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Discover Northern Ireland - Inspirational locations, stunning landscapes and the friendliest of welcomes. Learn about our unique stories from Saint Patrick to Titanic Belfast, from the Giant’s Causeway to the Mountains of Mourne and the Walled City of Derry. Plan your trip here with great offers and activity ideas.

The Ballynahinch Game and Harvest Festival

24 September - 25 September, Co Down

Northern Ireland's rich rural traditions and scenic Autumn splendours will be cause for celebration at the second Ballynahinch Game & Harvest Festival which is expected to draw more than 15,000 people to the County Down town.

The 2016 Belfast Tattoo

The 2016 Belfast Tattoo

01 September - 03 September, Belfast

The 2016 Belfast Tattoo will have a packed line-up of over 600 international, as well as local, performers.

It's sure to be a spectacular event, with the unforgettable sights and sounds of the Grand Finale of the Massed Pipes and Drums.

Hillsborough Oyster Festival

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival & British Street Food Awards

30 August - 03 September, Co Down

Recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s landmark events, the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival returns for its 24th year and runs from Tuesday 30th August to Sunday 4th September 2016.


Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival

24 September - 25 September, Co Down

A three-day festival, sponsored by Finnebrogue Artisan, in honour of Sir Hans Sloane, inventor of milk chocolate, held in his home town of Killyleagh, County Down.


Seamus Heaney HomePlace Opening Weekend

30 September - 03 October, Co Londonderry

Marking the opening of Seamus Heaney Home Place with a celebratory weekend of events, featuring music, theatre, poetry, song, readings, talks and tours.

Hilden Brewery

Hilden Brewery & Tap Room Restaurant


Discover the magic of brewing by visiting Ireland's oldest independent brewery, in the 19th century courtyard of Hilden House, near Lisburn. Enjoy the best of award winning cuisine prepared using the finest local ingredients.

Culture Night Belfast 2016

Culture Night Belfast 2016

16 September, Belfast

The biggest evening in Belfast's cultural calendar returns to transform the spaces and places of the city centre and beyond on Friday 16 September with a packed programme of events including tasters, tours, talks, trails, demonstrations, ...

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Moira Calling

10 September, Co Armagh

Moira Calling is Brown Lemonade’s inaugural one- day independent music festival being held in Moira Demesne on Saturday 10th September 2016. The festival will feature a total of 14 bands over two stages with Dublin’s Hudson Taylor the headline act.

Air Waves Portrush 2016

Air Waves 2016

03 September - 04 September, Co Antrim

Ireland's biggest airshow with lots of entertainment for all ages.

Carnival of Colours

Carnival of Colours

03 September - 04 September, Londonderry/Derry

The Circus, Arts and Music festival will be jam-packed with top treats featuring the very best of International Street Theatre and local acts interspersed with an eclectic mix of side shows and attractions to guarantee a full quota of belly laughs.

Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive

Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive

10 September, Co Antrim

This annual Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive offers an unforgettable cycling experience through some of the most breath-taking landscapes in Ireland.

25th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival

25th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival

02 September - 04 September, Co Tyrone

There'll be strumming on the porches of the log cabins, dancing in the cobbled streets and jamming outside the General Store at the 25th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival.

Country Comes To Town

Country Comes To Town

17 September, Co Armagh

A cross-community festival with a rural ethos that will appeal to all ages, showcasing diverse crafts, cultures and traditions in a family friendly environment.

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Top Things to See and Do

  • Visit Northern Ireland's National Trust properties and scenic places.
  • Explore Belfast's Titanic Quarter newest Visitor experienice - HMS Caroline, the last surviving Battle of Jutland ship and discover a range of historic spaces, state-of-the-art special effects and hands-on interactive exhibits.
  • Experience the three redeveloped galleries at the iconic visitor attraction Titanic Belfast .
  • Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration that brings to life the 18th and 19th centuries at the Ulster American Folk Park Museum, County Tyrone.
  • Discover the magical Giant's Lair at Slieve Gullion Forest Park, County Armagh, you can see the this charming storybook come to life with its tranformed land of mystery.
  • Step back in time and discover Derry~Londonderry's rich heritage with a walk around the 17th century walls and learn about its unique heritage.
  • Discover the magnificent Mount Stewart House, County Down and its stunning gardens - The Telegraph recently voted it as one of the top 10 gardens in the world.


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