Picture This have added extra dates in Belfast, Killarney and Dublin due to phenomenal demand. Tickets for all extra shows are on sale now at www.Ticketmaster.ie


Last Monday, Picture This announce their long-awaited fourth studio album Parked Car Conversations, to be released 29 September 2023 (via RCA Records, Germany). This album announcement follows the release of two new singles from the band, Get On My Love and ‘Song To Myself’ , both tracks extending Picture This’ status as hit songwriters after their 18-month hiatus.


Parked Car Conversations has been named as Picture This’ most ambitious work to be released thus far. The album consists of 15 tracks written by the band over the last three years. Many of them, much like ‘Song To Myself’, illuminate an emotional depth that remained untouched on previous albums, presenting the band – particularly lyricist and singer Ryan Hennessy – at their most vulnerable. The album is a retrospective insight into Hennessy’s personal hurdles that seemed, at the time, impossible to overcome. The strength of overcoming such situations and the growth that comes from it is the focus of Parked Car Conversations.


Speaking on the upcoming album, Ryan Hennessy says: “Parked Car Conversations is by far the most personal album we have ever created. There are so many deeply meaningful songs to us on this record and I hope they can be just as meaningful to those who listen. It is an album about everything involved with being human. Love and loss and hurt and euphoria and all of those other complex emotions that flutter in between. The ups and downs of living are conveyed through ballads and anthems alike on this record. It is a truly raw and open album and we’re inviting you in further than we ever have before. 


I think Parked Car Conversations is so authentically Picture This both sonically and lyrically and with some gorgeous new flavours that we have never had before. It really is so exciting to be sharing it with the world. This album is a soundtrack. Not to a movie, but to life.” 


Sonically, Parked Car Conversations carries the band’s existing characteristics of pop-rock, with hints of indie and folk-pop. Catchy guitar riffs combine with melodic hooks and anthemic choruses, which are embellished by Ryan Hennessy’s stunning vocals.


Parked Car Conversations will be available on CD and LP, and ltd. book. The latter forms an intimate and unique insight into the band’s daily life. From the first small gig to their headline show at last year’s Electric Picnic, Ireland’s biggest music event with over 70,000 visitors. Through the studio recordings and video shoots, a complete picture of the band emerges for the first time, which will connect hardcore fans and newcomers alike even deeper with the art and show the band more personally than ever.



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


Larne Museum and Arts Centre are celebrating 117 years since the official opening of Larne Carnegie Free Library in 1906!  Join them this weekend for an afternoon of themed activities including storytelling, arts and crafts and a craft demonstration.

Find out more HERE


The Armagh City Toy Fair and Display Show makes its return this weekend at the Armagh City Hotel.

Find out more HERE


Titanic Wrestling presents Up the Lagan in a Bubble at the Connswater Centre this weekend.

Find out more HERE


Join the Woodland Trust Northern Ireland at Mourne Park, County Down to explore this stunning ancient woodland at the Family Trail Day on Saturday.

Find out more HERE


See Pat and Faye Shortt’s “Well” at the Ardhowen Theatre this Saturday.   The show follows the unfortunate demise of Dad and Daughter Country and Irish music duo as they attempt to ascend the heights of their local music scene by playing a gig in the town’s hotel.

Find out more HERE


On Sunday, April 2nd, Derry’s best gaming spot, VR Fusion,  is donating their venue to Children in Crossfire from 10am-4pm.  You can book a 1-hour time slot for your kids (or yourself!) for just £5 and enjoy a variety of gaming options.

Find out more HERE


Would you like to take more creative shots at night? Why not join The Photo Academy NI for some creative portraits in urban settings over the next month.  2nd April – Cookstown – Creative Night Photography – Painting with Light.

