Heaney Homeplace Bellaghy to host International Women’s Day Conference

The Belle of Mid Ulster Association to host  International Women’s Day Conference which will be held in The Heaney HomePlace Bellaghy on Thursday 8th March.

The Belle of Mid Ulster Association was formed in 2016 to support Mid Ulster Women and to inspire them to flourish personally, economically and professionally.  Our Mission Statement is “Devoted to Showcasing the Mid Ulster area as a great place to Live, Work and Visit. 

Our chosen charity which we hope to continue to support is The Northern Ireland Air Ambulance. 

The organisers of the Conference have decided to source their Speakers this year from Mid Ulster and have a truly inspirational line up of local ladies. 

The 2017 Belle of Mid-Ulster, Ailis Corey, is a two-time blood cancer survivor and a stem-cell transplant recipient.  A keen advocate for blood cancer awareness and blood, stem cell and organ donation, Ailis is a member of the ‘Transplant Sport Northern Ireland’ team and has represented them at the British Transplant Games on three occasions. 

Clodagh Dunlop will speak about her remarkable journey when at 37 years old, an inspirational young front line Police Officer was left with locked-in syndrome after suffering a devastating brain stem stroke.  Clodagh spent months trapped inside her body unable to move or speak and was only able to communicate by blinking.  However, she astounded everyone with her miraculous recovery and chose to do a sky dive to mark the day she almost lost her life. 

Emma Heatherington is a bestselling Author from Dungannon, Co Tyrone.  The mum of five has penned ten book including the international hit ‘The Legacy of Lucy Harte’ and the life story of Ireland’s Queen of Country Music, Philomena Begley.  She is also an acclaimed scriptwriter, songwriter and poet.  Her latest novel ‘A Part of Me and You’ was published in January by Harper Collins.

The main theme of the Conference will be “The Resilience of Women” and our Speakers have already demonstrated that they have this quality not only in their own lives but as they have touched the lives of others. 

The Conference in Bellaghy would be a source of information, entertainment and enlightenment.  We have accommodation for up to 200 people but delegates will be included on a first come first served basis.  There are no barriers to who attends this Conference so every lady from Mid Ulster is entitled to attend.  Should you wish to reserve a place please book online at Eventbrite.

This is an event not to be missed!