‪10 exciting things taking place across NI (16-22 April)‬

DiscoverNorthernIreland.com has stacks of fun things to do across NI, from family days out to gigs and cultural events. Here are 10 exciting things taking place from 16-22 April.

1.       Ulster Rugby V Glasgow Warriors, Belfast, 20-22 April. In Round 17 of the Guinness PRO14 Championship, Ulster will host trailblazers Glasgow Warriors at Kingspan Stadium. Glasgow have been defeated just once in the PRO14 this season, meaning that this match is sure to be a huge showdown. Match was originally scheduled for 2 March but due to adverse weather it was postponed, original tickets are valid.

2.       Treasure and Tapas Tour, Portrush, 21 April. Experience a unique and immersive trip into the story of the Spanish Armada by sea. Causeway Coast Foodie Tours host this tour which will head along the coast, past The Giant’s Causeway for Lacada Point where the Girona, one of the Spanish Armada’s ships, sank back in 1588 with huge loss of life and treasure. There will be unhurried time to fish and be enthralled with the story-telling, as well as to taste locally brewed artisan beers from Lacada Brewery.

3.       Bedlam Bazaar, Belfast, 21 April. Bedlam Bazaar is an eclectic cabaret showcasing performers of the ridiculous, the absurd and the bold. This exciting event is the third cabaret club from clown and bouffon specialists Amadan, so expect a no-holds-barred variety extravaganza to the Accidental Theatre on Shaftesbury Square.

4.       Arts Night at The Museum, Bangor, 20 April. Every nook and cranny of the historic North Down Museum building will be filled with art activity to experience, participate in or observe, letting you explore the Museum in a unique and unexpected way. You will be able to participate in clay work, printmaking, drawing activities and painting or just sit back and listen to some good music in this free event for all the family.

5.       Hidden Cuilcagh – Guided trek hikers trail, Enniskillen, 22 April. The walk starts over Legacurragh where extensive areas of limestone are concealed by blanket bog. A Geopark guide will bring you across the bogland for approx. 4km towards Cuilcagh as it looms on the horizon. A vigorous, steep ascent through blanket bog, heather and boulders leads you to the summit cairn. Meeting at Gortalughany Viewpoint car park. Booking is essential, call 028 6634 885

6.       Blue Lough Guided Walk, Newcastle, 22 April. A fantastic guided tour in the Mourne Mountains where you will hear the history of the Binnian Tunnel, see how the Mourne Granite was cut using hand tools and visit the Smuggler’s Cave. The walk is approx. 5 miles long mostly on rough tracks and is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

7.       A Night With The Stars: Stars of Country, Derry~Londonderry, 18 April. Join six of Ireland’s top country music stars at the Millennium Forum Theatre.  A fantastic show featuring Robert Mizzell, Patrick Feeney, Gary Gamble, Kathy Durkin, Mick Flavin and Curtis Magee who will showcase their biggest hit songs and some light hearted comedy in the company of the fantastic Keltic Storm.

8.       Belfast Film Festival 2018, Belfast, 12-21 April. Belfast Film Festival presents a huge range of films from across the globe. The tantalising line-up includes new international cinema and documentaries, critically acclaimed television, features and shorts from local filmmakers, and plenty of post-screening discussions throughout the city. For more information visit BelfastFilmFestival.org

9.       Dara O’Briain, Derry~Londonderry, 20-21 April. Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, Star Gazing Live, Robotwars and Go8Bit. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today in this brand new show at the Millennium Forum.

10.   An Evening with Rodd Hogg and Adrian Logan, Limavady, 21 April. Enjoy an evening of magic entertainment in the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural centre. Rodd has become the most sought after professional magician in the country, specialising in close-up magic.

For more information on these events or to plan a short break in Northern Ireland, visit  www.DiscoverNorthernIreland.com.

Post Author: Belfast Times

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