Build Your Career In Hospitality And Tourism: 11 Jobs Recruiting Right Now Across Northern Ireland

Whether you are on a hunt for a job or looking for a career change, the hospitality and tourism industry has many opportunities for you. 

From front of house and housekeeping positions to customer services and management opportunities, you are sure to find a role that suits your experience and skill. 

As part of the Hospitality & Tourism Skills network (HATS) and Tourism NI partnership, you can now easily find opportunities that the industry has to offer on a central job portal.

Here are 11 Jobs In Hospitality & Tourism Recruiting Right Now Across Northern Ireland:

1.  Cruise Ship Coordinator | Visit Belfast | Co. Antrim



Visit Belfast are looking for a Cruise Ship Coordinator who will be responsible to the Director of Visitor Servicing and the Visitor Services Operations Manager for the provision of efficient and comprehensive management of cruise visitors arriving into Belfast along with the provision of visitor servicing and management of shuttle bus services. 

2. Hotel Duty Manager | COREcruitment International | Co. Fermanagh


£32,000 + Benefits


COREcruitment International are looking for a creative and dynamic individual, who thinks out of the box and is excited to develop a strong team culture within a challenging environment. The position would suit an experienced Duty Manager or a candidate in a management position within the Front Office Division, looking to take a step forward into management.

3.  Assistant Manager | Nando’s | Co. Derry

£23900 – £26000 per annum


Interested in joining the Nando’s family? We’re looking for an assistant manager who will work alongside the general manager to support the team and deliver the best experience to all our customers. They would love somebody who motivates and supports the team. If you’re hungry and keen to learn and develop, this is the job for you.

4.  Contracts Manager | Craft Events Management |

Craft Events Management are recruiting an experienced Contracts Manager to join their dynamic and busy Events Team. The person will be responsible to their clients in two prestigious locations: Belfast Castle and Malone House. You’ll need a minimum of 2 years of experience as a catering/hospitality/events manager/supervisor with a career background within the bar and licensing environment.

5. Food Service Assistant | Moy Park Ballymena | Co. Armagh



Join the team at Moy Park Ballymena as a food service assistant and join their catering team. You’ll provide an efficient and friendly service to customers, assisting as directed with all aspects of food preparation and presentation to high quality standards.

6.  Events Staff | Mount Charles Group | Various locations


£8.92 – £9.90 per hour

Join a leading events team working across Northern Ireland in a range of different venues. Some of the venues include the likes of Ulster Rugby, Waterfront Hall, IFA Windsor Park and more.

7. Mobile Food Service Assistant | Sodexo | Co. Derry


£9.10 per hour


Sodexo are looking for a Mobile Food Service Assistant to be responsible for preparing and serving food with care and attention, replenishing stock and ensuring all work areas are clean. The ideal candidate will have a positive, friendly attitude and will work as part of a team and will need to have strong communication skills.

8.  Bar and Restaurant Supervisor | Malmaison Hotels | Co. Antrim


Earn up to £11.20 Per Hour (inc tronc), 40 Hours


Malmaison Hotels are looking for a Bar and Restaurant Supervisor who already has experience in working within a busy restaurant and/or bar and be looking for the next step in your career. The ideal candidate will be the face of the restaurant and bar within the hotel and will communicate with the kitchen and management team to ensure a smooth and controlled dining experience for all guests.

9.  Museums Officer | Staffline | Co. Antrim


£12.43 – £14.38 per hour

Staffline are recruiting for a Museums Officer who will be responsible for the delivery of the museum’s collections plans to ensure that Council maintains UK Accreditation standard for collections.

10.  Cleaning Supervisor | Reed | Co. Antrim


£12.00 per hour


Reed have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Cleaning Supervisor to join their leading team based in Belfast. You’ll be responsible for maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness throughout the site while adhering to Health & Safety Policies & Procedures. Previous supervisor experience ideally within a cleaning role/environment is desired.

11.  Summer Program Manager | Belfast International Watersports Ltd | Co. Down

Seasonal (June – August 2022)


Let’s Go Hydro is looking for an experienced and qualified Summer Program Manager to be jointly responsible for the planning and implementation of daily operations of Lets Go Hydro Summer Scheme, over a 9-week period in the summer of 2022. The successful candidate will directly co-manage and co-supervise up to 30 employees, called Summer Scheme Team to ensure the delivery of our established program goals and deliverables. 

