Tag Archives: Down

Discover St Patrick’s Lasting Legacy in County Down

Posted on by Mags

Even in these modern times, Saint Patrick is still renowned as one of the most fascinating and iconic saints. Tucked away in the magnificent surroundings of County Down, his legacy continues to shine through to this day. Order of Saint Patrick, Bagenals Castle En route to beautiful surroundings of County Down, we recommend a detour via [...]

10 Things to do in Northern Ireland: 10 – 20 March

Posted on by Ellie

We’ve put together a great list of some of the most exciting things to do during this St. Patrick’s Festival week, taking place in Armagh, Downpatrick and Newry. St. Patrick’s Carnival Procession, Armagh City Centre, March 17. Celebrate Saint Patrick in Armagh with a spectacular display of colour, music, dance and entertainment for all to [...]

10 Romantic Locations in Northern Ireland

Posted on by Carla

According to old tradition, a leap year is the perfect chance for a woman to take matters into her own hands and get down on one knee! Have a look at some of the most romantic spots in Northern Ireland that offer the perfect backdrop for that memorable moment. 1. The romantic cathedral city of Armagh [...]

Try an alternative breakfast with Mourne Seafood Cookery School

Posted on by Carla

As part of Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink 2016, the humble kipper is back in fashion for breakfast, but with a modern twist.  Roger Moynihan, head chef at Mourne Seafood Cookery School, has a recipe for these traditional favourites. Herrings known as Silver Darlings are caught and landed at Kilkeel, Co. Down then [...]

European Heritage Open Days: Hot Properties to Visit

Posted on by Rachel

Hundreds of properties and events across Northern Ireland will be open for free as part of European Heritage Open Days weekend on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September.  Have a look at some of the historic buildings opening exclusively for EHOD; this could be your only chance to see inside! Killymoon Castle, Co. Tyrone Saturday & Sunday [...]

Your guide to enjoying Newcastle during the 2015 Irish Open

Posted on by Nial

This coming week sees one of the strongest fields to ever play an Irish Open as the 2015 Irish Open takes place at the world famous Royal County Down golf course which is located beside the majestic 4* Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle. With major champions and former world number ones spread across the field [...]

Explore the Heritage of St Patrick this Spring

Posted on by Nial

When we mention St. Patrick, for many people in Northern Ireland and indeed around the world this means only one thing – a celebration on 17th March. This day celebrates the life of St. Patrick throughout the world but for many people it’s a reason to enjoy a day of parades and entertainment with friends [...]

Taste, savour & buy at the Hans Sloane Chocolate and Fine Food Festival

Posted on by Rachel

We eat kilos of the stuff every year but did you know that the creator of what’s surely the world’s most favourite product came from the County Down village of Killyleagh? Born here 350 years ago, Hans Sloane first tasted cacao on a trip to Jamaica and is said to have found it nauseating. Happily [...]

Ten Things to do in Northern Ireland this week

Posted on by charlotte

Looking for something to do this week?  Check out our list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week.   Belsonic, Custom House Square, Belfast August 15 – 22 Example and Jess Glynne are the first of an electrifying line up playing at this year’s Belsonic festival kicking off Friday 15 August. [...]

Experience Westeros in Northern Ireland

Posted on by Rachel

HBO’s Game of Thrones® is one of the most popular and successful fantasy TV series ever made and it is partially filmed right here in Northern Ireland! Part of the shows appeal and what has made it so popular with millions of fans are the mesmerising fantasy lands of Westeros which have been brought to [...]