Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (June 15 -21).
• Ladies Night at An Creagán, Creggan, Omagh, Co Tyrone, June 19. Join in on a fun filled evening with canapés on arrival, hair and makeup demonstrations with ‘The Beauty Bar’ and a fashion Show with ‘All Marvellous & Lavery’. Begins at 7.30pm.
• Festival Lough Erne, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, June 19-21. Festival Lough Erne will be a celebration of locally produced food and the world renowned Lough Erne, over a busy weekend of fun for all ages. Over the course of the weekend the Festival will serve up gourmet dining experiences, a popup restaurant, wine and beer tasting, craft and artisan food, talks and food sector debates and even a Ready, Steady, Cook Off with local celebrities. It will take place in and around Broadmeadow and the newly developed Castle Basin area.
• Second Skin exhibition, Playhouse Theatre, Artillery Street, Co Londonderry, until July 16. Second Skin is one of the core exhibitions in the Irish Design 2015 touring programme that highlights the calibre of Irish design across a broad range of disciplines. It previously toured to Kilkenny and London and this is its only NI venue. From 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday (free admission).
• Bike Week 2015, The Diamond, Coleraine, Co Londonderry, June 15. Enjoy a 12 mile cycle ride along the North Coast, mostly within the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, starting and finishing in Coleraine. You will be able to enjoy the stunning coastal scenery along the route which follows National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 93 from Coleraine to Downhill Forest and return. Partake of some well-earned refreshments at the half way point in the tranquil surroundings of the Bishop’s Gate and Downhill Forest. Check online for time listings.
• Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland, Mourne and Strangford, Counties Down and Antrim, June 21. The first Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland will be held on June 21. This major cycling legacy event follows the huge success of the Giro d’Italia. Gran Fondo events are closed-road sportives aimed at amateur cyclists around the world who travel to the host country to participate. Participants will enjoy mechanical support along the route, fully stocked food and hydration stations, a Gift Bag, a post-ride pasta party with beer and wine, finishers’ medals and much more.
• Broughgammon Open Farm Weekend, Straid Road, Ballycastle, Co Antrim, June 15-16. Come along and enjoy a day out at Broughgammon Farm where everyone is welcome. Plans for the weekend include stalls from local producers as well as a mini fete and many other activities. From 11 am – 6.30pm.
• A Taste of Titanic, Titanic Belfast, Belfast, June 19. Taste your way through the story of RMS Titanic with Titanic Belfast’s signature two hour food tasting tour, the ultimate combination of culture, history, food and fun! Go on a guided journey through the Titanic Galleries and learn about the fascinating story of the world’s most famous ship and sample culinary delights from the era. Tours will run at 6.30pm, 7.30pm or 8.30pm.
• Go Wild with Dad for Father’s Day, Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh, Co Armagh, June 21. Treat your dad to a Father’s Day he will remember starting with a Wild BBQ and then watch as he tries his hand at making a wattle and daub fence – no doubt it’s going to be mucky. From 1pm.
• Father’s Day and Summer Solstice Sea Safari Trips, various locations, Co Down, June 21. Treat dad to an extra special afternoon with this unique gift. See the nature and wildlife as you explore the beautiful waters of Strangford Lough aboard our 12 seater RIB. Highlights will include Angus Rocks Lighthouse, SeaGen (the first electricity generating tidal turbine in Europe), seals and possibly even a pod of porpoises. Trips leave from Strangford Pier and run hourly throughout the day.
• Belfast ‘Titango’ Tango Festival, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, until June 19-21. Belfast’s Fourth International ‘Titango’ Festival, swings in to the Belfast this June. In addition to the 20 workshops for everyone from beginners to experienced tangueros, there are nightly milongas (dances) with feature performances and an all day Tango Café.
Please note some of the events require pre-booking. For more details on these and other events click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/events, visit your local tourist information centre or log onto www.facebook.com/discovernorthernireland.