The Olympic Torch will visit the Belfast slipways where the Titanic was built as it begins its five-day relay through Northern Ireland.
The spectacular Co Antrim coastline and the setting for this year's golf Irish Open, Royal Portrush, are also on the itinerary.
The north coast is home to golf's former US Open winner Graeme McDowell and other sporting high achievers.
Former Olympic champion Dame Mary Peters, who won the pentathlon in 1972, carried the golden lantern through a packed Belfast City Airport after it landed from the Isle of Man.
The arrivals hall was full of cheering, flag-waving children and past Olympians, eager to catch a glimpse of the flame, which is visiting every part of the UK ahead of this year's London Games.
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