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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.

From September 2015 until June 2016


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 - September 2015 - June 2016


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

Thursdays - Live Folk & Trad Music

Thursday Evenings 9pm-11pm
The Diamond Bar, at the Diamond, Main Street, Ballymoney
Scottish Ballads with Dick Glasgow & friends, featuring Fiddles, Piano Accordion, Northumbrian Pipes, Tin Whistle, English Concertina, Harmonicas ( Moothies ) & Bodhran.
Musicians & Singers are welcome to join us at this Open Session
Tel:028 2766 2561

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

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!

Teatro Alla Scalla

Movie House Cinema, Coleraine presents a film about La Scalla. This lavish theatre has been the venue for some of the biggest names in the history of opera, ballet and concerts in the Italian city of Milan since 1778. This incredible journey through one of the most important temples of performing arts in the world includes archival footage and recordings of some of the biggest names in the history of the arts.

Date: Thursday 26th May 2016
Time: 7pm

Address: Movie House Cinema, Coleraine. BT51 3AW
Phone: 028 7035 0001
www.moviehouse.co.uk

Tickets: Adult - £12 Concession - £10.00

Roe Valley Gardening Society

All meetings take place in the Minor Hall, Christ Church, Limavady starting at 7.30pm

28 January: The Angus and Fife Garden Trail by Sam McDowell

25 February: AGM followed by RHS Tatton Park & Gardens by Sam McDowell

31 March: Carndonagh Nursery and Garden by Danny McLaughlin

28 April: Members' Night and Plant Sale. Talk by Don Kerr

26 May: Annual Social Evening, details to follow

There will be a plant stall each month. Refreshments will be served. Annual membership is £10 pp, visitors welcome, £3 per event

Donegal Wreck Trip

Date: Sunday 29th May

Price: £45 per person inclusive of fishing rods, tackle and bait if required.

Boat leaves 10am until 4pm from PORTRUSH HARBOUR.

Only 6 spaces left.

To book please contact the Skipper Richard Connor on 07712 115 751.

Email: causewaylass@yahoo.com

Bank Holiday Monday Fishing Trip

Date: Monday 30th May 2016

Price: £25 per adult, £15 for under 16's inclusive of fishing rods, tackle and bait if required.

Boat leaves 10am until 1pm from PORTRUSH HARBOUR.

4 spaces available.

To book contact the Skipper Richard Connor on 07712 115 751.

Email: causeewaylass@yahoo.com

Millbreen Walk & Breen Forest Walk (Temporarily Closed)

Milibreen Walk & Breen Forest Walk is temporarily closed due to ground nesting birds close to the new route, which is part of the site designation, so the trail needs to be closed. It will re-open on 1st June.

For further information contact: Rachel.bain@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

Mother Goose Playgroup - Ballycastle

Friday 3rd June in Sheskburn Main Hall @ 10am - 1pm

The Mother Goose Playgroup invites you to a Coffee Morning. Everyone Welcome (Donations at the Door)

Children who are not members of the playgroup must be supervised at all times.

Vineyard Market and Car Boot Sale

The Vineyard Market is an event not to be missed. It incorporates not only one of the largest Car Boot Sales in Ireland but also includes a 'Farmers Market' section and a dedicated 'Craft Fair' venue.

Date: 4th June 2016

Where: Vineyard Market
10 Hillmans Way, off Ballycastle Road
Coleraine
Co.Londonderry
BT52 2ED

Contact: 07743 008 238

Email: carboot@vineyardcompassion.co.uk

Website: www.vineyardmarket.co.uk

Opening times: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Price: For prices of pitches please see the website. A suggested donation of 50p per adult for buyers. Children are free.

Feis Na nGleann 2016

Sunday 5th June In Cushendall Parish Centre, Chapel Road, Cushendall

Starting at 10am


RULES
1.Entries accepted on Feis Day only.
2.Competitors must compete in their own age group only
3.One dance tune only to be played in each section except Competition 2B /SLOW AIR
4.All competitors should be ready to compete when called otherwise their entries may be cancelled.
5.Entry Fee: £2 per person. Please make cheques payable to Feis na nGleann
6.Entry Fee: £5 Choirs and Traditional Groups.
7.All enquiries to :

N McSparran, 143 Glendun Rd, Cushendun.BT44 0TF M McAllister, Tel 02828885507. M McMullan, Tel 0221771287

www.feisnangleann.com

JOIN THE MINI LEGENDS - Gracehill House, Ballymoney

Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th June 2016

Hopkirk - Aaltonen - Harryman - Wood
and a host of local and abroad Mini Drivers

Celebrating Mini Success!!!