Find out more HERE



10 things to do in Northern Ireland

Here are ten exciting things to do 3 – 9 April

  1. Ulster American Folk Park. 2 Mellon Rd. Omagh BT78 5QU. Uk

    Wetland Detectives, Comber, County Down, 6 – 16 April. Can you quack the clues this Easter? Join in on the fun for a family day out full of exploration and discovery that will put all of your senses to the test. To succeed as a Wetland Detective and complete the Easter trail, you’ll need to get closer than ever to nature. Follow tracks to work out who’s been creeping around at night. Once you’ve revealed nature’s hidden secrets on our trail, put your new found detective skills to the test and discover more about the wonderful wetlands with activities such as pond dipping and mini-beast hunting.

  2. Easter at Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, County Tyrone, 9 – 11 April. Discover what a traditional Easter would have been like centuries ago in Ulster and America. There’ll be horse and wagon rides for you to enjoy, tasty traditional food to try and willow weaving demonstrations. Listen to traditional music, watch a magic show on the ship and stop at a photo selfie station. Try your hand at craft demonstrations, meet street characters and swing by the storytelling sessions. There will also be a special Easter trail for the kids to follow.
  3. Belfast Easter Egg Hunt, Belfast, 31 March – 16 April. Get ‘eggcited’ as the Belfast Easter Egg Hunt returns to Belfast City Centre. The team at Belfast One are inviting families to take part for free! 10 Giant Eggs will be hidden around Belfast City Centre stores. Find them all, get all the right answers and you could be in with the chance of winning a fantastic family day out worth £300.
  4. Rathlin Paddle, Rathlin Island, County Antrim, April – September. This is an introduction for those new to paddle boarding, giving you a quality, two-hour session with qualified instructors. The lesson provides you with the foundations of stand-up paddle boarding including some knowledge and technical skills which will help you on your SUP journey. It’s a fun session which will leave you wanting to get out there to practice and perfect your new skills.
  5. Easter Egg Hunt at Castle Coole, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, 7 – 14 April. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Come along and explore the beautiful grounds of Castle Coole. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.
  6. Eagle Divers NI, Antrim, County Antrim, operates all year round. Whether it be your first time diving or you require a refresh course, this is the perfect opportunity to go diving. Eagle Divers offers high quality PADI Certified scuba classes from entry-level through to professional level training. Whether you grab a paddleboard, opt for a kayak or brave the waters for a snorkeling or scuba diving session, you will get to enjoy one of the best diving and water sports areas in Europe.
  7. Easter Countryside trek, Limavady, County Londonderry, 8 April. Enjoy a relaxing walk / trot trek along country trails roads and fields with glorious views of Binevenagh Mountain in the background. Learn to stop, go, steer and trot on site at Crindle Stables before heading out into the stunning countryside.
  8. Lurgaboy Adventure Centre, Markethill, County Armagh, ongoing. Take the gang out for the Easter holidays to the Lurgaboy Adventure Centre – an outdoor activity centre located in the beautiful Armagh countryside. It boasts a range of activities including Ireland’s longest zip-wire and high ropes course.
  9. Cooking Demo with Granny’s Traditional Griddle Bread, County Armagh, April – October. Enjoy a fully immersive orchard/cider experience in the company of the McKeever Family. Walk through their various orchard plantations and witness firsthand the beautiful apple blossom in May or the laden apple trees at harvest. Learn about the whole craft cider/apple juice production from start to finish, enjoy tastings of their award winning products and sit back and relax in their new glass fronted Bramley Barn with a warm cuppa and granny’s traditional griddle breads, cheese and chutneys.
  10. Rock In The Mournes, Annalong, County Down, 8 April – 12 May. This exciting mountain day combines some easy yet beautiful hiking into the heart of the Mourne Mountains, followed by some new and exciting adventure activities you may not have tried before, guaranteed to leave you buzzing to be in the great outdoors! Activities include hiking, rock climbing, caving and abseiling.​


Booking is essential for most activities. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Subject to availability.


For more information on what’s on or to plan a short break in Northern Ireland, visit https://discovernorthernireland.com/


77 Per Cent of NI Public Benefit from Time Outdoors

Marking the clocks going forward for spring, Outdoor Recreation NI is encouraging people across the country to use the extra hour to ‘Get Out More’.

