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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. When you’re out on the North Coast on a horse, there’s the exuberance and exhilaration of doing what you want to do. The sea wind puts a curl in your hair, and you have power below you. You become one with the animal. When he steps into motion and into flight, you’re travelling together.
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  2. It’s very early in the morning when the skipper welcomes you aboard the boat for a fishing trip into the Atlantic Ocean. The bleary-eyed start is well worth it. There is a sense of freedom and escape when leaving the quaint little harbour of Portstewart, breathing in the salty air, listening to the sea birds and taking in the fantastic view of the stunning coastline of the Causeway Coastal Route. You will also see first hand the sea passage our very first settlers to the island of Ireland took tens of thousands of years ago & learn about our unique food heritage from the River Bann.
  3. The Mourne Mountains offer a tranquil spot to pause and reflect. It’s little wonder that these summits and valleys have been immortalised in verse and song. But it wasn’t always so. Once upon a time, this famous range was a hive of activity for stone masons, soldiers, and even smugglers.
  4. The only way to really see the Fermanagh Lakelands is from the water, and if your boat is skippered by Barry Flanagan, you'll see and hear so much more – from tales of island life, to the distinctive call of a moorhen.
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  5. The best way to avoid the crowds and get under the skin of a place is to explore it with a local friend. That’s what walking the Causeway Coast with Eimear Flanagan or one of her team feels like. These are ‘their’ cliffs, they are proud of this landscape and delighted to share it with visitors.
  6. To understand Northern Ireland, Hillsborough Castle is a good place to start. This is the Queen’s official Northern Ireland residence, and the site of some of the region’s biggest discussions and decisions; past, present and future. At Hillsborough, you are experiencing history in the making.
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  7. Step into Seamus Heaney HomePlace, and discover the world-renowned poet in his beloved hometown. Journey through the life and works of this literary giant, greatly valued locally for his decency and humility, and experience the place, the people and the landscape that so inspired his work.
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  8. Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre
    On a tour of Ireland’s oldest working pottery, the phrase ‘look but don’t touch’ doesn’t always apply. Each piece of Belleek Pottery passes through 16 different artisans’ hands, and yours are set to become the 17th pair, as the highly skilled staff guide you through every step of their process.
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  9. Titanic Belfast features nine interactive galleries that explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Titanic, as well as the City and people which made her - an unmissable experience which brings history to life in an unforgettable way!
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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. The First World War battleship HMS Caroline is the last surviving ship from the 1916 Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the conflict.
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  2. Toast the Coast
    If you are delighted by the finest foods and drink, Portia Woods will endear the Glens of Antrim and the Causeway Coastal Route to you. Her intimate knowledge of the region’s food and her personal relationships with its exceptional bakers, chefs, brewers and distillers make this coastal journey very special. Stunning views of cliffs, sea and rolling glens, visits to harbour and fishing villages along the dramatic edge of Northern Ireland sets the scene for a day of serious food tasting. The food and drink, all of it made from local ingredients is marvellous but it is the enthusiasm, pride and friendliness of the people who create it that will fix the day in your memory.
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  3. The well-worn cobbles of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter have seen some wild nights in their time. Weaving through its narrow streets, music old and new pulsates from historic buildings. This is the beating heart of the city - there’s no finer place to soak up the traditional Irish music scene.
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  4. From the Bronze Age Beaghmore Stone Circles at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains, to the twinkling blanket of night sky above you, the brand new Stars and Stones experience is a unique and unforgettable chance to connect with land and sky, past and present, long held facts and eternal mysteries.
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  5. Caroline is passionate about Northern Irish food and about Belfast. She wants visitors to understand more about both. Her tours take you down quiet streets and into hidden corners – as Caroline puts it, “off the eaten track of Belfast city” - to meet inventive locals making world-beating products.
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  6. “My kitchen may not be the tidiest or the fanciest,” Tracey says of her home on the shores of Strangford Lough in County Down. “But it is certainly lived in and loved.” Everything here in Tracey’s farmhouse, from homemade buttermilk soda bannock (bread) to hearty wheaten bread, is made with love.
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  7. On the thrilling Gobbins Experience, nature isn’t content to just sit back and be admired. It completely engulfs you: from the all-enveloping Irish Sea winds and the dolphins dancing off the coastline, to the squawking native sea birds and the salty air as it hits your lips.
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  8. Taking out a kayak is beautiful way to explore Strangford Lough. Down at water level, you are in tune with the tides, time of day and weather conditions. Gliding softly brings you closer to the lough’s wildlife, including seal pups and wild geese. There is something magical about this place.
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