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  • Tyrone food Queen visits the Apparo

    Thursday 11th May 2017

    Tyrone food Queen visits the Apparo

    APPARO RESTAURANT Apparo is a boutique style restaurant, with accommodation, set in the picturesque village of Draperstown in the heart of the Sperrins. Apparo is a quirky mix of traditional with a modern twist. A sleek, unique styled interior enclosed in traditional frontage looking out on St Patricks Street. On my arrival I was instantly greeted by the owner Mary and shown to my table. The menu is a lovely blend of different flavours including Italian, Asian and good old Tyrone. I w…

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  • Tyrone's Foodie Queen pops into Cookstown to visit the Royal Hotel

    Monday 3rd April 2017

    Tyrone's Foodie Queen pops into  Cookstown to visit the Royal Hotel

    The Foodie Queen visits the Royal Hotel – April 2017 The Royal Hotel is a little gem tucked away on Coagh Street¸ close to the town centre. The recently refurbished hotel is an ideal choice for a fab lunch if you are in town. This was my first time in the Royal and the friendly atmosphere was apparent the second I stepped through the door. Warmly greeted by Ashleigh on reception, I explained I would like some lunch and she told me that I could dine in either the dining room or…

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  • The TLC Charity Shop in Cookstown help transform children's lives in Mexico

    Sunday 12th February 2017

    The TLC Charity Shop  in Cookstown help transform children's lives in Mexico

    The TLC Charity Shop at 33 Oldtown Street, Cookstown, opened on 26th April 2014. The funds generated by the shop are used to support a Drop-in Centre for street kids and young people in Mexico City.  We aim to provide a pleasant shopping environment whether you are looking for a particular item or just browsing. Our opening hours are : Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 4.30pm. We stock a wide range of products including clothing, furniture, household linen, books, toys, nursery items a…

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  • Sheehys Cookstown

    Friday 27th January 2017

    Sheehys Cookstown

    SHEEHY’S NEWSAGENTS, COOKSTOWN. Sheehy’s is one of Cookstown’s longest established businesses with the third generation (TP) running this well stocked and slightly quirky newsagents. Well, I say newsagents but in fact Sheehy’s is also filled with a plentiful supply of gifts, souvenirs, religious goods and confectionary. With its central location, very welcoming atmosphere and super-friendly staff, nothing is to much trouble. If you are looking for a particular …

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  • Join the team at McDonalds Cookstown

    Wednesday 18th January 2017

    Join the team at McDonalds Cookstown

    McDonald’s is probably the world’s largest franchise with almost 37,000 restaurants worldwide and employing over 420,000 people. Gone are the days when they were only found in large cities, almost every town has a McDonald’s now. McDonald’s arrived in Cookstown in 2000 and had its latest re-vamp just last month. With a new, modern, airy interior, it makes for a happy work place as well as a more appealing place to eat. With over 80 staff and with the hope of employ…

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  • Top marketing business trends for 2017

    Friday 6th January 2017

    Top marketing business trends for 2017

    January is a great time to take stock of your marketing. You had a plan for your business or organisation in 2016 and by taking a critical look at the past 12 months you can make sure that your 2017 marketing is even better. Whether your plan was to launch a new product, consolidate your sales portfolio or indeed increase brand awareness, you would have engaged in some form of marketing. Only by assessing your past year’s performance and what worked and what didn’t, will you be ab…

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  • Carol Doey Cookstown

    Friday 5th August 2016

    Carol Doey Cookstown

    This months blog is on Cookstown’s Carol Doey. Carol worked in the Dainty Fit factory where she kept all the workers entertained, as I’m sure you can imagine if you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Carol. From an early age, believe it or not, Carol had the desire to be a minister. LOL  This may have been because she wanted to be able to take charge and do all the talking or may have been because she liked the idea of knowing that she would only have to really work on…

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  • Cookstown's Stuart Dallas

    Saturday 16th July 2016

    Cookstown's Stuart Dallas

    Cookstown’s football star Stuart Dallas demonstrates that not only has he exceptional football talent but that of remarkable kindness as well. The newlyweds, Stuart Dallas and his wife Juneve, who recently tied the knot in Dallas's home town of Cookstown, Co Tyrone travelled to America on honeymoon.  While travelling around Las Vegas they spotted a vulnerable, homeless man and carried out an amazing act of kindness. The inspirational couple did not walk on by. Cookstown…

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