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Winter Greetings from Downhill!

December 18, 2011 Events

We will re-open in mid January after some maintenance work over the holidays. So if you fancy a mini break give us a ring, we will be happy to hear from you! (028) 7084 9077. And just for fun, and cause it still makes me smile, here’s a little video shot last year, don’t worry, […]

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crusoes coffee castlerock northern ireland live music gourmet food evening

Crusoes’ gourmet wine, dine, and music evenings in Castlerock, T: (028) 7084 9618 to book!

October 13, 2011 Events

William and I are a big fan of Roger’s special evenings, hope to see you there! Two dates coming up! Saturday the 29th of October and Sat. the 5th of November Here is what Roger from Cruoses has to say: Owen Campbell (Australia) will appear at Crusoes on Saturday 29th October 2011 at 8pm It […]

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Eddie Butcher Music and Singing Festival 2011

September 8, 2011 Celebrations

14-18 September 2011 A growing Northern Ireland Traditional Music Festival in County Derry In memory of local songwriter Eddie Butcher from Magilligan : (1900-1980) whose life was a rich contribution to traditional music revival in Ireland This local festival is organized by the ‘Shamrock Rose and Thistle Tradition’ committee and heavily supported by the local […]

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Stendhal Festival coming 20th August 2011, Limavady

August 15, 2011 Events

Photography via Stendalfestival.com Main Stage 1100-1130 Chase Atlantis 1150-1220 We Are Burkes Lounge 1240-1310 Tommy Shots 1340-1430 Limavady Big Band 1440-1450 Irish Dancing (Heraghty Schooll of Irish Dancing) 1510-1600 Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (String Section) 1615-1700 Intermission 1715-1800 Swanee River 1820-1910 The Gorgeous Colours 1930-2030 Key of Atlas 2045-2140 Rainy Boy Sleep 2200-2315 Turin […]

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Na cúnna traditional folk musicians at Downhill Hostel, 1st August 2011

August 6, 2011 Events

August 1st saw our first hosting of the Na cúnna traditional folk music session in Downhill. It was a magical evening drawing traditional musicians from Coleraine to Ballykelly. Thank you to Brian McNichol and the Shamrock Rose and Thistle Committee for organizing the evening and for the fabulous cake! And thank you to McCall’s rock-star […]

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Na cúnna folk and culture club July 2011

July 5, 2011 Events

‘The Classic’ wine bar hosted a fantastic evening of traditional music, singing and recitation organized by Na cúnna folk and culture club on Monday the 4th of July. The traditional folk evenings take place on the first Monday of month at different venues in the Binevenagh area. We will be hosting the August session (Monday […]

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Castlerock Information Centre now open!

July 5, 2011 Events

Actor James Nesbitt visits family home village of Castlerock to officially open Castlerock’s new Information Centre across from Castlerock train station. The centre is the result of years of dedicated work by the Castlerock Community Association in an ongoing regeneration project for the village. James Nesbitt’s family home remains in the village. The actor and […]

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Giant’s Causeway Gallery & Travel Information

March 24, 2011 Activities

Travel Information for Day-trippers The Giants Causeway is one of the ‘must see’ sights when visiting Northern Ireland.  From near – by Downhill Hostel guests can do a beautiful day trip to the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, and Bushmills Distillery.  So if you want to stay on the legendary Downhill Beach at […]

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Downhill Hostel at the ‘Hoscars’ Awards London 2011

February 6, 2011 Celebrations

And we are off, I love black cabs.  They still feel exotic to me with their reverse opening doors and seats in a ‘U’ shape.  However, the words ‘drinks reception’ still fill me with a certain amount of dread.  Rooms filled with people I don’t know clutching lukewarm wine or beer all trying to look […]

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Downhill House Animated Reconstruction

January 10, 2011 Uncategorized

We found this lovely little piece of work on youtube, it seems to have been commissioned by the National Trust and was done by a freelance animator from Coleraine. The Downhill Estate or ‘Downhill Demense’ including the Mussenden Temple sits atop the cliff neighboring the Downhill Hostel.  The land for the Hostel building originally named […]

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