Monthly Archives: July, 2016

Open House Opens For Business






The seaside town of Bangor will be opening its doors on Monday for the month-long 2016 Open House Festival. The annual Bangor festival is now in its fourth year, and with more than 120 events taking place in 40 venues and locations across the town, it has become something of an institution. “The Festival attracts […]






Armoy Races 2016 to be aired on Channel 4






ARMOY Road Races will be aired on Channel 4 as a one hour highlights programme for the third year running.  The programme will be shown at 07.30am on Saturday 13th August 2016, just two weeks after the races. Renowned for its coverage of sport, Channel 4 and its on demand service, 4OD, sees the Armoy Road […]






SAM CREE COMEDY BACK AT THE MARKET PLACE






Summer slapstick comedy is back at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh with one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre companies, Belvoir Players, and their production of Sam Cree’s ‘Separate Beds’. Judy Marshall is facing the biggest day of her life with her wedding to Alan Rea fast approaching. Judy’s actress mother, currently separated from […]






Wickerman Gathering – A festival of fire and flames






On Saturday 6th August, the Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh will celebrate the ancient Celtic Festival of Lunasa in style with a Wickerman Gathering. Lunasa was a time when the Celts called on the sun god Lugh to bring them sun and warm weather guaranteeing a bountiful harvest. Join us for this celebration with living […]






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 1 – 7). GI Jive Festival, Various locations, Co. Down, until August 5. Step back in time to the nostalgic sights, sounds, smells and music of the 1940s, including American GI re-enactments, planes, tanks, vintage cars […]






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






Down The Ards Peninsula takes centre stage as part of the NI Year of Food and Drink this summer and autumn, when the Peninsula Food Showcase rolls into five towns and villages. Come along for Chef demonstrations, tastings, artisan food producers and food-themed family fun! It’s all happening this Saturday 30th July at Market Square, […]






LEAF THE CITY BEHIND AND VISIT NI’s STUNNING GARDENS






NORTHERN IRELAND boasts some of the most magnificent gardens in Europe that are perfect for family days away, inquisitive horticulturalists and lazy summer picnics. To celebrate our great green spaces Tourism Northern Ireland has created a green-fingered list of stunning gardens to visit and exciting events to attend. Tourism NI’s Communications & Destination PR Officer […]






A THRILLING SUMMER AWAITS THEME PARK FANS WITH STENA LINE






NOW that the schools have finished for the summer, families in Northern Ireland will be thrilled to hear that ferry company Stena Line has launched its latest range of Theme Park Breaks to Britain, which for the first time includes Drayton Manor (featuring Thomas Land), alongside existing favourites LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort and Alton Towers Resort, […]






MD RACING BMW MICHAEL DUNLOP TO RACE AT ARMOY






Line up for Armoy announced! Michael Dunlop has confirmed that he is set to race at the Armoy Road Races on the 29th and 30th July 2016 on his MD Racing BMW. 27-year-old Michael Dunlop has raced at the Armoy Road Races year on year and will be entering the two First4Printing and Bayview Hotel […]






Peninsula Food Showcase for Portaferry






Ards and North Down Borough Council’s first Peninsula Food Showcase will take place in picturesque Portaferry on Saturday 30 July (12noon – 6.00pm). The showcase will be the first in a series of events which will take place around the Ards Peninsula from July until October to celebrate Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink. […]