If you are interested in any of these positions make sure you apply NOW! 

For more opportunities, go to #CountMeIn

Ards International Guitar Festival welcomes International Sensation Jon Gomm

International guitar sensation Jon Gomm is set to headline the Ards International Guitar Festival when it rocks into Newtownards next month from 7 – 10 April.

Based in Leeds, Jon Gomm is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and twisting melodies all at the same time.

Jon wrote his first song at the age of six and was soon accompanying his father to gigs in his hometown of Blackpool. Touring musicians would often stay at the Gomm household on the understanding that Jon would get a guitar lesson – which meant he had one-to-one instruction from such blues legends as BB King and Jack Bruce of Cream.

Nowadays, Jon tours worldwide. In January 2012 his song Passionflower went viral online, with the video passing six million hits, resulting in national TV appearances in the UK, Portugal, Holland, Brazil and Turkey. His debut CD Hypertension has sold over 50,000 copies at the time of writing, and his second CD Don’t Panic sold out within 3 days of appearing on Amazon. His videos are watched tens of thousands of times within minutes of appearing on YouTube.

The festival is delighted to also welcome Carlow-born virtuoso Shane Hennessy back to this year’s line-up. Shane who is supporting Jon Gomm at his Queen’s Hall gig, is known for high energy and variety at his live shows – listeners can expect anything from Bach to Beyoncé! Irish Music Magazine also referred to him as “one of the most exciting live performers of his generation”. Coming from a background in Irish traditional music, Shane has been captivating audiences globally for the past few years, with sell-out solo tours in Europe, Russia, and the United States under his belt, as well as regular appearances at major international music festivals. He has released four albums of original music, with the most recent Rain Dance being hailed as “a triumphant reaffirmation of his virtuosity and compositional excellence” by Irish Music Magazine.

Over the years Shane has collaborated with Tommy Emmanuel, worked with Grammy-winner Bill Whelan (composer of Riverdance), and was named Male Musician of the Year at the 2021 American Listener-Supported Radio Awards.

Jon Gomm and Shane Hennessey will play at The Queen’s Hall, Newtownards on Saturday 9 April. Tickets cost £15 and are on sale now.

For the full programme and bookings visit: 

New Book ‘Am I Mad Or What’ Reveals West Belfast Woman’s Encounters With Fame, Loss And Mental Health

Pauline Carville launches her book Am I Mad or What Published by Excalibur Press

Drawing on the highs and lows of her tumultuous journey as a woman in the international performing industry, West Belfast born actor, broadcaster and singer, Pauline Carville, is finally ready to break her silence to inspire others to not make the same mistakes as she did in her tell all book, Am I Mad or What?.

Released on Thursday March 9, the official biographical novel is a compelling tale written from Pauline’s first hand experience of mental breakdowns, personal tragedy and overcoming struggles, touching the hearts of many across Northern Ireland, a country reported to have the highest prevalence of mental health problems in the UK.

From a young age, Pauline always believed she had a story to tell but after her one woman performance at the Belfast Fringe Festival in 2011, the actress was knocked back but 11 years later, she feels she is ready to ‘let it go’.

“I wrote the book as I felt like I had a story to tell that could help others. I had talked about telling my story for many years and I did write it originally as a short fifty minute one woman show that I performed in The Belfast Fringe Festival back in 2011. 

“Unfortunately, performing it knocked me back into a depression for a few years, so I needed to be ready to tackle it once again.” she said.

As a trained actor and singer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Royal Academy of Music, Pauline paints an emotive picture in her writing about how her skyrocketing professional career securing international acting roles alongside Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen and West End legend Trevor Nunn, was synonymous with her mental breakdown in 2001.

“I did manage to have a successful performing career all whilst battling with severe anxiety and depression from the age of fifteen when my daddy had died the year before. It changed  everything in our family and it was a terrible shock as he had been found dead under strange circumstances.

“I went to three different GP’s and I would do all that was advised, go to the gym, go for walks but after years of therapy I got to the stage where suicidal thoughts were my daily life. I began planning ways to die.”

By giving readers a truthful depiction of her reality beyond the stage, Pauline hopes that they will learn that they aren’t alone in anything that they are currently experiencing and to always keep the conversation open with loved ones when it comes to talking about mental health.

