Escape to the country with NI Countrysports Fairs

March 29, 2019

FAMILIES and countrysports enthusiasts from across the UK and Ireland are preparing to gather at a 900 acres estate in Co Armagh for the annual NI Countrysports Fairs which attracts around 25,000 visitors each year. Eleanor McGillie attends the launch of the 2019 NI Countrysports Fairs (more…)


Shining a light on candlemaking in Tyrone

March 14, 2019

THE creator of Bumble & Blue at The Linen Green is a woman who has turned a kitchen table business into a thriving creative workspace for all. Eleanor McGillie meets up with Gemma Donnelly – the entrepreneur who is turning a centuries old craft into a visitor experience which attracts people from all over Northern Ireland and further afield

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When Flip met Rita – watch UTV Life tonight

February 8, 2019

It was all lights, camera and Game of Thrones action on the Causeway coast as UTV Life reporter Rita Fitzgerald heads to the North Coast to meet Flip Robinson of Giant Tours Ireland. Eleanor McGillie of Live It Experience It chats with Flip about what’s coming up on tonight’s UTV Life (more…)


‘Time Out’ With Flip Robinson of Giant Tours Ireland

January 28, 2019

THE news that Game of Thrones is coming to an end with Season 8 being the last, Northern Ireland is well known globally for its spectacular filming locations as well as its Game of Thrones® visitor experiences. We take ‘Time Out’ to chat with Flip Robinson of Giant Tours Ireland about his life from being a young boy to being Hodor and The Mountain in Season 6. (more…)


Liz Weir MBE – a great Irish storyteller!

December 29, 2018

Live It Experience It member and Irish storyteller Liz Weir has been awarded an MBE for her services to the Arts and Education in the New Year’s Honours List which was published last night. Eleanor McGillie chats with Liz to find out how she’s feeling and what this honour means to her.

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A Dish From Dean – Perfect for Christmas

December 16, 2018

A Dish From Dean is a weekly feature published by Live It Experience It where Chef Dean Coppard shares recipes for you to try. This week it’s Lamp Rump, Smoked Buttered Mash, Grilled Asparagus, Honey and Thyme Glazed Carrots, Red Wine and Rosemary Sauce burnt on Onion Puree.

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A Dish From Dean – Crab Crème Brûlée

December 9, 2018

‘A Dish From Dean’ this week is a Crab Crème Brûlée. This is a very seasonal dish which chef Dean Coppard loves to put on menus in the run up to Christmas.  (more…)


‘A Dish From Dean’ – Crispy Pork Belly Cubes

December 2, 2018

‘A Dish From Dean’ this week really gets us into the Christmas spirit with this fantastic dish which can be served as a starter – Crispy Pork Belly Cubes and Malaysian Style Glaze.

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Stir Up Sunday – A Centuries Old Tradition

November 25, 2018

Today was all about music, family and Stir Up Sunday – a centuries old tradition where home cooks spend the last Sunday before Advent ‘stirring up’ their chosen Christmas pudding – in our case – Spiced Port and Orange Christmas Cake using a recipe from Good Housekeeping magazine and Eleanor McGillie is beginning to smell the zest of the oranges  (more…)


Christmas at The Arcadia Portrush

November 25, 2018

Tis the season, and, if you are heading to the North Coast on this frosty Sunday morning, The Arcadia in Portrush is hosting its Christmas Craft Fair today.  With plenty of parking on East Strand why not go along, support locals arts and crafts and pick those stocking filler essentials

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