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Fun Filled Allianz Garden Show Ireland Returns For 2016

Antrim Castle Gardens will be all abuzz from 6th - 8th May 2016 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three day festival of flowers, food and fun.

With a renewed focus on gardens this year there will be more to entice and inspire every level of gardener, not least the return of firm favourite Show Patron Monty Don. This year’s event will showcase a stunning large feature garden which vows to engage and excite visitors alongside the expanded range of cameo gardens and community focused gardens all celebrating local produce.

Commenting on the return of the Show to Antrim, Allianz Garden Show ...

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Windscreen Cover – What You Need to Know

Thankfully major car accidents are rare and because of this the number of claims from them is relatively low. Many drivers however will have to make a smaller claim at some stage as a result of a minor accident and one of the most common reasons for this is damage to their windscreen.

Windscreen damage usually occurs in the form of a chip or crack. Chips or cracks are most frequently caused by objects, such as gravel or pebbles that are thrown up by the tyres of another car, striking the windscreen. Other reasons for windscreen damage include: debris falling off construction lorries, stress cracks due to poor manufactu...

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Contents Insurance Explained

Home insurance is there to cover you for unexpected and unforeseen circumstances. When we talk about home insurance, we’re not just talking about the house itself - we’re also concerned with the items inside that make it a home, if you choose to insure them.

Contents insurance covers the items in your home as distinct from the actual building itself. With Allianz you can choose:

  • a combined policy with buildings and contents cover;
  • buildings only cover; or
  • contents only cover.

This blog post explains the ins and outs of contents insurance by answering some common questions we get in relation to this topic.

What’s covered?


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Driving Other Cars – What You Need to Know

Have you ever needed to use somebody else’s car only to realise that you’re not insured as a named driver on their policy? One of the most common questions we hear at Allianz in relation to car insurance is whether or not you’re covered to drive other people’s cars under your policy. We will be happy to reply that the answer is yes, so long as you’re over 25 and that you’ve chosen Driving Other Cars as an optional extra*.

This option will allow you to drive another private car with the owner’s permission provided the car:

Does not belong to you or your employerIs not hired or leased to either of the parties described ab...

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Sow Something for Summer

The languid, light-filled summer days may seem a distance off, but day length is increasing and there is lots of growing getting underway in the garden all ready. Spring is a chaos, a rush of energy, and often there is so much happening its easy to forget to think ahead. If you can spare a moment, now is the perfect time to take note of spring flowering bulbs you have been admiring and make a record of combinations you want to try for planting next autumn.

exuberant summer border

An exuberant summer border created using a mixture of annuals and tender perennials with sunflowers, dahlias and sulphur cosmos

Another spring gardening task is sowin...

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County Antrim Yacht Club hosts the Allianz Balloon Race

Excitement was high on Saturday 20 August as County Antrim Yacht Club hosted the annual Allianz Balloon Race.

This event which has now become one of the fun highlights of County Antrim Yacht Club’s social and sailing calendar gives children the opportunity to take to the water for fun and frolics in a mad dash to capture balloons. 

Spectators and sailors were treated to a spectacular sight as hundreds of colourful balloons were released at sea and tension mounted as competitors eyed up their target. The hooter went and the balloons were soon swarmed by a flotilla of young sailors, many donning fancy dress, all determine...

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