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Giro d’Italia can Showcase East Antrim

Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs Jnr says he is delighted that the world renowned bicycle race the Giro d’Italia  is taking in so much of the East Antrim constituency when it arrives In Northern Ireland for 3 stages next May. Roy, who is a keen cyclist himself said: “It is fantastic news that the Giro d’Italia will be passing along the Antrim Coast road on the Saturday stage of the race on 10th May next year.  We will be able to catch the event passing through Carnlough, Glenarm, Ballygally, Larne, Glynn, Magheramorne, Whitehead, Carrickfergus and Whiteabbey as it heads to Belfast.  This has echoes of last year when the Olympic touch relay made its way through a long stretch of East Antrim along the Coast Road. This is another wonderful opportunity to showcase our beautiful part of the world and really develop our tourism potential. I would love to see … Continue reading

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New Sci Fi Movie to be filmed At Carrickfergus Castle

Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has said he hopes news that a new science fiction movie will be filmed at Carrickfergus Castle will act as a spur for attracting more tourists to the Castle and to East Antrim in general. A new science fiction-based movie produced by Mark Huffam, called ‘Our Robot Overlords’ will be filmed at Carrickfergus Castle. ‘Game of Thrones’ continues has been filmed at several East Antrim locations including Mageramorne and Cairncastle. A second series of BBC crime drama The Fall will be filmed in Northern Ireland, and Universal’s Studios have announced that it is going to make a new version of ‘Dracula’ in Northern Ireland Speaking during question time yesterday, Mr Beggs said: “I welcome the news that some will benefit from the fantastic heritage of Carrickfergus Castle, but many believe that Carrickfergus and, indeed, Northern Ireland is not fully benefiting from the tourist potential that … Continue reading

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