September 25, 2018

Fancy a ‘crafty’ gin?

Ohhh.. If you’re a gin fan this event is for you!!!

Organised by The NI Gin Festival and Bit Of A Do, the Norhtern Ireland Gin Festival makes its’ first visit to the Town Hall, Portrush on 20th October.

There are two sessions – afternoon and evening. £12 ‘Early Bird’ Tickets Available until 30th September. There will be over 50 Gins to enjoy, great live music and the opportunity to meet the gin creators.

Why not book an overnight stay with us at Magherabuoy House on 20th October to co-incide with the NI Gin Festival at Portrush Town Hall?
If you book directly we’ll even throw in a ‘crafty’ G&T as a welcome drink at check-in. Guests staying on this offer can choose from  Jawbox, Shortcross and Boatyard, along with a choice of Fevertree tonics and garnishes. Check-in is from 3pm, the complimentary gins will be served in the Lounge from 3pm-8pm only.
Full pre-payment is required for this offer, payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.
The rate for two people sharing a Standard Room including B&B with complimentary welcome G&T on Saturday 20th October is £108.

To book, simply call us on 028 7082 3507, or PM us the word ‘Gin’ through our social media pages along with a contact number and we’ll call you.

If you want to book tickets for the Gin Festival in Portrush Town Hall, click here http://niginfestival.com/#tickets

 

** full payment is required to avail of the accommodation offer. Offer closes on 30th September and is subject to availability **

 



July 31, 2018

At Magherabuoy, we love our food and drink. So here’s an early ‘heads up’ – dates have now been confirmed for this year’s beer and food festival. It’s back again to Portrush Town Hall on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October.

The Portrush Beer & Food Festival is brought to the North Coast by the team behind Lacada Brewery Co-Operative.

The story here is simple. Lacada is a community owned Co-Operative brewery based on the world famous Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland. The Beer and Food Festival enables the Lacada Co-operative to put on show its’ range of artisan beers alongside other local brews, as well as product from the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. For example, Yellow Belly Beer from Wexford were amongst those who attended the 2017 event. Closer to home, Glens of Antrim Craft Ales and Beers were also in attendance. No doubt details will emerge soon of what we can expect from this year’s event.

The festival attracts a great crowd and is growing in poularity every year. It really is a gentle way to break into the autumn and the long dark evenings. Book your stay with us now.

Lacada Half Hung

Charity

The Festival also supports charitable causes. The 2018 charity partner is the Alzheimer’s Society. All money raised at the festival will go towards helping local projects.

 



July 26, 2018 3

After 68 years, it’s coming home. 

Nothing to do with football, despite the hugely entertaining FIFA World Cup we’ve just been glued to in Russia.

We mean a different discipline altogether. Golf.

The Open – last held in Northern Ireland in 1951 – returns to Royal Portrushfrom 14th-21st July 2019.

We deliberately say golf is ‘coming home’ even though our Scottish cousins may have other ideas. But for a country of just 1.8m people, Northern Ireland boasts a golfing pedigree well above its’ punching weight. It’s the home of champions – Rory McIlroy (US Open winner 2011, Open winner 2014), Graeme McDowell (US Open winner 2010) and Darren Clarke (Open winner 2011). Why so many from such a small population? Most will agree it’s easy to learn to play golf here, because there are so many top quality courses to learn on including Royal Portrush – named by Golf Digest as the World Number 1 course outside the US – or nearby Portstewart or Castlerock.

Aside from hosting The Open 2019, our corner of the world is renowned for its’ stunning scenary. Between rounds you can take in some what Lonely Planet named the ‘must see’ destination of 2018. Don’t miss the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, Bushmills Distillery or Mussenden Temple.

With so much to offer, the world will descend on the famous Causeway Coast in July 2019 to watch the great and the good battle it out for the coveted Claret Jug. We hope you’ll be there and you’ve got your tickets – if not you can register for future ticket sales here.

Home to The Open 2019


July 9, 2018 9

Country music, comedy and good craic comes to the Causeway Coast this July!

Magherabuoy House Hotel is pleased to be hosting Lowry Promotions’ first Portrush Country Cabaret on Thursday 19th July. The show will feature some of the best and brightest talent on the country music scene, a little bit of comedy from one of the country’s most sought after comedians and plenty of room to dance the night away.

Hugo Duncan

Everyone loves ‘your uncle sHugo’, tay and cream buns and all! So who better to host your show for the evening than BBC Radio Ulster’s own Hugo Duncan. He will be keeping the show moving with some of your best-loved songs, and might even squeeze in a joke or two as well.

