The name Belfast originates from the Gaelic ‘Beal Feirste’, which means ‘mouth of the river’.
Belfast was voted one of the world’s top destinations for 2012. Belfast’s maritime heritage is portrayed at its best with the sensational new Titanic Belfast visitor attraction. Visitors can explore and experience first-hand the Titanic Quarter where Titanic was built and marvel at the city skyline dominated by the world famous Samson and Goliath cranes. From dinners in a Victorian Prison, to drinks with a Lord and Lady in a Mansion or Wake Boarding on the Slipways, Belfast offers a truly authentic and memorable experience. It is the gateway to exploring Northern Ireland and beyond the city lies some spectacular mountain and coastal scenery, in a land of ancient myth and legend. The best part is that much of it is within an hour’s drive from Belfast.
Access to Belfast is easy, it is just two flights from anywhere in the world, you can get to Belfast from over 150 UK and International destinations – flying direct into one of Belfast’s two airports or via Dublin which is just 90 minutes away.
For those interested in seeing some of Belfast and Northern Ireland best tourist attractions, delegates will have the opportunity to purchase optional tours tickets on their registration form.
General Information For Belfast
Currency: The currency in Northern Ireland is Sterling. Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Smoking: Under Northern Irish law smoking is not permitted in pubs, restaurants, hotel lobbies and all enclosed public buildings.
Electricity: 220 volts
Time: From March to October, Northern Ireland operates on Greenwich Mean Time + 1 hour.