Monthly Archives: April, 2015

10 THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN IRELAND NEXT WEEK






Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (May 4-10). Daily Mirror May Day Race Meeting, Down Royal Racecourse, Maze, Lisburn, Co Antrim, May 4. Visit Down Royal, a racecourse steeped in history, on May Day for an afternoon of thrilling racing. Gates open at […]






Here is Jacqueline’s pick of what’s on this weekend across the North this Bank Holiday Weekend.






Down Next up for Ards and North Down Events is the annual May Day event which is taking place on Monday, May 4th in Holywood Town Centre. The popular annual festival will include top quality musical performances from The Monster Ceilidh Band and Folk Dance Remixed along with popular traditional favourites such as Maypole Dancing, […]






Merry May Day is this Monday in Holywood!






Come to Holywood this Bank Holiday Monday and enjoy the wonderful array of live music, market stalls and family entertainment when the town centre will be transformed for the annual May Day Festival! This year the innovative and infectious Monster Ceilidh Band will be making a very special appearance at the festival. On a crusade […]






MAY YOUR MAY-DAY BANK HOLIDAY BE A-MAY-ZING!






Tourism Northern Ireland lists many great things to do across NI This May Day Bank Holiday no one will be at a loss for something to do as Tourism Northern Ireland has listed some of the best action-packed reasons to get out and enjoy the long weekend with friends and family. “With so much choice […]






Find out what May has in store in Ards and North Down!






Sat 2 May to Fri 8 May Saturday 2 May, Copeland Island Bird Observatory Tour Tickets: £12/£10 (Children under 14 accompanied by adult £6), pre-booking essential. Starts 1pm. This trip to ‘Bird Isle’, home of the Bird Observatory, is a treat for amateur ornithologists, wildlife enthusiasts, and plant lovers alike. Bangor Visitor Information Centre, (028) […]






Vikings & Monks Family Fun Day






On Sunday 3rd May, take a step back to a time when Armagh was a seat of great learning, when monastic settlements were producing valuable manuscripts and when Armagh was under threat of invasion from the Vikings. Experience life as a monk using a quill and ink to copy text from the Book of Armagh. […]






SPRING INTO MAY WITH THE ARMAGH APPLE BLOSSOM FAIR






Discover Armagh’s rich apple-growing heritage with fun, food and frolics on Monday 4th May Fun, food and plenty of frolics are fully guaranteed on Monday May 4th when Armagh officially marks the start of a busy summer festival season with the return of this year’s Apple Blossom Fair. Held at the beautiful Loughgall Country Park […]






AWARD-WINNING DRAMA AT THE MARKET PLACE






Winner of ‘Best New Play’ at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and the sell-out success of Dublin Fringe Festival, Rise Productions returns to Armagh’s Market Place Theatre with ‘The Games People Play’, a radical re-working of the Tír na nÓg myth. Meet Oisin and Niamh: married in their early thirties, parents of a young son and […]






It’s Tourism NI’s Offers of the Week!






Northern Ireland has a unique collection of irresistible places to stay including quirky B&Bs, luxurious spa hotels and hidden gem properties for the perfect short break and Discover NI has selected the best offers of the week for you to choose from. Celebrate in Style, The Merchant Hotel, Belfast.  From £330 per couple per night. […]






Mr Stink in Bangor’s Walled Garden






Ards and North Down Borough Council are delighted to announce that this year’s Theatre In The Walled Garden will feature a fabulous production of the celebrated children’s novel by David Walliams – Mr Stink. The event will run over two days 8 & 9 July in Bangor’s beautiful Walled Garden. To suit this more family […]