10 top things to do in Northern Ireland this week (May 19-25)

20140517-204502.jpgThe Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (May 19-25).

• Spring Exhibition, McKenna Gallery, Omagh, Co. Tyrone until May 31. An exhibition of collectable new work by gallery artists including a special feature of two portraits by Selena Mowat of comedy actress Pauline McLynn and model Sophie Dahl which have both been displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

• Divis Ridge Trail, Divis and Black Mountain, Belfast, throughout the year. Take a pleasurable walk along the brand new 4.2 miles Divis Ridge Trail and enjoy the spectacular 180 degree views across the city and beyond.

• Dean Herbert Cassidy Memorial Organ Recitals, St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, Co. Armagh, May 18-19. Dr Malcolm Sim, organist of Glasgow Cathedral will perform works by Handel, Bach, Messiah and Vierne.

• 16th Annual International Guinness Blues on the Bay, various, Warrenpoint, Co. Down May 21-26. The festival includes music workshops, Jazz picnic and food festival as well as busking competitions and over 90 free fantastic blues gigs throughout Warrenpoint.

• Micky Bartlett, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, May 23. A brand new show from the young local comedian who is fast becoming one of the funniest and most popular acts on the entertainment circuit today.

• An Evening with Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, The Playhouse, City of Derry, May 23-24. Transport yourself back to the era of romance as the story of Hollywood’s golden couple is told via a new piece of musical theatre.

• Glen Fest, Owen Roes Club Rooms, Glenmornan, Co. Tyrone, May 23-25. The summer of fun kicks off with a great weekend of activity from a country fair and family fun day to an angling competition, boxing tournament and entertainment.

• Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2014, various, Ballycastle &Rathlin Island , Co. Antrim, May 23 – June 1. A family friendly festival which includes various water sport activities, guided walks, seafood themed markets, music and entertainment. The opening weekend is hosted in Ballycastle and closing weekend in Rathlin Island.

20140517-204618.jpg• Curadmir Ulster Cycle 2014, Aghnablaney, Co. Fermanagh, May 24-26. A three day rolling base camp sportive where completion rather than competition is the aim. The challenging event will see Rider Villages set up across Northern Ireland where riders will finish and depart each day.

• Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival 2014, Queen’s Quaysides, Belfast, May 24-26. Belfast’s quaysides play host to a fleet of Tall Ships with free activities, pop-up market and a chance to learn more about Belfast’s unique maritime history.

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For more details on these and other events click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/events, visit your local tourist information centre or log onto http://www.facebook.com/discovernorthernireland

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