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    Belfast

    Looking for cheap B&B or Hostel/Hotel in Belfast
    Preferably around €100 and not on the Shankill Road
    need it for THIS SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! any help would be great
    travelodge is booked out

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    Try the Balmoral , Dunmurry. on way in to Belfast.
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    Helga Lodge, off Botanic Avenue.

    Kate's hostel on University St.

    Days Hotel is fairly cheap usually.
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    I'm headin to Belfast in December for Bruce Springsteen in the Odyssey.Where's the best place to have a few pints before and after the gig?

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    There are a few places in the Odyssey itself, if you're not feeling too adventurous.

    Failing that, head into town and look for the "Cathedral Quarter" (around St Annes Cathedral). There's a few decent enough bars around there - The Cloth Ear, The Spaniard, The Potthouse, the Duke of York (my favourite) and the John Hewitt.

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    I'm headin to Belfast in December for Bruce Springsteen in the Odyssey.Where's the best place to have a few pints before and after the gig?

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    Lad's I'll be back on the Road again shortly and plan to drive to Belfast at some stage. this is probably a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway. We've all heard stories of Republic reg cars attracting unwanted attention from loyalists and/or psni and I'm just wondering if Driving a car from a border county is more/less likely to be singled out? My car is a Cavan reg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Block G Raptor View Post
    Lad's I'll be back on the Road again shortly and plan to drive to Belfast at some stage. this is probably a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway. We've all heard stories of Republic reg cars attracting unwanted attention from loyalists and/or psni and I'm just wondering if Driving a car from a border county is more/less likely to be singled out? My car is a Cavan reg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Block G Raptor View Post
    Lad's I'll be back on the Road again shortly and plan to drive to Belfast at some stage. this is probably a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway. We've all heard stories of Republic reg cars attracting unwanted attention from loyalists and/or psni and I'm just wondering if Driving a car from a border county is more/less likely to be singled out? My car is a Cavan reg.
    The only way you'll attract attention is if you drive at more than 60 m.p.h. between Newry and The Sprucefield roundabout at the M1.
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    That's what i reckoned, as I've driven to Derry a good few times, it was just from my experience in Belfast(Deffo a more sinister air about the place) in October that I wondered was I being naive due to my pleasant experiences in the Maiden City

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    Quote Originally Posted by onceahoop View Post
    The only way you'll attract attention is if you drive at more than 60 m.p.h. between Newry and The Sprucefield roundabout at the M1.
    Should that not be less than however especially to southern drivers
    the right hand lane is supposed to be the faster lane
    learn about roundabouts, the number of near misses at the 5 ways due to people in the outside left lane turning right is practically a daily ocurrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newryrep View Post
    Should that not be less than however especially to southern drivers
    the right hand lane is supposed to be the faster lane
    learn about roundabouts, the number of near misses at the 5 ways due to people in the outside left lane turning right is practically a daily ocurrance.
    I was referring to the speed cameras. Roundabouts are an obsession with our roads authority/planners, so most of us could go round them in our sleep.

    BTW BGR I'm in Belfast regularly and haven't noticed a sinister air their for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onceahoop View Post

    BTW BGR I'm in Belfast regularly and haven't noticed a sinister air their for a long time.
    I was there in October for the first time and having visited Derry on countless occasions I noticed a remarkable difference to the atmosphere of the two cities and the attitude of it's citizens, whilst the Derry folk really seem to have embraced the peace the Belfast people still seem a bit on edge and suspicious of southerners, I wouldn't say I experienced any outward Hostility it was more a less friendly attitude than that of the Derry folk. I may be completely wrong in this it was just the impression I got and it also made me feel uneasy. I have often walked through the Bogside afterdark but wouldn't even contemplate doing the same in Belfast after my last visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by onceahoop View Post
    I was referring to the speed cameras. Roundabouts are an obsession with our roads authority/planners, so most of us could go round them in our sleep.
    average speed cameras are only a few milse outside of Newry, there are no other fixed camera's although you do get the odd speed trap. With southern plates the PSNI cant impose a fine/penalty points same as the Gard's down below on a UK licence although they are going to harmonise the 2 systems shortly.

    Ejeets epecially if they dont know where they are going drive around the outside of a roundabout looking for the right exit instead of the inside and getting the the right exit on the next circuit

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