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


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…)

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


Georgian Day treats with Digby’s Bar & Restaurant

November 22, 2018

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Armagh this weekend for the annual Georgian Festival. Live It Experience It member Digby’s Bar & Restaurant will be there with plenty of treats to take home for your Christmas table or as tasty stocking fillers. 


Go on a Moonlight Kayaking Tour

November 22, 2018

Tomorrow night a group of people will venture out under the moonlight to go on a Far & Wild’s amazing Moonlight Kayaking Tour. You too can be a part of this memorable adventure. Eleanor McGillie chats with Lorcan McBride about this amazing experience which takes you out into the wilderness


In Valladolid – Irish Tapas is the Dish of the Day

November 15, 2018

It may not have won the World Tapas Championships title but our Slemish chef’s dish ‘Eire’ was loved so much that this Irish Tapas is now on the menu in one of Valladolid’s finest tapas restaurants. Eleanor McGillie catches up with Chef Rob Curley of the Slemish Market Supper Club after his week in Spain (more…)

Taste Causeway to welcome Flip and Rob

November 14, 2018

‘Taste Causeway’ is a new event from Causeway Coast & Glens and two Live It Experience It members will be taking part in this nine day culinary celebration of the Causeway Coast – Flip Robinson of Giant Tours Ireland and Chef Rob Curley of the Slemish Market Supper Club


Thousands prepare for the Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre

October 19, 2018

Country fairs are proving so popular because there’s a real parochial feel to them which you can’t help feeling drawn to. That, plus the fact, you get to chat, face to face, with the amazing food and drink producers who’s produce often lands in our kitchen cupboards. One country fair which shows real resilience is the Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre which attracts thousands every year


Clay pigeon shooting at Foymore Lodge

October 17, 2018

A few weeks ago we attended a Ladies Day at Foymore Lodge in County Armagh where clay pigeon shooter Louise Smylie helped the Foymore team put novice shooters through their paces. After a few successful shots Eleanor McGillie spoke to Louise about clay pigeon shooting and why more women should take up the sport (more…)

The Glens Storytelling Festival

September 28, 2018

How do you fancy five days of storytelling and music for all of the family in the Glens of Antrim in the run up to Halloween? Well, our very own Irish storyteller Liz Weir will be joining special guests at The Glens Storytelling Festival so you can listen to spooky stories and great music in the heart of the glens. (more…)