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Laser Eye Clinics in Northern Ireland
14th January, 2013
If you are considering laser eye surgery and live in Northern Ireland, feel assured that there will be a laser eye surgery clinic near to you. Laser Surgery Eye has access to numerous clinics nationwide and several are located in Northern Ireland. It is estimated that 40% of the population may need glasses and recent studies have shown that over 3 million people wear contacts. If you are from Northern Ireland, there are numerous clinics available to you so fill in your details today to see how close you actually are to your local clinic. Here are some facts about Ireland you may not know:
- Northern Ireland is the second most sparsely populated part of the UK after Scotland, with approximately 317 people per square mile.
- Famous people who originated from Northern Ireland: C S Lewis (writer), Kenneth Branagh (actor and film director), James Nesbitt, William Burke (grave robber and murderer), George Best (footballer), James Galway (musician), Liam Neeson (actor), Van Morrison (singer/songwriter), Seamus Heaney (noble prize winning poet), Eddie Irvine (Formula One racing driver), Darren Clark (professional golfer), Gary Lightbody (singer), The Undertones (band), Ash (band), Stephen Rea (actor), Roma Downey (actress, singer and producer), Sam Neill (actor), Marie Jones (playwright).
- HMS Titanic ship was built in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland.
- Belfast is called Eire in Gaelic which is the native language of Ireland.
- Northern Ireland was covered by an ice sheet for most of the last ice age.
- In 1900, Belfast had the biggest shipyard, biggest rope works and biggest textile factory in the world.
- The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia in County Galway.
- Ballygally Castle in County Antrim is allegedly one of the most haunted places in the country.
- Belfast has been awarded ‘the safest city in UK’ award.
- The best known delicacy of Northern Ireland is ‘Ulster Fry’ that traditionally includes bacon, egg, soda bread, sausage, potato bread, mushrooms, fried tomatoes and baked beans.
- Although English is the most popular language in Northern Ireland, Irish and Ulster Scots are still spoken in certain areas.
- Chinese is the most widely spoken minority language in Northern Ireland.
- Northern Ireland is divided into six counties which are Antrim, Armagh, Derry/Londonderry, Tyrone, Down and Fermanagh.
- Almost 46% of the population in Northern Ireland are under 30 years old.
- Scotland is the nearest other UK country to Northern Ireland as it lies approximately 12 miles to the northeast across the North Channel.
- It is estimated that 1.7 million people live in Northern Ireland.
- The rest that characterised the 1960s in Northern Ireland was known as ‘The Troubles’.
- It is estimated that there are over 80 million people of Irish decent living elsewhere in the world.
- Northern Ireland was listed as a ‘must see’ by Lonely Planet in 2007.
- The first ever divorce granted in Ireland was in 1997.
- There are more mobile phones in Ireland than people.
- One of Ireland’s most popular radio shows is the weekly (and sometimes daily) obituaries.
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