Tourism Ireland announces Global Greening line-up for St Patrick’s Day 2021

Niamh Donnelly Consumer

Sydney Opera House will light up green on 17 March The Sydney Opera House will join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening once again this year, to mark St Patrick’s Day. The Global Greening initiative first began 11 years ago in Australia, when the iconic opera house was illuminated in green on 17 March 2010. Tourism Ireland today (2 March) announced details …

Forget White Walkers, 600,000 extra visitors per annum are coming for The Boulevard

Niamh Donnelly Consumer

£24m Game of Thrones Studio attraction will see huge increase in footfall to the outlet destination. An outlet shopping scheme close to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is set to benefit from swathes of visitors when a world-renowned £24m tourist attraction opens later this year. The Game of Thrones Studio Tour at the Linen Mill …

Random act of kindness day launched in memory of Stephen Clements’ birthday

Niamh Donnelly Consumer

In memory of radio presenter Stephen Clements’ birthday, the Foundation set up in his name, is launching Stephen Clements Day on December 17 – a day dedicated to random acts of kindness throughout Northern Ireland. With a mission to keep the much-loved broadcaster’s memory alive, The Stephen Clements Foundation was set up as way of continuing to fundraise for the …

Shoe-Stopping Brand Set For The Boulevard

Niamh Donnelly Consumer

Northern Irish outlet welcomes third big brand name since reopening Dune London, one of Europe’s most recognisable footwear brands, has announced its intention to open a new store in Northern Ireland’s prime retail site – its first outlet store in Northern Ireland. Dune London will arrive at The Boulevard, Banbridge in December, offering both men and women’s footwear and accessories …

Little Wing To Serve Up Ninth Restaurant In Whiteabbey

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Northern Ireland’s homegrown pizzeria brand, Little Wing has announced an investment of £450,000 in a new restaurant in Whiteabbey, Co. Antrim, creating 25 new jobs. The arrival of Little Wing Whiteabbey, which will be located off the Shore Road, will bring the popular pizza chain’s total number of branches across Northern Ireland to nine. Opening 14th November, the restaurant will …

Hot Potato Is No Game For Adventure Boss

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Operations manager, Glen Stewart and adventure provider boss, Gareth Murphy raise a toast to celebrate the arrival of Spud Murphy’s liquor licence, making it the only licensed eatery in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Murphy signed the lease for the Harbour property earlier this year to launch Spud Murphy’s – a unique concept serving loaded Baked Potatoes, which are already proving a …

Bullitt Hotel Sets Tails Wagging With Launch Of Dog-Friendly Rooms

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Belfast hotel, Bullitt is set to get canine customers’ tails wagging with excitement as it prepares to launch its first dog-friendly rooms. Available from Thursday 12 September, guests will have the option to book specially equipped rooms that offer a comfortable space for owners and their pet pooches to rest their heads after a busy day of exploring the city. …

A New, Locally Owned Health And Wellbeing Facility To Open At The Junction

Kirsty Winter Consumer

A new health and wellbeing facility is set to open at The Junction Retail and Leisure Park this September, representing a £100,000 investment. Occupying three units and covering a total space of 5,558 sq. ft., 12 new full-time and part-time jobs will be created when Volume Fitness opens at the Antrim-based shopping destination. The opening of the facility will take …

We Are Vertigo Announces Plans To Build Second Bounce Arena

Kirsty Winter Consumer

 Northern Irish adventure provider, We Are Vertigo, is expanding its award-winning Titanic Quarter facility with plans to open a 25,000 sq ft inflatable action course.  The expansion, which will create 25 new jobs and represents a further £500k investment in the company’s leisure portfolio, builds on the success of its first Bounce Arena, which opened in Newtownbreda in January.  The addition of …

Dog Friendly Bar Raises Pawsome Amount For Local Dog Charity

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Dog-friendly bar, The Dirty Onion, has raised over £5k for local dog rescue charity Lucy’s Trust since the Cathedral Quarter Bar opened its doors to welcome canine customers in 2017.  Since becoming part of a select list of dog-friendly venues in Belfast city centre, the bar has organised several fundraising events including Pooch Socials, Hot Dawg BBQs and Santa Paw …