The three time Irish Tourism Award Winning Causeway Coast Discovery Centre has developed their own range of unique and exclusive visits and experiences in Northern Ireland that are characterised by excellent guiding, hospitality and, very importantly, good personal interaction with locals. All services are delivered with their own hallmark of a high level of service and professionalism.
Enjoy a traditional Irish Farmhouse welcome with tea and scones, discover this area’s close connections with Scotland, explore what it means to be Scots Irish and be inexorably drawn into the gripping tale of the compelling and powerful Gaelic Chieftain, Sorley Boy McDonnell.
Panoramic views from the hills overlooking the real site of a daring battlefield, hands-on peat cutting, introductions to authentic Irish Gypsy Horses and more will bring the tales of the Causeway Coast to life. [Read More]
Take a guided tour of the picturesque coastal village of Glenarm, a beautiful location in the heart of the Glens of Antrim. Steeped in history and charm, Glenarm is a truly rustic and idyllic location.
Ou local guide, or the Right Hon. Hector McDonnell, will introduce you to village shop owners and locals while telling the history of this quaint village before heading to the famed Glenarm Castle estate for a stroll through the esteemed walled gardens and lunch at the castle’s tearoom. [Read More]
Hosting one of Ireland’s greatest bird sanctuaries, the chance to spot killer whales or dolphins off the coast, beautiful idyllic walking trails, shipwreck diving, iconic lighthouses, a vibrant history and colourful arts scene, Rathlin is a haven for those with all manner of interests.
With a tiny, unique, local population and a quaint Irish village with a single pub and shop on the Island, Rathlin is a great place to spend a day or more with one of our local guides! [Read More]
The livestock market is renowned for being a bustling, lively affair; a hub of commercial activity and a key social feature of rural Irish communities. Tour a local farm, meet real farmers and hear stories passed down for generations before heading to the livestock market, to see farmers bidding for top cattle or sheep, and enjoy some hearty Irish fare. [Read More]
This opportunity allows you to be immersed in some of the traditional art forms that have been muse to and inspired Irish creative talents for generations. Try your hand at our music, embrace our language and explore some of our traditional Irish crafts.
With hands on, fun-filled group activities, a relaxed atmosphere for demonstrations and, most importantly, some delicious tea and scones to welcome you to the centre, you will be able to experience Irish arts and culture and have a great time doing it.
Historian, author, world-famous realist painter and descendent of one the most distinguished families on the north coast.
The youngest son of the thirteenth Earl and Countess of Antrim, Mr. McDonnell grew up in Glenarm Castle before leaving to study history at Eton and Oxford.
Spend an evening with this fascinating storyteller and historian, learning about the McQuillan and McDonnell history, Dunluce Castle and the notorious Sorley Boy MacDonnell. [Read More]
Take a step back in time to learn the tumultuous history of Dunluce Castle, dressing in fine authentic garments from the castle’s era with brilliant photo opportunities.
Escorted by a renowned local guide, you’ll be regaled by fascinating tales of the MacQuillans, MacDonnells, the castle’s unfortunate demise, the sunken treasure ship and more.
At the castle, a scrumptious afternoon tea and breathtaking views of Scotland, Donegal the Skerry Islands await. [Read More]
Let our Causeway Coast Discovery Centre Guide, dressed in the Causeway gentleman’s tartan attire, keep alive the history and heritage of the Causeway coast. Experience the mythology of Finn Mc Cool and the Giant Albanazer, the stories of the Spanish Armada’s Galleons, their treasure trove and the heroism of Captain Francisco de Cuellar, and learn of our maritime connections with the American civil war. [Read More]
With a wide range of Game species on offer including Salmon, Grilse, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Dollaghan, Gillaroo and Sonaghan and hundreds of miles of river, large and small freshwater lakes and sea loughs, anglers have a wide choice of venues found across renowned locations in NI from the Lower and Upper Bann systems, Lakes of Fermanagh to the rivers of the Causeway Coast. [Read More]
Enhance your trip to Ireland by letting a CCDC guide host you on a trip to see a local, or inter-county hurling match in Loughguile. Loughguile is a rural village nestled in the heart of the North Antrim, and hurling is the life blood of this small community.
Here, with your host, mix & mingle with local supporters, all “alleged” expert in the rules. Meet the players, enjoy a lunch and have a go at this brilliant sport. [Read More]