Monthly Archives: May, 2013

10 THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN IRELAND THIS WEEK






The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (June 3 – 9). Art in the Garden, Mount Stewart, Newtownards, Co. Down, until August 26.  Follow the art trail around the magnificent gardens of Mount Stewart and view the spectacular […]






Party in the Park!






Come on down and enjoy the fun at Lilian Bland Community Park in Glengormley on Saturday 8th June from 12pm to 6pm for the Party in the Park. There will be lots of fun for everyone including bouncy castles, go karts, party games, face painting, arts & crafts, drumming circles, a roller skating disco, music […]






‘Life on the Lagan’






A week long series of events to celebrate the natural beauty and illustrious history of the River Lagan from will take place from 3rd to 9th  June. These events will promote a positive image of the Belfast City Centre by focusing on Belfast’s unique maritime history through the public’s access to the Belfast Barge and […]






Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of family events happening across the North this weekend.






Down Celebrate Strangford Lough’s ancient and modern maritime traditions, and its world renowned wildlife and landscape this Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June across the Strangford Lough Narrows between the historic settlements of Portaferry and Strangford. The picturesque shore fronts, historic Market Square, 17th century Market House, medieval tower houses, and woodlands provide a captivating […]






EBN CONGRESS IS HERE WITH AN UNPARALLELED LINE-UP OF 50 TOP-CLASS SPEAKERS






Apple co-founder in Derry~Londonderry for one of Europe’s largest business events Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will take the stage at Derry~Londonderry’s Millennium Forum today (Thursday May 30th) as the Northern Ireland Business and Innovation Centre (NORIBIC) hosts EBN Congress , one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious business events, in the city. The major three […]






Going quackers for fluffy ducklings . . .






DUCKLINGS have been taking their first faltering waddles at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, outside Comber, Co Down. The popular Downy Duckling Tours have returned and will take place every Saturday and Sunday in June at noon, 2pm and 3pm, and on a Wednesday at 3pm. Families will have a unique opportunity to see and […]






A&R LEGEND, NIGEL GRAINGE (THIN LIZZY) ON SCOUTING MISSION TO DERRY AND NORTHERN IRELAND






Nigel Grainge, the man that discovered Thin Lizzy, Sinead O’Connor and the Boomtown Rats to name a few, is making his way to Derry from Los Angeles as a guest of his co-A&R, local man Patrick Cutliffe. He hopes to leave Northern Ireland/Derry with at least one artist he can intro to a major label […]






Shaun the Sheep – first time visit to Northern Ireland!






Join Shaun the Sheep and his flock for some baa-rilliant family fun at Meadowbank Sports Arena on Saturday 1st June from 1pm to 5pm as part of the Magherafelt Strawman Festival. Family favourite Shaun the Sheep and friends will host the Championsheeps LIVE! for the first time in Northern Ireland.  Come along and help us give Shaun the […]






NW firm in running for major European digital award






An innovative Northern Ireland social enterprise is set to be in the limelight at one of Europe’s premier business events this week as a finalist in the prestigious DigiBIC Awards which will be presented at the three-day EBN Congress. The Derry~Londonderry-based firm, which allows charities, social enterprises and other organisations to measure and report on […]






10 THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN IRELAND NEXT WEEK






The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (May 27 – June 2). Belfast Continental Market, Belfast City Hall, May 24 – 27.  The Belfast Continental Market makes a welcome return to the city with traders from 26 countries […]