NORTHERN IRELAND IMAGES: FROM DOWNHILL TO LONDONDERRY

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3may15. Downhill to Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

NORTHERN IRELAND IMAGES: DOWNHILL HOUSE

Downhill House was a mansion built in the 18th century for eccentric Bishop Frederick Hervey at Downhill, Northern Ireland. Most of the building was destroyed by fire in 1851 before being rebuilt in the 1870s. It fell into disrepair after WWII.

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3may15. Downhill, Northern Ireland.

NORTHERN IRELAND IMAGES: DUNSEVERICK CASTLE

Considered to be a key ancient site and Saint Patrick is recorded as being here in 5th century A.D. where he baptized a local man who went on to become the Bishop of Ireland.

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3may15. County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

NORTHERN IRELAND IMAGES: BALLINTOY HARBOUR

This is a small fishing harbour in the village of Ballintoy, which has about 200 residents. Some scenes of “Game of Thrones” were filmed here for season two in 2011. It was featured as the fictional town of Lordsport in the Isle of Pyke.

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3may15. County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

COUNTY ANTRIM, NORTHERN IRELAND IMAGES: CARRICK-A-REDE ROPE BRIDGE

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3may15. County Antrim, Northern Ireland.