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Make your way to the stunning Causeway Coast and Glens for wonderful events and festivals happening throughout the year. From vibrant music and concerts, to traditional country fairs, exhilarating world class road races as well as great walking, storytelling and maritime festivals - there's something for everyone!

Community Events

Causeway Archers, Cushendall

St Aloysius Hall, Coast Road, Cushendall. Every Tuesday evening from 7pm - 9pm and Sunday afternoons from 1pm - 3pm

The Club was established in July, 2012 and new members are very welcome.

For further information log on to: www.causewayarcherscushendall.webeden.co.uk/ www.facebook.com/causewayarchers.cushendall.9

Rhythm & Rhyme - Ballycastle

Ballycastle Library, Leyland Road, every Tuesday morning from 10am - 10.30 am

Rhymes, stories and songs for toddlers (children aged 0-4). (Must be accompanied by an adult) Admission free.

For further information tel: 0282076 2566,e: ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk website: www.librariesni.org.uk

Knit & Natter Club - Ballycastle

Ballycastle Library, Leyland Road, every Thursday from 6.30pm - 7.30pm -
Come and learn to knit or crochet (or just natter!) You can bring your own project or try a new one. All ages welcome. Admission free.

For further information tel: 0282076 2566, e: ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk, website: www.librariesni.org.uk
 

Bridge Class - Ballycastle

Ballycastle Library, Leyland Road, every Friday from 11am - 1.00 pm all year round.


This bridge class is for beginners and improvers. All ages welcome. Free notes available. Admission free.

For further information tel: 0282076 2566, e: ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk,website: www.librariesni.org.uk

Chatter Books - Ballycastle

Ballycastle Library, Leyland Road, first Saturday of each month from 11 am for discussion and craft


Chattrbooks is a book club for children aged 7-10 years old.

For further information tel: 0282076 2566, website: e: ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk, www.librariesni.org.uk

Genealogy - Ballycastle

Ballycastle Library, Leyland Road

Ballycastle Library can provide assistance with researching family tree and local history requests.

For further information tel: 028 2076 2566 or e:Ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk
Check website for opening hours

Barazina - Mini & Youth Choirs

Every Monday starting 4 January 2016
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady

Mini Choir - P1-P3: 3.30-4.15pm
Youth Choir - P4-Y9: 4.30-5.30pm

No need to audition - just lots of fun and energy required!

Trad Music Lessons

Tuesday evenings 7pm-9pm
Fiddle & Tin Whistle tutoring with Dick Glasgow, friendly & informal. All welcome at The Ullan's Centre, Main Street, Ballymoney. Tel. 028 2766 8897 or 07706 825666

Ballymoney Library Events

Rhythm & Rhyme:- Every Wednesday and Friday 11:00am-11:30am
Children 0-4 years

Saturday Stories and Craft:- First Saturday of Month 11:00am-12:00pm Children 4 years and over, are invited to come along and enjoy stories and craft.

Chatterbooks:- First Monday of the Month, 3:45pm-4:45pm, 7-11 years.

Knit & Natter:- Every Tuesday 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tea & Newspapers:- Every Friday 3:00pm-4:30pm, Come and have a chat over the Newspapers and enjoy free tea/coffee and biscuits.

Ballymoney Bookworms:- First Wednesday of the month2:30pm-3:30pm
Reading group for adults aiming to allow everyone’s reading interests and experiences to be shared and enjoyed.

Poetry Reading Group:- Last Wednesday of the Month 3:00pm-4:00pm
Explore and enjoy a diverse selection of ~Poetry monthly. Free Tea/Coffee and biscuits.

Mindful Colouring:- Every Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm
Enhance your wellbeing with an hour of meditative colouring for adults, Free Tea/Coffee and biscuits. All materials supplied.

e: ballymoney.library@librariesni.org.uk
t: 028 2766 3589

Story Time

Ballycastle Library, Leyland Road every Friday at 2pm

Suitable for ages 4 years - 8 years

Admission Free

For further information tel: 0282076 2566
e:ballycastle.library@librariesni.org.uk,website: www.librariesni.org.uk

Star of the Sea Art Group - Art Classes

The Star of the Sea Art Group has been running for over 10 years in the Parish Centre exhibiting art and raising money for charity. Two classes are held each week - Monday 23 January 11.30am to 1.30pm and Wednesday 25 January 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Both courses run for 10 weeks. Newcomers are welcome and if you would like to find out more please contact Anne Colhoun on 02870 832170. There is a fee of £60 for the course.

