From the Castle to the Glasshouse.

Post Christmas pig out adventure starting at Carrickfergus & ending up at the Ulster museum, Belfast.

Carrickfergus Castle is over 800 years old, The building was started by an Anglo-Norman knight called John de Courcy who invaded Ulster and established his castle on a volcanic dyke in the year 1180.

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Between 1203 and 1205, De Courcy was ousted from Ulster by another Anglo-Norman knight, Hugh De Lacy. De Lacy finished the construction of the castle, building the gatehouse, drum towers and outer ward.

If you would like to know more about he history of Carrickfergus check out the Culturenorthernireland.org team.

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Ok, enough of the history lesson. Now you can enjoy the rest of the trip in photos. 

 

 

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The Victorian glasshouse transports you to a humid summers dayimage

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Thanks for your continued interest, I hope you had a nice Christmas and wish you all a happy new year.

 

Credit to all artists work photographed at the Ulster museum.

 

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