“I hope that readers will realise that keeping something as serious as depression hidden had actually made things much worse. The longer that I hid my feelings, the longer it took to recover.  

“I hope that anyone reading my book will not make the same mistake that I did and go and get the help they need.” she said. 

Despite her book’s inclusion of the struggles Pauline faced, she also shares the many happy memories and funny anecdotes in the book, including the heart-warming story of how she met her husband and fellow broadcaster, Robin Elliott and the thrilling story of how a New York psychic conned her out of thousands.

Pauline’s book, Am I Mad or What?, priced £9.99, can be purchased from Excalibur Press 


Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice. In 2022, she celebrates her 40th year on stage with a ’40 Years Live’ concert tour, arriving at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh on Tuesday 29 March.

From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of Western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe, Eddi’s path soon led her to a professional career in music as a backing singer for Eurythmics and Gang of Four. Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with ‘Perfect’ and debut album ‘First of a Million Kisses’ which stormed the charts in the late 1980s.

Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as ‘The Songs of Robert Burns’ and last years ‘Cavalier’. She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees and an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world’s greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk and even Classical work with various orchestras.

The ’40 Years Live’ tour promises to be something special, as with any Eddi Reader show, the magic is being made in the moment, no two performances are ever the same.

Tickets can be booked online at, or through the Box Office on [028] 3752 1821.

And to keep up-to-date with the latest news at the Market Place Theatre, you can follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( where you will find all the latest information, special offers and video previews.


Make way for a crackin’ Spring and Summer with a visit to epic, Derry~Londonderry

Far and Wild Foodie Cycling. St Columbs Park House, Limavady Rd, Londonderry, BT47 6JY, United Kingdom.

Now that the longer, brighter days are upon us, it is the perfect opportunity to make plans for lots of exciting and unforgettable experiences this spring and summer.  If you’re looking to try new things and see amazing places right on your doorstep then Derry~Londonderry should be on your bucket list, explained Odhran Dunne, CEO, Visit Derry.

“The Walled City offers something for everyone”, said Odhran.  “Thrill seekers can now experience an exhilarating cruise along the River Foyle, or zip through the treetops at Oakfire Adventures.  You can still do the favorites like walk the iconic city walls on a guided tour, or if you want a contemporary take on the city visit the locations where Derry Girls was filmed.

“In the coming months, there are numerous events and outdoor activities for all the family to enjoy as well as new experiences and lots of ways to keep entertained in our many theatres and museums; it’s a place like no other so get planning now to ensure 2022 is a LegenDerry Spring and Summer.”, said Odhran.


A festival city renowned for its buzzing atmosphere, 2022 is jam-packed with incredible events to look out for.

  • About Us (Creativity Unboxed) – a spectacular, free open-air event that combines live performances and multimedia installations to celebrate the history of the universe from Big Bang to the present day arrives in Derry from 15th – 21st March.
  • Spring Carnival – returns in all its splendor with a magical programme of dance, folklore, music, and food.On March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day the vibrant Carnival Parade will kick off from 3-4pm.
  • Walled City Passion – is an exciting new festival and modern re-telling of the Easter story staged along the Walls of Derry and in Guildhall Square.  Creating an electrifying event for all the family and told through live streaming and performance, this unique production will run from 14th – 16th April. 
  • Our Place In Space (Creativity Unboxed) – is an out of this world experience centered on an epic-scale model of the solar system designed by artist and children’s author Oliver Jeffers – and created as a 3D sculpture trail stretching 10km. You can walk the trail in Derry from 22nd April-22 May.
  • City of Derry Jazz Festival – Northern Ireland’s biggest and best jazz festival is back. There’ll be big-band performances, solo gigs, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra with Brazilian musical legend Hermeto Pascoal, Imelda May, Jumpin Up! and much more from 28th April – 2nd May.?
  • O’Neills Foyle Cup – Ireland’s premier youth soccer event will attract hundreds of teams from across the world from 18th – 23rd July.
  • Foyle Maritime Festival – the most highly anticipated event in the North West of Ireland will return from 20th – 24th July alongside the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet. Highlights include the Legenderry Street Food Festival, live music, street animation, marine themed installations, and much more.
  • Millennium Forum – Other not-to-be-missed events coming up include Give My Head Peace in March, Derren Brown in April, SIX UK Tour in August and Celtic Women in August.


