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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council closed The Gobbins cliff path on Monday 20 June, due to an increase in recorded levels of natural rockfall.
As a coastal visitor experience exposed to the elements, The Gobbins will require ongoing routine maintenance involving scaling of the cliff face to mitigate the effects of coastal erosion on the path. A process of scaling has now been commenced and while this is ongoing, it would be unsafe for visitors to use the path.
Derry’s Walled City Brewery has launched a new ‘LegenDairy’ themed ‘Derry Milk’ beer to celebrate Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016.
Master Brewer James Huey has hand-crafted a single batch of chocolate stout and blended it with organic cow’s milk to create what is described as a “luscious, velvety beer”.
The beer is a celebration of NI's Year of Food and Drink June theme of ‘Love Dairy’ and the Walled City Brewery will continue to launch a brand new beer every month based on the individual themes.
Master Brewer and owner James Huey said: “The Year of Food and Drink in 2016 is an extraordinary opportunity to put Northern Ireland on the map as a global destination for everything delicious.
“At the Walled City Brewery we pride ourselves in going against the grain by creating entirely new flavour combinations, and ‘Derry Milk’ is just another in the line of exciting new beers that Northern Ireland and possibly the rest of the world have never heard of!"
Despite celebrating its 50th anniversary during the Year of Food and Drink (YoFaD), it’s all about the new at Castle Archdale Caravan Park where new partnerships and collaborations are creating new events to attract a new generation of holidaymaker to the County Fermanagh site.
Owned by the same family for almost half of those 50 years, the 20-acre facility offers the traditional caravan park facilities with static and touring pitches, camp sites, shops and games room, playgrounds and even water sports given its Lough Erne location.
Where Castle Archdale stands apart though is in its enthusiastic embracing of the Year of Food and Drink and a season-long programme of events tied in with its monthly themes. A brand new direction for its owners, now in their 24th season at the helm, Mandy Ellis explained why the future focused caravan park had hitched its wagon to the scheme.
High quality produce and local culinary expertise will step up to the plate this weekend at The Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival taking place at Shanes Castle in Antrim.
The two-day festival which will run this Saturday (25 June) and Sunday (26 June) is one of 48 events to have been awarded sponsorship as part of Tourism NI’s Year of Food and Drink 2016 celebrations. The Year of Food and Drink Tourism Events Scheme awarded a total of £300,000 to both new and existing food events as part of the year-long initiative.
The food element of this year’s fair, described as ‘Ireland’s premier celebration of all things country’ will be very much to the fore with celebrity chef cooking demos and a range of produce on show.
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