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Promoting local holidays in Scotland

Tourism Ireland, together with City of Derry Airport and Rathlin Island Ferry, attended the annual St Patrick’s family event in Glasgow’s Merchant Square, promoting holidays in Northern Ireland to an estimated 7,000 visitors to the event.

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Participants of the familiarisation tour of the Glens of Antrim pictured in Cushendall with the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Maura Hickey.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Taking a glimpse of the Glens

Spectacular scenery and sumptuous local produce were just some of the things enjoyed during a recent familiarisation tour of the Glens of Antrim.

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Fancy a ramble this April?

Are you up for the Causeway Coast Challenge Walk 2017?

The annual Causeway Coast Challenge Walk for 2017 is set to run again this year on Sunday, April 30.

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‘Go Blue’ for WaterAid this World Water Day!

‘Go Blue’ for WaterAid this World Water Day!

Most of us take water for granted, but our lives would be pretty blue without it – nothing to drink, nothing to wash in, nothing to flush the toilet with...

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SLIDESHOW: Causeway Coast & Glens Council welcomes Fairtrade visitor

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council marked Fairtrade Fortnight with a visit from a Nicaraguan chocolate factory worker.

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Cyril Millar is congratulated by his wife Ann, son Martin and daughter-in-law Cathy following his appointment as RUAS President.

Coleraine’s Cyril new President of RUAS

There was a great turn out at the annual meeting of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) recently when Coleraine man Cyril Millar was appointed President.

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2020 offer free consultations for Cancer charity

2020 offer free consultations for Cancer charity

2020 Architects in Ballymoney are offering free architectural consultations for one week in May to raise funds for The Jill Todd Trust, in partnership with Friends of the Cancer Centre NI.

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Tourist Trails on the right path!

Tourist Trails on the right path!

The possibility of an established local tourist trail advanced to another level recently when Darren Quigg, Chairperson of the Ultoniae Cultural and Heritage Society acted as tour guide in delivering one of the future tours.

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Ballymoney man fined £750 for keeping barn owls

A man who claimed he kept rare owls at his open farm to help educate the public about wildlife is now disheartened after a crackdown by the authorities and now says: “I don’t care if the last owl in Northern Ireland is dead”.

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Asking women to 'Be Bold' at the launch of the Inaugural Female Entrepreneur Conference 2017 to celebrate International Woman's Day on March 9th at Drenagh House, Limavady are Jayne Taggart, CEO Causeway Enterprise Agency , Conference Host Sarah Travers with Roseann Kelly, CEO of Women in Business.   04 WiB at Drenagh Ho

Women: ‘Be Bold For Change’

Women in Business and Causeway Enterprise Agency are excited to announce their first ever Female Entrepreneur Conference themed “Be Bold For Change” in celebration of International Women’s Day at the exclusive Drenagh House Estate on March 9.

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Cloughmills Springs into Action for Community Planting Day

Cloughmills Springs into Action for Community Planting Day

As the first signs of Spring appear in gardens across the country Cloughmills Community Action Team are eager to start planting again in their award winning Community Garden in Cloughmills.

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Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Tourism NI has launched an exciting new marketing campaign highlighting the beauty of Northern Ireland, featuring the the Causeway Coastal Route.

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Amy Colvin.

Do you fancy a taste of island life?

By Amy Colvin

Do you dream of escaping the rat race? Fancy living and working on Rathlin Island - Northern Ireland’s only inhabited offshore island?

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One of the  Dark Hedges which fell down last summer. Pic by PressEye

Dark Hedges traffic consultation launches

A consultation has opened on the control of traffic at Game of Thrones filming location the Dark Hedges.

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A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Help stop ‘black market flesh dealers’ shooting deer in Clogher Valley

Police are appealing for help to stop the ‘illegal’ slaughter of deer with high powered rifles in the Clogher Valley area.

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Pictured is Ronnie Duncan making the Presentation to Pat McCambridge.

Pat retires after 35 years with the DERFRA

Local man Pat McCambridge has retired from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs after over 35 years.

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Dr Cliff Henry with the rare rough meadowsweet gall discovered at the Giants Causeway in September 2016

Great year for rare finds

Reflecting on 2016, conservation expert Dr Cliff Henry says it has been an exceptional year for rare species at the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Twitchers fly to Dervock to see bird

Twitchers fly to Dervock to see bird

Although not particularly rare, the sighting of a small egret or a small white heron feeding in the Straham River, Dervock certainly caused local twitchers and camera enthusiasts to record this moment.

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The target of the extortion was a Republic of Ireland cattle dealer

Quartet plead guilty to cattle dealer €400,000 tiger kidnap plot

Four Co Tyrone men have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a tiger kidnapping plot to extort a €400,000 ransom from a Republic of Ireland cattle dealer.

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A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years up to the start of 2015, a new report has found.

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