The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (May 26-June 1).
• Food for Spring, Celtic Style, Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh, Co. Armagh, May 26. Navan Centre & Fort will be celebrating the luscious food of spring with a Celtic style cooking experience, guided foraging walk, wild food displays and much more.
• Family Fun Day, Stormont Parliament Buildings, Belfast, May 26. Come along for lots of family fun and entertainment with activities including sheepdog trials, motorcycle displays, treasure trails, food zone, laser game and dog agility competitions.
• The Kilkennys in Concert, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, May 29. At the forefront of the new generation of folk groups, The Kilkenny’s are a youthful and energetic four piece group, performing their own material they will also perform songs by The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers and much more.
• Rathlin Island Roonivoolin Walk, Rathlin Island, Co Antrim, May 30. Enjoy a beautiful walk, on a route less travelled to the Rue, to the most southerly point on the island and then on to the RSPB Roonivoolin reserve before returning to the Harbour area.
• Abandoman, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, May 30. Offering an original mix of rap music and comedy, Abandoman perform mashups and futuristic jams using the history of hip-hop as their blueprint and the audience as their inspiration.
• International Carriage Driving Festival, Langley Road Playing Fields, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, May 31. The very popular carriage driving festival offers a great family day out as horses, carriages and carts take part in the display and presentation of driving skills.
• Ballygowan Festival Concert, Ballygowan Church Halls, Ballygowan, Co. Down, May 31. An evening celebrating the fabulous swing music of Count Basie, Glen Miller and Duke Ellington featuring the Belfast Big Swing Band and swing diva Caroline Brown.
• Carnivale of Colours, St Columb’s Park, City of Derry May 31-June 1. The very best of international street theatre and local acts will be interspersed with an eclectic mix of side shows and attractions to guarantee a magical experience for folk of all ages.
• International Children’s Day, An Creagán, Omagh, Co. Tyrone June 1. A fun and interactive family festival will include arts and crafts from around the world, family yoga, martial arts, storytelling and much more.
• European Geoparks Festival Geofoodology, Marble Arch Caves, Florencecourt, Co. Fermanagh, June 1. Enjoy a culinary and geology masterclass all rolled in one and impress friends and family with conglomerate buns, ammonite shortbread and chocolate volcanoes.
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