  • Giddy Up! – City of Derry Equestrian offers a guided horse-riding experience and is a fantastic way to connect with nature and enjoy the panoramic views of Derry, Donegal and beyond. Crindle Stables, located on a working farm and stud, offers horse riding lessons and quirky activities for the beginner to the advanced rider.
  • Far and Wild – a new Foodie Cycle Tours offer an historic view of the city and features two great culinary experiences, or you can get adventurous and enjoy a paddle boarding experience as you glide under the iconic Peace Bridge.
  • Thrill seekers – Oakfire Adventures is a mecca for thrill seekers who love canopy high tree-to-tree crossing, free fall Tarzan swings and riding super-fast very long zips.  Limitless Activity Centre offers the chance to pilot a hovercraft and operate a Powerturn Buggy go-karting or Creggan Country Park has land and water-based activities including canoeing, aqua inflatables, raft building and pier jumping.
  • Foyle Venture Cruises – blow away the cobwebs with an exciting boat cruise along the iconic river Foyle taking in the beautiful sights of the historic city, its bridges and local wildlife.


  • Wild Atlantic Distillery and Gin School – hear about the art of distillation and even distil your very own bottle of gin using a beautiful, authentic mini copper pot still.
  • Derry’s Famous Beer and Cheese Tour – hear the stories of the people producing wonderful craft brews at Northbound Brewery before a visit to Dart Mountain Cheese to meet the cheesemakers and sample the range of award winning cheeses.
  • Artis by Phelim O’Hagan – a new high end dining experience in the Craft Village, Artis is a celebration of local produce and more than 43-years of Michelin Star restaurant experience.


  • Visit Derry Pass – access 10 attractions and activities across the city including the iconic Guildhall, Tower Museum, Siege Museum, Bogside History Tours and The Museum of Free Derry; tours of the City’s cathedrals and churches; and access to several guided tour options that take in the bustle of the city.


There is a superb variety of places to stay in Derry~Londonderry so whether you like a little luxury, spa breaks, boutique escapes or family friendly accommodation, the city has it all. 

For more information on things to do in Derry~Londonderry, click on or call + 44 (0) 28 7137 7577. 

The ‘Circuit’ is Back!

The UAC Easter Stages Ltd is thrilled to announce that following a two-year break, due to the
global pandemic, the Circuit of Ireland International Rally is set to return on Easter weekend, Friday
15th and Saturday 16th April 2022.

Craig Breen and Paul Nagle on their way to victory on the ‘Circuit’ in 2019

We are also delighted to announce that Wastewater Solutions are continuing to support the event
as title sponsors. Wastewater Solutions Managing Director, Philip Johnston, commented ” I am
extremely pleased to see the Circuit back and look forward to working with the team to provide
another Easter Classic; who knows I might even compete this time!!”

Clerk of the Course, Nigel Hughes, stated ” We are very grateful to Philip for his continued support.
We have been working hard during our enforced respite to come up with a plan for the rally that will
appeal to competitors, spectators and fans. We are also very conscious that Covid remains as a
threat to our population and hopefully the route for 2022 reflects our thinking whilst endeavouring to
keep the public safe”.

The Wastewater Solutions Circuit of Ireland International Rally will be the First round of the FIA
Celtic Rally Trophy and the third round of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. The action focuses
on the North West corner of Northern Ireland and the 12 stages will provide competitors with fast
flowing and technical challenges on both days.

Event Headquarters in Carey Cleaning Machines will be beside the service area in the Livestock
Market in Ballymena helping to reduce the road mileage for competitors and facilitating easy access
for spectators.

Entries will open at 8:00 p.m. on 7th March 2022 via rallyscore at and
regulations will be available from the event website
We look forward to seeing you out there and welcome the ‘Circuit’ back in style!!

Armagh’s all-new Home of St Patrick festival kicks off next week

UK City of Culture contender Armagh City reveals fresh nine-day festival bounce for 2022

Tuesday 8th March: St Patrick’s historical home, Armagh City, has launched a new and inspirational nine-day festival programme to celebrate the life and legacy of Ireland’s world-famous patron saint which kicks off on Thursday 10 March.

This year’s Home of St Patrick Festival combines exceptional live music, comedy art, poetry, theatre, film, dance and thought with great debate, adventure and lots of family fun.

