Latest Blog Posts from Allster

Discover the authentic Ulster Fry with our comprehensive guide. Learn its rich history, explore traditional recipes, and find the best places to enjoy this iconic Northern Irish breakfast in Belfast, London, and New York.

Irish Turf and Peat Incense Burner

Explore the rich history and modern controversy surrounding Irish turf and peat and how incense burners are an innovative development. Explore peat’s traditional uses, cultural significance, and the environmental debates that make it a hot topic today.

See the overwhelming support behind the Save Allster Petition! With over 350 heartfelt responses, find out why people are speaking out to preserve Allster at the International Airport.

Freedom Cosmetics: A Passion for Organic Beauty Products

Nestled in the tranquil beauty of the Mourne Mountains in Ireland, Freedom Cosmetics is a brand that has made it their mission to redefine skincare. As stockists of this innovative and responsible range, we are thrilled to introduce their natural, organic, cruelty-free products that harmonise beauty and sustainability in the most admirable way.

Buck Eejit!

Ever wondered what 'Buck Eejit' really means in Northern Irish slang? Explore the humorous and often affectionate use of this unique phrase, a true gem in the local vernacular!

Copper Rainbow: Crafting Beauty from the Sea

This week we're thrilled to bring you a seller's story that radiates passion, purpose, and creativity: Copper Rainbow, a sea glass jewellery business founded by the extraordinary Ria.

Ria is not just an entrepreneur. She's an 'eco mama', a creative spirit, a sea glass hunter, and a proponent of living a slow, simple life. She has turned her passion for the beauty found in nature and her commitment to a non-toxic lifestyle into an entrepreneurial journey, and the result is Copper Rainbow, an enchanting blend of artistry and sustainability.

Houl Yer Wheesht!

Shhh! This phrase is more than just a call for quiet. Discover the cultural significance and the humorous contexts where 'Houl Yer Wheesht' is perfectly uttered. Delve into the charm of this Northern Irish expression!

Simply Mourne: The Artistic Vision of Catherine Bradford

Welcome to the world of Simply Mourne, a creative space cultivated by the renowned County Down artist, Catherine Bradford. This studio, nestled in the stunning landscapes of Northern Ireland's Mourne Mountains, serves as a testament to Catherine's passion for nature and her remarkable talent for capturing its beauty in her artworks.

From Zimbabwe's Plains to Antrim's Shores with Art By Pete

Meet Pete and Maggie, the creative minds behind 'Art By Pete'. Born under the warm African sun of Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe, their story unfolds across continents to the windswept beaches of County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Minging!

Dive into the world of Northern Irish expressions and unravel the amusing and often surprising meanings behind 'minging'. Learn more about this unique term and its place in Northern Ireland's rich linguistic tapestry!

Wind Yer Neck In!

Delve into the playful and often sarcastic world of Northern Irish slang. Learn about the phrase 'Wind Yer Neck In', its origins, and how it's used to add a touch of humor to everyday conversations!

From IT to Aromatherapy: The Journey of Aureal Candles

Greetings, candle lovers and wellness enthusiasts alike! Today, we're thrilled to introduce you to the foundation and growth story of Aureal Candles, a haven for eco-friendly, essential oil-infused candles, melts, and diffusers.

Meet Julie Harron: The Artist Behind The Creations

Greetings, everyone! Today, we'd like you to meet Julie Harron, the founder and creative force behind Julie Harron Illustrations. Born and raised in the quaint village of Dromara, Northern Ireland

Wee Dote!

Learn how this endearing phrase captures the warmth and affection of Northern Irish culture. Discover the sweet and tender meanings behind 'Wee Dote' and its usage in everyday life!

Scundered!

Understanding Northern Ireland's unique expression of embarrassment - dive into the nuances of this distinctively Northern Irish term. Explore the amusing and relatable contexts where 'Scundered' perfectly describes those oh-so-awkward moments!

Celebrating a Year of Partnership with Belfast International

It's been an incredible journey for Allster since our inception just one year ago. Today, we are excited to share with you some fantastic news from a recent media feature....

Freedom Cosmetics: A Passion for Organic Beauty Products

Nestled in the tranquil beauty of the Mourne Mountains in Ireland, Freedom Cosmetics is a brand that has made it their mission to redefine skincare. As stockists of this innovative and responsible range, we are thrilled to introduce their natural, organic, cruelty-free products that harmonise beauty and sustainability in the most admirable way.

Buck Eejit!

Ever wondered what 'Buck Eejit' really means in Northern Irish slang? Explore the humorous and often affectionate use of this unique phrase, a true gem in the local vernacular!

Meet Julie Harron: The Artist Behind The Creations

Greetings, everyone! Today, we'd like you to meet Julie Harron, the founder and creative force behind Julie Harron Illustrations. Born and raised in the quaint village of Dromara, Northern Ireland

Copper Rainbow: Crafting Beauty from the Sea

This week we're thrilled to bring you a seller's story that radiates passion, purpose, and creativity: Copper Rainbow, a sea glass jewellery business founded by the extraordinary Ria.

Ria is not just an entrepreneur. She's an 'eco mama', a creative spirit, a sea glass hunter, and a proponent of living a slow, simple life. She has turned her passion for the beauty found in nature and her commitment to a non-toxic lifestyle into an entrepreneurial journey, and the result is Copper Rainbow, an enchanting blend of artistry and sustainability.

Houl Yer Wheesht!

Shhh! This phrase is more than just a call for quiet. Discover the cultural significance and the humorous contexts where 'Houl Yer Wheesht' is perfectly uttered. Delve into the charm of this Northern Irish expression!

