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Tourism NI Hosts Coach and Group Workshop

Tourism NI recently hosted a Coach and Group Workshop in Derry~Londonderry. Twenty five coach and group operators from Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland held face to face sales appointments across two days and toured the local area on a familiarisation visit.  Northern Ireland industry included three and four star hotels, visitor experiences, tour...

Family Fun Day In Carrick Tomorrow To Support Children’s Hospice

Following the success of the Children’s Hospice Big Elmer Trail throughout Belfast, Carrick based engineering firm Ryobi, one of the companies who sponsored an elephant, are hosting a family fun day on Saturday September 17 (tomorrow). The event is being held at Carrickfergus Cricket Club, where the entertainment-filled afternoon is celebrating 21 years of the...

One World Festival Returns For 2022

One World Festival returns this October with its diverse line-up increasing awareness about the Global South, promoting understanding of issues that affect the lives of the poorest people and inspiring action in our communities towards a just, peaceful and sustainable world. This year’s theme is ‘Displacement, Migration, Movement’, with the festival holding a whole host...

School Summit Northern Ireland Will Help Pupils Focus on Career Options

To help school leavers explore future opportunities and career pathways, the School Summit NI will welcome students from years 11 - 14 across Northern Ireland on October 3-4.   The two-day careers and education event will take place at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Balmoral Park in Lisburn, bringing together representatives from universities, industries and businesses...

Northern Ireland Authors To Appear At Ireland’s International Crime Writing Festival

Murder One, Ireland’s International Crime Writing Festival is back with a bang from 4-9 October with a host of in person and online events, with some of crime fiction’s most wanted authors. After two years online, Ireland’s celebration of the genre returns at a new venue, Dun Laoghaire’s stunning dlr LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre,...

Tourism Chief Highlights Potential in Mid and East Antrim

Tourism NI Chief Executive John McGrillen met with tourism representatives across Mid and East Antrim this week and visited a number of key attractions in the borough. He was joined by Tourism Ireland’s Head of Stakeholder Engagement for Northern Ireland, Helen McGorman.   They both spoke to Council officials and industry about plans to further support...

NI Ploughmen Scoop 6 Top Places In European Ploughing Championships

Northern Ireland ploughmen have scooped six top three placements in the recent European Ploughing Championships held at Shackleton Barracks in Ballykelly last weekend. The competition included the European Reversible and Conventional Ploughing Championships, European Vintage Ploughing Championships and Horse Ploughing Competition with over 60 competitors arriving from throughout Europe. Countries represented at the competition included Belgium,...

Tourism Chief Meets Hastings Hotel Group Trainees

Tourism NI's Chief Executive John McGrillen met with trainee managers at the Grand Central Hotel this week as part of a skills and training programme hosted by the Hastings Hotel Group.  Commenting on the meeting Mr McGrillen said; “Tourism is a job intensive industry and provides a wide range of employment opportunities for young people at...

Tourism NI Announces Shortlist for Giant Spirit Awards

Following a record number of entries Tourism NI has announced the shortlist for its newly launched annual awards programme aimed at showcasing and rewarding best in class in the tourism and hospitality industry. Renamed The Giant Spirit Awards, the event has been aligned more closely to the award winning destination brand Northern Ireland ~ Embrace...

Storytelling, culture and comfort From Heart to Hearth

Professional storyteller, Karen Edwards is offering visitors a cultural experience that brings together tales for young and old alike, with a tailor-made entertainment package, featuring optional self-catering accommodation, in the coastal village of Glenarm.   From Heart to Hearth was founded by Karen in 2016, alongside her husband Sid, who’s also an avid lover of traditional...