Visit Northern Ireland with Dalriada Kingdom Tours

October 11, 2018

One aspect of Live It Experience It is working with our members to help them tell their story, watch them grow and be proud of their achievements as more and more people visit Northern Ireland.  Our community is full of business people doing amazing things. One such person is Mark Rodgers, who every day, continues to prove himself to be a great ambassador for all. Let’s remind ourselves why. 


‘A Dish From Dean’ – Crème Brulee with seasonal berry compote, shortbread biscuit

October 7, 2018

Well, well well. Crème Brulee. That’s Sunday dessert sorted. This is a real easy recipe in this week’s ‘A Dish From Dean’. Australian Chef Dean Coppard shares a selection of his easy recipes with us every Sunday.


Chef Kevin Crossan to lead the kitchen at Digby’s Bar & Restaurant

October 4, 2018

Digby’s Bar & Restaurant has appointed a new Head Chef with drive, ambition and culinary vision who has a wealth of experience which many chefs would aspire to. Eleanor McGillie speaks to Kevin Crossan who is looking forward to his new venture working in the Orchard County


‘A Dish From Dean’ – Wild Mushroom & Thyme Arancini with Pesto Mayo

September 30, 2018

This week’s ‘A Dish From Dean’ is a real autumnal treat – Wild Mushroom and Thyme Arancini with Pesto Mayo. Please feel free to share with your friends. This is a lovely dish and you can flavour these Arancini or rice balls with anything, even leftover ham and peas. Enjoy our recipes from Live It Experience It.


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…)

‘A Dish From Dean’ – Game Pie

September 23, 2018

As the mornings get darker and the temperatures are dropping it’s time to get some seasonal food on the table. In this week’s ‘A Dish From Dean’ we are bringing you Game Pie and Wild Mushrooms with Pickled Autumn Vegetables and Crispy Pastry Tartlet.


A ‘Dish From Dean’ – A Taste of Armagh

September 16, 2018

The Orchard County, the Food Heartland or whatever you fondly refer to County Armagh as – this county is unique and apples are at the core of this wonderful place. The Live It Experience It feature –  ‘A Dish From Dean’ – this week celebrates everything this food heartland has to offer in terms of taste, textures and colours.


Visit Ballymena – The Slemish Market Supper Club

September 14, 2018

Tomorrow night is Slemish Market Supper Club night so why not visit Ballymena and experience this ultimate dining experience with Chef Robert Curley. The Slemish Market Supper Club hit the headlines previously for our story on how Rob sources his produce from literally over the hedge at the Slemish Market Garden.   (more…)

Visit Armagh – the Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre

September 12, 2018

For the fifth year now, Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre has been celebrating the Armagh Bramley Apple. This country fayre just gets bigger and better every year.  This year, chefs from the orchard county will be using the fayre’s tasting theatre to encourage young people into the catering industry.


A real Irish storyteller – Liz Weir!

September 11, 2018

There’s one thing about growing up here and that’s having memories of your mother or father’s friend telling yarns in your home. Storytelling is a tradition. It inspires and educates and one woman who has built a reputation for her storytelling globally is our member Liz Weir. Eleanor McGillie has a chat with Liz about the Armstrong Storytelling Bursary.