Shauna McStavrock

Shauna hails from Co. Tyrone and has recently had success on our screens with her country music show “Shauna’s Country”. She will have everyone jiving when she gets on the stage so don’t forget your dancing shoes.

Gene Fitzpatrick

Gene Fitzpatrick is a first class act mixing one-liners with a wealth of hilarious gags and yarns. An act that is always, clean, funny and inoffensive. He has a natural charm and warmth, along with an enviable ability to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in any room.

Ritchie Remo

Singer/songwriter and international sensation Ritchie Remo has been putting his heart & soul into entertainment & music as a performer onstage for over 22 years.  You really can tell when he comes on stage with enthusiasm and crowd interaction like no other. Don’t miss Ritchie in action in Portrush!

Johnny Brady

Johnny has one of the most distinctive voices in modern country music.  Known for his powerful vocals, energetic performances and charismatic personality, Johnny has a unique sound and is continually pushing the boundaries in a new generation of Irish country music artists. Johnny has been touring extensively throughout Ireland & the UK over the past five years and has built a reputation for having one of the finest dance bands on the Irish country music scene.  Johnny is also famous for ‘turning it up a notch’ and believe us, he really does!

 

This really is a night not to be missed as Portrush welcomes this all-star line up. All singers will be accompanied by a full live band on the evening put together by Gareth Lowry of the Nathan Carter band.

Get your tickets now and don’t miss out on this fantastic night. They are available at hotel reception and online https://www.wegottickets.com/lowrypromotions

The Hotel is offering a limited amount of packages for “Dine & Dance” and “Dance & Stay”.

 

19th July 2018


May 23, 2018 3

Tom Laverty

This Bank Holiday Sunday evening we welcome Tom Laverty back to the Magherabuoy to perform in our Lounge.

Tom Laverty is a former teacher and primary school principal who has a Masters degree in education and law. He writes a lot of his own material and has performed up and down England and Ireland, and appeared on a TV talent show, as well as in the ‘Grand ole Opry’ in Nashville…
‘Back in the day’ he was the resident performer at Magherabuoy House on Saturday nights. Tom is an interesting and highly likeable guy!

Tom says:
“My blend of country and acoustic rock found a good niche in the market. Probably, it was part of a mid life crisis, but I returned to the academic life in 2002 when I completed a masters degree in 2008. As one of my journalist friends, the ‘Singing Farmer’ wrote, ‘Tom can now sing in court!'”

Tom won’t be in court this Sunday, but he will be in our Lounge from 9pm. Admission is absolutely free and everyone is welcome.

We still have some accommodation available, so why not make a night of it, or even a long weekend?
Click on the link above to check room prices and availability, or give us a call for more information.
You can enjoy a meal in Bistro, or a speciality gin from our gin list before Tom starts his set.

Listen to Tom hereTom Laverty singer



May 1, 2018 3

This Bank Holiday Sunday we’re hosting local entertainer Jason McAllister in our Lounge for the first time.

Jason is a popular local performer, regularly playing the circuit in the Portrush-Portsewart-Coleriane ‘Triangle’.
His engaging personality and extensive repetoire of modern classics is sure to keep listeners entertained thoughout his two-hour set.
Jason likes to put his own twist on things and says he will be happy to take requests from the floor.

We still have some accommodation available, so why not make a night of it, or even a long weekend?
Click on the link above to check prices and availability or give us a call for more information.
Or enjoy a meal in Bistro, or a speciality gin from our gin list before Jason starts his set.
Admission is absolutely free and everyone is welcome.



April 11, 2018 5

Country music, comedy and good craic comes to the Causeway Coast this summer!

Magherabuoy House Hotel is pleased to be hosting Lowry Promotions’ first Portrush Country Cabaret on Thursday 19th July. The show will feature some of the best and brightest talent on the country music scene, a little bit of comedy from one of the country’s most sought after comedians and plenty of room to dance the night away.

Hugo Duncan

Everyone loves ‘your uncle Hugo’! So who better to host your show for the evening than BBC Radio Ulster’s own Hugo Duncan. He will be keeping the show moving with some of your best-loved songs, and might even squeeze in a joke or two as well.

Shauna McStavrock

Shauna hails from Co. Tyrone and has recently had success on our screens with her country music show “Shauna’s Country”. She will have everyone jiving when she gets on the stage so don’t forget your dancing shoes.

Gene Fitzpatrick

Gene Fitzpatrick is a first class act mixing one-liners with a wealth of hilarious gags and yarns. An act that is always, clean, funny and inoffensive. He has a natural charm and warmth, along with an enviable ability to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in any room.

