The Emerald Isle

Embrace the Spirit

Peace Bridge in Derry-Londonderry, Photo by K. Mitch Hodge 

Near Belfast, investigate the fortified city of Derry-Londonderry. Locals will regale you with tales of the city’s past, including the construction of the 17th-century walls that have never been breached. Peruse the ancient murals and the beautiful stained-glass windows at the Guild Hall. From there, head to Armagh, where the story of St. Patrick comes to life. Two cathedrals grace the hills of Armagh, both named for Ireland’s patron saint.