Star of the Sea
Coleraine Road, Portstewart.

Book Launch - Ballycastle

Saturday, 1st July, The Harbour Gallery, Bayview Road from 7pm

Tadhg and the Pockel. The new trad blockbuster arrives in Ballycastle.

All invited.

For further information contact Michael e: divilthebit14@gmail.com

The Great Humpback Hunt at Torr Head

Friday 7th July 2.30pm - 4.30pm @ Torr Head Car Park

Join Dave Wall, Living Seas Officer with Ulster Wildlife and local experts from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, who will host a guided watch for whales, dolphins and porpoises from Torr Head.

Booking essential.

Bring binoculars/spotting scopes.

This event may be cancelled or rescheduled at short notice due to bad weather.

Contact: Dave Wall
Email: dave.wall@ulsterwildlife.org
Tel: 028 9046 3126
FREE Event

Portstewart Antiques and Irish Art Fair

Thursday - Sunday 6th - 9th July 2017.

Portstewart Town Hall, The Crescent, Portstewart.

The Fair offers everything for the home decorator and interior specialist, from original Victorian and early 20th century to Art Deco, Arts & Crafts, Fine Silver, Lamps, Persian Rugs, Jewellery and Modern Irish Art.
Free Admission. Phone 07778 611085

Rockpool Ramble at Ballintoy Harbour

Tuesday 18th July at 10.00am - 12.00noon @ Ballintoy Harbour, Ballintoy

Join Ulster Wildlife Living Seas Team and The Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust for a rockpool exploring adventure.

This is a great site for family rockpooling with dozens of different seaweeds, beautiful beadlet anemones and plenty of opportunity to find crabs, fish, sea urchins and other marine life hiding between the rocks.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Contact: Dave Wall
Email: dave.wall@ulsterwildlife.org
Tel: 028 9046 3126

FREE Event

Hurley Making Demo at Scullion Hurls

Wednesday 26th July at 11.00am and 3.00pm @ Scullion Hurls, 16 Lough Road, Loughguile

Visit Scullion Hurls Economusee to discover the tradional craft of hurley making.

Watch Michael at work and take the opportunity to 'have a go'. A tour of the workshop will follow the demo.

Booking is Essential.

Complimentary tea, coffee & juice

Contact: Scullion Hurls
Email: 028 276401308
Tel: info@scullionhurls.com
Book: http://www.scullionhurls.com/demo_booking
Cost: £10 per adult/ £5 per child

'Big Day Out' at Ballycastle Seafront & Marina Car Park

Ballycastle Seafront & Marina Car Park, Saturday 29th July from 11am - 10.30 pm

Charity Event to raise funds for Friends of the Cancer Centre, City Hospital, Belfast and Action Cancer.

Events include a craft fair (under marquee), food and drinks stalls (non alcoholic), bouncy castle, face painting with live music throughout the afternoon. A live concert will take place from 7pm - 10.30pm all under the marquee.

The Action Cancer 'Big Bus' will also be in attendance, parked in the Marina Car Park from 8am - 4.30pm

A great day out to be enjoyed by all the family.



Bumblebees & Butterflies Safari at Whitepark Bay

Thursday 3rd August @ 1.00pm from Whitepark Bay Car Park

Join local Biodiversity Officer, Rachel Bain for a leisurely safari through the sand dunes at Whitepark Bay hunting for the colourful and coastal butterflies, bumblebees and wildflowers. Finishing with a gentle stroll back along the beach.

Equipment provided.

Footwear: Strong/solid footwear and waterproof clothing recommended.

Duration: 2 hours

Contact: T: 028 2075 2100 or E: tierna@ccght.org

Exploring Cushendun Caves

Friday 4th August at 1.30pm - 3.30pm @ Cushendun Caves, Cushendun

Join Ulster Wildlife's Living Seas Team and Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme for a rockpool and cave exploring adventure.

