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29 September 2014

A top county Armagh guesthouse has been awarded five-star status under the Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s Quality Grading Scheme.

Newforge House, cradled in quiet country surroundings in the village of Magheralin, is renowned for its original 18th century features, beautiful gardens and award-winning dining using home-grown ingredients.

18 September 2014

Accommodation statistics show increases in hotel occupancy for the first seven months of 2014.  Both rooms and bed-spaces sold in hotels during Jan-July 2014 were the highest recorded for this period.  Figures for the month of July 2014 show a decline in hotel room occupancy but increases for bed-space occupancy compared with July 2013, possibly reflecting increases in multiple occupancy of rooms favoured by holiday visitors.  Guesthouse, guest accommodation and B&B performance for the first seven months of the year was less positive.

16 September 2014

The Live Here Love Here small grants scheme is a new grants scheme open to volunteer groups looking to complete an environmental or community improvement project in their local area.

‘Live Here Love Here’ is a new and exciting initiative that takes a fresh approach to improving our local environment and building a sense of civic pride in our local communities. Launched by Keep Northern Beautiful in association with the Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland Tourist Board and twelve local councils, the small grants scheme provides support to volunteer projects which aim to:

15 September 2014

Derry Walls Day 2014 took place on Saturday. The event marked the 400th anniversary, in September 1614, when Peter Benson, a London tiler and bricklayer, was awarded the contract for building the Derry Walls.

Living history performers representing Peter Benson, Matthias Springham, Commissioner from City of London, and Captain Manus O’Cahan, local Irish landholder in the Guildhall to met with Commander Peter Campbell RN Rtd, the 9th generation descendent of Peter Benson. Commander Campbell was accompanied by his son Rory, (10th generation descendent) and grandson Finian (11th generation descendent). Witnessing this historic reunion was Piers Nicholson, Deputy Master of the present-day Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers bringing a message of fraternal greetings from the Mayor of the City London to the Mayor of Derry. 

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