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The Countdown Is On To Ards International Guitar Festival

The Ards International Guitar Festival arrives in Newtownards next week with a fantastic line-up celebrating local and international guitar talent. Featuring everything from classical to rock, the programme promises something for every musical taste. Hosted by Ards and North Down Borough Council, the festival runs from Wednesday 17 – Sunday 21 April. Highlights on this […]

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What’s On: St Patrick’s Day Across Galgorm Collection Bars

St. Patrick’s Weekend in The Barn at Castle Kitchen + Bar Castle Kitchen + Bar, 200 Galgorm Rd, Ballymena BT42 1HL Are you looking for great food, drink and entertainment all under one roof this St. Patrick’s weekend? Look no further and make your way to The Barn in Galgorm’s Castle Kitchen + Bar on

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Embrace The Splendour Of Armagh In Full Bloom This Spring

Discover Armagh’s charm this spring with its lush green landscapes and expansive apple orchards As warmer days banish the wintry chill, the city comes alive with a variety of attractions and activities, ideal for planning a day trip or staycation over mid-term or the Easter holiday. From history to art, to culture, and family fun,

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Blossom Into Springtime With A Luxury Rest And Recharge At Galgorm Collection

The birds are singing, the mornings are brighter and there’s a grand old stretch in the evenings. All that can mean just one thing – Spring has sprung at last. And with those feel-good vibes in the air, it’s the perfect time for an indulgent rest and recharge to set you up for the action-packed

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Internationally Acclaimed ‘The Walk’ Confirmed For Belfast 2024 Programme

‘The Walk’, a world-renowned creative project featuring Little Amal, a giant puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, will arrive in Belfast from 16-19 May – the latest event to be confirmed as part of Belfast City Council’s Belfast 2024 programme. The acclaimed production will be a signature event in the city’s biggest ever creative and

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Spring Plant Fair & Garden Show Ireland Return To Mossley Mill’s Civic Square

Unveil the magic of spring at the Spring Plant Fair on Saturday 13 April in Mossley Mill’s Civic Square. This love affair with flowers boasts thousands of blooms waiting to be discovered. From vibrant perennials to delicate potted wonders, there’s something to make every heart flutter. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a budding enthusiast, expert advice

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10 Things To Do In NI: 12 – 18 February

The Big Hide Out, Comber, County Down, 12-16 February All birdwatching enthusiasts are invited to grab a pair of binoculars and head on down to the wonderfully varied wetlands of Castle Espie on the shores of Strangford Lough. This is a wonderful opportunity to get the chicks in your brood outside and imaginations will soar

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Bluegrass Horse Feed Saddles Up For Down Royal’s St Patrick’s Day Fixture

Members of the public are invited to capture a great day of Irish horse racing on the 17th March as jockeys, horses and trainers from across the island of Ireland return to Down Royal for a day of fantastic entertainment. Having partnered with Down Royal since 2020, Bluegrass has become synonymous with horse racing, producing quality

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Acclaimed New Musical The Drifters Girl Announces UK Tour Dates

Michael Harrison and David Ian are delighted to announce the 2024 tour dates for The Drifters Girl, the new musical which tells the remarkable story of one of the world’s greatest vocal groups and the woman who made them. Having thrilled audiences at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End since November 2021 (where it

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10 Things Across Northern Ireland This Month

If you’re looking for something to do later this month here are just some fantastic events you might want to check out: Seedheads Arts Streets Walking Tour, Belfast, Country Antrim, 21 January. Explore the changing face of the city through its ever-evolving street art. On this gently paced, two-hour guided walking tour, you’ll see the

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Celebrate Christmas With Festive Arts Events In Ards & North Down

Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Arts and Heritage Service has some fantastic festive events on offer this Christmas season. Shoppers are invited to two unique festive shopping experiences where they can browse and purchase beautiful, handcrafted products created by local artists and makers. The special events which will be located in North Down Museum,

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Don’t Miss A Magical Snowman Experience This Winter

Experience the magic of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman™ at Hillsborough Castle this festive season. The beloved The Snowman™ is brought to life in a trail around the stunning gardens, from 18 November until 7 January. Wrap up warm, bring your family and friends, and get ready for a heart-warming festive adventure. There are 12 giant

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Glow On-The-Go: Luxury Oral Beauty Brand Polished London’s Travel-Friendly Smile Essentials for All Your Summer Adventures!

