Derry, Northern Ireland
Located on the River Foyle, the city of Derry is one of the oldest inhabited places on the island of Ireland. The history of Derry is over 1,450 years old. In the 6th century a monastery was established in Derry and about 10 centuries later the city of Derry was built on the orders of King James I of England. Since it was built by the wealthy people of London it is also called as Londonderry. The city was surrounded by walls at the time it was built and these walls still flank the city.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and one of the most progressive cities in the region. The city is located on the eastern coast of Ireland and is surrounded by small hills. Situated at the mouth of the River Lagan, Belfast is an ideal place for the shipping industry. The city has also been the center of the linen industry in Ireland. The area of Belfast has been inhabited since the Bronze Ages. Ruins of some ancient monuments can still be seen around the city.
Armagh, Northern Ireland
Armagh is popularly known as the spiritual capital of Ireland, located in the Armagh County of Northern Ireland. One of the oldest cities of Ireland, Armagh is known for its stone churches and Georgian architecture.
Birthplace of the Linen Industry - Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Lisburn in Northern Ireland is a part of the Belfast Metro Area and is located on the River Lagan. The city was originally a borough and was granted the status of city in 2002. Often referred to as the birthplace of the linen industry of Ireland, the city houses the Irish Linen Centre.
Newry, Northern Ireland - United Kingdom
Newry is a beautiful city located in Down County, Northern Ireland. It is believed that St. Patrick planted a yew tree at the head of the Clanrye River in the 5th century, and around this tree, flourished the city of Newry. It is a thriving business and retail center between the countries of Antrim and Down and is considered one of the best shopping centers in the area.