Judgement Day in The Food Heartland

August 15, 2018

Today was a day that chefs and bakers in The Food Heartland held their heads high as they plated up for two well known judges who were out and about in the Orchard County tasting dishes which were shortlisted for The Food Heartland Awards 2018 (more…)


‘A Dish From Dean’ – Lamb Rump!

August 9, 2018

LIVE It Experience It member chef Dean Coppard, known to many as Aussie Chef Dino, is a chef who cooks with soul. He opened up our region’s first Australian restaurant in Armagh, Uluru Bistro, and has since been working as an executive chef and development chef in kitchens across the North. Eleanor McGillie talks to Dean about what this new feature is all about (more…)


Digby’s Armagh Bramley Apple Tart – shortlisted for an award

August 1, 2018

Northern Ireland is full of unique flavours and our food producers, chefs and bakers are fantastic at laying these flavours on a plate for us. So when we think of Co Armagh, we think about the Armagh Bramley and there’s one Co Armagh native who has combined the tart flavour of the apple with a traditional recipe to make a pie so good we think it deserves an award.

(more…)


Foyle Maritime Festival – experience it from the water

July 9, 2018

Thousands of people will be heading North West to the Foyle Maritime Festival which will be taking place from July 14-22. Live It Experience It member Far and Wild will be offering visitors two very different experiences on the water. Eleanor McGillie chats with Lorcan McBride about what’s on offer

(more…)


The Capital of the Causeway Coast – Book a walking tour of Coleraine

July 4, 2018

Castle tours, cliff path tours, tours of our world famous stones, island tours and now heritage tours – take a walk through the informal capital of the Causeway Coast with the team at Dalriada Kingdom Tours. Eleanor McGillie speaks with Mark Rodgers about the creation of this historic walking tour of Coleraine

(more…)


Game of Thrones fans – this tour is for you!

June 28, 2018

Game of Thrones® is set to bid farewell to Northern Ireland after eight seasons at Titanic Studios in Belfast. Since 2010, cast members have been here and this summer will see the end of the final series being wrapped up before being broadcast next year. Eleanor McGillie chats to Jonny Graham about a special running tour which he is organising for Game of Thrones fans. (more…)


Top Five County Down Beaches

June 27, 2018

Living here brings many benefits not least being surround by magnificent coastland. Northern Ireland offers some of the top beaches in Europe and here we explore Orla McGrady’s Top five County Down beaches. (more…)


Planes, trains, cruises and coaches – Northern Ireland is the place to be!

June 21, 2018

VISITORS are flocking to Northern Ireland on planes, trains and automobiles and not to forget the cruise ships and coaches. They are spending more than ever. Eleanor McGillie speaks to Mark Rodgers of Dalriada Kingdom Tours who tells the stories of the people of our shores to visitors on discovery tours of our wee place

(more…)


How a Back of Beyond potato shed is now a quaint dining space

June 19, 2018

We all love finding that perfect little gem which stands out from the crowd and this is one find which offers something very unique – like dining in an old potato shed.  Have a read to find out why this cook transformed the Back of Beyond to be the hub of a rural community (more…)


Get out and about and Live It Experience It – The Lecale Way

June 6, 2018

The weekend is fast approaching and let’s hope the sun continues to shine.  One place certainly worth exploring over the weekend is the beautiful Strangford Lough. Moira Magee recommends you Live It Experience It – The Lecale Way

(more…)