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Cookstown’s celebrations for the Year of Food and Drink and the completion of a public realm scheme carried out by the local council will mean the County Tyrone town will be ‘looking good and tasting great’ for this year’s Continental Market.
Taking place from Friday 2 to Sunday 4, September, the market is organised by Mid Ulster District Council who this year will place local produce at the heart of the activity. Foodies will not only get the chance to sample cuisines from all over the world, but also a flavour of the best of local produce, with a showcase of local food and a series of cooking demonstrations.
The weekend-long event will also ensure children are entertained and will feature a range of music with performances in the town centre on Friday and Saturday evenings and a stage for local talent on Sunday afternoon.
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council are ready to ‘meat’ the challenge of building on last year’s Moira Speciality Food Fair after securing sponsorship from Tourism NI as part of the Year of Food and Drink.
The council has announced a packed line-up for the fair’s second appearance in Moira Demesne on Saturday, 20 August which is being supported this year by the Year of Food and Drink Tourism Events Scheme. Scheduled to take place during Love NI Meat month, the event could not be more ideally placed with Moira being home to some of our most celebrated meat champions.
Tourism NI teamed up with Ulster GAA last week as part of the organisation’s Golden Ticket initiative which seen three lucky football supporters clinch the prize of a short break in Northern Ireland.
The Tyrone senior footballers and Donegal minors were not the only victors on Ulster Football Championships Finals Day last Sunday (17 July) as one lucky supporter from the 33,433 crowd left the ground with something extra to celebrate.
Nearly 2,000 delegates from 55 countries gathered in Belfast Waterfront this week for the 2016 World Credit Union Conference, bringing a welcome £3.7m to the city’s economy.
The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is dedicated to strengthening local communities through helping stimulate economic growth and its annual 4-day conference was no exception. WOCCU worked with over 60 local suppliers including 20 hoteliers to maximise the positive impact its event had on the region’s economy.
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