scenic areas include the Glens of Antrim (www.northantrim.com/theglensofantrim.htm), Mountains of Mourne (www.mournemountains.com), and the silvery shorelines of Lough Erne (www.fermanaghlakelands.com), but the top attraction by far is the Giant’s Causeway (www.giantscausewayireland.com), a natural rock formation stretching for three miles along the coast. Formed millions of years ago, the causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage site and often called the 8th wonder of the world. For more information: www.discovernorthernireland.com.
Patricia (Pat) Preston has written 23 travel books (15 about Ireland). Her latest book, Ireland Travel 101 (http://www.IrelandTravel101.com) won 1st Place in the Travel Guide category of the North American Travel Journalists Association annual competition this year. Visit Pat’s web site (http://www.IrelandExpert.com).