Belfast Telegraph

Seven Wonders: There’s no place quite like Northern Ireland, says Eamonn Holmes

Our Seven Wonders series continues with presenter Eamonn Holmes

The most influential Wonder of Northern Ireland to me, is something that is all around. I am always aware of it, I constantly experience it, I look forward to it, I bask in it, I could show it to you, but yet I can’t touch it. It’s a feeling of belonging... it’s the feeling of ‘Home’.

What I’m saying is when you’re from Northern Ireland you know the score — you know the territory, the people, the scenery, the food, the craic, the bad weather, the bad times, but most importantly ... the good times.

We are not perfect but we are extremely sociable — and don’t underestimate what an amazing quality that is. That’s one of the reasons that we travel so well. Others like us.

We have little to export outside people, and for that alone we should be one of the richest countries in the world. But, sadly, we

are not. However, whoever they are, or wherever they are, I bet, like me, they only refer to the Six Counties as one thing — and that’s Home.

Now isn’t that a True Wonder

Eamonn Holmes (51) is a Northern Ireland born television presenter best known for his stints on GMTV and Good Morning programmes

How you can shape the Seven Wonders

So what do you, the reader, think makes Northern Ireland special?

As our series runs every day over the next month we invite readers to vote on which landmark or aspect of life here as detailed by our celebrity contributors that they most agree with.

At the conclusion of the series this will enable us to draw up a list of the Seven Wonders of Northern Ireland — the things that really make Northern Ireland great.

Your choices can be sent to Belfast Telegraph, 124-144 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1EB or alternatively send an email to

Belfast Telegraph


From Belfast Telegraph