Ulster Province

Ulster (Irish: Cúige Uladh) forms one of the four traditional provinces of Ireland. Ulster has a population of just under 2 million people and an area of 24,481 square kilometres (8,952 square miles). Its biggest city, Belfast has an urban area of over half a million inhabitants. The next largest city is Derry, with almost 100,000 residents.

Six of Ulster's nine counties, Antrim (Aontroim), Armagh (Ard Mhacha), Down (An Dún), Fermanagh (Fear Manach), Londonderry (Doire) (formerly known as County Coleraine before being renamed during the Plantation of Ulster) and Tyrone (Tír Eoghain), form Northern Ireland, and remained part of the United Kingdom after the partition of Ireland in 1921. Three Ulster counties, Cavan (An Cabhán), Donegal (Dún na nGall) and Monaghan (Muineachán) form part of the Republic of Ireland.

Ulster has the splendid Giant's Causeway. This is supplemented by a host of other local attractions in Northern Ireland. Tourism is definitely on the rise, with an appreciation of the varied beauty of Ulster. The top sights of Ulster? Long regarded as one of the most dangerous places in Ireland and all Europe, Ulster has now been changed nearly beyond recognition due to the peace process. Ulster is safe and should not be missed. Museums, castles, famous cities and natural attractions are waiting for you. From the sea cliffs at Slieve League near Carrick (County Donegal) to the Glens of Antrim Ulster Province has it all...

For more information visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulster or http://goireland.about.com/od/belfastandulster/p/ulster.htm

Location of Hostels

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County Donegal