Pictured l to r Enjoying The View at One of Northern Irelands Many Beauty Spots are Ciaran Kearney and Anne Morris

As days lengthen and the weather improves, there is no better time to explore some of the hundreds of outdoor trails and places across Northern Ireland.

Kerry Kirkpatrick, Communication and Training Executive at Outdoor Recreation NI, says, Spending time outdoors is  fundamental to our wellbeing. It allows us to connect with nature and to experience the beauty of Northern Ireland. We are lucky to have a plethora of amazing green and blue spaces on our doorstep and I would encourage people across the country to  take advantage of the extra hour that we have gained and get out more.

“To help them do this, our OutmoreNI.com website is a vital resource for those who wish to explore the wonderful outdoor spaces that Northern Ireland has to offer.

“The site, which is easily navigated, showcases hundreds of outdoor trails, that are curated to offer something for everyone, from walkers and families to mountain bikers, cyclists, and canoeists. It also contains a vast range of information on beautiful beaches, forests, parks, and nature reserves.

“Of course, we would also encourage people to protect the environment by exploring these areas responsibly and OutmoreNI.com provides a wealth of information on how to do so through its Right Side of Outside campaign.”

Research from the People in the Outdoors Monitor for Northern Ireland (POMNI) report,* which was conducted by Outdoor Recreation NI from November 2020 to October 2021, shows that 77 per cent of people surveyed across Northern Ireland say that getting outdoors is good for their wellbeing.

41 per cent of those surveyed say that connecting with nature is a key motivator for getting outdoors, whilst 72 per cent say that their local greenspace is within easy walking distance.

Supported by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and Sport NI, the OutmoreNI.com website showcases over 850 green and blue spaces and outdoor  trails across Northern Ireland. These include those on our doorsteps, along with hidden gems further afield.

Don’t forgot when visiting an outdoor spot, you can help protect it by following a few simple steps to ensure you stay on the ‘Right Side of Outside’ such as:

  • Planning ahead by checking the weather and bringing the right equipment such as clothing, footwear, map, wet suit, paddles etc.
  • Keeping your dog on a lead to avoid livestock worrying and disruption to wildlife.
  • Only camping or lighting a BBQ in a designated area.
  • Avoid starting open fires.
  • Only parking your car in designated spaces and don’t forget to consider local access
  • Taking your dog waste and litter home with you.
  • Get involved and protect the environment by doing things such as taking part in litter picks

To discover new outdoor trails and places to explore throughout Northern Ireland, visit https://outmoreni.com/


Darkness Into Light, the annual fundraising event organised by Pieta, and proudly supported by Electric Ireland is set to take place on Saturday May 6 and will see thousands of people across Northern Ireland come together to mark the most important sunrise of the year.

Launched today, March 29, Pieta and Electric Ireland were joined by representatives from 14 local mental health charities to invite people across Northern Ireland to sign up to take part in this year’s fundraising event.

Darkness Into Light 2023

Taking place on the morning of Saturday May 6, people can either participate in one of the 16 organised walks, or run, swim or cycle in their own time or even take on a special challenge to fundraise for their local communities.

As part of this year’s campaign, Electric Ireland Darkness into Light ambassador and Belfast based medical doctor turned artist Anna McKeever has launched her own fundraising effort and has created an original oil painting entitled Cavehill at Sunrise which she has donated to Darkness into Light.

People are invited to enter the ‘iDonate’ Darkness Into Light raffle to be in with a chance to win this very special painting. One hundred percent of the money raised from the piece will be donated to mental health charities working to support those impacted by suicide in local communities across Northern Ireland.

The bespoke piece showcases one of Northern Ireland’s most recognisable landscapes and depicts the overriding sense of hope, strength and light of a vibrant sunrise stretching out over Belfast City.

The work, measuring 100 x 100cm, has been framed in a wooden box frame, hand finished in zoffany ink and is available to view in Anna’s Ormeau Road gallery now until the draw closes at 4.15am on Saturday May 6. The winner will be announced on Tuesday May 9.

