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36/37 Belfast: Bonfires & July 12th

March 3, 2008

Episode Guide – Podcast #36 Belfast: Bonfires & July 12th

Heidi from Belfast In Your Pocket gives us a local’s perspective of the celebrations that happen in Belfast and throughout Northern Ireland on July 12th. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen.



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PART 1 Show Notes

00:00 Introduction – sounds of one of the 12th of July marching units in the background

00:35 12th of July or Marching Day or Orange Fest

01:12 Battle of the Boyne

Heidi with Scarlett

01:45 Belfast In Your Pocket was named one of the Best Websites for Dreaming About Ireland, and the publication’s editor invited us to visit around July 12th – You can read a little article about Belfast In Your Pocket editor Heidi McAlpin by clicking here.

02:35 BBC Interview – Are Marching Days Ready for Tours?

03:12 Tour with Heidi and Ray.

11:23 Open-top bus tour.

12:00 Building the bonfires.

13:30 Safety

13:49 More to come… Watch Part 1 of this podcast ans watch a video of the Shaw’s Bridge Bonfire.

14:18 Photo Slideshow. Blog entries:

Road to Belfast –

BBC Interview –

Belfast Bonfires –

Marching Day –

14:20 Best Websites, thanks Bill for adding some turf to the Fireside

Closing music: Music in the Glen by Theresa Larkin and Noel McQuaid

PART 2 Show Notes

00:00 Introduction – The Devil’s Bit by Theresa Larkin

00:54 Those friendly folks in Belfast

01:43 Birthplace of the Titanic

01:55 Bus Tour & Black Taxi Cab Tour

02:15 “Those” Neighborhoods

02:55 Shankhill Road & Falls Road

03:28 The Murals of Belfast

03:48 Peace and Safety In Belfast

04:45 July 12th Parades

05:45 Interactive Walking Tour

06:04 SS Nomadic

06:24 Chat with Heidi from Belfast In Your Pocket

07:23 Industry in Belfast – Shipbuilding and Linen

08:04 Linen Museum – Irish Linen Centre in Lisburn

08:24 Souveniers

09:00 Space Craft – Fountain Centre – Near Belfast City Hall (online virtural tour available and the Linen Hall Library

10:24 Smyth’s Irish Linen

11:04 Sports Shirts

11:17 Belfast Giants Ice Hockey Team

12:20 Just a Drive Away & Belfast’s Airports

13:09 Those Friendly Belfast Folks II

14:42 Planning Your Visit

14:58 Belfast to Derry and Derry to Belfast

15:10 Touring Northern Ireland: Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, Derry – Walled City, Lough Foyle, Donegal, The Mournes, Lough Nee – largest lake in British Isles, Newcastle – Slieve Donnard, Golfing, Driving, the Sperrins, Lakelands of Fermanagh, Belleek Pottery, National Trust Properties – Mount Stewart, Strangford Lough, Ards Peninsula.

18:00 We’re getting wet.

18:10 What does Belfast In Your Pocket Offer?

18:41 Bus Tour, Stormont/Parliament Building, North Belfast Cave Hill Belfast Castle and Basic Info

19:20 It’s All Available for Download at Belfast In Your Pocket

20:39 Paddy Wagon Tours – Bonfire Tours & Other Tours Out of Belfast

20:16 Thank You Heidi and Ray…and Belfast In Your Pocket

21:47 Best Websites for Dreaming About Ireland

22:00 Last Thoughts – Some places are closed

22:56 Different People Spend July 12th in Different Ways

23:09 Politics and Religion

23:30 Close – Miss Jane MacInnes Dandelleith by Theresa Larkin and Noel McQuaid

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