Embrace the sunlit splendour of summer with a radiant, awe-inspiring smile courtesy of Polished London, your ultimate oral beauty travel companion! From enchanting staycations and festival adventures to glorious international getaways, Polished London’s multi-award-winning, travel-friendly range of science-backed, vegan, eco-friendly products will ensure you exude a bright white, picture-perfect smile no matter where your adventures take you. UV-C Toothbrush

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Peace Heroines At The Linen Hall

The Linen Hall will be hosting the Peace Heroines exhibition from Thursday 3 June until Saturday 30 September. Peace Heroines is an extraordinary showcase that celebrates women who, spanning the political spectrum, tirelessly worked towards establishing peace. Join us at The Linen Hall and discover the power of nine thought-provoking portraits, skilfully crafted by renowned

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Hozier Announces Unreal Unearth Tour December 2023

Hozier has announced the details of his Unreal Unearth Tour for December 2023 which includes huge shows at Liverpool M&S Bank Arena on Sunday 10 December, London Wembley OVO Arena on Friday 15 December and The SSE Arena, Belfast on Sunday 17 December. Hozier will be joined by special guests The Last Dinner Party. After a four year

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Disney On Ice To Presents 100 Years of Wonder In Belfast This Winter

Grab your mouse ears and get ready as Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder skates into Belfast’s SSE Arena, with the magic of Disney’s 100th Anniversary closer than ever when Disney On Ice brings the celebration to you! Encanto joins the show for the very first time in the UK, inspiring families to make magical memories they will treasure forever. Relive

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Ciaran Long Signs For Fourth Season With The Belfast Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are thrilled to announce the re-signing of versatile winger/defenceman Ciaran Long for 2023/24; marking his fourth season with the men in teal. 32-year-old Long’s flexibility was demonstrated during the treble-winning 2022/23 season, collecting 9 goals and 14 assists, featuring in 46 games, as well as routinely dropping back to the

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Laker Returns To The Land Of The Giants

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to confirm the re-signing of 33-year-old forward Ben Lake for the upcoming 2023/24 season. Calgary-born British dual national, Lake first signed for the Belfast Giants at the beginning of the 2018/19 season following two seasons with Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) side Coventry Blaze. Since then, he has

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Jet2holidays Announces Biggest Ever Offering Of Spa Hotels In Türkiye

Jet2holidays has responded to strong demand from holidaymakers looking to enjoy some rejuvenation and relaxation by announcing details of its biggest ever summer portfolio of spa hotels in Türkiye – one of the top wellness destinations in Europe. Home to many natural wonders and ancient healing centres such as Hierapolis and Pergamon, as well as specialised spa treatments, thermal

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Festival Of Fools Is Back Again This Weekend

Ireland’s largest free street performance festival returns with its 2023 programme in Belfast city centre from April 29th – May 01st 2023.  The programme offers three days of jam-packed, all-inclusive entertainment for the whole family including circus, magic, puppetry and much more. It takes place at various locations across Belfast City, and with all daytime shows free to attend, this

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10 Instagrammable Places In Belfast 

By Joanna Massey and Jack Graham Whether you’re looking to take a picture with stunning architecture, colourful street art or unique quirky pubs, Belfast has it all. The city offers a diverse range of Instagrammable places that are sure to delight both tourists and locals alike, so make sure you visit the vibrant and dynamic

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Two Of Cuba’s Greatest Exports Of The Cuban Guitar Tradition Unite To Present ‘The Bridge’

Eduardo Martin, the Grammy nominated and multiple life-time achievement award-winning Cuban guitarist and composer, joins forces with fellow award-winning, London based Cuban musician, Ahmed Dickinson – a guitarist described as a ‘true pioneer’ by Classic FM – to present ‘The Bridge’. Launching an expansive tour of the UK and Ireland, Martin and Dickinson perform the

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The Ultimate Guide To Pubs And Clubs In The Cathedral Quarter

By Jack Graham and Joanna Massey Looking for the best pubs and clubs to go to in Belfast to get some good food, have some drinks or go on a great night out to the club? Belfast is a vibrant and diverse city with a rich cultural heritage and lively nightlife.  Whether you’re looking for

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Banbridge Hits The High Notes As Buskfest 2023 Returns

Banging tunes, big songs and great live entertainment returns to the bustling streets of Banbridge this June when the well-established Busking Festival – BuskFest – returns to the County Down town. A big festival highlight and showcase for Banbridge, the hugely popular competitive event attracts thousands of visitors, lifting spirits in a town famous for great

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Dolphins Herald The New Season At Portico!

