Picnic time

Now is the time to make the most of this lovely weather by heading off to Glenarm Forest or to the coast with a picnic.  On your way, you could call in here at Blackthorn and Willow to pick up all the essentials for a good picnic from our range of locally produced foods – Read more

Music for Spring

Music for Spring at Blackthorn and Willow The first of our two musical events in April was on the afternoon of Sunday 9th April: we opened from 2.00 to 5.00 for live music from 2.30 provided by part-time resident of Glenarm, Tim Dornan, on bassoon,  with Kristine Healy on flute – who came across from Read more

Spring Opening 2017

We re-opened on March 8th and we are looking forward to the new season and to welcoming old and new customers to the shop. We have been working hard to get things ready – upstairs, the bakery and stock room have been re-organised and repainted.; downstairs, the floor of the old bar, where we serve Read more

Bread, salmon and music at Christmas

Some dates for Christmas! We are now agents for North Coast Smokehouse’s delicious Glenarm organic hot smoked salmon. If you order it through us by a Saturday it will be ready to collect here by the following Wednesday or Thursday. The last chance to order it in time for Christmas is 17th December – it Read more

Sasha McVey – local ceramicist

We like to stock beautiful craft items that are as locally produced as possible so we are delighted to have here some of the work of Sasha McVey, who is a young ceramicist from Glenarm. Since graduating from Ulster University in 2014, having studied Contemporary Applied Arts, she has exhibited her work throughout Ireland.  In Read more