Simply Mourne: The Artistic Vision of Catherine Bradford

Welcome to the world of Simply Mourne, a creative space cultivated by the renowned County Down artist, Catherine Bradford. This studio, nestled in the stunning landscapes of Northern Ireland's Mourne Mountains, serves as a testament to Catherine's passion for nature and her remarkable talent for capturing its beauty in her artworks.

From Zimbabwe's Plains to Antrim's Shores with Art By Pete

Greetings, candle lovers and wellness enthusiasts alike! Today, we're thrilled to introduce you to the foundation and growth story of Aureal Candles, a haven for eco-friendly, essential oil-infused candles, melts, and diffusers.

Minging!

Dive into the world of Northern Irish expressions and unravel the amusing and often surprising meanings behind 'minging'. Learn more about this unique term and its place in Northern Ireland's rich linguistic tapestry!

Wind Yer Neck In!

Delve into the playful and often sarcastic world of Northern Irish slang. Learn about the phrase 'Wind Yer Neck In', its origins, and how it's used to add a touch of humor to everyday conversations!

From IT to Aromatherapy: The Journey of Aureal Candles

Greetings, candle lovers and wellness enthusiasts alike! Today, we're thrilled to introduce you to the foundation and growth story of Aureal Candles, a haven for eco-friendly, essential oil-infused candles, melts, and diffusers.

Meet Julie Harron: The Artist Behind The Creations

Greetings, everyone! Today, we'd like you to meet Julie Harron, the founder and creative force behind Julie Harron Illustrations. Born and raised in the quaint village of Dromara, Northern Ireland

Wee Dote!

Learn how this endearing phrase captures the warmth and affection of Northern Irish culture. Discover the sweet and tender meanings behind 'Wee Dote' and its usage in everyday life!

Scundered!

Understanding Northern Ireland's unique expression of embarrassment - dive into the nuances of this distinctively Northern Irish term. Explore the amusing and relatable contexts where 'Scundered' perfectly describes those oh-so-awkward moments!

Celebrating a Year of Partnership with Belfast International

It's been an incredible journey for Allster since our inception just one year ago. Today, we are excited to share with you some fantastic news from a recent media feature.....

Ganch!

Exploring Northern Ireland's unique slang for talkative people. Dive into the playful world of Northern Irish expressions with 'Ganch', a term that perfectly describes someone who just can't stop talking. Uncover the humorous contexts and cultural nuances of 'Ganch' in everyday life!

Ganch!

Exploring Northern Ireland's unique slang for talkative people. Dive into the playful world of Northern Irish expressions with 'Ganch', a term that perfectly describes someone who just can't stop talking. Uncover the humorous contexts and cultural nuances of 'Ganch' in everyday life!

"Tenfire Lights Up Allster: A New Chapter in Supporting Local Artisans"

We're absolutely thrilled that Tenfire products are available at Allster! This exciting news marks a significant milestone in our journey of supporting local artisans and bringing their exceptional work to a wider audience.

"Mastering Retail: A Comprehensive Guide for Crafters and Artists Venturing into Retail Supply"

Since launching Allster, we’ve introduced over 100 crafters, makers and artists to our retail store in Belfast International Airport. For many of those suppliers, Allster was their first retail outlet.

Celebrating Father's Day! Paying Tribute to Our Everyday Heroes – Our Wee Legends!

As we’re nudging towards the third Sunday in June, it’s high time we turned the spotlight on a group of folk who often become our first superheroes, our top-tier advisors, and our solid-as-a-rock supporters - our Da’s.

Tenfire Lights Up Allster: A New Chapter in Supporting Local Artisans

We're absolutely thrilled that Tenfire products are available at Allster! This exciting news marks a significant milestone in our journey of supporting local artisans and bringing their exceptional work to a wider audience.

"Mastering Retail: A Comprehensive Guide for Crafters and Artists Venturing into Retail Supply"

Since launching Allster, we’ve introduced over 100 crafters, makers and artists to our retail store in Belfast International Airport. For many of those suppliers, Allster was their first retail outlet.

Celebrating Father's Day! Paying Tribute to Our Everyday Heroes – Our Wee Legends!

As we’re nudging towards the third Sunday in June, it’s high time we turned the spotlight on a group of folk who often become our first superheroes, our top-tier advisors, and our solid-as-a-rock supporters - our Da’s.

Top 6 Handmade Skincare Brands from Ulster

Northern Ireland is known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage, but did you know that it is also home to some of the finest handmade skincare brands in the world?

Gowl!

The expressive Northern Irish slang word you need to know - ever heard someone referred to as a 'Gowl' and wondered what it meant? Delve into the fascinating world of Northern Irish slang, where 'Gowl' adds color and humor to daily language, encapsulating feelings of annoyance or foolishness in a uniquely local way!

Top 6 Handmade Skincare Brands from Ulster

Northern Ireland is known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage, but did you know that it is also home to some of the finest handmade skincare brands in the world?

Gowl!

The expressive Northern Irish slang word you need to know - ever heard someone referred to as a 'Gowl' and wondered what it meant? Delve into the fascinating world of Northern Irish slang, where 'Gowl' adds color and humor to daily language, encapsulating feelings of annoyance or foolishness in a uniquely local way!

Dulse, “Bacon of the Sea”, on the BBC One Show

Allster was delighted to support Gillian from the Irish Seaweed Company in her very exciting showcase of gathering and cooking dulse for BBC One’s The One Show.

Dulse, “Bacon of the Sea”, on the BBC One Show

Allster was delighted to support Gillian from the Irish Seaweed Company in her very exciting showcase of gathering and cooking dulse for BBC One’s The One Show.

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