Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Lot’s more to do and see in Holywood this Merry May Day

This year’s May Day is even bigger and better and stretches the whole length of Holywood High Street.  As well as the traditional attractions and entertainment, there will be an Italian Market, climbing wall, caged football and food stalls from local businesses. With lots of participation from local groups, look out for exciting animation and […]

All the Fun of the Vintage Fair: Frock Around The Clock Returns to Cookstown Historic Home

Hold on to your (vintage) hats! Ireland’s longest running vintage fair, FROCK AROUND THE CLOCK, will be returning to Cookstown’s historic Lissan House on Sunday 19th May with another extravaganza of vintage treasures for sale and a big helping of timeless glamour, nostalgia and fun for all the family. The Met Office may have forecasted […]


One of Europe’s largest and most prestigious business events will take place in Derry-Londonderry in May with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as headline speaker. Organisers, The Northern Ireland Business and Innovation Centre (NORIBIC) today unveiled the line-up and principal sponsors for this year’s European Business Network (EBN) Congress to be held for the first time […]

Get into the swing with Jazz 2013

‘You ain’t got a thing, if you ain’t got that swing’, well in this case Derry ~ Londonderry will have it and everything else in abundance when the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival rolls into town from the 2nd – 6th May 2013. Headliners include Soul Rebels (New Orleans), who have been […]


The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (April 29 – May 5). The Peace Bridge Race, River Foyle, Co. Londonderry, May 1 – 31.  The ‘Peace Bridge Race’ will see sailors compete for the John Hume and University […]

The Straw is the Draw in Magherafelt!

Magherafelt District Council is once again planning an exciting event for the district The Strawman Festival will be launched on Saturday 1 June 2013. The event will feature over 20 community groups and local charities taking part in a carnival from Magherafelt High School through the town centre and ending up with a Family Fun […]

Here are Jacqueline’s pick of family events taking place this weekend across NI.

Down E2A Inclusive Theatre Group is presenting ANNIE the Musical. This unique and innovative group comprises of individuals of all ages with and without learning or physical disabilities.  The show includes talented performers with downs syndrome & ASD (Autism) to bring a remarkable theatre experience. Featuring well known songs including  Tomorrow, Never Fully Dressed without […]

Shakespeare comes to The Walled Garden

“For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo” North Down Borough Council in association with Heart Break Productions Theatre Company are excited to announce Romeo & Juliet at The Walled Garden, taking place on July 24th & 25th 2013. Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers whose deaths […]

Discover North Down Guided Walks and Tours

This summer why not get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors whilst learning something new about North Down during one of the Discover North Down guided walks and tours. Whether you are a local or a visitor to the area there really is something for all, from kid’s nature trails to coastal walks […]

Belfast’s Festival of Fools – 10 years of Coordinated Comedic Chaos!

If you’re wondering what to do over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, head to Belfast, where bellylaughs galore are promised at the Festival of Fools. The annual street theatre festival, now in its 10th year, promises a weekend packed with stiltwalking mermaids, mysterious magicians, sword swallowing women, jugglers extraordinaire, and gardeners on trapezes! From […]