16 Arts, Crafts & Culture

Xplore Outdoors

Xplore Outdoors, based on our rugged North West coast in Portrush, is one of the region's leading outdoor activity providers.

What we do:

Abseiling Archery bodyboarding canoeing Coasteering Crafting Cycling Kayaking Land Activities Orienteering raft building Rock climbing Water Activities

Liz Weir Storyteller

Liz Weir likes nothing more than to share Irish stories with visitors who come to her hostel in the Glens of Antrim, the cultural heart of the Causeway Coastal Route. Guests staying at the Ballyeamon Barn, which is a hostel owned by Liz, can hear her stories at the Saturday Night Sessions. Also, she brings stories to life in her role as creator and festival director of the 'Ghosts In The Glens' event.

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Glenara Elite Travel

Glenara Elite Travel is a luxury travel and tour operator from Coleraine, Co Antrim, which provides visitors with a range of services such as package tours, golf packages, private hire services and day tours.

What we do:

Accommodation Bird watching City Tours Countryside Tours Food & Drink Getting Around Nature & Wildlife Photography Photography Tour Bus Tours Tours Walking Routes Walking Tours

Co Couture

Co Couture is a fine chocolate making shop which celebrated 'World Finalist' status in the International Chocolate Awards 2014.

What we do:

Chocolatier Food & Drink Workshops

Paddy Campbell’s Famous Black Cab Tours

Paddy Campbell's Famous Black Cab Tours company have been driving tourists round the city and out to our coast for years.

What we do:

City Tours Getting Around Tours

Hot Milk Forge

Hot Milk Forge is an artist blacksmith school based in the tenth Glen of Antrim in a small village called Martinstown which is close to Cushendall. Book your Blacksmithing and Bladesmithing classes and enjoy learning this ancient skill.

What we do:

Blacksmithing Bladesmithing

Teach an Cheoil – The Music House B&B

Teach an Cheoil, or The Music House B&B, is a farmhouse bed and breakfast close to Ballycastle

What we do:

Accommodation Bed & Breakfast Irish Language Lessons Poetry

Panoramic Ireland

Panoramic Ireland run one to one and small group photography tours and workshops right across Northern Ireland and Ireland.

What we do:

Land Activities Photography Tours Tours Workshops

Bumble & Blue

Bumble & Blue is a vibrant workshop and gallery where you can do candle making workshops, you can learn to make your own soap, children can have fun at slime making workshops while parents can enjoy a coffee, seasonal wreath making workshops and arm knitting workshops.

What we do:

Art Classes Crafting Exhibitions Land Activities Photography Specialist Shopping Workshops

The Arcadia Café

The Arcadia Café in Portrush serves breakfast, lunch and snacks and has an upstairs gallery. This stunning location is used to celebrate weddings and private parties and is also the perfect location of well being classes. Locals love to gather here for yoga, pilates, Thai Chi and zumba classes. The ocean is the perfect backdrop and you can hear the waves bashing against the sea wall.

What we do:

Cafe Culture Crafting Exhibitions Food & Drink Land Activities Restaurant Tearoom Workshops Yoga

Valiant Fotography

Valiant Fotography provides a range of services in Portrush including wedding, portraiture and landscape photography

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Far and Wild

Far and Wild offers tours and activities which will invigorate your connection with people, place and nature. Activities include kayaking, Stand Up Paddle, cycle tours, food tours, sea tours and nature photography. This not for profit organisation pours money straight back into the environment.

What we do:

Coasteering Cycle Sperrins Cycle Tours Food & Drink Getting Around Kayaking Land Activities Nature & Wildlife Photography Photography Rock climbing Stand Up Paddleboarding Water Activities

Dermot Cavanagh

Dermot Cavanagh is an accomplished artist who has taken the mystery out of painting for thousands of people throughout his career. The Co Tyrone man is the artist and broadcaster behind the hit BBC TV series ‘Awash With Colour’.

What we do:

Art Classes Exhibitions Workshops

Imaginary Micky’s Walking Tours

Imaginary Micky's Walking Tours bring history to life through passionate storytelling and excellent customer service for our visitors.

What we do:

Getting Around Tours Walking Tours

Magpie Crafts

Magpie Crafts provides a variety of craft classes in Coleraine and supplies various craft and artisan products.

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Lulabelle’s House

Lulabelle's House in Larne is a little gem where visitors can experience arts and crafts in a very unique location.

What we do:

Crafting Workshops