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The new face of live music – Lough Down Festival

By Emily Booth / October 2, 2020

Very little has been hit quite as hard during lockdown, then live music. With festivals cancelled and venues closed, sometimes for good. The present and immediate future of gigs and culture is quite a bleak one. This said, organisations and people are nethertheless getting together to find innovative ways to recreate the magic of live […]

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Belfast guides: Bands and Musicians

By Emily Booth / September 21, 2020

Belfast and Northern Ireland have been bustling hubs for exciting music and bands for decades. From Van Morrison to Snow Patrol to Two Door Cinema Club, many have broken out of the local scene to receive international attention and acclaim.  With concerts very slowly starting back up in Northern Ireland, the gig scene is preparing […]

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Fodder: The Booming Cafe in the Woods

By Emily Booth / September 11, 2020

Not many cafes can say they are officially recommended by their national government, but Fodder has recently become one.  It’s safe to say this year has been rough for the hospitality industry. Restaurants and cafes are operating under heavy restrictions, pubs and bars even more so, and clubs having no clear reopening date in sight. […]

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Working and Getting into the TV industry with Laura Enright

By Emily Booth / August 30, 2020

Laura Enright got her first break into the TV industry when she auditioned for The Voice of Ireland. If you yourself are Irish, there is a high chance her name will ring a bell, as she finished the competition a quarter-finalist, and the nations favorite.  Now five years on and halfway round the world, she […]

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Why the resignation of Phil Hogan would be dangerous for Ireland

By Emily Booth / August 25, 2020

It’s been headline news for the last week in Ireland; the controversy of the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner, and the TDs and Senators present amongst it’s 81 guests. The dinner took place just one day after the Government introduced new restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19, which has taken over 1,700 lives in the […]

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Ultimate Tools for Planning Your Next Travel Trip

By Emily Booth / August 19, 2020

Your guide to apps, websites, and other tools for getting you planning and excited about your next travel trip, whenever that may well be.  If you’re one of the many whose travel hopes were crushed this year, you’ve likely spent most of lockdown day-dreaming about summer 2021 (I certainly have). I think it’s fair to […]

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Tourism and Travel Post-Covid in Northern Ireland

By Emily Booth / August 15, 2020

Few industries have been affected more by the impact of Covid-19 than tourism and hospitality. Cancelled holidays and travel plans, and the shutting down of businesses have led to mass redundancies and furloughing, even in areas of Ireland you wouldn’t first think of.  In Northern Ireland, tourism accounted for one in every 15 jobs, and […]

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Belfast to-do guides: pubs & bars

By Emily Booth / August 11, 2020

From old, traditional Irish pubs, to arcade-style haunts, to fancy cocktail bars. Belfast is rammed full of excellent bars and pubs for going out. Whether for a quiet pint, or something a bit more lively, or upmarket, there truly is plenty for everyone and every occasion.  Stuck with where to start? We shortlisted seven of […]

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8 Films and TV you didn’t know were filmed in Ireland

By Emily Booth / August 5, 2020

It should come as no surprise that Ireland is a hotspot for film and TV crews across the world. They come for our outstanding scenery, excellent accents, and ancient monuments and architecture. There’s a lot for directors and producers to love.  Particularly in recent years, Ireland’s film and TV industry has hit the mainstream. From […]

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