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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.
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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.

Hilden Brewery

Hilden Brewery & Tap Room Restaurant

Lisburn

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Strongman competition

25 August - 28 August, Belfast

Feats of human strength and endurance will be played out in some of Belfast's most historic venues when the Rudridge Ultimate Strongman Giant Weekend takes over the city this August.

Muscle men from across the globe will descend on Belfast to ...

Belfast Mela Festival

Belfast Mela Festival

27 August - 28 August, Belfast

There will be more than a taste of the exotic in store this summer as Northern Ireland's biggest celebration of cultural diversity prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary in colourfully eclectic style.

Belfast Mela will bring a wonderful ...

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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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.

Hilden Beer Festival 2016

Hilden Beer Festival 2016

26 August - 28 August, Lisburn

The annual Hilden Beer and Music Festival will be held during the August Bank Holiday, featuring live music and beer and ale tasting from Lisburn's premier microbrewery.

Dates and Times:
Friday 26 August: 4pm - 12 midnight
Saturday 27 ...

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.

The 2016 Belfast Tattoo

The 2016 Belfast Tattoo

01 September - 03 September, Belfast

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

The 2016 Belfast Tattoo is sure to be the most spectacular event and can be enjoyed by young and old.

Air Waves Portrush 2016

Air Waves Portrush 2016

03 September - 04 September, Co Antrim

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

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.

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.

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.

Northern Ireland Speed Weekend 2016

Northern Ireland Speed Weekend 2016

28 August - 29 August, Lisburn

The Northern Ireland Speed Weekend returns for 2016 in what promises to be an adrenaline fuelled, motoring extravaganza.

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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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