Belfast - I live here and love it!! Dublin is mad, packed but lots of fun too, I know, but I still love Belfast more.
The stresses and strains of rush hour traffic and bus stop queues can now be a thing of the past. Your favourite city centre stores will be extending opening hours to 7pm every night Monday - Friday, including Thursday late night shopping ‘til 9pm. There are lots of things to do in the city and we will guide you to all the hotspots for meeting friends, an early evening meal, an evening’s shopping and a night’s entertainment.
Find out about the cultural venues and architectural gems which are opening their doors in the early evening over the coming months to give you an exclusive insight into what happens behind the scenes.
Celebrate Belfast 2006 is a year of fantastic celebrations, with a host of festivals and events programmed throughout the city centre. Now with even more to do after 5pm, we can celebrate Belfast better than ever...
Make sure you visit the Belfast Welcome Centre, 47 Donegall Place for more information on places to visit and things to do in the city, Tel: 028 9024 6609, www.gotobelfast.com
This is a great time to live in, work in or visit Belfast, a truly cosmopolitan city.
Recommendations: The Golden Mile, Shaftesbury Square, Cathedral Quarter - all for dining out & partying. Lots of fun bars & clubs.
Midnight. A queue of late teens and twenty-somethings is building outside a dance club in the atmospheric Cathedral Quarter of the city. Inside, a riot of colour, sound and energy. This is the Milk Bar Club and it rivals anything on the European club scene. Belfast has dozens more like it, playing hip-hop, dance, garage, house, techno, R & B, and funk, seven nights a week.
A handful of talented young chefs and restauranteurs, who felt that they had the vision to re-invigorate the Belfast eating scene and create a style unique to the city. Slowly at first, in recent years more rapidly, their influence has spread, raising levels of expectation and competition (a very Belfast quality) and hastened by the astonishing degree of investment in new restaurants, hotels and cafes.
COME ON VISIT BELFAST, THE CRAIC IS NINETY, THE PEOPLE ARE THE FRIENDLIEST ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!!