First Unlocked Acts revealed

The first wave of the musical line up for the first ever socially distant music festival in the history of Northern Ireland has been released and a plethora of the very best acts from around the country are set to take to the stage for the first time in months. The first event in the Unlocked series of festivals, presented by Stendhal Festival, takes place at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady on August 21 and 22 (subject to license) and will […]



Harbour and marinas update

Ballycastle Harbour & Marina, Portrush Harbour and Coleraine Marina will reopen for visiting vessels from today (Friday 26th June). Overnight stays on board will be permitted. All visiting vessels must book in advance and will be asked to pre-pay prior to arrival. This will secure a suitable berthing space and avoid disappointment. Anyone requiring fuel must also book in advance. Please use the relevant number below to book: Portrush Harbour 028 708 22307/ 07889 081860 Ballycastle Marina 028 207 68525/ 07803 505084 Visitors are asked to adhere to current social distancing guidance and […]



‘Keep a Giant’s step apart’ – Giant’s Causeway Visitor Experience reopens 3rd July 2020

Visitors to the Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site are being encouraged to keep a ‘giant’s step’ away from others when it reopens on Friday 3 July. The popular attraction which is managed by the National Trust, is reopening its doors on 3 July in line with government guidance permitting the reopening of tourist attractions where social distancing measures are in place. Similar to other National Trust places which began a phased reopening earlier this month, a booking system has been introduced […]



First Northern Ireland Music Film to be Released Since COVID-19

Premiering this weekend on World Music Day, Sunday 21st June at 7pm Come join us. Together. Under a Distant Sky. This weekend, the award-winning company Snow Water were due to host their annual Distant Sky Summer Solstice Festival on Rathlin Island. The Distant Sky Festival series was set up to “to share the things we love, the things we enthuse about, the things that keep us going” and they bring the best of music, spoken word and great company to […]



Great Ideas for Father’s Day 2020

Father’s Day 2020 will certainly be one to remember! Last year, we put together a list of 10 places in the Causeway Coast and Glens where you could dine out with your dad for his special day, but due to things being a little bit different lately, we’ve had to get a bit more creative this year!  If you live in the area, here’s some ideas of how to spend this year’s Father’s Day while maintaining social distancing, or buy it […]



Phased reopening of Public Toilets

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is reopening its public toilets in a phased approach from Saturday 13th June 2020. The initial phase will see amenities reopen at the following beaches and coastal locations from 11:00am – 7:00pm: Portballintrae Whiterocks, Portrush East Strand, Portrush West Strand, Portrush Kerr Street, Portrush Atlantic Circle Portstewart Castlerock Downhill Ballycastle (Automatic PC’s) Cushendun Mill Street, Cushendall Ballintoy Harbour Waterfoot Benone Beach (The Ark) Extra safety measures will be in place and staff will be […]



Taste Causeway collaborates with NWRC on a new Safe and Alert Accreditation for Hospitality Businesses

Taste Causeway has collaborated with North West Regional College (NWRC) Business Support Centre (BSC) to develop a new Health and Safety Working Practices course for hospitality businesses in the Causeway Coast and Glens. It is relevant to restaurants, cafes, takeaways, food vans and restaurants within hotels. All participants will gain an appreciation and understanding of relevant legislation and guidance from the government and other relevant agencies such as the Health and Safety Executive and its application to their business. Businesses […]



Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s events programme cancelled until September 2020

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has confirmed that its events programme has been cancelled until September 2020. Council members agreed this position following a meeting on Tuesday 5th May 2020. The decision affects all events due to take place in May, June, July and August including Rhythm of the Bann in Coleraine, Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival, Bushmills Salmon and Whiskey Festival, Summer Street Theatre in Portstewart and Portrush along with the Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle. The Mayor of Causeway […]



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Support Local Crafters & Artists

As many of our visitors and locals know, our Visitor Information Centres are stocked with many products and souvenirs which have been crafted locally. Now that our Visitor Information Centres have temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we would encourage you to support our crafters during this difficult time by purchasing their products online. We’ve put together a list of the local artists, crafters and creators we usually stock within our Visitor Information Centres with details of how you […]

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