The Home of St. Patrick Festival has established itself as one of the UK and Ireland’s best events to mark St Patrick’s enduring impact on the island of Ireland and on the world. Renowned for converting Ireland to Christianity centuries ago, it was in Armagh that Patrick began his Christian mission and his legacy lives on in this ancient, unique and beautiful place.

Armagh’s iconic Market Place Theatre plays a big part in this year’s festival, hosting performances from big name comedy acts including Jason Bryne and up-and-coming cult comedy hero Owen Colgan.

Acclaimed tribute band Celtic Soul and the showstopping, global award-winning Sitkovetsky Trio will also bring their unique classical power to Armagh for this year’s special series of events. The trio have played in world renowned venues such as Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Palais des Beaux Arts, Musée du Louvre, l’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall and Lincoln Center New York.

In Ireland’s oldest city and famed for its history, heritage and stunning Georgian façades, storytelling and walking tours are another big feature of this year’s programme which reliably includes the annual St Patrick Lecture, St Patrick’s Vigil and community procession.

Art is as important as ever in 2022 as internationally-acclaimed artist Desmond Kinney brings his large-scale murals and public art works with a theme of myths and legends to a city which also celebrates Armagh Art Club’s 60-year milestone with special showcase of its work at Market Place Theatre.

There’s plenty for kids of all ages too, including art and craft workshops, ahead of two big family days out planned for Thursday 17 March in The Shambles Yard, Armagh. On Saturday 19 March, Banbridge’s gorgeous Solitude Park will be the place to be to enjoy live music, face-painters, fair rides and more.

For more information on the range of in-person and online events, and to book tickets, jump into

Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council launches Causeway Craft Trail

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has today, Wednesday 9th March 2022, launched a new way to explore the stunning scenery of the region – through the eyes of the creative craftspeople and artists who draw their inspiration from the landscape.

The new Causeway Craft Trail is a fascinating immersive tourism experience that allows visitors to take in some of the hidden gems of the Causeway Coastal Route by visiting artists and craftspeople in the places that inspire them and observing them at work.

The visitor experience has been funded by Tourism NI and as part of the launch participants will have the opportunity to ‘meet the makers’ at a series of planned open workshop events.

The Craft Trail begins in the north-west of the region, steering visitors from studios nestled in the rural farmscapes of Aghadowey to the endless beaches of Downhill, via workshops with views out to the Isle of Jura and up close to world-famous attractions such as Giant’s Causeway and the idyllic Ballintoy Harbour.

An Open Studio Weekend takes place on March 19th and 20th when twelve makers and collectives will throw open their doors to demonstrate their craft and share their creative development with you. There’ll also be an opportunity to purchase their artisan products which make an ideal gift or a treat for yourself.

The skilled artisans who you will meet along the trail include potters working their wheel in renovated barns, boat makers building canoes in a workshop high above Castlerock, traditional basket-makers incorporating driftwood and pebbles in their work, as well as Northern Ireland’s only artisanal glassblowing studio.

Places to visit will include intimate galleries where visitors can lose themselves in contemplation of the artworks, and social enterprises where they can explore the work of scores of creative designer-makers who work in the Causeway Coast and Glens

Visitors will be able to enjoy a homemade traybake in a welcoming café, while watching a potter creating just the same tableware that you’re using. They will be able to observe working studios where craftspeople will share ancient techniques and the fascinating background stories associated with their arts.

Launching the new Causeway Craft Trail, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Councillor Richard Holmes said: “The Causeway Craft Trail offers a tremendous platform for local artists and craftspeople to create a meaningful and immersive experience by welcoming visitors into their studio to observe them at work and learn about the history of their craft and business.  

“The experience offers visitors a unique way to explore a region that is world-renowned for its magical landscapes, with the added opportunity of meeting the artists and craftspeople and learn how they interpret their inspirational surroundings to create beautiful and authentic piece made and sold onsite.

“The new Causeway Craft Trail has brought together a collective of talented and accomplished artists and craftspeople whose enthusiasm for the region is rivalled only by their sheer brilliance at their profession, and they will undoubtedly deliver an authentic experience that will enhance our tourism offering aimed at attracting visitors to explore the trail.”

Ciaran Doherty, Head of Regions at Tourism NIadded: “As part of our Market Led Covid Recovery Fund we are delighted to have been able to support the development of this engaging Causeway Craft Trail which provides another great reason to visit the Causeway Coast and Glens and Northern Ireland this spring and beyond.”

