Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (N.I.) is one of the four countries comprising the United Kingdom (U.K.) of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and borders the Republic of Ireland (R.O.I.) to the south and west.

Northern Ireland is made up of six of the nine counties of the Irish province of Ulster : Derry/Londonderry, Fermanagh, Armagh, Antrim, Down, and Tyrone. The remaining counties of Ulster are part of the Republic of Ireland: Monaghan, Cavan, and Donegal.

Northern Ireland has a colourful political history. For over fifty years there has been a devolved government at Stormont which has been active and dormant at various times depending on the political climate. This political climate was governed in the past by an ethno-political conflict known as "The Troubles". Present day Northern Ireland has moved past this part of its history and is striving to leave these remnants in the past where they belong. 

The country has become an active tourist destination in recent times on account of this political history, it's historic reputation for Linen and Shipbuilding, cultural festivals, geographical beauty, lively nightlife, welcoming hospitality and the hugely successful television show Game of Thrones.