10 beautiful photos of Northern Ireland Isn't Northern Ireland just beautiful? From top left, clockwise, the Giants Causeway, the Dark Hedges, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Northern Ireland might be small in comparison to other countries but boy is it beautiful! Here is a selection of photos that we think captures the true beauty of Northern Ireland. ‘ZOO-M’ in as Belfast Zoo announces annual photographic competition winners!