10 things to do in Northern Ireland 13–19 March

10 things to do in Northern Ireland 13–19 March

Here are ten exciting things to do 13 - 19 March 2023

1. Array Collective: The Druthaib's Ball at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, 24 February – 3 September.
Druthaib's Ball is the 2021 Turner Prize-winning installation by the Belfast-based artists collectively known as Array Collective. They are the first artists from Northern Ireland to win the prestigious Turner Prize. The acquisition to the Ulster Museum collection was supported by the Art Fund and the Department for Communities.
2. St Patrick's Celebrations, Belfast, 10 - 19 March. 
Belfast's annual St Patrick's Celebrations returns 10-19 March with a fantastic line-up. The focus in 2023 will be a celebration of local music across various genres, paying tribute to the city's UNESCO City of Music status. Check website for full programme
3. Hinch Big Bash St Patrick’s Day Distillery Tour, Ballynahinch, County Down, 17 March.
Take a tour of Hinch Distillery and finish with a whiskey tasting this St Patrick's Day for only £17. Check website for information and to purchase a ticket.
4. Sunday Session: St Patrick's Weekend, Armagh, County Armagh, 19 March.
With over 50 countries around the world celebrating St Patrick's Day, join in the fun with live music, poetry and dance in the beautiful surroundings at the Navan Centre and Fort, where they are hosting a wonderful showcase of culture and entertainment for the entire family.
5. St Patrick's Day Family Paddle, Warrenpoint, County Down, 17 March.
Begin the St Patrick's Day celebrations in style by joining Geology Rocks Adventure Tourism on the water for a paddle board event on the beautiful shoreline of Warrenpoint, Carlingford Lough. Check website for information.
6. St Patrick's Day at Slemish, Broughshane, County Antrim, 17 March.
Join the fun on Friday 17 March to celebrate St Patrick's Day and take part in the annual trek up Slemish to enjoy the spectacular views. The walk to the summit and back is 1.5km and takes approximately one hour in good weather.
7. Dark Skies In Lough Navar, Derrygonnelly, County Fermanagh, 17 March.
Join Terry Mosley from the Irish Astronomical Association to experience the dark skies and the abundance of stars and planets (including Venus and Mars) with a focus on what you can see with the naked eye. Please wear suitable footwear and warm waterproof clothing.
8. The Spirit of the Bann, Coleraine, County Londonderry, 17 March (more dates available.)
Causeway Coast Foodie Tours is delighted to host you on 'The Spirit of the Bann', a very special river whiskey tasting experience. This is an ideal and unique opportunity to slowly savour distinctive colours and flavours, enjoy a warm glow and celebrate the beautiful blend of natural and man-made wonders the stunning Causeway Coast has to offer.
9. Leprechaun Treasure Trail at Montalto Estate, Ballynahinch, County Down, 17 March.
Can you find Montalto's Leprechauns? Enjoy a St Patrick's Day Treasure Trail in search of mischievous Leprechauns. You will receive a pack from their Ticket Office which will include a map to help you with your search. Explore the Trails & Gardens and have some fun along the way. When the Treasure Trail has been completed you may also receive a reward from their 'Pot of Gold'.
This St Patrick's Day, come along to a celebration on the Hill from 1pm - 4.30pm. (No booking required). They will celebrate St Patrick's Day with live music, face painting, Irish dancing, amusements, arts and crafts and more. Sure to be fun for all the family. Headlining the St Patrick's Day event is the renowned Blackwater Céilí Band.
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/

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