This past weekend was really great because I got to explore a little more of Ireland and Dublin. It's hard to believe that I only have about a month left here- so so sad! The time has flown by so quickly. But anyway, on Friday for my Irish history class we had the chance to visit Belfast in Northern Ireland. The first thing that we saw upon arrival were the political murals. It's been so interesting to learn about the troubles in class, so seeing the murals really made it hit home that the violence we had learned about had really happened. We also saw the peace graffiti wall that separates the two neighborhoods of Belfast that have different beliefs. It really just goes to show that Ireland's political history is still very much affecting the present.
I had no idea until visiting Belfast that the Titanic was actually built there. But, it was, and they have a huge museum commemorating it.
Pretty cool as well as sad to learn more about it.