Look At Me Now: Beannchor Reveals The National’s New Look Following £350,000 Investment

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The Beannchor Group has completed a significant £350,000 investment in the redevelopment of its popular Cathedral Quarter bar and eatery, The National. Following an extensive month-longrenovation, the new-look venue reopened to the public at the weekend. Set in the historic surrounds of one of Belfast’s oldest buildings – the former National Bank Building on High Street – the venue has …

Show-stopping line-up announced for Gradam Ceoil 2019

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A world-class line-up of top trad talent has been announced for Gradam Ceoil TG4 2019. Known as ‘the Oscars of traditional music’, the live concert and awards show, which returns to Belfast for the second year, will take place at the Waterfront Hall on Sunday 17th February, promising a night of foot-stomping entertainment right in the heart of Belfast. Legendary …

Jumping For Joy: We Are Vertigo Launches Ireland’s Largest Inflatable Playground

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JBelfast-based leisure and adventure company, We Are Vertigo has opened the doors to Ireland’s largest inflatable assault course. The state-of-the-art We Are Vertigo Inflata Park, which replaces the trampoline park at the their Newtownbreda site in south Belfast, offers almost 30,000 square feet of inflatable entertainment for the whole family. This highly-anticipated fortress of fun is certain to have both …

We Are Vertigo Completes £1 Million Investment of Leisure Innovations In Belfast

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Ireland’s first indoor Ninja Master Course has officially opened its doors to the public, representing the completion of a major £1 million investment from Belfast-based adventure company, We Are Vertigo. The Ninja Master Course, which has created 10 new jobs, will further enhance the high-adrenaline offering available at We Are Vertigo’s Titanic Quarter facility, which also includes Ireland’s first Indoor …

Beannchor Announces £350,000 Investment In The National

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The Beannchor Group has announced a £350,000 investment in the redevelopment of its popular bar and eatery, The National in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Set in the historic surroundings of one of Belfast’s oldest buildings – the former National Bank Building on High Street – The National initially opened to the public in September 2013, following a significant redevelopment of the …

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 …