Break those stereotypes you have of Northern Ireland. Instead put these images into your head - hiking and walking some of the best trails in Europe. Sure the mountains aren't as high as the rest of Europe but they are steep and rocky. You might be the only hikers on the trail and the only ones at the top enjoying the scenery views.
Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains is te highest peak in Northern Ireland
Of course, there is always a reward at the bottom - great pubs and good food. If the only music you have in your head is traditional Irish - the jigs and reels you hear on St Patrick' Day. Take a listen.