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Islandmagee (Just some of my favourites)

  

  • Call at The Rinkha Ice Cream Parlour for the best ice cream in the world. 
  • Call at Brown’s Bay Beach for a hidden gem. A small and beautiful sandy beach. You get that “away from it” type of feel. 
  • Dare to travel down the road to Portmuck harbor. Portmuck is a stunning little harbour with fabulous views of the Antrim Coast. The National Trust owns and manages the coastline on either side of the harbour and have provided excellent trails for visitors to enjoy the scenery and dramatic views. 
  • Glenoe Waterfall allows for a few photographs. This walk has many steps. The steps meander up and down the sides of this moist valley to enable the walker to get good views of the waterfall. Dogs should be kept under the control of the owner.
  • If you enjoy gardens like we do then call into Kilcoan Gardens (entrance fee applies) and you will not be disappointed,   240 Middle Road. BT40 3TG, 
  • Views of the Games of Thrones Set are available from Middle Road, Islandmagee. 

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Whitehead

  • 18 hole Mini Golf Course at the end of the road with the names reflecting local spots.  Slaughterford Road, BT38 9TG
  • Walk in Diamond Jubilee wood.  The woodland contains 60,000 trees including a fruit tree orchard, a 2km of path network, a 1000sqm pond, a Commonwealth Tree Avenue planted with copper beech; wildflower meadows, picnic area and a sculpture designed by artist Kevin Killen and local school children. 
  • Steam Trains :  The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland is an Irish railway preservation group operating throughout Ireland. It was founded in 1964. The society has its headquarters at Whitehead. A museum and cafe is available. 
  • Whitehead Library. Great for those rainy days. I love sitting on the floor and reading my grandchildren magical stories. Edward Road. 
  • The Gallery Whitehead at Number 19 Cable Road. Sometimes Whitehead is known at the Art Capital of Co. Antrim. Cynthia has transformed this dwelling. I'll let you discover the Wha Factor yourself! 
  • Two Golf Courses. 9 hole Bentra and 18 hole Whitehead Golf Club. 
  • Whitehead Nature Reserve. At certain times  peregrine falcons can be scene and it's popular with butterfly. Alternatively a Picnic Spot! 
  • Finally I mention the sea front. Whether it's sunny, snow or wild wind. Every day the sea has a different story to tell.