Dolphins kindly answered the call to help Portico Arts and Heritage Centre promote its programme to a wider audience this week. A pair of wine bottle nose dolphins have spent several days making appearances in Strangford Lough. While the rollicking frolicking may seem like playful behaviour to the uninitiated, Professor Gluck of the Institute for

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Belfast Chamber Business Lunch with Minister Naomi Long MLA, Leader of the Alliance Party

Belfast Chamber are pleased to partner with MKB Law to present a series of ‘business lunches’ with key decision makers who will be crucial to the future economic success of our city. Join us on Wednesday 19th of April where we will hear from the leader of the Alliance Party and former Justice Minister Naomi

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Belfast Band RHINOS To Headline New Show At Oh Yeah Centre

Renowned performers Paul Currie and Brendan Scullion, AKA RHINOS, will take to the stage at the Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast next week for their first headline show in the city. Comedian Paul and drummer/percussionist Brendan (NI Soul Troop) who formed the band in 2013 have teamed up with local promoter Smashing Buttons to bring

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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane Review

It’s always good to see The National Theatre in Belfast and once again they didn’t disappoint. It was well deserved standing ovations all round at the opening night of the thrilling, magical, fantasy, adventure – The Ocean At The Lane Of The Lane. Running at Belfast’s Grand Opera House all week this spectacular show from

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10 Of The Most Haunted Places In Northern Ireland

In recent years, Northern Ireland’s unique culture, with its festivals, music, natural beauty and sense of hospitality has attracted tourists from far and wide.  But that culture has also produced tales of paranormal beings, such as screaming banshees and Balor, the Celtic God of Death. While such beliefs may not be as widespread anymore, several

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Armagh Observatory And Planetarium Launches Irish Language Accessibility Dome Show

Leading astronomical research centre, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, screened its CapCom Go Dome Show in Irish for the first time during global Irish language festival, Seachtain na Gaeilge, The recent launch of CapCom Go as Gaeilge was attended by local school groups. The screening is part of a wider initiative by Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

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Welcome The Arrival Of Spring This March With New Belfast Equinox Spectacle

The first ever Belfast Equinox event will take place at the Titanic Quarter, Belfast on Saturday March 25 from 5pm-8pm to celebrate the arrival of the Spring Equinox in the city. Belfast City Council has joined forces with Belfast Mela producers ArtsEkta to stage this unique FREE event, which is expected to attract hundreds of people to the Belfast Harbour Marina for an

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Armagh Observatory And Planetarium Announces Series Of Events For Irish Astronomy Week 2023

10th March 2023: Armagh Observatory and Planetarium has announced that a number of family friendly events will take place on site from 21st to 24th March, as part of the inaugural Irish Astronomy Week 2023. The events will include: Introduction to Astrophotography by Paul Evans, which will take place on 21st March at Armagh Planetarium. In this

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Armagh Observatory And Planetarium Helps Solve 40 Year Interstellar Gas Mystery

Globally recognised astronomical research centre, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, has co-authored a research paper that outlines the discovery of ultra-hot hydrogen molecules in interstellar space. The groundbreaking discovery is the culmination of four decades of research. Published in January 2023 by the journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the paper, titled Analysis of the first infrared

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Get Ready To See More, Hear More, Feel More At The Reimagined Titanic Experience

TITANIC Belfast will reopen on Saturday 4th March with four exciting new themed galleries. The reimagined Titanic Experience introduces The Pursuit of Dreams as a new theme and will use immersive technology combined with the authentic Titanic Story in its refreshed spaces called Never Again; Ballard’s Quest; The Ship of Dreams and The Lasting Legacy.   Guests will

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Motorcycle Enthusiasts Gear Up For Show This Weekend At Eikon Centre

Tomorrow (Saturday, February 4) motorbike enthusiasts are set to descend on the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn for the inaugural Motorcycle Plus Show. Organised by 360 Events, the motorbike extravaganza is set to welcome racing and road bike fans from across Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK. Planned as a curtain raiser for the start

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4 Corners Festival Unites Belfast Giants Legend With Fans At Q&A

David Goodwin Joins Mark Simpson in conversation 4 Corners Festival is currently running its 9-day event, complete with a spectacular line-up of events, from discussions to activities held across Belfast. Featuring a range of music, talks, sporting events and religious sermons, the festival promises to have something for everyone. Exclusive to 2023’s schedule, Belfast Giants

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Four Sunday Afternoon Recitals at Portico in Portaferry

Dearbhla and Finghin Collins take sibling rivalry to the next level when they share the spotlight in a special afternoon recital on Sunday 19 February at Portico in Portaferry. The programme includes the world premiere of Sean Doherty’s new work Sonatina for two pianos. The piece is a response to Joan Trimble’s work of the

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Racing Champion Set To Display Winning Bikes And Appear At Motorcycle Plus Show

9-year-old Joel Haire has an impressive record on and off the track Motorcycle Plus Show is returning for its 2023 instalment at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn, showcasing a range of talks, entertainment attractions and stalls across the weekend-long event. Running from February 4-5, there are lots of great activities and speeches that have already

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