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MAC International Ulster Bank Prize 2016

28 October - 17 February, Belfast

MAC International Ulster Bank Prize is the largest arts prize in Ireland, offering professional artists worldwide the opportunity to exhibit in the MAC.

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BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland

14 October - 16 October, Belfast

River Street Events, proud organisers of the BBC Good Food Shows, have announced the launch of BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland, located in Belfast. The event will take place 14 – 16 October 2016 at Belfast Waterfront.

Ulster Bank International Arts Festival

Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival

11 October - 30 October, Belfast

The Festival has announced two separate and major commissions for new creative works from internationally acclaimed artists, Taylor Mac (USA) and Amanda Coogan (Ireland) that will feature as signature events in the 2016 edition.


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.

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Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival

27 October - 31 October, Londonderry/Derry

Join Derry City and Strabane District for the scariest night of the year! Voted Best Halloween Destination in the World by USA Today readers, the City brings its world renowned street carnival parade back for its 30th Anniversary celebrations.

Fright Night

Fright Night

01 October - 31 October, Co Londonderry

Ireland's biggest and best Halloween Horror attraction returns in October 2016. Last year The Jungle NI won Outdoor NI's 'Best Unique Outdoor Experience' for their Fright Night and earlier this year the Outstanding Visitor Experience award.

Belfast Restaurant Week 2016

Belfast Restaurant Week 2016

08 October - 16 October, Belfast

Eat and Drink Belfast Restaurant Week will celebrate the best local food and drink on offer. Running from 8-16 October, Belfast's eateries will showcase the passion that goes into making, cooking and serving up the very best of fresh local produce.

Armagh Festival of Food and Cider

Armagh Festival of Food and Cider

05 October - 09 October, Armagh

The Armagh Festival of Food & Cider is a celebration of tasty local cuisine and cider showcasing all that Armagh City’s many tempting eateries, orchards and breweries have to offer.

City of Derry International Choral Festival

City of Derry International Choral Festival

19 October - 23 October, Londonderry/Derry

Created as a joyous celebration of choral music-making, the festival provides opportunities for competitive and non-competitive participation for singers across a wide range of styles, ensembles and ages.

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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.
  • Enjoy Conversations at Mount Stewart, County Down bringing global diversity to the shores of Strangford Lough with an unmissable festival weekend of debate, ideas, storytelling and much more (17 - 18 September) 
  • Take an exciting journey of marine life at Exploris Aquarium, County Down.  Explore the colourful coral reefs of the Tropical Oceans before entering the dark depths of the Amazon Rainforest, with its reptilian inhabitants including our very own snappy crocodile.
  • 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.
  • Visit Eastside Visitor Centre, a new visitor attraction celebrating East Belfast's local legends, places and industries with interactive digital screens, interpretative panels and a wall map.


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