Our Managing Director, Yvonne Colucci, shares her expert insights about Tourism in Ireland, through an initiative of our industry colleagues of @WhoWeAreIreland.
Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland
One of my favourite drives in Ireland is the Antrim coast...
It is simply spectacular. On a clear day, you can see Scotland across the water. The drive starts in Belfast and finishes at the Giant’s Causeway.
There is so much to do and see … charming little villages such as Whitehead, Cushendall and Cushendun (where you should definitely visit the cute pub Mary McBride’s & The Little Black Door; anything you order here is sure to be delicious!)
Take a detour to walk the unusual Gobbins Cliff Path (reservations required); until very recently I had never heard of it. It was a revelation!!! When it was constructed in the early 1900’s, it was described as having “no parallel in Europe as a marine cliff walk."
I have driven this route many times, but the last time was by far the best. Portia Woods, founder of ‘Toast The Coast Food Tour’, brought my colleague Sharon and I on one of her famous tours. We made so many cool stops: a coffee shop with an interesting story in Whitehead, Glenarm Castle Estate & Tea Rooms where we tasted some organic produce and heard ghost stories, and cosy pubs along the way...
And even though we had some snow and rain most of the day, we returned to our hotel feeling very happy and super excited about the people we met, everything we saw and experienced!