General Information - Belfast
Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and is the second largest city on the island of Ireland. The city is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport (in the city), and Belfast International Airport (24km west of the city). It also is home to a major port and is easily accessible by bus and rail from the Republic of Ireland.
Historically, Belfast was a major industrial centre during the early 20th century as it was home to a range of thriving linen, tobacco and shipbuilding industries. The city’s reputation for shipbuilding in particular was propelled on to the global stage after the city's main shipbuilders, Harland and Wolff, built the infamous RMS Titanic. Today, Belfast remains a centre for industry, as well as the arts, higher education, business, and tourism. The city has undergone considerable expansion and regeneration in recent years, with the completion of schemes such as the Titanic Quarter (a large urban-waterfront regeneration scheme) and Victoria Square (an award-winning regeneration project in the inner city). Belfast is a thriving, vibrant and creative city, which offers visitors a wealth of attractions from historic buildings, museums and galleries, to stylish bars and restaurants.
It takes appromiximately two hours fifteen minutes from Heuston Station to the Belfast train station, Belfast Central. For those who would rather take the bus the duration is approximately two and a half hours with departure times throughout the day.
The Metropolitan Arts Centre -PhD workshop venue
The Titanic Quarter: Waterfront regeneration scheme in Belfast's former shipbuilding district
Victoria Square Regeneration Project Belfast, Winner of RTPI Silver Jubilee Cup 2009