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TIC celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Over 80 distinguished guests from the District's tourist industry gathered on Tuesday at Banbridge Gateway Tourist Information Centre to celebrate its 10th Birthday.

The occasion also marked the official re-opening of the centre, having recently been refurbished to make better use of its retail space and improve its presentation.

The Guest of Honour was Tom McGrath, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.


Major Award for Golfkeel

Golfkeel self-catering units in Banbridge have scooped a top award in the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 25th Anniversary.

The Ballykeel Road facility won the 'Self Catering Premises of the Year' category.

The NITB approved five star Golfkeel units 'The Loft' and 'The Dovedale' were given top prize out of over two hundred and fifty entries at the awards ceremony.

Oonagh and John O'Neill received the award from NITB Board Member Mandy Martin.

John Douglas, Tourism Officer for Banbridge District Council, and Vice Chairman of the Council Mr Seamus Doyle were both present at the prestigious awards ceremony.


Northern Ireland Tourist Board Awards

Golfkeel Self Catering Cottages in Banbridge has been shortlisted for one of this year's Northern Ireland Tourist Board Awards.

The five star accommodation on the Ballykeel Road was nominated in the Hostel/Self Catering Premises of the year category.

In 2002, under the guidance of John and Oonagh O'Neill, Golfkeel was sympathetically converted from barns dating back over 200 years.

Great attention was paid to retaining the original stonework and the end result is two cottages with exceptional character and old world charm, both featuring many period items.