Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Rare Seamus Heaney Memorabilia Tops Bill at Charity Auction!






A signed limited edition Christmas card published privately for Seamus Heaney will be going under the hammer later this year to raise money for two local charities. The auction, which will take place during a Masquerade May Ball on Saturday 3 May in the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, is in aid of the Mid Ulster […]






The Alternative Wedding Fair is back – bigger and better than ever!






The Quirky Weddings Alternative Wedding Fair returns to Belfast Waterfront bigger and better than ever on Sunday 2 February (12pm – 5pm). If you’re looking for a little inspiration to make your alternative wedding truly magical and unique then head to Belfast Waterfront to see an eclectic mix of unusual ideas which go far beyond […]






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 (February 3 – 9). Sunday Snowdrops, Springhill, Co. Londonderry, February 2 & 9.  As winter melts away, take a self-guided walk through Springhill’s glorious display of snowdrops. Hansel and Gretel, Grand […]






Jacqueline’s Pick of What’s On This Weekend.






Down Join the WWT to celebrate World Wetlands Day on the 1st and 2nd February, an international celebration of wetlands. Meet amphibians and insects, take part in wetland themed activities.  Drop in and take part in a fun introduction into what wetlands do for us followed by a whirlwind tour of the wetlands at Castle […]






DELIGHTFUL EVENING OF CLASSICAL MUSIC AND SONG






From the producers of ‘A Viennese Strauss Gala’, the sumptuous fully costumed show, ‘Magical Mozart By Candlelight’, will immerse The Market Place Theatre in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. With beautiful settings, costumes and lighting, and of course candles, the […]






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 (January 27 – February 2). Jesus Christ Superstar, Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, until February 1.  Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s stirring musical is an emotional rollercoaster as it tells […]






Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of What’s On this weekend across NI.






Down Meet the Quackers tours at WWT Castle Espie every Saturday and Sunday until the end of May.  What whistles and doesn’t quack?  With a knowledgeable and entertaining guide as your friend for the day discover the exciting world of the largest collection of rare and exotic geese, ducks and swans in Ireland. Tyrone Take […]






FIRST MINISTER AND DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER GIVE TEAM ULSTER A KICK-START ON ROAD TO 2014 SPECIAL OLYMPICS ALL-IRELAND GAMES






First Minister The Rt Hon Peter D Robinson MLA and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA have shown their support to hundreds of local athletes that are preparing to compete at this year’s Special Olympics All-Ireland Games in Limerick. The First Minister and deputy First Minister met with local gymnast and Special Olympics athlete, Jonathan McCartney, […]






Love Is In the Air, Vintage Style






Northern Ireland’s favourite vintage shopping event, the fabulous Frock Around The Clock Vintage & Handmade Fair, will be making its first appearance of the year at Malone House in Belfast on Sunday 2nd February with an extravaganza of vintage glamour and unique gifts just in time for Valentine’s Day. The event will showcase over 45 […]






iFactory Programme has the scent of success






iFactory – a 36 month EU funded programme designed to provide bespoke innovation support to SMEs across Northern Ireland and the border counties – will culminate in a celebration conference and awards ceremony featuring fragrance entrepreneur Jo Malone as keynote speaker in the City Hotel, Derry-Londonderry on January 29. It will be the first time […]