A change up from the normal scenery with a short weekend getaway is always a welcomed idea for unwinding and recharging your batteries – and something that we find is particularly popular at this time of the year as the ‘January Blues’ set in and we say farewell to Christmas.Read More
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.Read More
Stuck for ideas on keeping the family busy this summer? We’re spoilt for choice this year with a wide range of events and attractions open to enjoy with the whole family this summer, whether you’re visiting our neck of the woods for a long weekend stay at Dufferin Coaching Inn, or if you’re lucky to call Northern Ireland home! Here are our top six must-visit attractions to add to your summer bucket list…Read More
Describing the weather in Ireland as ‘unpredictable’ is a huge understatement! There really can be up to four seasons in the one day, so it is important to be prepared, whatever the weather.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting our wee island or if you are venturing off on a ‘staycation’ weekend, it is essential to pack properly for the occasion to avoid any weather mishaps or wardrobe malfunctions.Read More
The Skiffie Worlds Festival 2016 is to set sail on Strangford Lough, Co. Down, later this month - just a stone’s throw away from Dufferin Coaching Inn! The festival, which will take place from 24th – 30th July, is a colourful celebration of coastal rowing and will bring with it the St Ayle’s World Championship races which will be held at the stunning Delamont Country Park over five days.Read More
Thousands of chocoholics and enthusiastic foodies from Northern Ireland and beyond are set to descend again this year on Killyleagh town centre to celebrate the 2016 Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival, 23rd – 25th September. Sponsored by artisan producer Finnebrogue, based in nearby Downpatrick and famous for their outstanding quality venison and sausages, among other favourites, this year’s festival will be the largest one yet, with over 15 chocolatiers and nearly 40 local artisan food producers scheduled to set up camp at the historic Killyleagh Castle for the weekend-long festival.Read More
Dufferin Coaching Inn is delighted to have been included yet again this year in the prestigious McKennas Guide of 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland!Read More
It’s the start of 2016, and a lot of people have resolved to be healthier this year. We believe one of the greatest ways to get in shape, both physically and spiritually is through walking - and with a stunning landscape in Northern Ireland, we're well positioned for some of the best walks in the world.Read More
Christmas dinner is one of the most special meals of the year, but we spend most of the season rushing in a tizzy from supermarket to supermarket accumulating mass quantities of humdrum groceries to knock together the annual Christmas dinner.Read More
Some are sad to say goodbye to summer, but in County Down the area really comes to life in autumn. Over the years, the local area has harvested a pile of unmissable annual events that highlight fall’s quintessential charm.
Here are Dufferin Coaching Inn’s top five must-see and-do autumn activities for you to pencil into your diaries:Read More
Killyleagh offers the perfect home base for visitors keen to check out the Game of Thrones locations across County Down and further afield, and Dufferin Coaching Inn & Hall’s cosy and well-appointed rooms provide the ideal accommodation for you while you make your way through Winterfell, visit Robb Stark’s camp, or try your hand at an archery experience.Read More