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Agriculture Minister Wishes Competitors Good Luck For European Ploughing Championships This Weekend

Minister of Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Affairs of Northern Ireland, Edwin Poots MLA has wished competitors headed to Ballykelly this weekend for the European Ploughing Championships good luck. Speaking ahead of the event which also includes the European Vintage Ploughing Championships and Horse Ploughing competition at Shackleton Barracks in Ballykelly this Friday and Saturday the...

Relive The Golden Age Of Steam At Whitehead Railway Museum

Families that are exploring the land shaped by sea and stone this summer may want to plan a trip to Whitehead Railway Museum. Promising an immersive, family-friendly experience throughout its five impressive and interactive galleries, guests will be able to rub shoulders with the giants of the steam age. Thanks to the development of Whitehead’s...

European Ploughing Championships & European Vintage Ploughing Championships Competitors Announced For This Weekend’s Competition

Competitors from all over Europe have started to arrive in Northern Ireland for the European Ploughing Championships, European Vintage Ploughing Championships and Horse Ploughing competition. Hailing from Wales, England, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, the Isle of Man, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the competitors are set to compete at Shackelton Barracks...

History’s Footprint At The Londonderry Arms

From its connections to Winston Churchill through to its Georgian origins, the Londonderry Arms hotel in Carnlough offers an insight into the past in 21st Century comfort, featuring the best of fare and a warm welcome which has made sure locals and tourists keep coming back. Owned by Denise O’Neill, the hotel has been in...

Northern Ireland Competitors Get Ready To Take On Europe In European Vintage Ploughing Championships

Four Northern Ireland ploughmen are set to compete against seven visiting countries at the forthcoming European Vintage Ploughing Championships this week. Dai Kennedy, Mercer Ward, Mark Taggart and Ian Simms will test their skills against 29 other ploughmen from Wales, England, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, the Isle of Man, Belgium, Denmark, and Scotland...

Support for Local Industry Top Priority for Tourism Chiefs

Tourism NI’s Chief Executive John McGrillen and Tourism Ireland’s Director of Corporate Services, Policy and Northern Ireland, Shane Clarke, met with local tourism industry representatives in Derry~Londonderry this week to view development projects and learn more about investment plans for the city. During the visit they spoke with owners and staff from a number of...

Stories From Creatives In Northern Region Adapted For The Digital Age

Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust encourage creatives to tell their stories A website and app are the legacy of the Northword Storytagging project in Causeway Coast and Glens area that brought together creative people in remote areas to merge traditional storytelling and modern technologies. The Northword Storytagging platform will harness stories that make the...

Locally-Sourced Produce The Order Of The Day At The Dairy

Local, top-quality produce has never been so popular and The Dairy with its farm shop, butchers and bistro’s gastronomic offering certainly has taste buds in Gleno – and the surrounding area – flowing. The Dairy is built on the former site of a co-operative creamery, which was founded more than a century ago. The name...

European Ploughing Championships Set For Northern Ireland Return Next Month

The leading ploughmen from across Europe will travel to the village of Ballykelly, in County Londonderry, next month to take part in the European Ploughing Championships.  Hosted by the Northern Ireland Ploughing Association, the event will see experienced contenders from France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, England, Wales, Isle Of Man, Republic of Ireland and Northern...

PAC Group To Invest £2m In New Barbour Engineering & Fabrication Venture

20 plus jobs in Bangor to be created in new business for Belfast based engineering group Engineering company, PAC Group, is to invest £2m over three years and create up to 20 new jobs having acquired the plant and machinery of Barbour Engineering, following its closure.  The engineering company operates to support and future-proof the industrial...