Speaking at the launch, Darkness into Light ambassador, Anna McKeever said, “I initially trained as medical doctor and spent my career working in psychiatry and public health, before becoming a full-time artist. I am very aware of the impact mental illness can have, both on a professional and personal level. I am extremely proud to be an ambassador for Darkness into Light. I have created a bespoke oil painting for this year’s campaign, featuring Cavehill at sunrise. Fundraise with me on the Darkness into Light iDonate page to be in with a chance of winning this original artwork.”

To help Anna fundraise for Darkness into Light and be in with a chance of winning this special piece of artwork visit https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/AnnaMcKeeverDILPainting.

Bill Coyle, NI Residential Manager at Electric Ireland commented, “For more than a decade, Electric Ireland has proudly supported Pieta and its partner charities in the delivery of Darkness Into Light. This special sunrise event offers hope and solidarity to those impacted by suicide and self-harm across communities in Northern Ireland. We are delighted to welcome Anna on board as an Ambassador and are extremely grateful to her for the beautiful, bespoke and unique contribution she has made to this year’s campaign. With just over a month to go, we would like to welcome everyone to sign up, fundraise and get involved in Darkness Into Light to help raise vital funds for suicide prevention services in local communities.”

Sixteen walks have been organsied at various locations across Norther ireland, they will begin in darkness and continue through to sunrise; symbolising the journey from despair to hope.

Stephanie Manahan, CEO, Pieta said – “Darkness into Light is an opportunity for all communities to bring people together in the spirit of solidarity, comfort, and compassion to help people at a very local level and to raise awareness on mental health and the impact of suicide and self-harm. It is an opportunity to raise vital funds for a number of mental health charities in your local communities. There are many ways to take part in Darkness into Light and raise money for your local mental health charity; whether it’s taking part in one of the 15 local walks across Northern Ireland or by running, cycling or swimming we would encourage everyone to fundraise for your local charity and get up on the 6 May to join us for what is the most important sunrise of the year.”

To find out where your nearest walk is, to sign up and fundraise visit www.darknessintolight.com. Follow the conversation at #DIL2023

You’ll have a ‘Wail’ of a time this summer at Stendhal

The multi-award winning Stendhal Festival is back for its thirteenth instalment this July 6th to 8th and the organisers are guaranteeing the public that they will have a ‘Wail’ of as time as they revealed the first wave of musical acts set to perform at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady, this summer.

Topping this years’ bill are a plethora of unique and exceptional musical talents including; The Wailers, Bell X1, Newton Faulkner, The Scratch, Cara Dillon, Turin Brakes and Yazz Ahmed.

Stendhal will of course continue its commitment to showcasing the very best and emerging Northern Irish talent and this year Ballymully Cottage Farm will play host to some unmissable home-grown acts.

Joshua Burnside, Roe, Sasha Samara, Fya Fox, Winnie Ama, No Oil Paintings, Red Eye Pariah and loads more will be taking to the Stendhal stages.

Stendhal will also showcase some of the best emerging and new acts from The Republic of Ireland and this year Sprints, ModernLove, Crow Black Chicken, Overhead, the Albatross and more, join headliners Bell X1 and the Scratch in making the journey over the border.

Stendhal debuts this year include; Manukahunney, Pinkslips, Claire Sands, Invaderband, Boy M5, Search Party, Tramp, Marion Hawkes, Cora Kelly, Emily McCormick, Polar Bolero, Edgy C and GG Carma and Baroda, so there will be ample opportunity to find your new favourite act at the festival this summer.

Dance and DJs are also on the agenda at the event with DJ sets from critically acclaimed ex-Portishead DJ Andy Smith and BBC 6 Music DJ the Fun Lovin’ Criminal himself, Huey Morgan.

Festival Director Ross Parkhill says he is thrilled with how the line-up is taking shape.

“As usual we have a fantastic mix of genres, we have legends like The Wailers and Bell X1, some of the hottest up and coming acts from all throughout Ireland, Ivor Novello Award winners, NI Music Prize winners and there is still plenty more to come,” he said.

