Top tips for planning a golfing holiday in Northern Ireland

The British Open returns to Northern Ireland this week after 68 years away, and it’s safe to say that Northern Ireland is enjoying golf fever!  As we all gather to rally behind hometown heroes Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy, thousands of golf enthusiasts from around the globe have descended on Northern Ireland not only to take in the thrilling, world-class golf on display at the 148th Open at Royal Portrush but also to challenge themselves on some of the world’s top golf courses.

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Americans Abroad: US Troops in County Down during the Second World War

Northern Ireland has long been a favourite holiday destination with American visitors. In May 1942, Americans arrived en masse in County Down, but their visit was more for duty than pleasure. We caught up with Scott Edgar of Wartime NI who gave us a special insight into American soldiers stationed in Northern Ireland during the Second World War.

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Navigating the foodie paradise of County Down

Over recent years the food scene in Northern Ireland has really come to the fore and it certainly isn’t showing any signs of slowing, either.

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Top five mini-moon destinations in Northern Ireland

Planning a beautiful autumn or winter wedding with careful consideration to Northern Ireland’s temperamental climate can be challenging enough for many brides and grooms, never mind the additional planning required for the ultimate honeymoon break befitting a newlywed couple!

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Autumn fun in County Down provides the perfect backdrop for a Dufferin staycation

As we wave goodbye to summer, it’s time to cast our minds to the wonderful autumn months ahead that bring a mix of beautiful colours with falling leaves and colder weather.

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Our favourite chocolate-filled Festival is returning!

It’s safe to say we at Dufferin, alongside many other chocolate lovers and foodies, are extremely excited for the return of the Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival taking place from 14th – 16th September.

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Explore iconic Game of Thrones sites in County Down

If you are a true Game of Thrones fan, we’re sure for you and many others across the world, the latest instalment of the series has been one of your main topics of discussion in recent weeks.

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Enjoy the Festivities of the Races

This June, racing enthusiasts from near and far will flock to Downpatrick Racecourse for its ‘Festival of Racing’, an exciting two-day event taking place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June that will offer an abundance of exhilarating races, popular style competitions with fantastic prizes up for grabs, and ultimately, great craic to be enjoyed for all.

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Finding that perfect dress

Classic and understated, bedazzled and glamorous, or chic with a touch of style from the 80s? When it comes to hunting down the perfect wedding dress – otherwise referred to as ‘the one’ – brides are faced with so much choice that they often find it quite difficult to make the final decision.

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Top Tips for a stress-free wedding day

Over the years we have certainly seen our fair share of beautiful wedding celebrations, from large, bold and beautiful, to small, sleek and elegant. All weddings share many common elements including great laughs with close friends, special stolen moments with your newly betrothed, and of course, celebration

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