Pictured in front of the award winning Climbit installation are Adrian Lutton, Head of Design, Exhibitions and Marketing, W5, James Magee, Senior Designer, W5 and Ann Graham, Marketing Executive, W5
Leading Belfast-based visitor attraction, W5 is today celebrating success after scooping an incredible five major awards in just one week. The accolades recognise W5 for excellence in marketing, design, digital marketing and the overall excellence of the centre itself. This impressive raft of wins reinforces the science and discovery centre’s […]

W5 reaches new heights with a host of award wins


Mark Henry, Tourism Ireland; Jillian Nixon, The Dark Horse (standing); and Laura McCorry, Tourism NI
Tourism Ireland’s 2016 Game of Thrones® campaign continues to promote Northern Ireland to millions of fans worldwide. The final dramatic moments of season six of Game of Thrones® aired last night (Monday, 27 June) and have now been immortalised in Tourism Ireland’s tenth and final ‘Door of Thrones’ – in […]

Tourism Ireland reveals the final ‘Door of Thrones’ in Belfast


Bushmills Marquee
Revellers were in high spirits at the Bushmills Marquee at the weekend (24th – 26th June) as the annual Belfast City Blues Festival returned for its eighth year. Featuring the Johnny Max Band, Grainne Duffy and other independent live music acts across the weekend, The Bushmills Marquee welcomed thousands of music lovers […]

Social pics: Bushmills Marquee @ The Belfast City Blues Festival



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  New Management Team committed to strengthening tourism offering at luxury destination Lough Erne Resort has confirmed a detailed multi-million pound plan of expansion and improvement, strengthening its position as one of Ireland’s leading five-star hotels. The announcement comes as the County Fermanagh landmark, which employs more than 200 people, […]

Lough Erne Resort reveals major investment programme


(L-R) Richard Mayne, Foodservice Sales Manager at Musgrave MarketPlace Northern Ireland, James Martin, Robyn Cruikshanks, Business Development Manager at Musgrave MarketPlace Northern Ireland and Robert Adamson, owner Barnaby’s Restaurant.
  James Martin, BBC Saturday Kitchen celebrity chef made a special appearance at Barnaby’s Restaurant in Ballyclare on June 14th and 15th serving up a distinctive, mouth-watering menu to diners. James used fresh produce from Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to retail, foodservice and SME businesses, to deliver a […]

James Martin, delights diners at Ballyclare restaurant


Nick Varney, Chairman, British Hospitality Association
Spirits were high this morning at the British Hospitality Association (BHA) Summit event in the City of London this morning, where senior industry figures gathered to debate issues, and high amongst the list of topics was the potential impact of the EU referendum result.Opening the Summit, BHA Chairman Nick Varney, who is […]

BHA Chairman bullish on Brexit



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The operators of the Belfast Christmas and Spring Continental Markets are delighted to be coming back to one of their favourite cities, offering their award-winning seasonal additions to the local and visitor experience in the city. After a robust competitive process, and a nail-biting wait to hear the result, Market […]

Market Place reappointed to deliver Belfast City Hall Markets


Magners Raises the Fashion Stakes at Down Royal…Dressing to impress has paid off in style for Kirsty Farrell from Newry who won the ultimate accolade of Magners Forbidden Flavours Best Dressed Lady on Magners Derby Day, the biggest and richest flat race of the season in Northern Ireland and a highlight of Down Royal’s Festival of Summer Racing. First past the post in the fashion stakes, Kirsty won a five day, five star break in glorious Las Vegas courtesy of Magners and Down Royal.
Five days of five star luxury in Las Vegas is on the cards for Kirsty Farrell from Newry, who won the Magners Forbidden Flavours Best Dressed Lady prize at this year’s Magners Derby at Down Royal on Saturday 18th June. Down Royal teamed up with Magners Forbidden Flavours to offer the […]

Vegas Prize Raises the Fashion Stakes at Down Royal Magners ...


