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


The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are returning to The Commons, Donaghadee this Saturday 7th September from 7.30pm-9.30pm, ending with a firework finale.  Free bus to Bangor and Newtownards from the event at 10pm and 10.30pm.  And that’s not all, this Thursday sees the return of boat tours of the bay and ‘A Taste of Donaghadee’ food tours on the 5th September.


Macha is a new production celebrating through music and drama the myths and mysteries of Emhain Mhacha, the Navan Fort, ancient seat of the rulers of Ulster. Navan Centre and Fort this weekend, 6th and 7th September. Come dressed for the weather as this is an outdoor performance. 


The Ulster Canoe Festival returns to Lisnaskea once again in 2019 this weekend, 7th and 8th September. This event is 2 full days of paddling sessions in the presence of some of the top open boat coaches in the province to help you improve your skills.  This year it is taking place in Upper Lough Erne. Share Discovery Village’s facilities right on the shore of the lough are ideal and the perfect location to access several popular rivers.


Join Aware for their Annual Mood Walk from Omagh Community House this Sunday 8th September.  This is a family friendly event and all dogs are welcome on leads.  Every penny raised stays in Northern Ireland, and will help Aware continue the work they do to support those living with depression, anxiety and bipolar. Registration includes medal and t-shirt.


This Saturday don’t miss the Women’s Wellbeing Fair at Meadowbank Sports Arena Magherafelt, and discover organisations in the Mid-Ulster area that promote women’s health and wellbeing.  Try out and receive treatments on the day. Everyone is welcome and admission is free!


Join the Donkey Sanctuary in Templepatrick for their Open Day this Saturday!  You will have the opportunity to learn all about our donkeys and how they are cared for, browse the indoor craft stall and enjoy a variety of activities for all ages.  BBQ and refreshments will be available, parking and entrance is free!


Belfast Zoo is delighted to once again host Sensory Day this Saturday 7th September.  This special day allows visitors on the autism spectrum and those with other sensory requirements to enjoy a day out to the zoo in a stress-free environment. 

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