10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland (December 26 – January 1)

Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (December 26 – January 1).

• Adrian Knight, Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Co. Down, December 27. Adrian is one of Ireland’s foremost comedy hypnotists and his show is one of the funniest shows on the road in Ireland today. He has delighted and excited audiences for more than 15 years, playing to packed shows, entertaining tens of thousands of people every year.

• Bagatelle, Ulster Hall, Belfast, December 26. Bagatelle, the Irish super group, were all set to call it a day back in February 2016, but due to pressure from their record company and an offer of a TV series on UTV Ireland ‘Summer in Dublin’, the One for The Road Tour was born as the play to unwind from the world’s stage. This is set to be an emotional trip for the rock group from Bray, who first formed in 1978. The audience can expect a ‘hugely entertaining and memorable night’.

• The High Kings, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, December 29. The High Kings, the true heirs of Ireland’s folk heritage, are back with their new ‘Grace and Glory’ tour. The band showcases their incredible versatility both vocally and instrumentally, bringing a great acoustic flavour to original songs as well as some old favourites. Together they play thirteen instruments during their performances.

• Cinderella, Millennium Forum, Co. Londonderry, until December 31. He’s behind you! Step into Christmas and have a truly magical family experience at the Forum with a fun-filled pantomime performance of Cinderella. Packed with great song and dance routines, hilarious comedy, dazzling scenes and magical special effects, Cinderella is fun for all the family from 4 – 94.

• Ballycastle Food, Walking and History Tour, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, December 30. North Coast Walking Tours host a three hour, 5 stop food tour of Ballycastle focusing on the town’s varied cultural history, local, award winning food producers and amazing community spirit. While enjoying some great food you’ll also learn how Ballycastle has played a central part in the history of the Ulster-Scots and Irish clans for over a thousand years.

• Jake O’Kane, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, December 30. Continuing his run of sell-out tours, Jake O’Kane is back with his new show, ‘Old Enough to Know Better’. Combining stories from the year past with photos from the Irish News archive and the wackier side of the Internet, Jake dissects the insane from the mad and the worst from the bad, in his usual inimitable style.

• Elf Hunt, Learning SPACE, Belfast, December 26. Pop in-store to Learning SPACE and take part in some festive fun. The in-store elves have been minding Santa’s sleigh and all the presents, but oh dear, they seem to have misplaced a few! Help the elves journey around the store, to find all the missing presents. There are even special prizes for the amazing boys and girls who are able to find them!

• Duke Special, Bronte Church, Co. Down, December 28. Join local singer Duke Special as he plays a stripped back acoustic performance in the old candlelit Bronte Church. If you are looking for an intimate venue, then this is the place to come. Duke Special is all about the music, so you are in for a top class performance!

• Declan Nerney in Concert, The Burnavon, Co. Tyrone, December 30. Start your New Year celebrations in style at the Burnavon. Born in the town of Drumlish in County Longford, Declan Nerney started his career at the age of 16 in local band the “The Hi–Lows”. His big break came with his autobiographical song “The Marquee in Drumlish”. Booking essential. Tickets £20.

• The Pat McManus Band, Market Place Theatre, Co. Armagh, December 29. The trio are back! The ‘Pat McManus Band’ are a powerful three piece blues | rock trio, headed up by the former ‘Mama’s Boys’ and ‘Celtus’ guitarist/violinist virtuoso Pat McManus.

Post Author: Belfast Times

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