Belfast Fundraisers Get Freezin’ For A Reason

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Twenty brave fundraisers from Belfast and beyond embraced the December chill and took on the challenge to plunge into the River Lagan on Saturday 1 December, raising vital funds for local Special Olympics athletes. Taking place at Belfast Marina, the freezing fundraiser challenged the public to ‘get freezin’ for a reason’ in support of athletes with an intellectual disability. Participants and …

Christmas Arrives At The Merchant

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Merchant Hotel with the arrival of the hotel’s iconic Christmas tree. The impressive tree, which was installed over night by a team of four Merchant elves, took over six hours to dress and now stands at an impressive 25ft tall amidst the festive splendour of The Great Room Restaurant. Embellished …

Beannchor Group now powered by 100% renewable energy

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Northern Ireland’s largest hospitality group, Beannchor, has taken a major step towards reducing its carbon footprint by agreeing a £500,000 renewable electricity contract with 3T Power. The clean energy transition has been rolled out across the group’s entire portfolio including The Merchant Hotel, Bullitt Belfast, The National & Sixty6, Little Wing, The Dirty Onion and The Hillside Bar and Restaurant, …

Cathedral Quarter Bar Invites Canine Trick or Treaters

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The Dirty Onion set to host a wooftacular Halloween Pooch Social   Dog-friendly bar, The Dirty Onion, is set to welcome back its four-legged furry friends for a special, Halloween-themed Pooch Social on Sunday 28 October. There will be no tricks, just lots of treats at the popular bar’s final Pooch Social of the year, where guests are encouraged to …

Little Wing Serves Up Much-Needed Support To Kids’ Groups Across NI

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Annual Little Stars Bursary Scheme set to return for the fifth year   Northern Ireland’s favourite pizzeria, Little Wing, is serving up much-needed support to local children’s clubs as it launches its Little Stars bursary scheme for the fifth year.   Since the scheme launched in 2014, 26 children’s clubs from across Northern Ireland have benefited from much-needed cash boosts …

Film project celebrates Belfast’s energy, spirit and pride

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A film project celebrating Belfast and its people will be unveiled as part of the city’s Culture Night celebrations later today. Earlier this month, hundreds of volunteers from across Belfast came together for a secret filming project in the Titanic Quarter. Tonight the short film they helped to create will be shown at Culture Night – Belfast’s biggest annual cultural …

Hospitality Ulster Launches Search for Northern Ireland’s Top 100 Hospitality Businesses Awards

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The search to find Northern Ireland’s top hospitality hot spots is under way as Hospitality Ulster launches its second annual Top 100 Hospitality Businesses awards for 2019. Building on the success of the inaugural Top 100 Hospitality Businesses in February, the awards will shine the spotlight on Northern Ireland hospitality at its best. From Michelin starred restaurants and five-star hotels …

Doga Returns To Bullitt After Leaving Guests Barking For More

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 Babel will host second dog-friendly yoga class following sell-out session on Sunday 23rd September Due to the unprecedented success of its debut event, Bullitt Hotel is set to welcome back Belfast’s four-legged furry friends and their owners for another session of their new favourite pastime, doga. Bullitt Hotel is the first venue in Belfast to host the growing trend of …

Lagan Dragons Prepare To Awaken The Dragon

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Lagan Dragons, Northern Ireland’s only breast cancer survivor dragon boat team, is preparing to bring their new dragon boats to life with a commemorative ‘Awakening the Dragon’ ceremony on Saturday 1 September. After a hugely successful year, the team has invested in two 40ft dragon boats, with the help of a kind donation from the UK’s largest grant-making breast cancer …

Volunteers sought for secret filming project in Belfast

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People from across Belfast and beyond are being invited to be part of an exciting filming project, set to be unveiled at this year’s Culture Night. Up to 2,000 volunteers are being sought to take part in the special filmed project, which will take place in the Titanic Quarter at lunchtime on Wednesday 12 September. Led by Belfast City Council, …