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  • Days Out

    DIPPY THE DINOSAUR COMES TO TOWN

    DIPPY ON TOUR Once upon a time, somewhere between 233 and 243 million years ago during the Jurassic Period, Dippy the Diplodocus Dinosaur was born.  Earth was his home, and in…

  • Eating Out Northern Ireland

    MUNCHIES AT THE MELLON

    MELLON COUNTRY INN What is Afternoon Tea?  Introduced in Britain back in the early 1840’s, Afternoon Tea is quite simply a mini-meal positioned somewhere between lunch and your main evening meal.…

  • Days Out Northern Ireland

    A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

    OMAGH FOOD FESTIVAL Whether we travel to far-flung reaches of the earth, or indeed stay local, we always try to embrace the culture as well as trying out the local cuisine. …

  • Macaroons by Lough Erne Cakes
    Days Out

    A FESTIVAL OF FOOD AND COLOUR

    A FESTIVAL OF FOOD AND COLOUR We are quite fortunate in that we live on an island which has some of the best local food produce that you will find anywhere…

  • Deckcchairs and umbrellas on the beach at Spiaggie e Mare
    Italy Southern Europe

    SUN, SAND AND SEA

    SUN, SAND AND SEA AT SPIAGGIA E MARE Driving across Europe to reach a holiday destination would fill most people with horror and dread.  Probably a quicker/safer option for ‘most’ would…

  • Switzerland

    SWISS SLEEPOVER

    SWISS SLEEPOVER AT CAMPING AAREGG If I mention Switzerland, I imagine your mind is putting together a scene of a snow covered mountain skyline, chairlifts ascending skyward, snowboarders carving out paths…

  • Violins and Fiddles at the 26th Annual Bluegrass Festival in Omagh
    Days Out

    BANJOS AT BLUEGRASS

    26TH ANNUAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL One doesn’t have to be a regular festivalgoer to enjoy the delights that the 26th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival has to offer.  Festivals come in many…

  • Days Out

    A TROPICAL PARADISE

    ALCORN’S TROPICAL WORLD For many of us, travelling to the far flung regions of the world to see and hear free roaming monkeys, lizards, parakeets, snakes and other exotic animals; would…