Ritchie Remo

Singer/songwriter and international sensation Ritchie Remo has been putting his heart & soul into entertainment & music as a performer onstage for over 22 years.  You really can tell when he comes on stage with enthusiasm and crowd interaction like no other. Don’t miss Ritchie in action in Portrush!

Johnny Brady

Johnny has one of the most distinctive voices in modern country music.  Known for his powerful vocals, energetic performances and charismatic personality, Johnny has a unique sound and is continually pushing the boundaries in a new generation of Irish country music artists. Johnny has been touring extensively throughout Ireland & the UK over the past five years and has built a reputation for having one of the finest dance bands on the Irish country music scene.  Johnny is also famous for ‘turning it up a notch’ and believe us, he really does!

Country comes to Coast this summer

This really is a night not to be missed as Portrush welcomes this all-star line up. All singers will be accompanied by a full live band on the evening put together by Gareth Lowry of the Nathan Carter band.

Get your tickets now and don’t miss out on this fantastic night. They are available at hotel reception and online https://www.wegottickets.com/lowrypromotions

The Hotel is offering a limited amount of packages for “Dine & Dance” and “Dance & Stay”.

 

 



April 5, 2018 21

Portrush really has it all – good food, quality accommodation, lots to see and do…

One of the most popular things to do is something we hardly even think about – walking. There really is nothing more invigorating than a walking tour around the peninsula town of Portrush. We recommend you start at West Bay, parking up in the spacious free car park.

Walking tour Portrush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make your way along the Promenade north in the direction of the Harbour.

Portrush Harbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here you can stop for a coffee or a meal in one of the many eateries in the area. Next, move on towards Ramore Head where you can enjoy magnificent views out across the Atlantic ocean. Mind though, it can be blowy up here, and take care on the cliff paths.

When you come off Ramore Head, walk towards Landsdowne and past the old Lifeboat Shelter and onto the Area of Special Scientific Interest. The rocks between the Shelter and the Countryside Centre are protected because of their unique geology. Check out the rock pools for marine life.

After the Countryside Centre you will go down a small hill to the Salmon Fishery.

Portrush Salmon Fishery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take the promenade past the Salmon Fishery and on your left you will see the old ‘Ladies Bathing Place’, a small beach tucked in beside the Arcadia.

Ladies Bathing Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue south past the Arcadia and you will arrive at what used to be called Curran Strand, now known as East Strand. You can extend your walk by a couple of miles by continuing east along the beach to the Whiterocks. Alternatively, exit East Strand car park onto Causeway Street. Follow south to the mini roundabout and turn right onto Croc-na-mac Road. Follow this road past the Primary School, and when you pass the second roundabout turn right into West Bay car park. You are back where you started.

 



April 3, 2018 3

Weather-wise it’s been a poor Easter break right across Northern Ireland. But with many people off work, and the schools on holiday until next week, there’s still time to find something to see or do. A short break at Magherabuoy on the Cuaseway Coast, close to Coleraine, puts you at the centre of an area where there is so much to see and do.

Entertainment

Chilled out tunes at Magherabuoy House Hotel Easter Tuesday with Tom Lafferty

 

Foyle HovAdventure

Foylehov Activity Centre has lots of fun things to do for a cracking day out over the Easter Holidays for young and old alike. More info: http://www.foylehov.com/prices.aspx

 

Shop

Visit Coleraine Town Centre for a browse around the pedestrian precinct, with some well-known local retailers and multi-nationals to choose from. More info: http://www.moorescoleraine.com

 

Eat

A river cruise where you fish, catch and enjoy a guided tour of a range of whiskies and gins? Yes please! Visit: https://www.facebook.com/causeway.lass.1



March 28, 2018 4

The Easter Weekend always draws visitors in large numbers to Portrush and the Causeway Coast. To keep our guests and visitors entertained we have two live performers playing in our Lounge.

Live music PortrushGareth Hamilton & Tom Laverty

On Easter Sunday, Gareth Hamilton will be playing his choice of ‘new country’ tunes. Gareth is building his singing career and has a bright future ahead of him. On Easter Tuesday Tom Laverty brings a more laid back, traditional style with country and western classic rock and Irish favourites. Tom has been playing at Magherabuoy for many years and is a brilliant entertainer. Music starts at 9.30pm both nights and admission is free.

You can make a night of it and enjoy a meal in our bistro beforehand… that way you’re assured of a good seat for the entertainment. See our menus here