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    Quote Originally Posted by Fifer View Post
    Thanks the replies.
    Sorry I missed out obvious stuff! Dah!
    Thinking of going to Belfast round about 10 July for 10-14 days. We've done N.I. and fancy going S.I. this time.
    Not bothered if we wild camp or not. It would be handy to be on a site now and again to charge up items.
    Cheers
    Thats the marching/mad week,if you want to see folk drunk fighting cars getting burnt etc come ahead,june would be 1000 time better.
    There again you may want to see the parades.
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    hate to be the bearer of sad tidings but belfast isnt a good place to be around those dates!

    12July marks the big orange order marches so pretty much everything is closed - the main streets of many towns (including Belfast) is closed to traffic

    the night before -11July is marked by bonfires and drunken revelry

    sorry not a good time to visit the North - my advice is drive off the ferry and keep driving!

    A couple or three hours up the M2 will get you to Donegal - much better at that time of year.

    sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevskoda View Post
    Thats the marching/mad week,if you want to see folk drunk fighting cars getting burnt etc come ahead,june would be 1000 time better.
    There again you may want to see the parades.
    We went to the Orange Order marches and evening in Killeel. Parked up at the sports centre. All very safe. Great Scottish Irish dancing.

    Being Dublin Irish Catholic, James was extremely nervous, but it was all very peaceful down there. We asked someone a question, and he said he a was ‘from the other side’ ... so J was not the only Catholic there. I even got a pic of J waving a Union Jack ... his family were not amused!

    As you drive around you see massive high bonfires being stacked up. We were advised to avoid Belfast itself too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunegapyears View Post
    We went to the Orange Order marches and evening in Killeel. Parked up at the sports centre. All very safe. Great Scottish Irish dancing.

    Being Dublin Irish Catholic, James was extremely nervous, but it was all very peaceful down there. We asked someone a question, and he said he a was ‘from the other side’ ... so J was not the only Catholic there. I even got a pic of J waving a Union Jack ... his family were not amused!

    As you drive around you see massive high bonfires being stacked up. We were advised to avoid Belfast itself too.
    When at a orange parade make sure james calls himself william.
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    Thanks for the advice re the marching season. We had been thinking of visiting the north in July too and hadn't given that a thought!
    Would it be possible to still tour around but avoid the marches with careful planning? or is it just every where?
    Is it the whole of July?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunegapyears View Post
    We went to the Orange Order marches and evening in Killeel. Parked up at the sports centre. All very safe. Great Scottish Irish dancing.

    Being Dublin Irish Catholic, James was extremely nervous, but it was all very peaceful down there. We asked someone a question, and he said he a was ‘from the other side’ ... so J was not the only Catholic there. I even got a pic of J waving a Union Jack ... his family were not amused!

    As you drive around you see massive high bonfires being stacked up. We were advised to avoid Belfast itself too.
    The two big parades are:

    12 July Orange Order
    12 August Apprentice Boys of Derry

    I personally would avoid the north in summer, its not a nice tradition!

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    We parked up in a tiny harbour on the Shannon , it was a lovely little place parked on the harbour wall park.. 2.00 in the morning I heard a little boat com in and thought it might be a fishing smack coming in so quietly looked out the window saw it had not lights, they met with a car carried stuff off, and went. I made no comment and went to bed and am still alive. Nobody else looked out of the house windows either, they might still be alive as well?????????????????? :
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    Quote Originally Posted by cerdicboy54 View Post
    The two big parades are:

    12 July Orange Order
    12 August Apprentice Boys of Derry

    I personally would avoid the north in summer, its not a nice tradition!
    Rubish,its only the drunks and other hangers on from both traditions cause the bother,11/12 nights stay out of main towns ans alls well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWAYGWAY View Post
    We parked up in a tiny harbour on the Shannon , it was a lovely little place parked on the harbour wall park.. 2.00 in the morning I heard a little boat com in and thought it might be a fishing smack coming in so quietly looked out the window saw it had not lights, they met with a car carried stuff off, and went. I made no comment and went to bed and am still alive. Nobody else looked out of the house windows either, they might still be alive as well?????????????????? :
    Prob just some fish over the quota.
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