16 things we could do in Northern Ireland in the 1990s but can't do now

Northern Ireland in the 1990s was a very different place compared with the bustling tourist-friendly place we have today.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 7:03 pm
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Here are a selection of things you could do in Northern Ireland in the 1990s but can't do now.

Now the Jet Centre Complex one could go ice-skating here in the 1990s but sadly the ice rink is no longer there.
The popular Causeway Safari Park opened in the seventies but sadly closed its doors to the public in 1997. The safari park contained lions, tigers, chimpanzees and other animals.

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In the 1990s it wasn't a proper summer in Londonderry unless you visited the wave machine in Lisnagelvin Leisure Centre. The sound it made before kicking into action in the swimming pool was awesome.
Replaced with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (P.S.N.I.) in 2001.
If you were driving to or from Belfast on the old road through the village of Toome in the 1990s you would remember the sight of the eel fishery. No longer necessary after completion of bypass in 2004.
Admit it - you asked your first boyfriend or girlfriend out on a date by ringing them on their landline.
Located in Sandy Row, the 'Crezzy' was once the place to go for a few pints. Now an apartment block.
From 2000, all phone numbers in Northern Ireland started with 028 but up until then there were 38 different prefixes in use throughout the Province.
Founded by Monica McWilliams (pictured) and Pearl Sagar in 1996 the N.I. Women's Coalition was eventually wound up in 2006.
H.M Prison Maze was operational from 1971 to 2000.
Who remembers these? Your hard earned ten pence pieces went a long way in the 1990s. In order for a 10p mix to be a proper 10p mix it must come in a white paper bag. Good luck finding one now!
We all have that friend to who posts photos, sometimes photos of you, on social media 24/7. The 1990s were much simpler times and when people went out to socialise the cameras stayed at home.
Bit of a polarising one but since 2007 it has been illegal to light up in pubs and nightclubs. How we functioned in smoke filled bars in the 1990s will forever remain a mystery.
In the Republic of Ireland and along the border area, the Euro replaced the Punt in 1999 but it wasn't until 2002 until they were completely taken out of circulation.
The President of the United States of America Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton visited Londonderry in 1995 - their visit was seen as a huge vote of confidence in the peace process.
Up until the late 1990s it was possible to stand and cheer on Northern Ireland from the Kop terrace but it was demolished and used for an all seat stand now referred to as the Kop stand.