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5 Northern Ireland inspired gifts for Father's Day

Thinking of the perfect Father's Day gift can be tough - there's only so many ties you can buy one man, so why not make this year extra special?

Here's a list of gift ideas around Northern Ireland that would be the perfect way to show the old man he's the best.

1. Belfast Whiskey Walk

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World Whiskey Day takes place on Saturday, May 20.

The Whiskey Walk will take you on a tour of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter with Irish Whiskey Ambassador Joe Magowan.

Participants will get to experience the best Whiskey Bars the city has to offer (as well as enjoy a few samples) with a whiskey cocktail demonstration and tasty nibbles added in for good measure.

A nice wee walk while enjoying eight different types of whiskey - perfect.

Price: £60

2. Archery Experience at Winterfell Castle, Co Down

Archery Experience at Winterfell Castle, Co Down

A replica of the Winterfell Castle archery range set has been recreated in the Winterfell Castle courtyard where the filming for Game of Thrones originally took place and this is the perfect gift if your dad is a GoT fan.

Winterfell Castle & Demesne is located just 40 minutes from Belfast and visitors can dress up in character costumes, tour the set, and fire a few arrows in a way that Ned Stark would be proud of.

Prices: Start from £25 per person and there are a number of packages to choose from, plus group rates.

3. Bladesmithing at Hot Milk Forge, Ballymena

Bladesmithing at Hot Milk Forge.

This unique two day course will allow you to shape your own blade using a traditional forge and anvil, as well as learning the basic skills of bladesmithing.

Day one will take you through the basics of making a Tanto blade with par-cord handle, while day two will be your chance to forge a blade which will possess a Japanese hidden tang.

Price: £170 per person

4. Guided fishing lesson in Portrush - sail at sunrise to catch your own breakfast

Sail at sunrise to catch your own breakfast in Portrush.

For dads who want to stretch their sea legs this is the perfect present as you will set sail from Portrush Harbour into the rising sun over The Mull of Kintyre and Rathlin Island.

Heading towards the Skerries and Dunluce Castle, you'll sip hot tea/coffee and nibble on handmade griddle breads from Ballycastles' 'Tony's Griddle Goods'.

As well as a bit of historical knowledge of the area, you'll also be schooled in fishing techniques before taking your catch back to the shore to make your breakfast.

Price: £50 per person

5. A spot in the Belfast Parkland Golf Tournament

Get your golfer dad a spot in the Belfast Parkland Golf Tournament.

This amateur golf tournament will take place from July 3-5 giving golfers the chance to play on three Belfast courses - Malone Golf Club, Royal Belfast Golf Club and Shandon Park Golf Club.

With the Irish Open just around the corner this is the perfect gift for all golf-loving dads.

Price: £99 per person.

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