Taste The Island as Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre celebrates the taste of Armagh

October 11, 2019

It’s that time of the year again when County Armagh celebrates the fruits of the harvest. This year’s Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre takes place on Saturday, October 26. Here’s what it’s all about:  (more…)


Experience the sights and sounds of war camps at NI Countrysports Fair

May 14, 2019

The NI Countrysports Fair takes place on May 25 & 26. Over 20,000 people attend this annual two day event which showcases food and drink, cookery demonstrations, country music, country living and arts and crafts. Adding drama to the event will be the Wartime Living History Association and Vietnam’s Wild Geese. Eleanor McGillie reports

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Tall ship docks to kickstart Silvery Light sail training project

May 8, 2019

This is a fantastic story about a group of sailing enthusiasts who are seeking to restore a heritage tall ship called the Silvery Light which was built in Cornwall in 1884. Live It Experience It is partnering with The Silvery Light Sailing Company to document the story of this wonderful journey which is about to be embarked upon.

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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…)