Within Gracehill House, Ballymoney

Contact: Trevor Barlow, Tel 07906120104 or George Jennings, Tel 07814604076

Facebook: facebook.com/jointheminilegends

The Audience

Movie House Coleraine presents The Audience, winner of three Tony Awards and two Oliver Awards, National Theatre Live's smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of The Audience - featuring Helen Mirren's multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II - returns to cinemas in celebration of the monarch's 90th birthday.

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

Date: 09/06/16

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Movie House Cinema Coleraine
County Londonderry
BT51 3AW

Contact: (028) 7035 0001

Admission: £12 adult
£10 concession

www.moviehouse.co.uk


Bike Week - Lower Bann Leisure Cycle - Ballymoney to Coleraine & Return

Saturday 11th June 2016 at 10am – 1pm, Riverside Park (main car park off Armour Ave), Ballymoney

This leisurely 16 miles cycle ride, starting and finishing in Ballymoney’s Riverside Park (main car park off Armour Avenue), follows NCN Route 96 into Coleraine and returns to Ballymoney via the Lower Bann Cycleway. The majority of the route is along minor country roads, affording beautiful views over the Antrim Hills and the River Bann, and includes several hill climbs. Light refreshments at half way point. This is a fun event aimed at families and individuals with some previous cycling experience and a reasonable level of fitness. Very much a leisurely cycle with low average speeds!

Not suitable for primary school age children. Post primary children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For further information about this event Tel: 028 7034 7234.

Additional information
• All children aged 16 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
• Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council strongly recommends that all cyclists wear a helmet. This is compulsory for Under 16s
• All participants must ensure their bicycles are in good condition prior to the event
• Participants should wear suitable clothing and come prepared for wet weather conditions
• All participants should follow The Highway Code
• If you require a bike – Ballymoney Cycling Club has a range of tandems, special needs bikes and town and country cycles for everyone to get involved. All abilities and disabilities welcome. To make a request please call Tel: 028 7034 7234
• In the interests of Health & Safety, the organisers reserve the right to cancel an event due to adverse weather conditions
• This programme of events is subject to revision or cancellation without notice should unforeseen circumstances arise

This programme of cycling events has been made possible through the financial support of Travelwise NI.

Bike Week Cycle - Between the Waters of the Roe & Foyle

Monday 13th June 2016 at 6:45pm

Swanns Bridge to Myroe & return, Limavady

Nestled in the shadows of Binevenagh mountain, Swanns Bridge picnic area is the starting and finishing point for this cycle ride. The majority of this 12 miles cycle ride follows quiet country roads to reach the beautiful tranquil shores of Lough Foyle, where cyclists can enjoy upwards of 4 miles of traffic-free riding along the banks of Lough Foyle. Opportunities along the route to stop and enjoy the sights and learn a little about this area’s rich wildlife. Another leisurely cycle with low average speeds!

Not suitable for primary school age children. Post primary children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For further information about this event Tel: 028 7034 7234.

Bike Week - Cycle Ride and BBQ - Cloonavin Coleraine

Wednesday 15th June 2016 at 6:45pm

Enjoy a family cycle ride (approx. 6-7 miles) starting and finishing at Cloonavin, Portstewart Rd, Coleraine. The route follows the River Bann through the town, including the traffic-free section through Christie Park and Somerset Riverside Park. Finish off the evening with a free BBQ at Cloonavin.

Optional 3 miles shorter route for families with young children. Meet at Christie Park car park on Strand Rd at 7:15pm, and join main group of cyclists for traffic-free section through Christie Park and Somerset Riverside Park and return to car park. Parents’ responsibility to transport children back to Cloonavin for BBQ.

For catering purposes it is essential to register with Council’s Leisure & Development Services before Monday 13th June 2016 (Tel: 028 7034 7234)

“Bike Doc” service available at Cloonavin for bike checks and minor repairs from 6pm
Free Prize Draw - Cycling accessories.