“The Wailers are without question our most requested act to return ever following their sensational performance at the Karma Valley Stage five years ago and we can’t wait to see them again.

“We are delighted to finally be welcoming a couple of acts who we have wanted to play here for years in Bell X1 and Cara Dillon. Bell X1 will be performing an exclusive all electric show for us this summer having spent quite a while touring acoustically with a string quartet so that is really exciting and of course then having the Roe Valley’s very own songbird in Cara Dillon, finally playing her home festival, will be something special indeed.

 He added: “We are also so pleased to be welcoming back Turin Brakes for the first time since they headlined the event 13 years ago and we can’t wait to show them the progress that the festival has made over the years, in part thanks to them.

 “Throw in the Brilliant Newton Faulkner, The Scratch and Yazz Ahmed and our headline acts so far are a great mix of styles and have the broad appeal which we hope will see us have another successful year as we continue to recover.” 

Ross concluded by taking the time to say a few words of thanks: “To everyone who has bought their ticket already, thank you so much for your continued faith in us, it means the world to us.

He added: “We’d also like to thank Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Help Musicians NI for their continued support and for the first time this year we’d like to thank a brand new partner, Alchemy Technology Services from Derry/Londonderry. We greatly appreciate the support provided and wish you a warm welcome to our Stendhal tribe.”

Much more programming is still to be announced with more music, the comedy, poetry, family line-ups and more being revealed in the coming weeks.

For tickets and more information visit stendhalfestival.com 


Back by popular demand, Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden return to The Market Place Theatre with ‘Songs From Ireland’, an intimate, musical evening.

You can expect some well-known songs, some you may never have heard of, but they will all reflect the Irish spirit in its many forms; nostalgia, romance, emigration, politics, sentimentality, loss, regret, humour. The songs have all been selected because they say something that resonates with Pat and Dave musically and lyrically.


Between songs you will also be regaled with stories from their days in Ireland throughout the years.

The song selection will include those either written or sung by the likes of Paul Brady, Tommy Makem, The Fury Brothers, Christy Moore, Thomas Moore, Brian Kennedy, Bagatelle, Pete St. John, Shane McGowan, Phil Coulter, Mary Black, Jimmy MacCarthy, Van Morrison, Val Doonican, Richard Thompson, Dolores Keane, Christie Hennessy, Horslips, Johnny McEvoy, and many more.


‘Songs From Ireland’ will be staged on Wednesday 12 April at 8pm. Tickets priced £15 can be booked online at www.visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre or through the Box Office on 03300 561 025.

Ballymoney gets set for carnival colour as Spring Fair returns

Ballymoney Spring Fair is making a return to the town on April 21st and 22nd – with free family-friendly activities and lots of carnival colour to look forward to.

Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, with support from Ballymoney Chamber of Commerce and FUSE FM, this year’s action-packed event is set to be the best yet, with new venues in the town centre and an even bigger choice of have-a-go attractions on offer.

Look out for vintage cars, live music, dance displays and a showcase of our best artisan produce or indulge in some retail therapy with many of the town’s independent boutiques and businesses offering Spring Fair special offers.

New additions to the programme this year include a Tea Dance in Ballymoney Town Hall on Friday afternoon (April 21st), and dog friendly entertainment and activities on Saturday (April 22nd). There’s also something special planned for Church Street on the Saturday – you won’t want to miss it!

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Ivor Wallace said he was delighted to see the return of the two-day celebration: “Ballymoney Spring Fair has proven to be a very popular addition to our events calendar, and it brings a great atmosphere to the town. We would love you to join us this year and enjoy a great family day out with us.”

On Friday, FUSE FM will host live music and entertainment at Castlecroft Square featuring Causeway Trad and much more while Saturday’s highlights include performances from Jamie Sloan and Polar Bolero, along with displays from the Kelly Neill Dance Company.

The fun continues on Saturday with a range of family-friendly activities and entertainment. New for 2023 is the Church Street experience, where you can browse the shops while enjoying live music, children’s animation, walkabout characters and a variety of outdoor games.

Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market will transform Castlecroft Square in the town centre from 11am – 4pm on both Friday and Saturday. A pop-up market will be on Church Street on Saturday, creating a new buzz at the top of the town. Previous winners of the UK’s Best Community Market, this collective of makers and creators offers everything from knitwear, jewellery, paintings, woodcraft and photography to some of the tastiest artisan food products.

Animal lovers can visit the free petting farm at Seymour Street car park, where attractions include a variety of interesting animals and creatures, while Riding for Disabled will offer horse and pony rides for a small fee. Take the opportunity for a close encounter with a range of birds of prey, with a fun falconry experience for the whole family to enjoy.

A Quiet Time session will run in the morning from 11am to 12noon, for children with additional needs.

At Castlecroft look out for balloon modelling, children’s craft workshops and Animated Street Theatre from 12noon – 3pm.

Visitors can enjoy a programme of performances from various dance troupes throughout the town. Live music will also feature at The Diamond.

To accommodate ever increasing visitor numbers, Seymour Drive will host the hugely popular free family games and activities on Saturday from 12noon – 4pm. Those feeling adventurous can try their hand at archery, bottle shy, horseshoe toss and rodeo sheep.

Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Vintage and Classic Car Show with Ballymoney Old Vehicle Club at Station Square from 12noon, showcasing a range of restored vintage vehicles, then joining the carnival parade at 3.30pm. Old time cars, tractors and impressive lorries from local hauliers will join the spring-themed spectacle of music and colour, setting off from the Town Hall and travelling along High Street, Main Street and Meeting House Street.

For more information about the event go to www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com and make sure to follow Causeway Coast and Glens Events on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Renewables Experts Everun Turning Tide In Saving Energy

Revolutionary new motor Turntide tackling climate change

Renewables experts Everun are bringing a revolutionary new energy technology product to market that will help companies save on costs and help tackle climate change.

The Turtide Smart Motor System, developed in California, has been proven to save companies on energy bills and Everun’s Managing Director, Michael Thompson believes that it will be an essential part of the drive to save money.

“Electric motors are everywhere in business from pumping air to powering production lines,” he said.

“However, we are using technology for these motors that is more than a century old and is not efficient for today’s world.

“Turntide is a proven system that uses smart technology to make sure that companies have an efficient way to power the electric motors, and we are delighted to offer it to clients across the island of Ireland.

“Recently the Department for the Economy in their Energy Strategy – Path To Net Zero Energy indicated one of their objectives was to ‘deliver energy savings of 25% from buildings and industry by 2030’. Installing a Turntide system will provide businesses with a robust solution for attempting to achieve this objective.” 

The Turntide system is cloud-connected, with smart software that is certified to be up to 60% more efficient than traditional motors and is already in use across the United States.

Ryan Morris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Turntide Technologies said the company was delighted to be partnering with Everun to exclusively offer the product across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

He believes that it Is essential that businesses grasp the opportunity offered by this system that is similar to upgrading from a landline to smartphone.

“Across the world it is estimated that almost 50% of electricity is used in electric motors,” he explained. 

“From air conditioning to powering elevators and assembly lines these systems are everywhere.

“The Turntide solution is part of our mission to upgrade as many of the outdated and inefficient motors with our Optimal Motor Systems. They are proven to work and provide substantial reduction on costs, with a return on investment of between 18 months and two years.”

Turntide’s electrical motor is based on the physics of electric generation using magnets and holds more than 100 patents for its intelligence-based system. Its three elements are the motor, the controller and the cloud that optimises every part of the energy produced, and precisely switches the current to the motor 20,000 times per second.

Mr Thompson said that Everun, in conjunction with UK partners Future Motor Limited, have exclusive rights to distribute the Turntide technology across the island of Ireland.

“These new systems can save you from 20 to 60 percent in your energy costs from those that have already installed it so far,” he said. 

“We’ve seen it ourselves but to put that into context plug in the Turntide motor system into your air handling units can save you almost twice the amount of energy that it costs to switch your lights on in a building.”

