Bushmills Irish Whiskey collaborates with master craftsman to host workshop

Bushmills Irish Whiskey collaborates with master craftsman to host workshop

Bushmills® Irish Whiskey will continue the #BlackBushStories collaborative event series this month, showcasing and celebrating the stories of Irish talent who have gone against the grain to follow their passion and become champions in their chosen field. August’s collaboration with Belfast leatherworker, Jason Karayiannis, will see the designer and maker host... View Article

Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival returns sweeter than ever

Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival returns sweeter than ever

Thousands of chocolate lovers and foodies from across the island of Ireland and beyond are expected to descend again this year on the picturesque village of Killyleagh in County Down to celebrate the 2018 Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival, 14th – 16th September.  Sponsored by artisan... View Article

The Observatory takes afternoon tea to a new level…

The Observatory takes afternoon tea to a new level…

To celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week (14th – 20th August), Pamela Ballantine is joined by Ross Thompson of Thompson’s Teas to launch a very special Afternoon Tea experience in the new Observatory Cocktail Lounge. Served on the 23rd floor of the hotel, Afternoon Tea in the Observatory will be unique... View Article

Crowne Plaza Belfast completes first phase of £5 million investment in guest bedrooms

Crowne Plaza Belfast completes first phase of £5 million investment in guest bedrooms

Andras Hotels’ flagship property, The Crowne Plaza, Belfast has completed the first phase of a £5 million investment programme in guest bedrooms at the multi award-winning, four-star property located at Shaw’s Bridge. This refurbishment will see a total of 33 new bedrooms added, with a significant upgrade of the property’s... View Article

Belfast at its best as magical Mela to host 12th festival in Botanic Gardens on Sunday 26 August

Belfast at its best as magical Mela to host 12th festival in Botanic Gardens on Sunday 26 August

Northern Ireland’s biggest celebration of cultural diversity, the Belfast Mela, together with Spar was launched in Babel Belfast, by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey. More than 25,000 people visit the Belfast Mela each August and this year’s festival promises to be the biggest ever on Sunday 26th... View Article

The Echlinville Distillery raises a glass on its fifth birthday

The Echlinville Distillery raises a glass on its fifth birthday

The Echlinville Distillery is celebrating as its whiskey turns five years old. The Kircubbin based whiskey and gin producer became the first new distillery in Northern Ireland for more than 125 years when it received its license and casked its first spirit on 5 August 2013. Echlinville has since established... View Article

Tanqueray No. Ten bar returns to the Summer Twilight Market

Tanqueray No. Ten bar returns to the Summer Twilight Market

The Twilight Market returns to St George’s Market from Tuesday 31 July – Wednesday 1 August 2018. Visitors (over 18s only) will be able embrace the summer theme at the Tanqueray No. Ten bar where they can dress their own Tanqueray No. Ten with a choice of garnish and style... View Article

Hotel market continues to heat up

Hotel market continues to heat up

The weather is not the only hot news in Northern Ireland this summer. Hotel expansion continues to heat up with more rooms opening, so much so that the 9,000 room barrier was smashed in June 2018. As a result, hotel expansion has been a regular news feature this year with... View Article

Global recognition for Food NI’s Year of Food and Drink

Global recognition for Food NI’s Year of Food and Drink

The Food NI driven Year of Food and Drink in 2016 has been shortlisted for the Best Food Destination category in the prestigious International Travel and Tourism Awards. The Year of Food and Drink campaign, the first to be held in Northern Ireland, is among just four regions shortlisted for... View Article

Galgorm Resort & Spa scoops Top Global Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards

Galgorm Resort & Spa scoops Top Global Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards

Galgorm Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland’s globally-recognised luxury hotel and wellness destination, played host last weekend to one of the world’s most prestigious hospitality award ceremonies, the World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards 2018. Attracting over 200 guests including VIP’s, luxury spa & restaurant owners from 42 different countries and... View Article