Social Activities


Traditional Irish Pub Night

Thursday, 1 July 2010, 7.30pm onwards

Experience the local ‘craic’ (fun, lively conversation) on our traditional Irish pub evening in the atmospheric surroundings of McHugh’s bar.

McHugh's Belfast
McHugh's, 29–31 Queen’s Square, Belfast
McHugh’s is situated in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, an area which has witnessed much regeneration over the past decade. The bar, facing the former Customs House and the Albert Clock (known colloquially as Belfast's ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’), was established in 1711 and is one of Belfast’s oldest surviving buildings. You will have the chance to try some local tipples such as a pint of the ‘black stuff’ (Guinness) or a nip of the legendary Bushmills whiskey to a background of live traditional music provided by some of Belfast’s finest young players.

For those who fancy a bite, the pub serves food ranging from traditional pub fare to formal evening meals. Click here to see what's on offer.

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An mp3 pubcrawl is available for download from MyTourTalk. It kicks off in the Cathedral Quarter and meanders with tipsy purpose towards the Crown Bar, offering a full crawl of ten famous Belfast pubs.


Giant’s Causeway Tour

Join us for a customised tour to what is commonly referred to as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ – the Giant’s Causeway.

Fifty million years ago the Giant's Causeway's hexagonal rocks and columns were created by huge lakes of molten lava cooling slowly and evenly. Three hundred years ago scientists, arguing over whether they were man-made or natural, began the modern science of geology. The myth that the causeway was built by the giant Finn MacCool was invented by locals to attract visitors in the 18th century. Today the Giant's Causeway remains Northern Ireland's most important tourist attraction, with over 750,000 visitors each year. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Giant's Causeway

Day Trip

Date:
Sunday, 4 July 2010

Meeting Place:
School of Music and Sonic Arts
(foyer)

Meeting Time:
10.40am

Price:
£20

On the journey, you will be able to enjoy the dramatic and breathtaking scenery of the Antrim coast, visit Carrickfergus and Dunluce castles (the latter’s kitchens – together with the cooks – collapsed into the sea in 1639), cross the notorious Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (weather permitting), and sample the produce of the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery at Bushmills.

Landmarks
The North Coast of Northern Ireland, Carrickfergus Castle, Giant's Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
 Itinerary

10.45 Depart Queen’s University Belfast
11.05–11.20 Carrickfergus Castle (photostop)
13.15–15.30 Giant’s Causeway
15.40–16.00 Bushmills Distillery
16.10–16.20 Dunluce Castle (photostop)
16.30–17.45 Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
18.30 Arrive Queen’s University Belfast