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Festival of Light at Mount Stewart Nov 20-29 2015

The 2015 Festival of Light at Mount Stewart This years’ festival of light is on from 20th – 29th November and promises to be a great spectacle. Below is some information about the event. What is the Festival of Light? Building on the success of the past two years, Mount Stewart will once again host …

Misty Merok Mill House Morning

Putting out the bin has never been so pleasant. A gentle stroll down the lane with the sun just emerging, sounds great except for the blissful silence was shattered by the monumental rattle of the bin bouncing along behind me. The return journey was better. A very misty Merok Mill House morning indeed.

Gobbins Coastal Path

The Gobbins Coastal Path The Gobbins Coastal Path is a fantastic walk from Whitehead up towards Larne but along the cliffs.  It recently re-opened after many years, having fallen into neglect and subsequently had to be mostly closed because it was dangerous.  Now after a major refit it is back in business and open for visitors, …

Merlin Steam Locomotive in Bangor

Merlin Steam Locomotive Just by chance we came across Merlin on a visit to Bangor Train Station.  Merlin steam locomotive was built in Manchester by Beyer, Peacock and Company Limited, in 1932.   Below are some images of the beautiful work horse.   The heavy engineering is marvellous.   Getting the boiler stoked for the …