Monthly Archives: February, 2016

MOYA BRENNAN of CLANNAD to perform in NORTHERN IRELAND on a St. Patricks’ Celebration Tour.






Moya Brennan, widely considered Ireland’s First Lady of Celtic Music will play three shows in Northern Ireland in March as part of the St. Patricks’ Celebrations across the province. Moya with her band play the following concerts; Friday 18 March – The Millennium Forum, Derry – Tel: 028 71 264 455 Sat 19 March – […]






Toals Bookmakers Ulster National 2016 at Downpatrick Racecourse






Last year Downpatrick Racecourse celebrated 330 years of racing in Northern Ireland. In conjunction with Down Royal Racecourse they rounded off their celebrations in December with the Byerley Turk Ball which raised over €25,000 for the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund, a charity which raises money for jockeys who have been injured while racing. The Byerley […]






Flax Gallery, Museum at the Mill, Newtownabbey






“Ways of Seeing: A Sense of Place” Friday 4th March to Saturday 26th March 2016 This exciting new exhibition features paintings of notable buildings and local well known scenes in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council areas. The exhibition is the result of a community engagement initiative by […]






Take Your Seats for the Big Bang Theatre at W5!






Take your seats and cover your ears because this show gets loud! Prepare yourself for exciting, experimental and somewhat explosive family theatre. Our time travelling explorers have crash landed in a strange laboratory. Here they must find a way of producing enough energy, and the biggest bang they possibly can, to jump-start their malfunctioning time […]






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 (February 29 – March 6). Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend, various locations, Co. Fermanagh, March 4-6. Supported by Waterways Ireland, Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend is the perfect opportunity for you to visit and experience some of Fermanagh’s top […]






Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of whats on this weekend across NI






Down Gimme gimme gimme a fabulous night out! Oh thank you for the music! After a string of sell out shows, one of the UK’s leading ABBA tribute bands, The Bjorn Identity, makes its first stop at Portico in Portaferry this Saturday 27th February. Armagh For help with planning your wedding, visit the Armagh City […]






Ajendance qualify for the UDO World Street Dance Championships in August 2016.






Annika Graham and Clare Montgomery own and run Ajendance Dance Company which is situated in East Belfast and this weekend did something spectacular which exceeded all expectations. Having entered a number of Crews from the Dance Academy, 30 children qualified for the UDO (United Dance Organisation) World Street Dance Championships which will be held in […]






THE AWARD-WINNING PERCY FRENCH JUST GOT BETTER!






Hastings Hotels invests almost £40k in its Newcastle bar/restaurant The Percy French bar and restaurant in Newcastle, a popular destination for holidaymakers and golfers, has just undergone a programme of refurbishments costing thousands aimed at ‘enhancing the visitor experience’ and to ‘make the most of the stunning location’. Visitors to one of Northern Ireland’s premier […]






Visit Fermanagh’s most popular visitor attractions for FREE!






Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism is encouraging locals and visitors to Fermanagh to rediscover some of the county’s most stunning visitor attractions for free as the Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend gets ready to kick off over 4 to 6 March 2016. The Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend, supported by Waterways Ireland and Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, is […]






Austen’s Women Brought to Life!






Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in Austen’s Women Wednesday 2 March at The Old Courthouse Antrim and Friday 4 March at Theatre at The Mill Newtownabbey. In a solo performance of extraordinary virtuosity – using only Austen’s words – actor Rebecca Vaughan answers this question by boldly revisiting the most rewarding moments […]