Belfast · Northern Ireland · Wales

Belfast Beer and Cider Festival 2017

The annual Belfast Beer and Cider festival rolled around again (as annual things tend to do) bringing with it an increased, and some may say better than usual, selection of beer for a few days in the superb setting of the Ulster Hall.  For the first time ever there were more beers available from the…… Continue reading Belfast Beer and Cider Festival 2017

Belfast · Northern Ireland

Church, Jesus and Me

Converted churches.  God bless ’em. Isn’t it ironic that following all the religious hatred and fighting in Northern Ireland over the past decades a church should bring so many people together. (Off at a tangent) Ten days ago I enjoyed a great night’s craic in such a building in Westport, County Mayo.  Snippets here – it’s…… Continue reading Church, Jesus and Me

Belfast · Northern Ireland

It’s a Belfast Custom

The second outing of the Irish Craft Beer Festival in Belfast took place recently in Custom House Square and what was instantly noticeable as you walked into the tent is there were fewer stalls than the 2016 event – is that concerning?  I think so. Beer, cider, gin and whiskies were available and I’ll give a quick rundown…… Continue reading It’s a Belfast Custom