'Beyond the Bridge' an immersive experience designed to fire up your imagination to make you think, how will this experience change me?

The stunning landscape surround the bridge and the thrill you feel from crossing have never been in question, it is the mystery as to why the bridge is here and what is waiting to be explored at the other side, these are the questions we want you to consider as you head 'Beyond the Bridge'.

Every once in a while life offers you the chance to do something exceptional, something that feels like a privelge and provides an insight into a history almost forgotten. This experience has been carefully designed and perfectly delivered by Mark Rodgers our very own storyteller and guide.

You can feel how much this country and these people mean to Mark when you are in his company, by firing up your imagination, Mark will connect you to the fishermen that made their living on the island and invite you to experience what life was like in those harsh...

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That's a Wrap!

Hi All, I hope everyone is keeping safe, I can't believe it's been a full 10 months since our last blog, where has the time gone? We have been very busy over the last several months, so let me bring you up to date!

2021 has been another strange year, but a productive one at that. I attended several online trade shows but to be honest I'm not a fan of the virtual world! I long for the days of traditional trade shows. But that being said the trade shows have been a success!

Even with very little international travel we still managed to squeeze in a few tours (My tour guides were delighted) We carried out a number of walking tours at the Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle and Carrick-a-rede Rope bridge, and we are please to say our guests felt extremely safe in our good to go environment. As you can see we've been flat out, in-between guiding and making my virtual appearances I even managed to deliver bespoke itineraries for national DMC's and tour operators, (Who says men can't...

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"I will always be a Causeway Guide"

Hello folks, I hope everyone is well? Welcome to our first blog of 2021. 2020 taught us a lot, we used this time to learn and expand our product offerings and target new markets in the hope international travel will soon return. (Everyone cross their fingers!)

This blog is a little different, we are starting off 2021 with the 'Causeway Guide', so grab a tea or a coffee or something stronger if its after 5pm and enjoy the read!

I do not like the modern terms used to describe what I do. 'Tour Guide' and 'Tourist Guide', to me they don't make sense nor do they pay respect to the origin of my trade. I prefer the simple term of 'Guide' simply because, in our history the folk that started this tradition in Ireland did so in the 18th century on the Giants Causeway in County Antrim, they were known as 'Guides'. So, if it was good enough for them it's good enough for me!

In a bygone era, local men from areas like Ballylinny, Carnkirk, The Aird, Tonduff out to the Feigh and the Mill Town...

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The Face Behind the Screen

Uncategorized Oct 22, 2020

Hello all! I hope everyone is keeping well! Do you enjoy reading this blog?.... Well I hope you do... because I'm the one writing them!

Hi I'm Sheldon, Dalriada Kingdom Tours blog writer, along side a few other things. ok so a quick introduction to me... Im 22 years olds, originally from Larne but moved to the North Coast 4 years ago to study International Travel and Tourism Management at Ulster University, from which I have just graduated with First Class Honours. I am now completing a Masters Degree in International Event Management. I have a cockapoo called Nellie and currently work in the Causeway Hotel in Bushmills.

I first met Mark properly during my final year at Uni, I had only known of him from working at the Hotel, (You know, that man that takes people tours of the Giants Causeway!). Little did I know his business was far more complex than "Just touring the Causeway". For an assignment we were assigned Dalriada Kingdom Torus as our Business to come up with strategies for...

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Cheers, To new Beginnings!

Uncategorized Sep 06, 2020

Cead Mile Failte, hot on the heels to our first blog Dalriada Kingdom Tours (DKT) are delighted to bring you more exciting updates! Don't worry we'll keep this short and sweet.

From the 1st of September DKT will be offering 2 daily tours at The Giants Causeway, 11am and 3pm. Available to the general public at a cost of £10.00pp (Children 16 and under are FREE). Available to book via our website or visit the local visitor information centres.We are very excited to announce a new powerful collaboration, bringing together 3 of Northern Irelands outstanding, award-winning, specialist tour guiding companies. We all recognise that saving time and adding value, enhances the customer experience. Therefore, we are delighted to announce that from the 1st September we will be working with D.C Tours Belfast and Martin Crossan City Tours Derry. Together we will provide breathtaking experiences for the visitors to Northern Ireland.

This collaboration will provide an exciting insight into...

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Hotels ‘Check In’ For NIHF ‘Hotel Receptionist of the Year’ 2020 Competition

Uncategorized Feb 11, 2020

The 2020 search for Northern Ireland’s top receptionists has been launched by the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF). The competition which has run for nearly two decades has three categories to acknowledge established teams, individuals and new providers.

 A mystery shopping approach is used to determine the NIHF ‘Hotel Reception Team of the Year’ category, while the individual ‘Hotel Receptionist of the Year’ and ‘Most Promising Hotel Receptionist of the Year’ (for those with under one year’s experience) categories are identified through a competency-based process.   

 NIHF President Stephen Meldrum said:

 “The Hotel Receptionist of the Year competition demonstrates the industry’s commitment to celebrating people within hotels and it is one of the highlights of the NIHF calendar. The standard of entrants is exceptionally high with individuals’ professionalism and passion...

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Causeway Coast & Glens Experience Exceeds Visitors’ Expectations

Uncategorized Feb 11, 2020

Results from a survey of leisure visitors across Northern Ireland, commissioned by Tourism NI, show that 96% of respondents believed that the Causeway Coast & Glens met or exceeded expectations.

Visiting attractions and exploring the beautiful scenery and landscapes were key reasons for visiting the Causeway Coast & Glens. The most popular attractions were the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede and The Dark Hedges.

Visitors rated the range of visitor attractions favourably, scoring an impressive 8.51(out of ten).

The accommodation offering and the quality of food and drink at eating establishments were also rated highly, with the friendliness of the staff scoring very favourably.

Launching the survey results, Economy Minister Diane Dodds MLA said:

“The tourism sector within Northern Ireland is in a strong position, as these survey results demonstrate. Our friendly welcome, along with excellent attractions, food, customer service and...

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Tourism Industry From Causeway Coast And Glens Attend Launch Of Tourism Irelands 2018 Marketing Plans

Uncategorized Dec 13, 2017

Tourism Ireland launched details of its marketing plans to promote Northern Ireland overseas in 2018, at an event attended by tourism industry leaders from around Northern Ireland on Monday 11 December.

The organisation aims to build on this year’s performance and to welcome 2.31 million visitors to Northern Ireland in 2018. This figure will represent growth of +6% over 2017 and will deliver £623 million to the Northern Ireland economy next year.


Pictured at the launch of Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans for 2018 in the Belfast Waterfront are (l-r) Kerrie McGonigle, Causeway Coast and Glens Council; Liz Steele, Causeway Coast and Glens Council; Mark Rodgers, Dalriada Kingdom Tours; Shane Clarke, Tourism Ireland; Adele Kennedy, Inn on the Coast and Alex Mehaffey, National Trust’s Giant’s Causeway.

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Wild Bladderwrack Seaweed

Uncategorized Nov 18, 2017

Bladderwrack is a seaweed found on the coasts of the North Sea, the western Baltic Sea, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.. It was the original source of iodine, discovered in 1811, and was used extensively to treat goitre, a swelling of the thyroid gland related to iodine deficiency.

Celebrities such as Posh Spice , Britney Spears and Paris Hilton can be found using Bladderwrack as a dietary supplement.

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