The public will be invited to see behind the scenes of one of Northern Ireland’s leading jewellery companies, as it is officially named an ECONOMUSEE or working museum, at an event on Thursday 5 December.
Steensons, which handcrafts high quality, contemporary pieces of jewellery in its Glenarm workshop, will be the fourth ECONOMUSEE in Northern Ireland and the only working museum here specialising in this craft.
The formal gardens at Mount Stewart House in County Down have been restored to their former glory with the help of funding from the NITB.
The restoration project recreates the lavish and idiosyncratic planting style of Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry, the former owner whose efforts made the gardens completely unique during her heyday at Mount Stewart in the early to mid-twentieth century.
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board highlighted the best of what Northern Ireland has to offer visitors from the Republic of Ireland last night (21 November) at a major tourism event in Dublin.
The Northern Ireland Showcase – held at the city’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham – was attended by around 120 travel representatives and Republic of Ireland media figures.
Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has revealed her three year legacy plan to build on the success of City of Culture.
Speaking in the Gasyard in Derry, the Minister said: “We have learnt a lot from the hugely successful year of City of Culture. As we move forward into 2014, I want to widen the focus out from Derry to Strabane, Limavady and Coleraine including co-operation with Donegal. With the new councils being established in 2015, it makes sense that all of the North West region benefits. I will therefore set up a company limited by guarantee to deliver City of Culture legacy programmes and activities. I will also set up a DCAL North West office to help the new body become established.”
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