Here are ten exciting things to do 27 February – 5 March 2023
It's toe tapping time at Slieve Gullion if you're mad for trad. Enjoy a fine line up of local talent for you to enjoy. Local folk group Fáinne will wow you with their energy and an unforgettable set. They are supported by talented musicians, singers and dancers from local Traditional Arts Partnership and The Carroll School of Harp's Sonas Harp ensemble.
2. The Titanic Experience Reimagined, Belfast, Reopening 4 March.
Titanic Belfast will reopen on Saturday 4th March with four exciting new themed galleries. The reimagined Titanic Experience introduces The Pursuit of Dreams as a new theme and will use immersive technology combined with the authentic Titanic Story in its refreshed spaces called Never Again; Ballard’s Quest; The Ship of Dreams and The Lasting Legacy. The world-leading visitor attraction has now revealed details of one of the centrepieces of the new experience – an illuminated 7.6m long scale model of RMS Titanic. The new model will be illuminated and suspended from the ceiling. It will fully rotate, taking approximately 90 seconds to complete, promising to provide a true wow factor for visitors.
Explore the history of the Lower Lough by kayak and taste the beauty of life on the water, with Blue Green Yonder. Celebrate World Wildlife Day by immersing yourself into nature and surrounding yourself with songbird and the glimpse of life on the water. This paddle will be in and around the wooded islands close to Rossigh Jetty. Bring your flask and snack, relax and listen to the crescendo of bird song. Booking essential via www.bluegreenyonder.com.
Join Geopark Guide and woodland expert Ian for a safari around the forests and woodland of Old Castle Archdale Forest. Please wear suitable footwear and warm waterproof clothing but also factor in sunny weather.This event is non-refundable. If you need to cancel, please contact the provider 24 hours in advance of the event time.
4 March (more dates available).
Their 60-minute Alpaca field walks are perfect for families with children of all ages. Take one of their gorgeous Alpacas for a walk around the paddocks and their field with stunning views of the Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough. After working up an appetite, the Alpacas love to be hand fed by you and your family.
To celebrate their 60th anniversary, the Numismatics Society of Ireland (Northern Branch) are hosting a lecture on the last two and half thousand years of coinage. You'll hear from expert speakers, as well as a series of short highlights of other areas of numismatic interest.
1 – 21 March.
Magherafelt Library, working in partnership with Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy, is excited to announce an exhibition showcasing a collection of Seamus Heaney archived materials curated over more than four decades by Mr Pat Brennan.
The Ulster Orchestra is delighted to return to The Burnavon for an eclectic evening of music, from Mozart to Jessie Montgomery, and features the Orchestra's own Principal Trumpet Tom Fountain as soloist for Haydn's Trumpet Concerto.
Check website for dates and tickets. Down Arts Centre is a vibrant creative space/cultural hub that facilitates the development of creativity and provides a diverse range of live events, including theatre, music, comedy, workshops and classes.There are tons of great experiences to enjoy this month.
4 March (more dates available).
We’re excited to welcome back the Walled City Market on the first Saturday of the month. Join traders in Guildhall Square for a unique shopping experience. The Guildhall Square welcomes the very best of artisan traders, offering visitors a family friendly shopping experience with a wide selection of speciality foods and handcrafted products. Tickle your taste buds with homemade jams, chutneys & sauces, artisan breads & cakes, a range of organic meats, and some sweet treats. With children’s entertainment and live music. Weather dependent.
Booking is essential for most activities. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Subject to availability.
For more information on what’s on or to plan a short break in Northern Ireland, visit https://discovernorthernireland.com/