10 things to do in Northern Ireland

10 things to do in Northern Ireland

10 things to do in Northern Ireland

Here are ten exciting things taking place 24 February – 1st March 2020.


Clannad-at-the-Waterfront-Hall Clannad at the Waterfront Hall Belfast, 29th February. The multi-award winning Clannad have without doubt done more than any other group to take Irish music and the Irish language to a worldwide audience. Fusing elements of traditional Irish music with more contemporary folk, new age, and rock they have created a beautifully unique and ethereal sound which combines haunting melodies and mesmerising vocals to transcend the sands of time whilst appealing to a worldwide audience of all ages.


Heart-and-Soul-of-Portrush-Tasting-Tour Heart and Soul of Portrush Tasting Tour Portrush, 28th February – 26th June. Celebrating all the unique flavours and exquisite culinary delights of this coastal hidden gem which will do your heart, soul, body and mind wonders! Join friends and embark on a 4.5 hour walking tour of Portrush’s only craft beer brewery and finest gastronomy establishments visiting four venues sampling the freshest, award-winning, local produce.


Stena-Line-Belfast-Giants-vs-Guildford-Flames Stena Line Belfast Giants vs Guildford Flames Belfast, 28 – 29th February. Join the Stena Line Belfast Giants as they take on Guildford Flames in Elite Ice Hockey League action. Experience the thrill and excitement of ice hockey at The SSE Arena, Belfast.


Celtic-Mindfulness Celtic Mindfulness Armagh, 29th February – 1st March. Don’t miss out on this unique healing experience of the land and energy. Where music, myth and meditation will be used to awaken your Celtic soul, creating a positive mindfulness.


Dragon-From-The-Lagan-Goes-To-W5 Dragon from the Lagan goes to W5 Belfast, 17th February – 16th April. Children are born natural scientists, so why not bring them to W5 to let them imagine, explore and play in Discovery. In this 45 minute workshop they’ll follow the adventures of a small, friendly dragon as he makes his way to W5 to discover a world of amazing science. Children can then enjoy some simple science craft activities and a variety of building challenges all with a maritime theme! So step on-board this February for the ultimate family day out.


Winter-Wildfowl-Cruise Winter Wildfowl Cruise Enniskillen, 29th February. Lough Erne Landscape Partnership are delighted to be hosting in partnership with Share Discovery Village and RSPB, their first Lough Erne Winter Wildfowl Cruise. Step on board the Inishcruiser and enjoy afternoon tea whilst sailing the waters of Upper Lough Erne. Fionnbar Cross from RSPB will be on board to provide an expert guidance throughout the cruise on bird species and their habitats in Upper Lough Erne. Throughout the cruise you will hopefully get to see many species of wetland birds and wintering wildlife in the unique Lough Erne wetland habitats.


Belfast-Choc-Walk Belfast Choc Walk Belfast, 14th February – 22nd May. This three and a half hour tour will allow you to enjoy all things chocolate as Taste and Tour uncover some of the incredible chocolate delights to be found in five venues across Belfast. Join the chocoholic guide as you learn how to taste chocolate properly with one of the world’s top chocolatiers, find out how versatile your favourite ingredient can be, from cocktails to savoury dishes and much more, as you discover a whole new appreciation for your favourite fruit!


Life-Cycles-by-Lorna-Smyth Life Cycle by Lorna Smyth Enniskillen, 2 December 2019 – 18 April 2020. This showcase of new works, curated by renowned artist Lorna Smyth, encompasses the four seasons in one year. Lorna’s art emphasises the world around us, highlights her love of nature and captures a sense of belonging regardless of the place name.


Belfast-Gin-School Belfast Gin School Belfast, 25th January – 28th March. Through experiential learning, with master distiller, Ian, you will have the opportunity to see gin being distilled, learn about flavour combinations and make your own! Each participant will receive a goodie bag containing their own miniature bottle of gin to serve with their tonic of choice at home. A great afternoon with gin and cupcakes, what’s not to love?


Walled-City-400 Walled City 400 Derry~Londonderry, 18 February 2019 to 31 March 2020. Last year marked the 400th anniversary of the completion of the Derry Walls. Built from 1613-1619, the Walls are the largest ancient monument in Northern Ireland, the only remaining Walled City in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe.



For more information on these events or to plan a short break in Northern Ireland, visit www.discovernorthernireland.com



Bloom Admin


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