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29 August 2014

A group of Europe’s top golf journalists got to pitch in with the stars of the fairways and local celebrities at a pro-am event heralding the start of the NI Open Challenge at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.

Representing leading lifestyle magazines and newspapers in Germany, Norway, Great Britain and Ireland, the journalists were at Galgorm Castle to discover at first-hand some of Northern Ireland’s best golfing experiences.

26 August 2014

Board members of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board got the chance to appreciate the pulling power of Fermanagh recently when they headed west for their latest board meeting.

The meeting was held in the headquarters of Waterways Ireland in the county’s island city, Enniskillen.  

20 August 2014

Five Northern Ireland businesses have received Green Tourism awards in recognition of their commitment to sustainability.  Tory Bush Cottages, Bryansford, the Pyjama Factory, Bushmills, Hemp Cottage, Crossgar, Gracey’s Barn, Newry and Blair’s Caravans, Portrush all recently received awards. 

The awards were presented by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, a not-for-profit sustainable tourism certification scheme which provides a supported approach to addressing environmental issues for members, culminating in an assessment by a qualified environmental auditor.  2014 has seen a 30% increase in membership of the Green Tourism in NI, with a total of 18 NI tourism businesses members in the scheme.

13 August 2014

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced planning approval for two new film studios in the Titanic Quarter.

At an estimated cost of £14 million, the extension of Belfast film studios where popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones is shot, will provide an additional 100,000 square feet of facilities. These will almost double the existing production space at Titanic Studios, which incorporates Harland and Wolff shipyard's former Paint Hall building.

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