10 things to do in Northern Ireland

June 10, 2013

Posted by
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As the busy summer season approaches, Northern Ireland becomes alive with festivals, events and activities! Here’s a quick look at what you can get up to this week.

Game of Thrones Exhibition at Titanic Belfast

Game of Thrones Exhibition, Titanic Belfast, June 8 – 17

This hotly-anticipated exhibition is designed to transport viewers into the breathtaking and enchanted world of Westeros and will feature over 70 original artefacts including props and costumes.

Incredible Edible Leaves, Antrim Castle Gardens, Co. Antrim, June 11

Spring is a time of fresh green growth and quite a lot of it is edible and delicious. Enjoy a walk around Antrim Castle Gardens and identify wild edible leaves such as wild garlic, nettles, chickweed and dandelion before making a salad to take home.

Beginner’s Dressmaking, Homecraft Revival, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, June 14

A one day course which will teach people who already have basic sewing skills how to make a new top. Learn how to read patterns, pick suitable fabrics, how to cut pattern and the sewing techniques needed to complete your top.

Phil Coulter & Friends Live with the Ulster Orchestra, The Venue 2013, Co. Londonderry, June 14 – 15

Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the City of Culture programme, Phil Coulter will return to the ‘Town He Loves So Well’ for a unique and historic event for one of the most ambitious concerts he has ever performed in his hometown.

Ducklings and Dabblers, Castle Espie, Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre, Co. Down, June 15

This workshop is for anyone who enjoys sketching and using watercolours – illustrating the new arrivals and feathered residents in the reserve with artist Bernice Anderson. Price includes lunch and Downy Duckling Tour.

Vintage Tractor and Vehicle Extravaganza, Divis Mountain, Belfast, June 15

Come and see a glorious convoy of vintage tractors, cars and motorbikes before watching them make their way to the top of Divis Mountain.

Northern Ireland Open Farm Weekend 2013, various venues, June 15 – 16

Open Farm Weekend is taking place in Northern Ireland and once again the public will be invited to visit a number of farms to learn about the story behind local food and its link to nature. Also get the chance to explore your local farm, learn about its history and interact with the animals.

Archaeology Days: A Horrible Histories Life Swap, Navan Centre & Fort, Co. Armagh, June 15 – 16

Visit the Iron Age dwelling and see how the Georgians get on in a Celts shoe. Can they manage to cook on an open fire? Are they comfortable in the Celts tunic and brat? Can they cope with bartering and self-sufficiency?

Father’s Day Fun, Crom, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, June 16

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon this Father’s Day and celebrate the beauty of nature and wildlife at Crom.  Take part in craft activities, trails, egg and spoon races, hoopla and challenge your dad at archery.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Mount Stewart, Newtownards, Co. Down, June 16

Join Mount Stewart for a celebration of transport from classic to contemporary.  Enjoy amazing cars in all shapes and sizes as well as a range of fun activities including pleasure flights, model plane workshops and vintage and collectibles stalls.

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