In the early hours of the morning we left Passage West bound for Derry. Some hours later we arrived in the Bog Side where we were split into two groups and alternated between The Free Derry Museum and The Orange Order Museum Hall. We were given two very different sides of the story.
We then visited the Titanic Museum in Belfast City Center. We experienced life as a passenger on board the Titanic and learned about the differences between first and third class passengers. In the evening, we visited Queen’s University Belfast where we participated in sporting activities.
The following morning, we went on a bus tour of Belfast visiting the Stormont Estate, Falls Road and Shankill Road. We also visited many other historical sites in Belfast. In Belfast, we learned about what life was like in Belfast during the troubles. We also got to sign the Peace Wall on Shankill Road.
I really enjoyed my time in Northern Ireland. It was great to see the History and Geography of the area. The highlight of the trip was the Titanic Museum as there was a personal family connection to Belfast and the Harland and Wolff Ship Yard.
Michael Livingstone 4th Year.