A country retreat to explore on horseback

January 30, 2017

Splendid, idyllic and one of the finest equestrian playgrounds in Ireland is how we would describe Castle Leslie Estate in Glaslough Co Monaghan. As a birthday treat, my friend and I decided to celebrate with a lunch date and a proper catch up – Castle Leslie on horseback. I, with the help of Wilson the horse, and Sheila on Percy, took an afternoon to explore the estate’s ancient woodland in 1,000 acres of Irish countryside. (more…)

‘Picnic Places’ – Benburb Valley Park Eco Trails

January 30, 2017

We love exploring Northern Ireland’s hidden gems where families and friends can get lost in the countryside and enjoy a good old fashioned picnic. Featured on ‘Picnic Places’ is somewhere not too far from home – Benburb Valley Park Eco Trail. Eleanor McGillie packed a picnic basket and travelled cross country to the Co Tyrone village of Benburb. (more…)

The Caledon Village Georgian Festival

October 9, 2016

A RURAL County Tyrone community literally took a step back in time last weekend to celebrate all things Georgian at the first ever Caledon Village Georgian Festival. We were delighted to be involved in organising this event which attracted around 3,000 people. (more…)

Tea and wellbeing on the North Coast

July 12, 2016

We all love a good cup of tea but our desire for new flavours continues to heighten. Live It Experience It blogger, Claire Savage, finds out more about the exciting new tea bar opening in the autumn which will bring some wellbeing on the north coast. (more…)

North Coast Guide for Dog Walkers

July 9, 2016

At Live It Experience It, we know there’s nothing better than setting off for a long walk with man’s best friend, and where better to do so than on the beautiful North Coast? So, for all those dog owners who might be planning a visit, our journalist Claire Savage has compiled a north coast guide for dog walkers  (more…)

Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre

June 13, 2016

It’s a promising season for apple growers as our famous orchards are in full bloom. Eleanor McGillie speaks to Hamilton Loney to find out more about the Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre


Wake up and smell the coffee on the North Coast

June 12, 2016

A visit to the North Coast just wouldn’t be complete without stopping off for a coffee and visitors are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to cappuccinos and cakes. Live It Experience It blogger Claire Savage highlights a few must-visit coffee shops and deli’s which focus on serving artisan coffee and locally sourced produce. Where do you go for coffee on the North Coast? (more…)

A perfect place to watch the stars and sunrise – Blackrock House B&B

June 11, 2016

Portrush’s first five-star B&B is a fantastic place to stay if you’re visiting the North Coast. Live It Experience It journalist, Claire Savage, speaks to Nicola Neill from Blackrock House B&B – a Live It Experience It ‘Great Place To Stay’ (more…)

13 things to do on the North Coast over the bank holiday weekend

May 10, 2016

From scenic coastal walks and artisan food markets, to theatre, music, surfing and more, there’s plenty to do on the North Coast this bank holiday weekend. Whether you want to enjoy great food and drink, get active, or simply soak up the atmosphere, there’s something for all the family. Claire Savage takes at look at 13 things to do in Northern Ireland


Mournes beat UK hotspots in ‘Best View’ poll

February 23, 2016

In December Live It Experience It urged people across Northern Ireland to vote for the Mourne Mountains range which had been shortlisted for The Countryman magazine’s ‘Best View’.  Our tourism cluster is delighted that the jagged mountain range has been officially ranked Number One in the magazine’s poll. Eleanor McGillie reports. (more…)