For more information on the Causeway Craft Trail:

Social Enterprise, 4C UR Future, Secure Seed Funding From The James Kane Foundation

L-R Caroline McCoubrey, Foundation Manager; Rachel Doherty, 4C UR Future Managing Director; Charlie Jenkins, The James Kane Foundation Board Member; Rose Mary Stalker, 4C UR Future Founder.

Local social enterprise, 4C UR Future, have secured seed funding from The James Kane Foundation to develop and launch a first-generation Careers Portal to help involve, inform, and inspire young people from Northern Ireland to make more empowered education and career choices.

The Northern Ireland-based not-for-profit Community Interest Company was founded in March 2019 by experienced business leader, Rose Mary Stalker, with Managing Director, Rachel Doherty, appointed in April 2021 to lead the organisation’s ambitious plans.

Collaborating with a diverse range of cross-sectoral businesses, the organisation delivers innovative careers inspiration events for Year 9 students called 4C UR Future LIVE.

Rachel explained:

“4C UR Future LIVE is not a typical careers event. We engage with Year 9 pupils using work-based games and skills challenges to help young people identify their own strengths and attributes, which are aligned with future of work employability criteria.”

“The range of skills-based games we provide, which are designed and delivered in collaboration with local employers, are intended to provide something for everyone; reflecting the diverse nature of future career options and giving each young person the opportunity to shine.”

Plans are well underway for the organisation to deliver an at-scale pilot of 11 4C UR Future LIVE events in June 2022 as an at-scale pilot, with one event being hosted in each Council area in Northern Ireland.

The seed funding from The James Kane Foundation will support the development of a first-generation 4C UR Future CAREERS PORTAL for 2022, through which each LIVE participant will receive a ‘Personal Feedback Profile’ after the events. In addition, the CAREERS PORTAL will contain a wide range of relevant, relatable, and up to date Careers Content, which is developed in collaboration with industry and employers.

Rachel continued: 

“The 4C UR Future CAREERS PORTAL has the potential to reach and engage every young person in Northern Ireland, providing them with a go-to platform for impartial and up-to-date careers information, and crucially, featuring local companies and local voices.”

“The content available via the portal has the potential to inspire young people, build their confidence, and improve the quality and relevance of their education pathways and career choices. It will also signpost them to resources for further skills and careers support.”

“Our aim is to empower young people; involving them in their own decision-making journeys, informing them of the wide range of opportunities available to them in Northern Ireland, and inspiring them to recognise their own value.”

Announcing the support, The James Kane Foundation Chair, Michael Wilson, said:

“We are delighted to support this initiative. One of the Foundation’s key charitable objectives is to provide funding for work experience, employment, and training opportunities and this fits well within the concept of a Careers Portal for post-primary school children. Having access to a wealth of information online, which is up to date and tailored, will undoubtedly help our young people by enhancing their career development, skills, and competencies. We look forward in anticipation for its launch.”

Charlie Jenkins, Board Member of the Foundation (pictured), also commented:

“I was delighted to be able to represent The James Kane Foundation at the announcement of the seed fund for 4C UR Future. It is fantastic to see the progress being made on such a ground-breaking project.”

To find out more about 4C UR Future, visit, or email

Newtownabbey Drama Festival returns to Theatre at The Mill

Newtownabbey Drama Festival is back for a week of exhilarating drama at Theatre at The Mill from Monday 14 – Friday 18 March.

This annual festival presents some of the best full length plays from amateur dramatic groups across Northern Ireland and beyond. 

This year’s exciting line-up includes;

  • Monday 14 – Holywood Players present Absent Friends by Alan Acykbourn
  • Tuesday 15 – Bart Players present The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell 
  • Wednesday 16 – Newpoint Players present Mary K by Sean Treanor
  • Thursday 17 – Rosemary Drama Group present Tartuffe by Ranjit Bolt 
  • Friday 18 – Theatre 3 Newtownabbey present The Anastasia File by Royce Ryton 

A full synopsis for all plays can be found at

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb said “Newtownabbey Drama Festival has been serving our community from 1982 offering the best of amateur theatre. I am pleased to see the return of this event and I would encourage you to support these groups and enjoy a great evening of Theatre.”

Tickets for the Newtownabbey Drama Festival are priced at £9 & £8 (Concession) and are available online at or from Box Office T: 0300 123 7788.