Tourism NI encourages industry and visitors to ‘Taste the Island’

Tourism NI encourages industry and visitors to ‘Taste the Island’

Tourism NI recently held a series of workshops across Northern Ireland to inform the tourism industry about an eight-week Taste the Island showcase of food and drink set to run from September to November. The initiative is part of a three-year commitment to be delivered in partnership with Tourism Ireland... View Article

‘Things Can Only Get Better’ at this year’s Dalriada Festival

‘Things Can Only Get Better’ at this year’s Dalriada Festival

Northern Ireland’s biggest family-friendly event, the Dalriada Festival, returns over July 13-14 with highlights set to include headline acts Peter Andre and Fleur East alongside the Celtic Smoke International BBQ competition. Powered by Purple Bricks, supported by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and in association with Tower Centre, the... View Article

NIHF launches a search for Hotel Heroes

NIHF launches a search for Hotel Heroes

Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and, to mark the occasion, is undertaking a number of initiatives to celebrate the incredibly talented people working in the sector. “While guests often focus on the number of stars a hotel has when they are booking, hoteliers in... View Article

First look: malt whiskey distilling begins at Roe & Co Distillery ahead of opening to visitors this month

First look: malt whiskey distilling begins at Roe & Co Distillery ahead of opening to visitors this month

The malt whiskey spirit has been flowing through the spirit safe at the Roe & Co Irish Whiskey distillery ahead of the doors opening on James’s Street in Dublin on 21st June, when guests will be welcomed into the visitor experience. Inspired by one of the biggest names in Irish... View Article

Backyard at Blas takes to the road this summer supporting Ireland’s emerging food producers and bringing along some of the industry’s leading experts

Backyard at Blas takes to the road this summer supporting Ireland’s emerging food producers and bringing along some of the industry’s leading experts

Always a popular addition at the annual Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards in Dingle, Backyard at Blas is embarking on a new roadshow programme for summer 2019 bringing their innovative networking and learning programme to food producers across the country at a number of key locations. Designed to bring the food producing... View Article

Four Star Pizza celebrates 20 years in Northern Ireland

Four Star Pizza celebrates 20 years in Northern Ireland

Pizza lovers across the province are being asked to join the party as Four Star Pizza celebrates its 20th year in Northern Ireland. The first Four Star Pizza store in NI was opened on Belfast’s Beersbridge Road in 1999, and now the pizza chain operates 14 stores across the province... View Article

Armagh Cider Company scoops NI Tourism Award

Armagh Cider Company scoops NI Tourism Award

Armagh Cider Company has won the Authentic NI Experience of the Year Award (Tour, Trail or Immersive) for its visitor tours at this year’s Northern Ireland Tourism Awards ceremony. The award, sponsored by Diageo NI, was presented to Helen Troughton from the family-run business at a special black tie dinner... View Article

Flogas and Royal Portrush Golf Club support young golfing talent in Junior Open Champions match

Flogas and Royal Portrush Golf Club support young golfing talent in Junior Open Champions match

Before the 148th Open descends in July, Flogas and its customer Royal Portrush Golf Club came together to give two young champions the chance to play an unforgettable match at the celebrated golf course recently.  Harry O’Hara (10) and European Tour golf professional and Flogas brand ambassador Gary Murphy won... View Article

Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport wins hospitality award

Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport wins hospitality award

Brian Tracey from Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport has won Hotelier of the Year at the recent 24th Institute of Hospitality (NI) Awards. The Institute of Hospitality (NI) annually recognises the most dedicated and passionate professionals working across Northern Ireland’s ever-expanding hospitality industry. Brian Tracey, from Maldron Hotel Belfast International... View Article

Hop House 13 lager sponsors Belfast City Blues Festival 2019

Hop House 13 lager sponsors Belfast City Blues Festival 2019

On a sunny Thursday in May, Kelly’s Cellars in Belfast city centre played host to the launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2019.  Sponsored by Hop House 13 lager, the Belfast City Blues Festival which is now in its 11th year takes place from 28th -30th June 2019 and... View Article