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Andrew McMenamin with his winning dish at Simply Crispy

Simply Crispy – world's first crisp cafe opens in Belfast

16 January 2015 | Crisp sandwich café owner Andrew McMenamin was inspired to open Simply Crispy when he read a spoof article online.

Gortin Glen Forest Park, County Tyrone - image by Martin McAlinden

New walking and mountain bike trails set for Gortin Glen Forest Park

15 January 2014 | An extensive new trail network for walkers and mountain bikers is planned for Gortin Glen Forest Park, County Tyrone.

Northern Ireland to host major Giro d'Italia legacy event

Registration now open for Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland

Registration is now open for the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland, a major cycling legacy event which follows the huge success of the Giro d'Italia Grande Partenza which was held here in May 2014.

Sean Bean

The Frankenstein Chronicles, starring Sean Bean, to be filmed in Northern Ireland

17 November 2014 | ITV today confirmed that a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth will be filmed in Northern Ireland.

Slievenaslat Walk, Castlewellan Forest Park, County Down

Brand new walking trails open at Castlewellan

13 November 2014 | Brand new walking trails were officially launched today in Castlewellan Forest Park and Bunkers Hill in County Down.

Launching the 'AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster

Fighting for pink again as 'AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster' is announced

6 November 2014 | Cycling enthusiasts will relive the legacy of the Giro d'Italia in May 2015 as teams from across Europe will take to Northern Ireland's roads for the 'AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster'.

Divis 1

Brand new Belfast Hills map now available

4 November 2014 | The first complete map of the Belfast Hills to be produced in a generation is now available.

The MAC International

County Tyrone artist wins prestigious international competition hosted by The MAC, Belfast

30 October 2014 | An artist from County Tyrone has won the inaugural MAC International Art award.

The Dark Hedges, County Antrim

Northern Ireland featured in Lonely Planet's 'Top 10 wonders of the small-screen world'

20 October| Northern Ireland has been included in Lonely Planet's 'Top 10 wonders of the small-screen world', owing to HBO's highly successful Game of Thrones® being filmed here.

Portstewart Strand

Portstewart Strand included in list of the UK's top beaches

11 September 2014 | Portstewart Strand has been included in Rough Guides' list of the UK's top beaches for 2014.

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