‪10 exciting things taking place (5 – 11 March)‬

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 this week (5 – 11 March) 1.       Home of Saint Patrick Festival, Armagh, 8-19 March. Immerse yourself in St Patrick’s Country at The Home of Saint Patrick Festival 2018. […]

The only limit is your imagination: March is Creativity Month

Creativity Month is an initiative of the Department for Communities, in partnership with Culture Northern Ireland and the Nerve Centre. This year’s programme highlights skills and careers in the creative industries and will feature more than 150 events in 50 venues across the region. Highlights include: Derry~Londonderry teenager and YouTube star, TheNewAdamb99 (Adam Beales), will […]

#FestivalsNI : Belfast Children’s Festival

With just over a week to go, the excitement is building ahead of this year’s Belfast Children’s Festival.  Celebrating its 20th birthday, the event is set to welcome over 30,000 visitors including small and slightly larger children.  Among the spectacle planned for the 6 day festival is a huge walk-in sculpture, the world’s smallest action […]

#FestivalsNI : Brilliant Corners, a festival of Jazz

Hello and welcome to the 6th Brilliant Corners – a festival of jazz in Belfast. From the 3-10 March, Belfast will come alive with the very best music and film. With musicians from the USA, Russia, France, Belgium, Slovenian, England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, all playing a part in what organisers think is their best […]

High energy St Patrick’s Day celebrations primed for Belfast

Belfast’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations are primed to be high energy this year – and you’re invited to come and join the party! From 11:30am on Saturday, 17 March, the streets will be awash with colour. A vibrant parade themed ‘Global Belfast’ will leave from Royal Avenue, travelling along a new route through Castle Junction […]

‪10 exciting things taking place (26 February – 4 March)‬

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 this week (26 February – 4 March) 1.       Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture, Derry~Londonderry, 1 March. A national contest which encourages young designers in secondary level education to create […]

Moon Landing in Belfast at W5

From landing on the moon to the moon landing in Belfast, the 2018 NI Science Festival launched on Thursday, February 15, and runs until Sunday, February 25. “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed”. Those were the first words to be transmitted back to earth from the Apollo 11 lunar module, Eagle, after successfully […]

Take a BITE out of Treat Week with our Top Picks

Knives and forks at the ready – ‘Treat Week 2018’ is hot on our heels! The weeklong celebration of the tastiest eateries across Lisburn & Castlereagh takes place from Saturday 24th February to Saturday 3rd March inclusive, featuring one-off food and drink offerings in eateries from Moira to Dundonald. To help you indulge in the […]

Announcing the Open House Festival save Bangor Court House Charity Ball

Open House Festival’s Save Bangor Court House campaign has been gathering momentum in recent weeks, with several significant donations from local businesses, and a surge of personal contributions. The non-profit charity launched a crowdfunding campaign in November of last year to help secure the town’s former Court House as a permanent festival venue, with a starting target […]

‪10 exciting things taking place this week (19-25 Feb 2018)‬

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 this week (19-25 February 2018) 1.       Titanic Taster Photography Tour: Lenses, Light & Magnification, Belfast, 24 February.  Become a Titanic inspired photographer for the day, learning all about the […]

#FestivalsNI :Edgefest ‪@TheMACBelfast ‬

Hot off the heels of receiving seven nominations in the prestigious Irish Times Theatre Awards for their Lyric Theatre co-production of Red by John Logan, Prime Cut Productions are set to stage not one, but two upcoming plays at EdgeFest in the MAC from 15th February to 2nd March. Edgefest is a 3-week festival of […]

#FestivalsNI : IMAGINE, Festival of Ideas and Politics @imaginebelfast

Cometh the hour, cometh Imagine. If ever the world needed a festival of free spirits, of imagination and ideas, and of reason, it is now. And where is that festival to be found? Here, in Belfast, during 12-18 March. This year, Imagine boasts its biggest ever programme, with over 80 free events in over 30 venues across […]

Midtown Sounds coming to Ballymena

BALLYMENA is the town that keeps on giving with the announcement that the first ever music event, Midtown Sounds, is being held in the town centre on Saturday 24th February. Midtown Sounds will celebrate the best musical talent in Northern Ireland with a range of live performances planned at various shops and eateries throughout the […]

Ireland’s first and only indoor skydiving simulator opens in Belfast

Vertigo Indoor Skydiving, the first and only indoor skydiving simulator on the island of Ireland, has officially opened its doors in the former T13 building in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. The £1.5 million state-of-the-art facility is the newest venture from Belfast-based adventure centre, We Are Vertigo. Developed using world leading Aerodium technology, the indoor skydiving centre […]

Family things to do in Northern Ireland this half-term

Family things to do in Northern Ireland this half-term Looking for something to do to entertain the kids this half term? Discover NI have put together this list of 10 family friendly events happening in Northern Ireland during the mid-term week (12-17 February) to keep children entertained and parents happy. Toddlers take over the museum, […]

National Museums NI Celebrates Women with Year-long Programme

National Museums NI Celebrates Women with Year-long Programme National Museums NI is launching its year-long programme entitled Hear Her Voice today (Tuesday) to coincide with the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which was the first milestone in women’s journey to gain the right to vote. To mark the year, National Museums NI […]

Iconic Boomtown Rats To Headline Co Down’s Harmony Live Weekend #HL18

Iconic Boomtown Rats To Headline Co Down’s Harmony Live Weekend Legendary Irish rockers, The Boomtown Rats are to headline Harmony Live 2018 in Holywood this June. The three-day event, which is set to pack out the Co Down town, will run from June 1-3 at the Festival Marquee in the Holywood Rugby Club grounds. Previously […]

Free Gradam Fringe festival this weekend in Belfast

Trad fans are in for a treat as a range of special, free events take place across the city this weekend. Developed in association with Belfast City Council, the free trad events are billed as a ‘fringe festival’. Free events taking place across Belfast on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February are: Saturday Janet Harbison […]