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A Delicious Dinner in Bustling Belfast – Home Restaurant Review

On a recent trip to Belfast to visit the Christmas markets (yes I know it’s January and I shouldn’t be mentioning Christmas, but context is important), myself and my friend Megan found ourselves craving some comforting food. We’d been happily pigging out on all manner of cuisines in the markets (not to mention copious amounts …

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Belfast's Christmas Markets

Add Some Sparkle to Your December With a Visit to Belfast’s Christmas Markets

December is right around the corner and we’re well and truly prepped for the festive season and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a visit to Belfast’s Christmas markets. Named the number one region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet, Belfast is the crown jewel of …

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Game of Thrones Tapestry

Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry Campaign Wins an Incredible 7 Awards

Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones tapestry campaign has scooped an incredible seven awards at three different awards events in recent weeks. The wins have included a prestigious Webby Award in New York for Best Social Community Building and Engagement. The Webby Awards are the leading international awards honouring excellence on the internet and are voted …

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Causeway Coastal Route

Experience The Gobbins on Northern Ireland’s Spectacular Causeway Coastal Route This Summer

One of Northern Ireland’s most exhilarating tourist attractions has re-opened to the public and is getting ready for another busy summer season. The Gobbins is a spectacular coastal walk on the Causeway Coastal Route, which was voted Lonely Planet’s number one region in the world to visit in 2018. This year’s visitor experience is expected …

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Culinary Experiences

Culinary Experiences Around Ireland That Will Bring Joy to The Food Lover in Your Life

Immersive experiences are a huge part of what takes our interests to the next level. Whether it’s living like a local in an exotic destination, writing and acting in your own play or learning to make the perfect coffee. The same can be said for food lovers, and with our ever-increasing curiosity about the sourcing …

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Belfast

A Feast of Flavour – Belfast’s Newest Food Festival to Take Place This Month

A new three-day food and drink festival is taking place in Belfast this month and it’s promising visitors an irresistible taste of the city. Taking place from March 23rd to 25th, the festival will showcase the very best of Belfast food and drink, highlighting the finest chefs, produce, restaurants, cafes and bars. As well as …

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The Ultimate Irish Bucket List – The Best Day Trips on The Island of Ireland

Are you guilty of wasting your weekends and your days off? I am, despite having quite a large Irish bucket list. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good sleep in at the weekend, but you can’t do that every weekend, or you shouldn’t anyway. Whether your interests lie in extreme adventures, cultural exhibitions or …

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Home Away From Home – House Brand Set to Open in Belfast’s Thriving City Centre

House Belfast is opening its doors for business, making it the third development in the House brand, with properties already located in Dublin and Limerick. Based in Botanic Avenue, the £2 million investment is the latest addition to Belfast’s thriving hotel, bar and restaurant sector. Offering 31 bedrooms, a restaurant, basement bar and club, and …

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Northern Ireland’s First Marriott Hotel is Set to Open in Belfast This April

The first Marriott Hotel in Northern Ireland is set to open for business in April 2018. Located on Belfast city’s quays, the £25 million development will feature Ireland’s first and only restaurant by Michelin-starred French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli. In terms of facilities, the hotel will have 188 bedrooms, a gym, lounge and conference rooms. The …

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Irish Road Trip

Tourism Ireland’s New TV Ad Has us Craving an Irish Road Trip

Tourism Ireland’s latest ad campaign has given us a serious case of wanderlust and has us craving an Irish road trip. The short video features a number of beautiful Irish destinations, including the Wild Atlantic Way, Northern Ireland, Ireland’s Ancient East, Dublin and Belfast. Also highlighting a number of activities, the video shows clips of …

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24 Hours in Belfast – The Best Places to Eat, Drink and Sleep

There’s so much to see in Belfast, from the iconic Titanic Exhibition to the thought-provoking murals and the city’s impressive shopping district. With Michelin starred restaurants and an enviable nightlife, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you visit the historic city, which was recently named Lonely Planet’s number one region to visit in 2018. With …

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Winter Wonderland – Marvellous Christmas Markets at Home And Abroad

Few things embody the festive spirit quite like a good Christmas market. Whether you choose to wander through the stalls in search of the perfect gift for loved ones, or take to the food stalls to sample the warming local cuisine, odds are you’ll be filled to the brim with yuletide spirit. We are lucky …

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Causeway Coast

Belfast And The Causeway Coast Named World’s Number One Travel Region For 2018

Northern Ireland is going to be a very busy place next year after Lonely Planet announced that Belfast and The Causeway Coast have been named the world’s number 1 region to visit in 2018. The must-visit region beat out a number of bucket list destinations to claim the top spot, including the Kii Penninsula in Japan …

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Game of Thrones Ballygally Castle

Teatime is Coming – Brace Yourself for this Epic Game of Thrones-Themed Afternoon Tea

Let yourself escape into the realms of Game of Thrones when you visit Ballygally Castle. A unique Afternoon Tea awaits in Co. Antrim, which you can avail of from £75 per person. The themed menu features a selection of savoury and sweet delights that pay homage to the hugely successful HBO TV series. From Jon …

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Food is Coming – Game of Thrones Food and Drink Experiences Around the World

Winter has officially come to Westeros and with the nail-biting conclusion fast approaching, Game of Thrones fans may lose their appetites worrying about the fate of their favourite characters. So to prevent worrisome hunger in anticipation of the release of the seventh season on July 16th, take a look at some of the best Game of …

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Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink

Watch: Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink Celebrates Year of Success

Nobody is going to forget Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink in a hurry – it’s been a lip-smacking, thirst-satisfying taste sensation. The resounding success was highlighted last night during an event in the Ulster Museum Belfast celebrating the impact and achievements of the 12-month-long initiative, which was aimed at putting food and drink …

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Derry Halloween ©/Lorcan Doherty Photography

‘Best Halloween Destination in the World’ Derry Gets Ready for Halloween Street Carnival

Derry has been voted the official ‘Best Halloween Destination in the World’ by USA Today and the city gearing itself up for the best celebration yet with a packed programme of events and activities as it celebrates 30 years of being spooktacular. Bordered by walls dating back to the 17th Century, Derry is a perfect …

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