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Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2014

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2014

01 May - 11 May, Belfast

Featuring readings, live music & performances; CQAF brings the streets to life with cultural revelry all day & into the wee hours!

Among the early acts revealed in advance of the programme launch in April are Two-Tone greats The Selecter, hip ...

Game of Thrones - The Exhibition

Game of Thrones - The Exhibition

11 June - 15 June, Belfast

Be transported to the enchanted world of Westeros at the Game of Thrones exhibition at Belfast Waterfront from June 11th - 15th.

Free of charge, the not-to-be-missed exhibition will feature new installations, showcasing a collection of nearly ...

Get On Yer Bike! Giro Festival

Get On Yer Bike! Giro Festival

03 May - 11 May, Belfast

Belfast City Council is running an eight-day Giro festival, Get on yer Bike! to celebrate Belfast being chosen as the starting point of the Giro d'Italia.

They've chosen themes of food, fashion, art, architecture, music and performance, and ...

Bread Festival

Bread Festival at Castle Ward

05 May, Co Down

The global bread tour at Castle Ward returns on Bank Holiday Monday 5 May as the International Bread Festival prepares to tantalise your taste buds with breads and foods from around the world.

The festival, now in its third year, brings ...

Festival of Fools 2014

Festival of Fools 2014

02 May - 05 May, Belfast

The streets of Belfast City Centre and Cathedral Quarter will come alive this May to the sound of laughter and the sight of acrobatics, music and comedy as the Festival of Fools celebrates coordinated comedic chaos.

The shows include slapstick ...

Tandragee 100 2014

Tandragee 100 2014

02 May - 03 May, Armagh

The Tandragee 100 is the largest National Road Racing Event in Northern Ireland. It is held early in the racing season, usually in the first weekend in May, and the circuit is located in County Armagh between Tandragee, Markethill and Armagh.

Shane's Castle May Day Steam Rally

04 May - 05 May, Co Antrim

Shane's Castle May Day Steam Rally - Entertainment for the all family - Young and Old!

City of Derry Jazz Festival

City of Derry Jazz Festival 2014

01 May - 05 May, Londonderry/Derry

The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival takes place each year over the May Bank Holiday weekend and in 2014 organisers Derry City Council promise a programme, jam packed with festival favourites along with some of the biggest stars and newest names on the jazz scene.

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Garden Show Ireland

09 May - 11 May, Co Antrim

Garden Show Ireland moves to yet another magnificent setting, Antrim Castle Gardens, from its former site at Hillsborough Castle, and will take place 9 – 11 May 2014.

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Top Things to See and Do

  • Try Clearsky's Game of Thrones Winterfell Archery Range Experience, dressed in character costume, at Castle Ward Estate - where the series was filmed 'on location'!
  • Walk the new 4.2 mile Divis Ridge Trail for stunning views over Belfast and beyond.
  • Sign up for the South Armagh Giro on Sunday 4 May - the route will follow that of the Giro d'Italia itself the following week!
  • Visit Rathlin Island - our only inhabited, offhsore island, known for its rich history and traditional culture, as well as its stunning scenery and diverse wildlife.
  • Head along to the Brian Boru Festival in Armagh (22 April - 4 May) for an exciting line-up of events including a warrior re-enactment and a Viking tented village.
  • Visit the exciting Lego Brick City exhibition (17 May - 13 July) at Titanic Belfast which features must-see scaled down versions of iconic buildings and landmarks from across the globe.
  • Visit Belfast's historic Linen Hall Library where you can enjoy a range of new tours plus genealogy workshops.
  • Register and get training for this year's Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive (13 September) - it follows part of the route of the Giro d'Italia!

 

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