Great Golf on the Emerald Isle

With the Open Championship returning to Northern Ireland next year for only the second time in its 159-year history, the province enjoys a choice of courses entirely disproportionate to its size. Anyone who believes that Royal Portrush is the total of the island’s offer is sure to be very pleasantly surprised

Exceptional food and beverage options from the Lough Erne Resort

5. Slieve Donard is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland and the larger province of Ulster, with a height of 850 metres. One of the Mourne Mountains, it is near the town of Newcastle on the eastern coast of County Down, overlooking the Irish Sea.

Today, a five-star golf resort, the Slieve Donard Resort sits at the foot of the mountain, from where one can pretty much step out of your comfortable King Koil ‘cloud bed’ and onto the world famous, a firm favourite with champion golfers like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

6. Lough Neagh. Lough Neagh is a large freshwater lake in Northern Ireland and is the largest lake by area in the British Isles, with a surface area of 151 square miles and at its deepest is 80 feet (24 m).

It supplies 40% of Northern Ireland’s water. Its main inflows are the Upper River Bann and River Blackwater, and its central outflow is the Lower River Bann.

The lough has shores on five of the six counties of Northern Ireland, County Fermanagh being the exception, and is a significant attraction for sailors, birdwatchers and anglers, and is owned by is owned by the Earl of Shaftesbury.