Five things that have made us happy at Ballymena Today!

1/ A Iced Finger from the Corner Bakery in Ballymoney Street. Enjoyed with a nice cup of tea at the end of the day . . . . perfect!

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2/ We love music and have been listening to a playlist put together by the Rizzle Kicks as we blog. With artist such as Queen, Ray Charles, The Supremes and Etta James it is a brilliant collection to celebrate their latest single “Tell Her“. Click here to listen to their playlist.

Source: Rizzle Kicks Instagram: Rizzlekicktures

Source: Rizzle Kicks Instagram: Rizzlekicktures


3/ Well done to Hillstown Farmshop who now have award worthy steaks. They posted this on the Hillstown Farm Shop Facebook page earlier this week. Follow them here.


Results are just in for this years great taste awards and we’re really chuffed to announce we got stars for our Beerfed Rib Eye steaks and roasted red pepper and tomato soup.

We cant wait to get out to try one! Keep an eye out for their Steak Nights!

4/ This great fundraising idea from Women’s Aid. Perfect for any bride-to-be. They say;

By purchasing our wedding favours, you can help us to continue to grow and provide vital services for children and young people affected by domestic violence. You can thank your guests in a unique way, while giving them a more meaningful gift than traditional wedding favours.
All we ask is that you make a suggested donation of £1.50 per guest for our keep sake ‘Make It Better Angels’.
You can personalise the colours of the angels to match in with the theme of your wedding.

Every penny raised from your purchase will help support local children and young people living with domestic violence.

For more information on our wedding favours and how to place your order contact on 07850003280.

5/ And finally good news for TV fans as Belfast Studios get the greenlight for a extension to their film studios. Episodes of Game of Thrones have already been filmed there and this opens the way for more Game of Thrones, more TV shows being made in our capital city and more celebrity spotting for us!



P.S. Click here to get a full rundown of Game of Thrones filming locations!