A hidden jewel in the UK

written by Mihyun, Semin, Boksoon, Jieun

History of conflict

A Centuries-old Conflict

The history of Northern Ireland can be traced back to the 17th century. The English finally succeeded in subduing the island after successfully putting down a number of rebellions. Much land, especially in the north, was subsequently colonized by Scottish and English Protestants, and ster somewhat awhile the rest of Ireland, which was predominantly Catholic

The Nineteenth Century

During the 1800s the north and south grew further apart due to economic differences. In the north the standard of living rose as industry and manufacturing flourished, while in the south the unequal distribution of land and resources—Anglican Protestants owned most of the land—resulted in a low standard of living for the large Catholic population. During the violent thirty-year conflict that began with a civil rights march in Londonderry on 5 October 1968, the number of the killed eventually exceeded 3,600.
The Twentieth Century

Northern Ireland was separated politically from the rest of Ireland in the early 20th century, when Protestants and Catholics divided into two warring camps over the issue of Irish home rule. Most Irish Catholics desired complete independence from Britain, but Irish Protestants feared living in a country ruled by a Catholic majority.

The Troubles: Northern Ireland's Conflict

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Air Tours

Top 4: Most Popular Attractions

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast has become the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland and one of the top attractions in Ireland, having welcomed more than 650,000 visitors through its doors between opening on 31 March and the end of 2012.

As you walk through the doors of the attraction you will be introduced to the building’s giant atrium surrounded by the four ‘ships’, hull shaped wings which house the beginning of the Titanic experience. Your journey takes you through nine galleries of this state-of-the-art visitor experience telling the story of the Titanic, from its conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through its construction and launch, to its famous maiden voyage and tragic end. The story is brought up to the present with the discovery of the wreck and into the future with live links to contemporary undersea exploration.

How to travel to the Republic of Ireland

You can go from The United Kingdom to Republic of Ireland by taking Eurostar, airplane and ferry .