Bike Week - Ladies Ride Out - Beginners and Improvers Welcomed

Thursdays 26th May, and 2nd, 9th and 16th June at 7pm at Dalriada School (rear car park), Ballymoney. BT53 6BL

Ladies, lost confidence in cycling? Then come along and recapture the fun and pleasure of riding a bike in this special 4 week refresher course aimed at women returning to cycling, or wishing to improve on their existing cycle skills. Delivered by Ballymoney Cycling Club trained instructors, this relaxed and enjoyable course will include basic bike handling, including on and off-road training to help you deal with traffic and road junctions. Bikes and helmets can be made available on request by Tel: 028 7034 7234.

Leonardo Da Vinci - The Genius in Milan

Movie House Cinema, Coleraine presents a film about the life and work of the great artist. Filmed during an extraordinary exhibition dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci in Milan in 2015, the film explores the personality and achievements of one of the greatest artists of all time, featuring the foremost experts on his work.

Date: Thursday 16th June 2016
Time: 7pm

Address: The Jet Centre, Coleraine. BT51 3AW
Phone: 028 7035 0001
www.moviehouse.co.uk

Tickets: Adult - £12. Concession - £10

Bike Week - Coleraine Town Centre Critique Races

Thursday 16th June 2016 at 6:30pm

Come along to Coleraine town centre for an opportunity to see how local racing cyclists tackle a tight town circuit. Bann Wheelers Cycling Club, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, is hosting local riders for the following two adult races: First race at 6.30pm for A4 riders and second race at 7.30pm for A2/3 riders. They will each race for 30 minutes over short tight town circuit with primes every 5 laps. Then after 30 minutes they have a final 5 laps for an overall winner of each race.


Bike Week - "Banter By Bike" - Ballypatrick Forest

Saturday 18th June 2016 at 10:30am

Ballypatrick Forest (on Cushendall Road between Ballycastle & Cushendun)

Join a local forest guide for a leisurely yet challenging 6 miles ride around Ballypatrick Forest. During this event our guide will lead the ride around traffic-free forest roads, following the former car touring scenic loop, stopping off at various points to discuss the forest’s flora and fauna and admire the scenic views taking in Rathlin Island and beyond. Along the route there are several hill climbs, and sections of the route have a surface of loose stones (not really suitable for very fine tyres). The meeting point is the main forest car park on Cushendall Rd (on the left when approaching from Ballycastle direction).

Bike 2 School Day Wednesday 15th June 2016

Bike 2 Work Day Friday 17th June 2016

Additional information for Bike Week:
• All children aged 16 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
• Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council strongly recommends that all cyclists wear a helmet. This is compulsory for Under 16s
• All participants must ensure their bicycles are in good condition prior to the event
• Participants should wear suitable clothing and come prepared for wet weather conditions
• All participants should follow The Highway Code
• If you require a bike – Ballymoney Cycling Club has a range of tandems, special needs bikes and town and country cycles for everyone to get involved. All abilities and disabilities welcome. To make a request please call Tel: 028 7034 7234
• In the interests of Health & Safety, the organisers reserve the right to cancel an event due to adverse weather conditions
• This programme of events is subject to revision or cancellation without notice should unforeseen circumstances arise

This programme of cycling events has been made possible through the financial support of Travelwise NI.


Model T Ford Club of Ireland Weekend Event

Ford Vintage Cars will be based at Marine Hotel, Ballycastle on 25th/26th June

These cars are all around 100 years old and at least 30 cars are expected. This will be quite a spectacle and create a lot of interest in the area.

Saturday, 25th the route planned is Bushmills Distillery, Dark Hedges, Scullion Hurls, a stop in Broughshane, on to Glenarm, Carnlough and then returning to Ballycastle via Coast Road.

Sunday, 26th stopping at Ballintoy Harbour, Giant's Causeway and on to Portrush arriving back in Ballycastle

For further information e: o.megaw@icloud.com

Exhibition: Roe Valley's Women's Institute

25 March – 29 June 2016
Green Lane Museum, Roe Valley Country Park, Limavady
Admission Free

A selection of photographs representing the five current and one previous Women’s Institute within the Roe Valley area. Taken from last year’s ‘Roe Valley W.I. : Women Involved in family, friendship and community’ exhibition, these photographs represent the work, achievements, celebrations and fun that has been had over the years as a member of a Women’s Institute.

