Wednesday 1 September 2010

Stairlifts, Northern Ireland style - from Belfast to Bangor, Lisburn to Derry, Armagh to Antrim, Carrickfergus to Kilkeel - Newry too!

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Give us a call today by going direct to our Belfast stairlifts surveyor on 02890 538653.If you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Belfast is the biggest city in Northern Ireland and is surrounded by hills, the river and the sea. Named after Beal Feirste which means "mouth of the sandbars" its deep port is famous for at one time the largest shipbuilding works in the world. It was here that the Titanic was built, aswell as HMS Canberra and many others including aircraft carriers and ferries. As well as shipbuilding the port enabled Belfast to succeed in making rope and exporting linen.

It's not all industrial though as Belfast is home to over 40 public parks looked after by the Forest of Belfast a public/private partnership which has encouraged Belfasts flowering as a tourist destination. Indeed Belfast was named in 2009 by Frommers Guides as one of the Top10 must -see destinations in the world. Included in those gardens is the spectacular Botanic Gardens where there are tropical glasshouses inlcuding the Palm House which was one of the first curved cast-iron glasshouses in the world. A stroll around the scenery can be enjoyed and for the more energetic there are festivals and pop concerts held here.

If sport is more your thing then you will be well catered for in Belfast as a spectator or a player. In fact there are figures to prove that people in Ireland as a whole are more active than in England. The most popular sports are Rugby, Football, Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie.
A Belfast football legend, without question was one of the world´s outstanding and naturally talented geniuses in the history of the sport was born here. GEORGE BEST city airport is named after him.

Also, ALEX "Hurricane" HIGGINS came from Belfast - and was known for frequenting the Crown Bar, an unusual Victorian era Gin Palace not far from the train station and which has been restored and is now run by the National Trust. Take a look at its interior below. Alex will not be seen there anymore - this phenomena in the world of snooker passed away in the summer of 2010,

Here below, as with all our regional stairlift blogs, we have some of the main towns and cities in the region – along with a selection of notable residents – past and present. It’s always remarkable, how many people do not know just who comes from their own town.

Remember if you want to know how much stairlifts cost, what is the best stairlift to buy or even which stair lift companies there are in northern ireland we can give you whole of market impartial advice, from Castle Comfort Stairlifts, on stairlift prices for your individual situation. Give us a call on 02890 538653 between 8am and 10.30pm and we would be pleased to be of assistance.

Antrim – Alexander Irvine, author and poet. Armagh – George Russell, Poet, painter and writer. Ballycastle – David McWilliams, folk singer and musician. Ballyclare – Willie John McBride, rugby player. Alan Finlay, celebrated psychologist and artist. Ballymena – David Kennedy, international cricketer. Bryan Young, international rugby player. Bangor – Zoe Salmon, Blue Peter presenter and former Miss Northern Ireland. Eddie Izzard, comedian. Eddie Irvine, racing driver. Belfast – George Best, footballer. C. S. Lewis, writer. Van Morrison, musician. James Galway, musician Carrickfergus – Louis MacNeice, poet. Jackie Woodburne, Neighbours actress. Coalisland – Dennis Taylor, snooker player. Coleraine – James Nesbitt, actor. Andrew Bonar, former British Prime Minister. Comber – Thomas Andrews, shipbuilder of RMS Titanic. Cookstown – Jimmy Cricket, comedian. Derry – Phil Coulter, songwriter, artist, musician. Nadine Coyle, member of Girls Aloud. Seamus Heaney, poet and Nobel laureate. Donaghadee – Bear Grylls, adventurer, writer and television presenter. Downpatrick – Ian Mitchell, from the band Bay City Rollers. Dromore – Harry Ferguson, inventor of the tractor. Dundonald – Vivian Campell, guitarist of Def Leppard. Anne Gregg, BBC presenter and travel writer. Dungannon – Darren Clarke, golfer. Enniskillen – Samuel Beckett, playwright. Bobby Kerr – 1908 Olympic 100m Gold Medalist. Holywood – Clive Standon, actor. Kilkeel – Danielle McVeigh, World University Golf champion. Larne – Dave Clements – footballer and football manager. Limavady – Ruth Kelly, Labour MP and former cabinet member. Lisburn – David Crystal, academic, linguist and author. Lurgan – Neil Lennon, former captain of the Northern Ireland football team. Magherafelt – Peter Doherty, former footballer and manager of Northern Ireland. Newcastle – Richard Rowley, author and poet. Newtownards – Robert Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne, SAS co-founder. Newry – Pat Jennings, International footballer. Christine Bleakley, The One Show host. Sean Hillen – artist. Omagh – Sam Neill, Jurassic Park actor. Portadown – Alexander Walker, author and influential film critic. Portrush – Graeme McDowell, professional golfer who was the first Irishman to win the US Open. Portstewart – Briana Corrigan, vocalist with The Beautiful South. Randalstown – John Bodkin Adams, suspected serial killer. Strabane – Paul Brady, singer songwriter. John Dunlap, printer of the United States Declaration of Independence. Warrenpoint – Denis Donoghue, literary critic.

If we have missed anyone off that you know of let us know in the comments and we'll add them in.

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Stairlifts in Northern Ireland

Being fed properly at home is one of the most vital things for elderly and vulnerable people especially during cold weather. 'Meals on wheels' service has come a long way in recent years so whilst you may be looking for information on stairlifts - just consider if this Castle Comfort Stairlifts sister blog here, has information that may be needed by someone you know in Northern Ieland. Print off the section relating to Northern Ireland and pass it one. You may be doing them a great service.


  1. I've had a half a guinness in that bar while waiting for a friend to pick me up from the station. It's a real historical treasure and makes you feel pretty special as it's got an old fashioned splendour about it like the best hotels.


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