Tourist Information

The Giant’s Causeway is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest attractions. In the summertime it does get very very busy which can make it hard to fully appreciate. There are alternative ways the local’s know to enjoy the causeway walk even in the height of summer on the North Coast. One of the most obvious is […]

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One of the hidden gems of County Derry, the Country Park is a 25 min drive from Downhill and a favourite with locals of all ages. Beautiful woodland paths wind alongside the river bank crossing over and back via a series of bridges. My imagination just lights up when I walk here, but for us […]


Bishops Gate gardens entrance by Mussenden Temple Downhill Demense Northern Ireland

Bishops Gate Gardens in early Spring

by admin on February 24, 2012

in Activities, Day Trips

The gardens at the Bishop’s Gate of Downhill Demense are a much photographed part of the Estate. They are currently undergoing significant work, but we enjoyed a wonderful rambling walk this afternoon in the late winter afternoon light and I thought I would share some photos of perhaps less documented details of the Black Glen […]


A bit of fun from January’s traditional music evening put on by Na Cunna Folk Culture and held this month at the Corner Bar in Limavady in aid of the Foyle Hospice. Check back here for venues for the monthly session (first monday of each month)


james nesbitt opens castlerock infomation centre

Castlerock Information Centre now open!

by admin on July 5, 2011

in 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 […]