10 things to do in Northern Ireland (19-25 August)

10 things to do in Northern Ireland

DiscoverNorthernIreland.com has stacks of fun things to do across NI, from family days out to gigs and cultural events. Here are ten exciting things taking place this week (19-25 August)

  1. Belfast Mela, Belfast, 25 August. Organised by ArtsEkta, one of Belfast’s leading arts and cultural organisations, this year’s Belfast Mela is set to provide a wonderful family day out to celebrate increasing cultural diversity with music, dance, food and much more from around the world.
  2. Causeway Coast Mini Weekend, Portrush, 24-25 August.  To celebrate the 60th birthday of the Mini the Causeway Coast Mini Club has organised a weekend of celebrations. From themed competitions to family entertainment and with over 200 Mini cars on show, this is set to be a weekend of excitement for any car fanatic.
  3. Kids Sea Creatures Nature Trail, Newtownards, 23 August. Ards Visitor Centre hosts this nature trail which allows children to explore and see how and where sea creatures live, and which salty treats they like to eat.
  4. Walled City of Derry & Strabane Pro Am Tournament, Derry~Londonderry, 24-25 August. Professional and amateur golfers will tee up for the Walled City of Derry & Strabane Pro Am Tournament, hosting  52 teams and a total of 208 golfers.
  5. Our Living Coast Boat Trip, Portrush, 24 August. Join the Causeway Lass crew in a unique 2-hour journey along the North Coast. See wildlife in its natural environment and learn about the hidden local history of the Causeway Coast.
  6. Lap the Lough, Moy, 23-25 August.  Northern Ireland’s largest cycle event sees 2000 cyclists pedalling around Lough Neagh. The event this year takes place in Moy & Charlemont on the Tyrone and Armagh border and will see a weekend of cycle events suitable for all the family.
  7. Eagles Rock Hill Climb, Limavady, 24 August. Visitors to the Causeway Coast and Glens can experience the thrill of the Eagles Rock Hill Climb, which takes place in the scenic surroundings of Magilligan, overlooking Benone Stand and Lough Foyle.
  8. The Ould Lammas Fair, Ballycastle, 24-27 August. Every year thousands flock to Ballycastle for Ireland’s oldest fair. The seaside town bustles with street trading, bargaining, traditional music, dancing, horse trading, amusements, artisan markets and much more.
  9. Wake the Giant Festival 2019, Warrenpoint, 24-25 August. Visitors and locals will be treated to a new twist in the tale to wake the impressive 32-foot giant, Finn, assisted by a merry band of acrobats, drummers, sprites and fairies.
  10. Foyle Pride Parade, Derry~Londonderry, 24 August. After a week of events, this year’s Pride Parade will be on Saturday 24 August. Expect colour, music and dancing.

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


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