Our June issue has arrived, featuring The House of Stock, leaping the Dark Hedges in Stranocum, Ballymoney, County Antrim, N. Ireland, and The Irish and Celtic FANtastic Festival Focus Series.
The Dark Hedges:
The avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century [Condensed from https://discovernorthernireland.com: ] “It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House… The iconic trees have been used as a filming location in Game of Thrones®, representing the Kingsroad.”
While in Belfast for the 50th World Irish Dancing Championships, the Stock Family took the opportunity sightsee and tour the coast. Lillian, a student with the Brady Campbell School of Irish Dance, was captured by her mother Cara having a bit of a dance at the Dark Hedges. Photo by Cara Stock.