Mr Thompson added that Everun are confident in the motors as they have been proven in applications that require absolute reliability, fault tolerance and durability, such as nuclear power plants and hospitals.

“We know that it works, we have visited sites where it demonstrates what it can do,” he said.

“Large financial institutions, hospitals and universities are already seeing the savings that can be achieved by installing Turntide’ smart system.

“Amongst other early adopters are companies such as Andras House Group as well as a large number of hospitality, hospitals and manufacturing plants across the UK, who are delighted to see bills go down and make a positive impact on the environment.

“That’s why we are inundated with enquiries already, and why we are offering free consultations to show how this easily installed system can work for you, save money for you and reduce your carbon footprint.

“We at Everun are committed to a renewable future with our experience in windfarm, solar technologies, and Turntide is the latest way we can help you and help the planet.”


Family Friendly Events to Take Place on Site at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium From 5th to 16th April 2023

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium has announced that a number of family friendly Dome Shows will take place on site during the Easter break, from 5th to 16th April 2023.

Visitors Enjoying a Dome Show at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

These will include:

The Astronaut George Toddler Dome Show. Running daily at 10:30am from 6th to 16th April, except for 9th April, this show is a perfect introduction to the planets in our Solar System for pre-school children.

This full-dome show sees Astronaut George investigate the best planet to live on and the dangers lurking on the surface of other planets in our Solar System.

The Perfect Little Planet Family Dome Show. This 30-minute show will run daily from 5th to 16th April at 11am, except for 9th April. Visitors will explore our Solar System from the perspective of a family from another star system who are seeking the perfect vacation spot.

Come fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive down the ice cliffs of Miranda, sail through the rings of Saturn, feel the lightning storms at Jupiter and walk on the surface of Mars.

The Our Solar System Dome Show. This live family dome show will run daily for 35 minutes from 5th to 16th April at 12pm, except for 9th April. The popular interactive show, produced by Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, will allow visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy a tour of our Solar System. Come see the planets up close, safely gaze at the Sun and let your presenter guide you to where you want to go.

The Look Up! A Spring Night Sky Tour Dome Show. Produced by Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, it is suitable for adults and children aged over 8, this live, presenter-led, 30-minute show will run daily from 5th to 16th April at 1pm, except for 9th April.

The show will take visitors on a seasonal tour around the night sky, as seen from Ireland. Its presenters will guide the audience through the beautiful sights and constellations that can be seen at this time of year. The show is ideal for anyone starting out in astronomy or interested in learning about what can be seen in the night sky.

The We are Stars Dome Show. Suitable for adults and children over the age of 6, this 30-minute show will run daily from 5th to 16th April at 2pm, except for 9th April.

Narrated by Andy Serkis, this show offers an immersive experience that perfectly balances scientific understanding with family entertainment. It seeks to answer some of the most profound questions of all time and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and the connection between life on Earth and the evolution of the Universe.

The Magic Globe Dome Show, which will run daily from 5th to 16th April at 3pm, except for 9th April. This 30-minute show is suitable for families.

Visitors will learn how a little girl called Mia accidentally discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery whilst on vacation at her grandpa’s. They will also learn how Edmund, Mia’s eccentric uncle, attempts to trick the girl into using the tool’s secret powers to change the world’s seasons, with interesting consequences.

The Passport to the Universe Dome Show. Narrated by Tom Hanks and running daily at 4pm from 6th to 16th April, except for 9th April, this 30-minute show is suitable for adults and children aged over 6.

Visitors will embark on an incredible journey through the observable universe and fly beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, and out into the vastness of space to experience stunning cosmic destinations.

Ria Mee, Education Officer at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, says, “We welcome visitors to enjoy our Easter Holidays Dome Show programme.

“Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is a globally renowned centre for astronomical research, and we aim to inspire Northern Ireland’s next generation of STEM leaders. As such, we have created and curated a compelling series of Dome Shows to educate and entertain the whole family.”

All Dome Show tickets include exhibition entry. Children Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

To book tickets for these events, visit: https://armaghobservatoryplanetarium.ticketsolve.com