10 Things to do in NI 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 (April 28 – May 4).

  • Taste in the West, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, May 1. Taste in the West is the first ever food festival hosted by Strule Arts Centre and celebrates the very best in local food products and services and local celebrity chef Jenny Bristow will be on hand to offer cooking tips and recipes.

  • City of Derry Jazz Festival 2014, various venues, City of Derry, May 1-5. The annual festival offers a packed programme of festival favourites throughout the city with some of the biggest stars and newest names on the jazz music scene.

  • Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2014, various venues, Belfast, May 1-11.  The streets of Belfast will be alive with readings, live music and performances from some global acts including De La Soul, Gingers Baker from 60s band Cream and Jimi Goodwin from rock giants The Doves.  

  • Festival of Fools, various venues, Belfast, May 2-5. The sound of laughter and the sight of acrobatics, music and comedy will fill the streets of Belfast City Centre and the Cathedral Quarter as the Festival of Fools celebrates coordinated comedic chaos.

  • Tandragee 100, various venues, Tandragee, Co. Armagh, May 2-3. The Tandragee 100 is the largest National Road Racing Event in Northern Ireland attracting approximately 120 competitors from around the world to take part in the circuit between Tandragee, Markethill and Armagh.

  • Guinness Carrick Sevens 2014, Carrickfergus Rugby Football Club, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, May 2-4. Northern Ireland’s biggest 7s tournament takes place over three days with four rugby competitions and a host of continental food, live entertainment and much more.
  • Killyleagh Horse Show, Coiley Hill, Killyleagh, Co. Down, May 3. This popular outdoor event has grown over the years and includes class for Working Hunter, Show Jumping, Cobs, Young Handler and much more.
  • Birds of Chicago, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, May 3. JT Nero and Allison Russell have emerged as two of the most compelling new voices in North American Roots music and will provide an evening with echoes of mountain gospel, corner doo-wop and classic soul.

  • Night at the Museum, North Down Museum, Bangor, Co. Down, May 3.  North Down Museum will come alive at night with meteorites on display, children’s activities and an inflatable indoor star dome, bring your telescope along for some expert advice and enjoy a torch-lit tour.
  • Causeway Coast Challenge Walk, Portballintrae, Co. Antrim, May 4. Take part in the 30km walk from Portballintrae to Dunseverick Castle passing through the Giant’s Causeway and along the cliff path.