Swords, Spades, Scones and Sheep
Bring your onward journey on the Causeway Coast to life with this true to life Game of Thrones story, told through the eyes of the famous chieftain Sorley Boy McDonnell.
This experience is built upon:
• Traditional hospitality
• Good personal interaction
• Experiential tourism
• Immersive experiences in the local community and culture
As part of the experience, your group will:
- Enjoy a traditional Irish welcome from the extended McKinley family on arrival with tea, coffee and homemade scones
- Relive the epic tale of the McDonnell clan through an immersive and informative audio-visual presentation
- Gain a deeper understanding of the land’s close connections with Scotland and learn how this has impacted our history, culture and language
- Explore your Scots/Irish genealogy with the help of Danny, his family and other local experts who come along to share the day with you
- Take a short bus ride into the North Antrim hills to visit a McDonnell battle site. Walk in the footsteps of Sorley and hear the epic story of the battle while you enjoy panoramic views looking over 5 counties of Ireland
- Cut turf on the mountain side with the old traditional peat spade, smell the distinctive aroma of the burning turf and the fragrance of the wild heather
- Hear of St Patricks footprint in the area
- Meet the centres Irish gypsy cob horses and sheep
- Take the opportunity to get photographed dressed up in GOT costumes with swords and armour.
- Visit our interpretive centre which provides more insight into the McDonnell monuments and Castles of the coast which your clients will see on their onwards journey
Points to note:
This experience epitomises the brand of tourism offered by the Causeway Coast Discovery Centre.
Due to the fact that the McDonnell story links many of the monuments and castles scattered along the Causeway Coast together, including Dunluce Castle and Carrickfergus castle, it can bring the area’s history to life and adds meaning to visitor’s onward journey.
It is particularly relevant to Scots/Irish tours as it gives visitors an insight into the inextricable links between the 2 areas and offers visitors an opportunity to explore their own Scots/Irish connections.
This visit is suitable for independent travellers, series tours or bespoke groups lasting from 1.5 to 2 hours.
The centre is well situated between Belfast and Derry and our flexibility means it is an ideal stop for those tours whom the newly implemented rigid time slots of the Carrick a rede rope bridge may not suit.