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Bird watchers paradise

Sand Martins in the Bann Estuary dunes © National Trust / northeastwildlife.co.uk

Sand Martins in the Bann Estuary dunes

Northern Ireland has some of the best bird watching sites in the UK and the National Trust is delighted to welcome some new visitors to our shores. Sand martins have stormed in to colonise new dunes on the Bann Estuary and Mediterranean gulls are breeding for the first time on Strangford Lough.

Rare bee at White Park Bay

White Park Bay is buzzing! © National Trust / North Coast

White Park Bay is buzzing!

The sighting of a rare bee at White Park Bay earlier this month has been celebrated by local conservationists.

Take it outside with National Trust

Number 25 - Make a grass trumpet © National Trust / Bernie Brown

Number 25 - Make a grass trumpet

The National Trust is aiming to get Northern Ireland kids playing outside this summer as part of its commitment to connect the ‘cotton wool generation’ with nature.

Ben Fogle takes in the wonders of Strangford Lough

Ben Fogle with National Trust Ranger Hugh Thurgate on Strangford Lough   © National Trust Northern Ireland

Ben Fogle with National Trust Ranger Hugh Thurgate on Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough welcomed world famous explorer Ben Fogle this week, as the adventurer filmed a new TV series on outdoors and nature.

Go wild this summer with 50 things play days

Amy loves finding fun with 50 things to do © National Trust / Rob Durston

Amy loves finding fun with 50 things to do

The summer holidays have just begun and already the sound of ‘mummy I’m bored, there’s nothing to do’ can be heard. With eight long weeks ahead mums and dads can breathe a sigh of relief with some help from the National Trust.

Brent Geese mosaic unveiled at Mount Stewart

Ken Brundle and local school children at unveiling of Mount  Stewart mosiac © National Trust Northern Ireland

Ken Brundle and local school children at unveiling of Mount Stewart mosiac

Over the past nine months, more than 150 school children from the Ards area have participated in the design and creation of a new mosaic that has been unveiled at Mount Stewart.

Descendant of John Dunlap visits Gray’s

Aodhan McCay, Mari Benson and Daniel Millikin holding the declaration  © National Trust Northern Ireland

Aodhan McCay, Mari Benson and Daniel Millikin holding the declaration

The National Trust team at Gray’s Printing Press were delighted to welcome Daniel Millikin from Northern California to the historic museum in Strabane on Saturday 14 June.

TV campaign showcases Game of Thrones sites

Michelle Fairley, Game of Thrones star Catelyn Stark in NITB campaign © Northern Ireland Tourist Board

Michelle Fairley, Game of Thrones star Catelyn Stark in NITB campaign

The Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede are featuring in a new TV campaign across Ireland with a Game of Thrones star.

National Trust announces Dale Farm partnership

Dale Farm and the National Trust forge ‘Giant’ partnership © National Trust / Dale Farm

Dale Farm and the National Trust forge ‘Giant’ partnership

Dale Farm, Northern Ireland’s leading dairy company, has secured a major five-year partnership with the National Trust to become its official ice cream supplier in Northern Ireland.

Giant’s Causeway tops UK retail awards

Retail staff celebrate winning Best Visitor Attraction Gift Shop © National Trust / Arthur Ward

Retail staff celebrate winning Best Visitor Attraction Gift Shop

It's official - the Giant’s Causeway is one of the best retail experiences in the UK, after winning in the Best Visitor Attraction Gift Shop category at The Greats gift retailer awards.

Mount Stewart library secured

The historic library at Mount Stewart © NTPL/National Trust Images/Peter Aprahamian

The historic library at Mount Stewart

A hugely important library, dating back two centuries, has been secured at Mount Stewart in County Down. The news comes after the team in Northern Ireland secured almost £100,000 in funding to purchase the important collection from the estate of the late Lady Mairi Bury.

Divis Ridge Trail opens up spectacular views

Enjoy access to previously inaccessible parts of Divis and Black Mountain © NTPL/National / Brian Morrison

Enjoy access to previously inaccessible parts of Divis and Black Mountain

The much anticipated 4.2 mile Divis Ridge Trail was officially opened today. The new National Trust trail is set to entice over 50,000 visitors to Divis and the Black Mountain, as they enjoy the cityscape and panoramic views of the Mourne Mountains, the Lake District and Scotland.

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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