Learn about the history of the Cushendun caves and explore the marine wildlife on the adjacent shore.

This is a great site for family rockpooling with dozens of different seaweeds, beautiful beadlet anemones and plenty of opportunity to find crabs, fish, sea urchins and other marine life hiding between the rocks.

To Register:
Email: Enquiries@ccght.org
Tel: 028 2075 2100
FREE Event

Rangoli Art Workshop - Ballycastle

Saturday 5th August @ 1.30pm - 4.30pm in Portnagree House, Ballycastle

Ideal for older children, teens and adults, this free workshop explores the traditional Indian Rangoli art form using coloured rice.

Booking Essential as places in all workshops are limited.

To Book Contact T:- 028 7034 7234 or E:- cms@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Warli Art Workshop - Ballycastle

Saturday 12th August @1.30pm - 4.30pm in Portnagree House, Ballycastle

Discover the tribal art of Maharastra in west India and explore the deep meanings and stories behind the stylised figures and rhythmic patterns of Warli Art.

Booking Essential as places in all workshops are limited

To Book Contact T:- 028 7034 4234 or E:- cms@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Coastal Foraging in Cushendall

Sunday 13th August at 10.00am - 1.00pm @ Cushendall Beach

Join Ulster Wildlife for National Marine Week as Forage Ireland's Dermot Hughes takes us on a coastal foraging walk in Cushendall.

Find out what's good to eat on our shore...and what isn't.

Booking is essential - Under 16s must be accompanied by responsible adult

Book & Pay online at:
www.ulsterwildlife.org/whats-on
Tel: 028 9046 3126
Cost: £10 per person

Ballymoney Summer Sports Camps

Ballymoney Summer Sports Camps return for the summer season:-


Trampoline Summer Camp:-
3rd - 6th July (4days) 7pm-8pm Age 8 - Upwards
Venue: JDLC Minor Sports Hall
Cost £30.00

Hockey Summer Camp:-
24th - 27th July (4days) 7pm - 8pm Age 8 - 15 yrs
Venue: JDLC Astro Pitch
Cost £20.00

Bowls Summer Camp:-
25th July- 27th July (3 days) 10:30am-12noon Age 8-15 yrs
Venue: Ballymoney Outdoor Bowling Club
Cost £15

Table Tennis Summer Camp:-
31st July - 31st August (4 days) 10am-1:00pm 8-16 yrs
Venue Ballymoney Methodist Church
Cost £20

Disability Sports Camp:-
7th - 9th August (3 days) 3:30pm-5:00pm 8-15 yrs
Venue JDLC Main Sports Hall
Cost £15

Girls Soccer Camp:-
21st -24th August (4days) 6:30pm-8pm 11-15 yrs
Venue: JDLC - Riada 3G Pitch
Cost £20

Volleyball Summer Camp:-
21st-24th August (4 days) 7pm-8pm 11-16 yrs
Venue: Dalriada School
Cost £20

Enrolement available from Monday 5th June:-

Brochures are available at The Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre Reception or Call JDLC on :- 028 2766 0260.


Brochures are also available at Ballymoney Visitor Information Centre in the Town Hall.


Words and Pictures

Waterstones in Coleraine are running a Story and Craft session 'Words and Pictures' every Wednesday morning at 10.30 during July and August. All children are welcome and sessions are free of charge. Everyone who attends will receive a goodie bag and a balloon.

Glens Red Squirrel Walk - Glenariff Forest Park

Saturday 9th September at 10.00am - 12.30pm in Glenariff Forest Park

Come along to Glenariff Forest Park to find out what the Glens Red Squirrel Group are doing for the conservation of red squirrels throughout The Glens and hopefully catch a glimpse of our shy and endearing native red squirrel.

Everyone is welcome.

Please note paths are not suitable for prams and to increase your chances of seeing the red squirrels and other wildlife dogs are not permitted.

The walk is free but car parking charges may apply.

To Register:
Email: Enquiries@ccght.org
Tel: 028 2075 2100
FREE Event

Fork to Fork Training Workshop

20th & 21st May & 16th September 10.00am - 4.00pm @ Cairns Allotment, Cushendall

This course, based on organic principles will give you the knowledge and confidence to grow your own food. From the early stages of planning your garden and sowing the first seeds right through to making nutritious meals with your fresh produce, this course is full of useful tips and facts that can be applied on your own garden or allotment.

