Jacqueline shares her pick of what’s on this weekend across NI


The Ards and North Down Pipe Band and Drum Major Championships will take place on Saturday 11 May 2019 at Newtownards Airport, 11.00am – 5.00pm. It promises to be a day of music, colour and pageantry that will culminate in a spectacular Grand Finale March Past and Salute to the Chieftain, before the presentation of prizes.


This Apple Blossom weekend, 10th to 12th May, call in to Dan Winter’s Cottage in Loughgall and enjoy a tour and some amazing tastes!  See Mrs Jean Patterson making soda bread and potato apple bread on the old griddle over the open turf fire in the farmhouse kitchen.  Enjoy a taste or take a treat home.


Enniskillen plays host to the 4th annual Comic Fest on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May, with guests signing and sketching through the day alongside a programme of panel discussions, photo opportunities, gaming, interviews, exhibitors and merchandise. Special guest include Mick McMahon, John Wagner, Ian Kennedy, Nigel Parkinson, Simon Furman, Mike Dorey, Clint Langley, Simon Bisley & more. 


DMC Promotions present the Kilkennys this Friday 10th May at the Burnavon Theatre Cookstown. The Kilkennys will provide an unforgettable, energy filled, toe tapping and hand clapping night of entertainment sprinkled with some of Ireland’s most prolific songs and ballads. 


Termoneeny Running Club invite you to the 11th Termoneeny 10k / 5K Race on the evening of Friday 10th May. Registration on the night available. Join TRC for a few hills and  their legendary hospitality!  Bespoke medal for ALL runners.  This year’s race will be supporting Charis Cancer.


Get ready for a collection of inspirational adventure films coming at you from the wildest corners of the globe as the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to the Theatre at The Mill Newtownabbey on 10th and 11th May.  These brand-new films are taken from the world’s most prestigious mountain festival, held every year in Canada. 


Keep Telling Me Lies at the Mac, 9th to 12th May,  tells of the journey of two Belfast women.  Set against the backdrop of the crumbling Floral Hall, they recall the fateful night they met their future musician husbands. This is a story driven by the music of the Showbands, the people who made the magic happen, and those left on the sidelines.

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Jacqueline McGonigle