Monthly Archives: July, 2015

All go for the Belfast Baseball and Softball Club






This calendar week is definitely one of the busier in the short history of the BBSC, with all four teams being called into action and some on more than one occasion. The Angels led things off against the Softball Ulster-leading Sliders, led by Northstar Will Mitchell. His side dominated from start to finish, squashing any […]






Dunlop back to his best and ready for action at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix






Michael Dunlop out to make amends for his mixed 2015 season with another stellar performance at Dundrod MICHAEL Dunlop is confident he can end his season on a high and add to his tally of six wins at Dundrod circuit, as he looks forward to next week’s Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix. The 26-year-old, who sensationally […]






Tee’ing Up Just Perfectly






Golf fever swept across Northern Ireland earlier this year as the Irish Open descended on County Down. And it’s not over yet. The Irish Golf Expo is back in its second year as Ireland’s only dedicated golfing exhibition. Taking place on November 28 and 29 at the new multi-million pound Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, […]






Global ‘Oyster’ Icon Launches Search for Protégé






World Oyster Eating Champion, Colin Shirlow, has launched the search for a protégé as he celebrates the tenth anniversary of his Guinness World Record achievement of eating 233 oysters in 3 minutes. Still undefeated, the Dromore man, now aged 59, has learned that his unique oyster-eating technique is being studied by some of the world’s […]






SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT SORTED AT THE MARKET PLACE






The Market Place Theatre in Armagh is set to provide a weekend of music and laughter, as Irish singing legend Mary Coughlan, and local favourites Belvoir Players, take to the stage. In a special event as part of 7 Hills Blues Fest, Mary Coughlan will provide the entertainment for the next Blues Supper Evening; the […]






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 (August 3 – 9). La Traviata, Millenium Forum, Newmarket St, Co. Londonderry, August 7 & 8. Enjoy this intensely passionate and tragic opera, ‘La Traviata’ (The Fallen Woman) which remains one of the most popular operas of […]






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






Down With three days to go until thousands of eager festival goers descend upon Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough, for the 6th annual Sunflowerfest, festival organisers have announced the full programme of performances scheduled for the five main stages of the festival from Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August. From spoken word and comedy performances in […]






Fun and laughter in Portaferry!






This Saturday sees the beginning of free weekend entertainment throughout August in Portaferry. Every Saturrday and Sunday from 3pm-5pm enjoy fishy fun street theatre; discover all kinds of marine life at the Exploris Discover Tank and visit local exhibitions in Portaferry Visitor Information Centre. The fun starts on Saturday 1 August with the arrival of […]






HILLSBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL OYSTER FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH EXTENDED PROGRAMME






Let the world be your oyster at the annual Hillsborough International Oyster Festival 2015. Running from Tuesday 1st to Sunday 6th September, this world-famous Festival offers visitors the opportunity to sample the finest locally sourced produce and to be entertained by local artists and fun activities. The Hillsborough Oyster Festival will include activities, performances and […]






A Musical Treat at Ward Park’s Bandstand This Sunday!






Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Summer Entertainment Programme continues in Ward Park this Sunday, August 2 when Stephen McCartney and Dolbro Dan take to The Bandstand to entertain the crowds at the popular weekly event. Stephen McCartney, the songwriter and frontman for well-known Bangor-based folk band The Farriers, will be joined by bass player […]