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Calling coastal businesses in Mid and East Antrim to get on board £50k tourism boost
Some of Mid and East Antrim’s hidden gems could become must see destinations for anyone exploring the globally renowned Causeway Coastal Route with funding from DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs).
North Channel Partnership Action Plan given green light by councillors
Elected Members at this month’s meeting of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council have agreed to take the next steps towards a shared set of objectives agreed by the North Channel Partnership.
St Patrick’s Day Festival broadcasting online for 2021
Tune in to www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/StPatricksDay2021 and Council’s social media channels for a selection of music and dancing, including performances from Portglenone Comhaltas Group at Slemish Mountain
Council supports artists and entrepreneurs by agreeing to stock locally made products
Products made by Mid and East Antrim based craftspeople, artists and entrepreneurs are to be stocked within Council’s Tourism Centres and shops located at local tourist attractions.
Antrim’s coastal gems to make waves with £50k funding boost
The Rural Tourism Collaborative Experiences Programme, launched by DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) will provide funding of up to £50k to help boost footfall to specific rural areas across the borough.
Tens of thousands beat a path to restored Blackhead walk
Figures released by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council reveal tens of thousands of local walkers enjoying recently restored Blackhead Path
Plans for Gobbins extension “continuing apace” despite pandemic, says Council
Plans to extend The Gobbins are “continuing apace” despite the Coronavirus pandemic, according to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
City Deal projects move another step closer
Three major regeneration projects for Mid and East Antrim, being developed as part of the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD) programme, have moved another step forward in the application process.
Chair appointed to drive forward MEA Integrated Tourism Strategy
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (MEABC) has announced the appointment of Colin Johnston as Chair of its specialist Hospitality and Tourism Recovery Task Group.
DAERA Minister launches £550k rural tourism project at The Gobbins and Whitehead
Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots MLA has visited The Gobbins and Whitehead to launch a new £550,000 scheme to boost tourism in rural areas.
Art Deco cinema takes on new life as artisan shopping hub in Whitehead
An Art Deco cinema in the seaside town of Whitehead has been transformed into a new artisan retail location as part of a radical revamp of the town’s Community Centre.
Waves of visitors making their way to the Gobbins
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Council has welcomed a hugely positive response to the reopening of the Gobbins Coastal Path.
Mayor welcomes visitors as Gobbins Coastal Path reopens
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston joined with and welcomed visitors to the reopened Gobbins Coastal Path on Tuesday morning, 01 September.
Council to launch new five-year tourism strategy
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston, has said that a new five-year tourism strategy will be “critical” to the recovery and sustainable growth of the borough’s hospitality and tourism sector in the coming years.
NIO Minister shown Mid and East Antrim ‘open for business'
NIO Minister Robin Walker MP has praised local businesses for their commitment to health and safety measures during a visit to Mid and East Antrim today.
Prestigious honour on the horizon with planned visit of Royal Navy vessels
Seven Archer Class P2000 Patrol Boats will sail around the coastline of Scotland and Northern Ireland this month, stopping off in a select number of harbours, of which Carrickfergus is one.
Giant steps towards recovery for tourism in Mid and East Antrim
Presented by Joe Mahon, ‘Ulster Giants’ uncovers the inspiring stories behind gigantic structures across Northern Ireland and the people who created them. Airing on Monday evenings on UTV at 8pm, the show is produced by Westway Films in collaboration with ICE Northern Ireland.
Task Group leading hospitality and tourism recovery initiative
Tourism and hospitality leaders have been commended for their role in developing a new initiative aimed at driving the industry’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19.
Regeneration work worth over £1.5M enhances Carrickfergus as a destination town
Two major schemes of work worth more than £1.5M recently completed in Carrickfergus are helping ensure the historic town continues to attract visitors and potential investors for generations.
Junior Minister Gordon Lyons MLA visits The Gobbins as new season begins
The Gobbins is now open again to the public following a period of closure for essential winter maintenance, and one of the first to visit for the new season was Junior Minister, Gordon Lyons MLA, who was welcomed by the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Maureen Morrow.