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  • Historical Research Associates
    Activities | Carrickfergus

    Established in 1984 we provide a prompt personal and professional research service for those wishing to trace their family history- researching for a study project – media production or publication – birth family research.

  • The Rinkha
    Islandmagee | Shopping

    Calling in for an ice cream at The Rinkha is a must for anyone exploring the scenic treasures of Islandmagee, The Gobbins and the Causeway Coastal route. Delicious homemade ice cream since 1921!

  • Roots Revealed
    Activities | Ballymena | Tours and Itineraries

    Based in County Antrim, Roots Revealed specialises in ancestral research within the nine Counties of Ulster, i.e. Northern Ireland plus Counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan, although work can be undertaken throughout the island of Ireland.

  • Gracehill Moravian Village - Museum & Walking Tours
    Attraction | Experience | Gracehill

    Discover Northern Ireland's first Conservation area, Gracehill, an award winning Georgian village near Ballymena with its own dedicated museum and fascinating Moravian settlement.

  • Kilcreggan Urban Farm
    Activities | Attraction | Carrickfergus | Family Fun

    LOur Urban Farm and Garden Centre at Kilcreggan Homes is a free popular attraction to local families and visitors. Visitors can handle and feed a variety of animals, enjoy our picnic areas, explore the bug hut and play area and relax in our café.

  • Garron Point
    Activities | Carnlough | Walking

    Garron Point is an outstanding headland on the Causeway Coastal Route offering magnificent views. You can park your car nearby and have a picnic or go on a short walk to the coastline to watch locals sea fishing or view nearby Scotland.

  • Larne's Jurassic Coastline - Waterloo Bay
    Attraction | Larne

    Explore Waterloo Bay in Larne, the most accessible locality for fossil hunting and geological interest anywhere on the island of Ireland.

  • The Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall
    Attraction | Carnlough

    Learn all about the development of Carnlough through the centuries, including its unique industrial heritage, by visiting the Heritage Hub in Carnlough Town Hall before going on an energetic walk to Cranny Falls via Carnlough Harbour.

  • Carnlough Harbour
    Attraction | Carnlough | Game of Thrones

    Carnlough's sheltered historic harbour, with small fishing boats, is the focal point of this picturesque village, located on the Causeway Coastal Route. It's a well known Game of Thrones® film location, recognisable as the Free City of Braavos Canal.

  • Whitehead Railway Museum
    Attraction | Whitehead

    The new Whitehead Railway Museum will take visitors on a journey through time, see our large stock fully restored heritage Irish railway steam and diesel locomotives, vintage carriages coupled with state of the art interactive touch displays.

  • Glenarm Visitor Information Point
    Glenarm | Shopping | Visitor Information

    A full range of visitor information throughout Northern Ireland is available, with an emphasis on Glenarm heritage and the architectural, industrial, Christian, archaeological, maritime and natural heritage of the area and its visitor activities.

  • The Gobbins
    Activities | Attraction | Islandmagee

    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.

The Secret Bookshelf

The Secret Bookshelf
Shopping | Carrickfergus

Gift, collectible, bargain and kids’ bookstore hidden in the delightful Courtyard complex in Carrickfergus. Also selling book accessories, cards, gifts and prints. Writing classes and groups also supported. Regular author and shop events.

Twilight Coffee

Twilight Coffee
Carnlough | Food and Drink

Independent coffee shop serving specialty coffee, teas and locally baked treats. Located directly across from the picturesque Carnlough Harbour, offering gorgeous views, comfy seats, and some of the best coffee in the Glens.

Millside Restaurant Gracehill

Millside Restaurant Gracehill
Gracehill | Food and Drink

Millside Restaurant is an award winning family run business in the historic village of Gracehill, providing an excellent range of menus including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also available are separate function and party menus for larger parties.

Slemish Market Garden

Slemish Market Garden
Shopping | Food retailer | Ballymena

Slemish Market Garden, located at Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena prides itself on using traditional methods to grow seasonal fruit, vegetables and cottage garden plants onsite. Fresh produce plus transplants and potted plants are available for sale.

Ability Cafe @ ECOS

Ability Cafe @ ECOS
Ballymena | Food and Drink

Ability Café is a Social Enterprise Café, located in the Ecos Park, Ballymena. Head along and enjoy a walk and nature at its best before enjoying some well deserved, tasty refreshments.

Slemish Farm Tours

Slemish Farm Tours
Guided Food Tours | Tours and Itineraries | Broughshane | Experience

Discover our Ulster farming heritage in the Braid Valley, nestled near Slemish Mountain in County Antrim. Experience the smell of home baking on a farmhouse griddle, with the opportunity to watch or traditionally bake on a charming AGA stove.

  • The Secret Bookshelf
    Shopping | Carrickfergus

    Gift, collectible, bargain and kids’ bookstore hidden in the delightful Courtyard complex in Carrickfergus. Also selling book accessories, cards, gifts and prints. Writing classes and groups also supported. Regular author and shop events.

  • Twilight Coffee
    Carnlough | Food and Drink

    Independent coffee shop serving specialty coffee, teas and locally baked treats. Located directly across from the picturesque Carnlough Harbour, offering gorgeous views, comfy seats, and some of the best coffee in the Glens.

  • Millside Restaurant Gracehill
    Gracehill | Food and Drink

    Millside Restaurant is an award winning family run business in the historic village of Gracehill, providing an excellent range of menus including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also available are separate function and party menus for larger parties.

  • Slemish Market Garden
    Shopping | Food retailer | Ballymena

    Slemish Market Garden, located at Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena prides itself on using traditional methods to grow seasonal fruit, vegetables and cottage garden plants onsite. Fresh produce plus transplants and potted plants are available for sale.

  • Ability Cafe @ ECOS
    Ballymena | Food and Drink

    Ability Café is a Social Enterprise Café, located in the Ecos Park, Ballymena. Head along and enjoy a walk and nature at its best before enjoying some well deserved, tasty refreshments.

  • Slemish Farm Tours
    Guided Food Tours | Tours and Itineraries | Broughshane | Experience

    Discover our Ulster farming heritage in the Braid Valley, nestled near Slemish Mountain in County Antrim. Experience the smell of home baking on a farmhouse griddle, with the opportunity to watch or traditionally bake on a charming AGA stove.