Visit to Titanic Museum
A group of 38 of our final year students travelled to Belfast last week to visit the new Titanic museum. The trip was organised by Sean T. Ruane, Lecturer in Tourism, and it included a guided bus tour of Belfast City and a trip to the Giants Causeway.
So-called ‘Dark Tourism’ is a relatively new phenomenon in the industry and it involves tourist visiting sites of major disasters, battles and political unrest. The students had an opportunity to learn about the city’s history of strife and political unrest, which is now in the past.
The new Titanic museum has injected life back into the docklands area of Belafast and is expected to attract close to one million visitors in its first year.
The Giants Causeway is one of two UNESCO word heritage sites in Ireland. An interpretive centre is under construction and is due to open this summer.