Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: County Down, N.Ireland, UK
Its good to hear the favorable comments about N.Ireland, the visit to Bushmills Distillery is worthwhile espicially if you take the world famous Antrim Coast Road, it starts in Larne, County Antrim and hugs the coast line right up to the town of Bushmills. Some of the places it goes through are Cushendall, a small village with a cafe that makes a great cooked breakfast, breakfast is served all day. You then pass the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, closed for winter, the Giants Causeway, Ballycastle, then Bushmills, from Bushmills to Portrush you get views across the sea to the Scottish Islands of Islay, Jura Mull of Kintyre and Colonsay, not forgetting our own Rathlin Island.
Once in Portrush you ride over part of the North West 200 Motor Cycle Race course( held in May) finishing in Coleraine.
That the tourist part over now the "white whiskey", this sounds like the illegal spirit made all over Ireland but well known in the Glens of Antrim called "Poteen" you cant but it openly but some-one can always get you a bottle, I suppose its like "Moonshine" in the USA.
Hope this answers a few questions and maybe tempt somebody to visit.
Regards The Big One.