10 Things to do in Northern Ireland

July 22, 2013

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Jane

Making plans for the weekend? check out our weekly event guide to what’s happening across Northern Ireland this week.

Fiddler’s Green International Festival

Rostrevor, Co. Down, July 21 – 28

Based in the scenic village of Rostrevor, the annual festival will see free outdoor entertainment, an open air stage, art exhibitions, children’s entertainment, a literary pub crawl and much more.

discovernorthernireland.com/Fiddlers-Green-International-Festival

John Hewitt International Summer School

Marketplace Theatre, Co. Armagh July 22 – 26

Held in the honour of Northern Irish poet John Hewitt, this event will see a week-long feast of readings, talks, debate, drama, music and exhibitions, attracting people from Ireland, Britain, Europe and the United States.

discovernorthernireland.com/26th-John-Hewitt-International-Summer-School

Children’s and Youth Arts Festival

The Playhouse Theatre, Co. Londonderry, July 22 – August 2

This festival will offer children and teens a unique opportunity to enjoy two fantastic weeks of workshops in drama, visual arts, dance and much more, all led by friendly local artists.

derryplayhouse.co.uk/the-playhouse-children

Gaels at the Gaol, Crumlin Road Gaol

Belfast, July 24

A night of fantastic traditional music and song with two multi award winning bands.  Doors open at 8pm.

discovernorthernireland.com/Gaels-at-the-Gaol

Bug Detectives

Mount Stewart House, Newtownards, Co. Down, July 24

A drop off programme for children aged between 5 – 11 where parents and carers can relax while the children learn more about the world of bugs and beasties.  Book early to avoid disappointment.

discovernorthernireland.com/Bug-Detectives

An Evening of Country & Gospel Music

Hill of the O’Neill and Ranfurly House, Co. Tyrone, July 27.

Take a stroll down memory lane with Kenny and ‘Colorado’ and revisit the sounds of Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Nanci Griffith, Marty Robbins and Merle Haggard.

discovernorthernireland.com/An-Evening-of-Country-and-Gospel-Music

Colours of the Causeway

Whitepark Bay Car Park, Co. Antrim, July 27

Join the local biodiversity officer for a guided walk along the Causeway Coast from Whitepark Bay to the picturesque Ballintoy Harbour.  The area has a wide range of habitats including wild flowers, sand dunes and scrub.  Pre-booking is required.

discovernorthernireland.com/Colours-of-the-Causeway

Gig in the Garden

Minnowburn, Belfast, July 27

This one day boutique festival returns to the beautiful setting of Terrace Hill in Minnowburn and will showcase some of Northern Ireland’s best musical talent, food, drink and crafts.

discovernorthernireland.com/Gig-in-the-Garden-Belfast

Slieve Donard Pilgrimage

Starting in Newcastle, Co. Down, July 28

A tradition that started as far back as 1645, you can help mark Trócaire’s 40th anniversary with an unforgettable experience on the beautiful Slieve Donard Mountain and recreate a unique tradition and make a pilgrimage of solidarity with women, men and children who face poverty and injustice every day.

discovernorthernireland.com/Slieve-Donard-Pilgrimage

Summer Buzz

Corralea Activity Centre, Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh, until July 31

A daily programme of land and water activities to suit the whole family including archery, windsurfing, biking skills and a night time paddle.

discovernorthernireland.com/Summer-Buzz

There’s plenty more great events taking place across Northern Ireland, for a full events list go to: discovernorthernireland.com/events/

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