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The Designerie In Bushmills Joins Forces With Ulster University

Graduates to exhibit as part of exiting creative team in Makers House  Ulster University graduates from Belfast School of Art are set to showcase their work in Makers House at The Designerie in Bushmills.  This partnership feels like a natural evolution for The Designerie.  A social enterprise, which is operated by Enterprise Causeway, it’s committed to supporting...

5 Cathedral Quarter Hotels Perfect For a City Centre Staycation in Belfast

If you’re thinking of a staycation this year Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter has everything you need to have the perfect experience, from Instagrammable murals to delicious local dishes. With a thriving nightlife, a whole host of arts and culture events and venues and some of the city’s best restaurants you won’t be stuck for something to do. Here...

Contribution Of OG Cancer Team Invaluable In Patient Journey

As the incidence of oesophageal-gastric cancers continues to rise, the contribution of the healthcare professionals, who take charge of patients’ care has never been more vital. Louise Collins is one of three oesophageal-gastric (OG) Clinical Nurse Specialists based at the City Hospital in Belfast. Louise and her colleagues, Karen Graham and Maureen Toner, look after anyone...

7 Beer Gardens To Visit This Summer In Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter

With the weather in Northern Ireland heating up, what better time to get out in the city and enjoy the many beer gardens that Belfast has to offer.  From burgers and pints to cocktails and charcuterie there is really something to suit all tastes available in the Cathedral Quarter.  Here are 7 Beer Gardens in the Cathedral...

Tourism NI Chief Executive Outlines Main Themes of the Tourism Recovery Plan

Tourism NI recently held its first ever virtual Tourism Conference at Belfast’s ICC. Chief Executive John McGrillen outlines the main themes of the Tourism Recovery Action Plan, launched with the Department for the Economy, which was a key topic of the conference.  By John McGrillen, Chief Executive Tourism NI We are now half way through 2021 and...

Learn Jewellery Making On The Inspirational Causeway Coastal Route

With more than 30 years-experience making jewellery and teaching others, Heather McFadden’s Gobbins Crafts offers the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill. Gobbins Crafts gives visitors the chance to learn to make their own bespoke pieces with Heather, in an intimate setting on the Causeway Coastal Route. Heather, 62, has developed a unique experience where people...

10 Arts & Culture Events Happening In The Cathedral Quarter This Month

Home to Belfast's most innovative and cultural spaces, the Cathedral Quarter is host to a whole host of festivals, art exhibitions and cultural events. With restrictions beginning to ease, now is the perfect time to explore this historic part of the city again. Here are 10 arts and culture events happening in CQ this July:: 1. Mediating Signals Available...

Cathedral Quarter BID Welcomes Reform of Licensing laws

Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District today (Friday, July 2) welcomed the long-awaited reform of liquor licensing laws, after a bill passed in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Destination CQ BID Manager, Damien Corr, said the changes within the Liquor Licensing Bill represent a significant step forward, after years of pressing for reform. “For more than a decade there...

Leading The Way through Carrick’s WW2 History

The rich and varied World War Two history of Carrickfergus is becoming ever more accessible thanks to the Lead The Way walking tours by Adrian Hack. Uncovering the history of the town’s past in the 1940s Adrian reveals how a linen factory was converted to make parachutes, that tanks were built, how the iconic US Rangers...

Frustration At Trying To Get Oesophageal Cancer Diagnosis

The symptoms of oesophageal-gastric junction cancer are vague and difficult to determine, but when Sean Greer was sitting in front of a bowl of soup for lunch and finding it really difficult to eat it – feeling like it was climbing a hill – he knew there was something wrong. “My first recollection of feeling that...