If you're making your way south from Belfast to Dublin, can I suggest the City of Armagh as a stop off on your way? There are regular buses from Belfast to Armagh and a direct link bus from Armagh to Dublin (the X4, www.translink.co.uk
) Armagh is packed full of interesting historical attractions and is the Ecclesiastical Capital for all of Ireland - in fact there is so much on offer it would be best if I ask you to have a look at www.visitarmagh.com
One of the area's most significant sites is The Navan Centre & Fort (located just two miles outside Armagh City). It is the ancient seat of Kings and the earliest capital of Ulster. You can discover local myths and legends from the tales of The Ulster Cycle via our audio visual show which is available in 5 different languages. With archaeological evidence dating back to 95BC, our experienced tour guides will accompany you to what is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most famous sites, Emain Macha. Indeed, this site is considered to be what brought St. Patrick to Armagh.
Hopefully this will give you something else to consider for your trip and I hope you have a wonderful visit, no matter what you decide to do.