To Register:
Email: Enquiries@ccght.org
Tel: 028 2075 2100
Cost: £15 per person

The Spirit of The Glens Storytelling Workshop

Thursday 19th October at 7.30pm - 9.30pm in Glenmona House, Cushendun

This workshop with storyteller Liz Weir will help harvest the rich legacy of stories which local people already know.

Those attending will be encouraged to develop their own storytelling skills and to gain the confidence to share their stories with the wider community.

Stories can be about any subject, from local crafts and jobs, to those which have a sense of place like townland or field names. Tales of fairies, ghosts and banshees will also be encouraged.

To Register:
Email: Enquiries@ccght.org
Tel: 028 2075 2100
FREE Event

GLENS RED SQUIRREL GROUP - ACTIVITY LIST 2017

9th August - Lark in the Park Cushendall @ 2-4pm - Cottage Wood, Cushendall

Come along to Cushendall's annual Lark in the Park, where there will be a host of family fun and activities including the Glens Red Squirrel Group, who will be on hand to tell you about the iconic native red squirrel and the work they do in Cottage Wood Park and throughout the Glens to conserve this threatened species.

9th September - Glenariff Forest Park Walk @ 10.30am - Meet at Glenariff Forest Park main car park.

Join the Glens Red Squirrel Group for a gentle wander through the beautiful Glenariff Froest Park, learn about the work of the GRSG and the rare native red squirrel that they help to conserve. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of this rare species, but either way you will enjoy exploring this scenic forest with a local guide.

8th October - Cushendun Cregagh Wood Hide - Opening 10am-12noon
Parking available at St Patrick's Church, Glendun Road

There will be someone on hand in the hide to tell you about the wildlife of Cregagh Wood, including the rare native red squirrel. If you are lucky you will see this secretive species, but you will definitely be able to enjoy the wealth of bird life present in this beautiful woodland.

14th October - Cregagh Wood Cushendun @ 11am. Meeting at St Patrick's Church car park (Cushendun Chapel) and hide visit

15th October - Ballypatrick Forest Walk @ 11am

21st October - Cregagh Wood Hide, opening from 8-10am

21st October - Ballycastle Forest - meeting at forest car park at Fairhill Street. Time to be confirmed

22nd October - Glenariff, time and location to be confirmed as linked with Ghosts in the Glens Festival Weekend

28th October - Cregagh Wood Hide opening from 8-10am weekend

29th October - Glenarm Forest Walk @ 11am

For further information e: info@glensredsquirrelgroup.com www.glensredsquirelgroup.com



Wood Carving Training Workshop

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November 10.00am-4.00pm @ Glenmona House, Cushendun

Over the two days professional artist and wood sculpton Raymond Watson will show people how to create a variety of relief wood carvings.

By the end of the two days each participant will leave with their own completed wood carving and a good knowledge of what is involved in this creative process - from design, drawing, carving, finishing and varnishing.

Spaces are limited on this training so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To Register:
Email: Enquiries@ccght.org
Tel: 028 2075 2100
Cost: £20 per person

Big Ceildh Fireside Stories

Saturday 18th November 11.00am - 2.00pm @ Ballyeamon Camping Barn

Join us around the fire for a morning of storytelling, live traditional music, traditional baking and craic as we celebrate the cultural heritage of The Glens of Antrim.

Our traditional storyteller will tell fascinating tales from the landscapes, from the wildlife o our magnificent meadows, old farming traditions to the place names associated with the area.

To Register:
Email:Enquiries@ccght.org
Tel: 028 2075 2100
FREE Event

Wreath Making Workshop

Monday 4th December 7.00pm - 9.00pm in St. Marys Parish Centre, Cushendall

There's just something so special about making your own door wreath. The wonderful fragrance of pine and cinnamon, plus the chance to get lost in the flow whilst making a unique design.

Anne from 'Flowers at Anne's ' will show you how to use a variety of winter greenery to make a vibrant wreath to adorn you door this Christmas.

To Register:
Email: Enquiries@ccght.org
Tel: 028 2075 2100
Cost: £10 per person

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