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FREE open day for conservation charity’s places

Discover somewhere special on Saturday 8 March © National Trust / Paul Canning

Discover somewhere special on Saturday 8 March

National Trust is opening its spectacular houses, gardens and industrial heritage sites across Northern Ireland for free on Saturday 8 March. With spring on its way, the free day is an opportunity to explore the great outdoors, step back in time at an historic mansion or experience industrial heritage in action.

Giro Hall of Fame at Giant's Causeway

Stephen Roche inducted into Giro Hall of Fame (also pictured John Higgins) © Press Eye / William Cherry

Stephen Roche inducted into Giro Hall of Fame (also pictured John Higgins)

The Giant’s Causeway and the Causeway Hotel today (25 February) hosted legendary cyclist Stephen Roche as he was inducted into the Giro d’Italia Hall of Fame.

A fun-packed spring with National Trust

There’s so much fun you can have outdoors - go enjoy © National Trust / Bernie Brown

There’s so much fun you can have outdoors - go enjoy

With spring fast approaching, now is the time to get out of the house and enjoy a great day out for the whole family. No matter what the weather has in store, the National Trust has plenty of ways to inspire your kids to leave their game consoles behind.

Fall in love with the National Trust

Add some excitement this Valentine’s Day at Carrick-a-Rede © National Trust / Derek Robinson

Add some excitement this Valentine’s Day at Carrick-a-Rede

While romance is in the air, find someone to love this Valentine’s Day and enjoy time together at one of the National Trust’s special places.

Award winning arts partnership

The Rowallane Garden Plays which took place over 7 days © National Trust / Rowallane Garden

The Rowallane Garden Plays which took place over 7 days

The National Trust in Northern Ireland has picked up an Arts & Business Award for an innovative arts partnership. National Trust and their partners Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) picked up the award on 7 February at a gala ceremony at the Ulster Hall in Belfast.

Roll out the white carpet, it's snowdrop time

A pretty bunch of snowdrops © National Trust / Bernie Brown

A pretty bunch of snowdrops

Pull on your wellies, wrap up warm and celebrate the arrival of spring with a National Trust snowdrop walk in Northern Ireland. There’s something magical about a walk in the garden when the snowdrops are in full bloom. It’s a sure sign that spring is on its way and the perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

Environment Minister visits Mount Stewart

Lady Rose, Mark H Durkan and Heather Thompson at Mount Stewart © National Trust / Elaine Hill

Lady Rose, Mark H Durkan and Heather Thompson at Mount Stewart

The National Trust welcomed Environment Minister Mark H Durkan to Mount Stewart on 29 October 2013 where he was treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the £7m restoration project which will bring the famous house, on the shores of Strangford Lough, back to its former glory.

Global award for Causeway’s green credentials

Esther Dobbin shows of the award at the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre  © National Trust / Peter Nash

Esther Dobbin shows of the award at the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre

The National Trust’s Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre has picked up a global award which recognises the world famous attraction for its sustainability. This is the first time any tourism project in Northern Ireland has taken the prestigious Skål International “Sustainable Development in Tourism” Award.

The Wild Network

What bugs can you find in an old tree stump © National Trust / Bernie Brown

What bugs can you find in an old tree stump

A new movement of more than 300 organisations, including the National Trust, has been launched to kick-start a revolution that will reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors.

Co Armagh cider is a winner in Fine Food Award

Greg MacNeice collecting apples © National Trust / Paul Canning

Greg MacNeice collecting apples

Mac Ivors Cider Co. is celebrating winning a prestigious National Trust Fine Farm Produce Award – the first ever award in Northern Ireland. The awards, supported by Freedom Food are now in their eighth year.

Visitors to see Mount Stewart in a new light

Experience Mount Stewart’s first ever sound and light show © Lighting Design and Photography, Walter Holt

Experience Mount Stewart’s first ever sound and light show

Visitors to the National Trust’s Mount Stewart will have the opportunity to see the grounds in a spectacular new light as tickets went on sale today for November’s Festival of Light.

National Trust in Northern Ireland media contacts

PR and Communications: Tony Millar 028 9751 2329 / 07887 633606

Communications: Christine Rodgers 028 9751 2351 / 07899 064518

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