Toby Wand, Managing Director, Fresh Montgomery pictured centre, with event compere, Sir Lenny Henry and the Fresh Montgomery team
    IFEX – one of Europe’s longest-established food, hospitality and retail events – has scooped the top prize for ‘Best Tradeshow Exhibition under 2,000sq.m’ at the recent AEO Excellence Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday past, 17th June. Organised by Fresh Montgomery, IFEX, […]

‘Fresh’ Success for IFEX



Peter Mulryan, Blackwater Gin
Lurgan-based LA Drinks has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Blackwater, an Irish craft distiller of gin and vodka, for Northern Ireland. “We are delighted to add the award-winning Blackwater Distillery range of spirits to our portfolio and we look forward to growing the Blackwater brand throughout Northern Ireland, […]

Award-winning craft distiller teams up with LA Drinks


Laura McKee, Food NI, Ruth McClurg University Commercial Road Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland UK and Lucy Cairns, Food NI pictured with the winner, Michael McCavana Chef at Deanes Love Fish and runner up James Devine Chef at Deanes Eipic of the Omelette challenge.
Eight chefs from famous restaurants across Belfast came together to add some spice and a pinch of salt to Enterprise Week 2016 for the Bank of Ireland UK’s ultimate Omelette challenge with all funds raised going to towards the Welcome Centre, Belfast. The well-known local chefs each cooked an omelette […]

Local chefs ‘hatch’ local charity initiative


Pictured from left are IKEA co-workers Rebecca Davies, Food Manager, Kevin Armstrong, Bistro Manager and project leader for the refurbishment and Louise Anderson, Restaurant Manager. 

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  IKEA Belfast has undergone a major £275k refurbishment in its restaurant, increasing capacity by almost a third, making it Northern Ireland’s largest restaurant. The restaurant, which can now seat 450, has been designed for the digital age and now includes USB ports, free Wi-Fi and an interactive digital children’s […]

IKEA invests £275k in refurbished restaurant



The intricately carved door which depicts scenes from episode nine of series six – a feature of Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones® campaign – which will hang in the Ballygally Castle Hotel.
  Tourism Ireland’s 2016 Game of Thrones® campaign continues to showcase Northern Ireland to millions of fans worldwide Episode nine of season six of Game of Thrones® aired last night (Monday, 20 June) and Tourism Ireland unveiled its penultimate ‘Door of Thrones’ – in the Ballygally Castle Hotel, near the […]

Tourism Ireland reveals the penultimate ‘Door of Thrones’ in Ballygally


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It’s been quite a week for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are set to play Tennent’s Vital at Boucher Road Playing Fields on Thursday 25th August, supported by Fall Out Boy and Cage the Elephant. First they went viral when James Corden invited them to take a seat for his celebrated […]

Red Hot Chili Peppers on the road to Tennent’s Vital: ...


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The launch of ‘WKD Blush Hour’ – a new 10-week digital and social media campaign headlined by Binky Felstead, designer, beauty blogger and star of the BAFTA-award winning Made in Chelsea, structured-reality TV series – will ensure that WKD Blush, the latest addition to the popular WKD RTD range, is […]

‘WKD Blush Hour’ celebrates Saturday nights in & out



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One of Fermanagh’s leading hotels, the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, they are asking people from all over Northern Ireland to send them any photos they may have and details of any special memories which are linked to the hotel. The […]

Take a walk down memory lane with Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel


(L-R) William, Derek and Richard Patterson from The Plough Group.
  As Hillsborough’s iconic Plough Group of bars and restaurants approaches its 36th year of business in July, brothers William, Richard and Derek Patterson, who currently employ 220 people locally, are gearing up for the launch of their newest venture, The Vintage Rooms, which will open later this month at […]

Local Hospitality Group Announce £500k Investment


Pictured at Belfast’s newest venue, Granny Annie’s, where Heverlee hosted a ‘meet and greet’ with Heverlee master brewer Joris Brams (pictured second from left), are (l-r) Connor Magill from Tennent’s NI Granny Annie’s owners Ryan and Willis McLaughlin.
  From Medieval Monks to an Evening in Granny Annie’s with the company of Master Brewer Joris Brams An evening at Granny Annie’s, Belfast’s newest venue to have opened its doors, completely dedicated to tasting Heverlee, Belgium’s much-lauded Premium Lager. What’s not to love? Delighted to partner Granny Annie’s in […]

Heverlee’s master brewer, Joris Brams, shares his knowledge with NI ...