Opening hours: 25 March-29 September, Saturday - Thursday 1pm-4.45pm
T: 028 777 60650

St Peter's and The Papal Basilicas of Rome

Movie House Cinema, Coleraine presents this unique film event on the occasion of the Extraordinary Jubilee proclaimed by Pope Francis. It features an exclusive visit to the four major Basilicas in Rome to discover the hidden treasures in the Eternal City.

Date: Monday 4th July 2016
Time: 7.00pm
www.moviehouse.co.uk
Phone: 028 7035 0001

Address: Jet Centre, Coleraine. BT51 3AW

Prices: Adult - £12; Concession - £10

Festival Fun Day - Bushmills

Wednesday, 13th July, beside Caravan Park on Castlecatt Road, Bushmills from 10am - 4pm

Bushmills & District Community Association are holding their annual Festival & Fun Day located beside Caravan Pak on Castlecatt Road, Bushmills.

Come along and enjoy children's entertainment, market stalls and much more. Fun for all the family.

For further information telephone: 07989 383234

Coasteering on The Causeway Coast

Monday 1st August Assembly Point: 1:30pm Causeway Road, Dunseverick
(Lay-by opposite the road to Dunseverick Harbour)

To celebrate National Marine Week why not join Causeway Coasteering and Ulster Wildlife’s Dave Wall for an afternoon of Coasteering along the Causeway Coast. This is an excellent opportunity to experience our beautiful rugged coastline whilst learning about the unique marine life located along the coast.

It is essential to book for this event. Strictly no under 10’s. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: £15pp
Footwear: Wetsuits are provided- Shorts & old trainers
required to wear into water
Contact: To book contact Causeway Coasteering on
0787 253 7550 or
email jump@causewaycoasteering.com

Rockpool Ramble - Cushendall

Sunday 14th August Assembly Point: 1:00pm meet at Cushendall
Playground beside entrance to the Golf Course
(postcode BT44 0NG)

Come and meet Ulster Wildlife’s Living Seas Team and join us for a rock-pool 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 slugs and other marine life hiding between the rocks.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Please note surfaces may be rocky and slippy.
Pre-booking is essential.

Duration: 2 hours
Footwear: Strong/solid footwear and waterproof
clothing recommended
Contact: To book email laura@lps.ccght.org or
call 028 2075 2100

Annual Motorbike Road Racing Exhibition

Ballymoney Museum
Townhead Street

11 April - 27 August 2016

The excitement of motorcycle road racing is celebrated in this display of leathers, helmets, trophies, bikes and memorabilia from famous riders past and present.

The exhibition focuses on the success of our local riders and the road circuits that have provided such memorable races for over a century.

Coastal Foraging - Cushendall

Saturday 10th September Assembly Point: 11:00am, Cushendall Playground
beside entrance to the Golf Course (postcode BT44 0NG

Join Dermot Hughes from Forage Ireland, and Ulster Wildlife’s Living Seas Team who will be conducting a coastal foraging walk along the Cushendall coast.
Find out what’s good to eat... and what isn’t!

Under 16s must be accompanied by responsible adult. Check forecast beforehand and dress suitably. Pre-booking is essential.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: £10pp
Footwear: Walking boots/Wellingtons/Sturdy shoes.
Contact: To book visit
www.ulsterwildlife.org/whats-on or
contact Dave Wall on 028 904 63126 or
email dave.wall@ulsterwildlife.org

Stars In Your Skies - Ballintoy

Wednesday 28th September Assembly Point: 8:30pm Ballintoy Harbour Car Park

Join the Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society within the Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding. Natural Beauty for a night under the stars. Always had an interest in Astronomy but struggle to tell the difference between the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor? Why not come along and discover the Cosmos and the
Constellations? You may even be lucky to spot a shooting star on the night, and if we are really lucky, we may spot the Northern Lights.

There will be several large telescopes available, and plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Members of the society will give short talks about the night sky, using a laser to point out the constellations and other
interesting objects.

This event is weather dependent therefore the date
above cannot be confirmed until near the time.
Pre-booking is essential.
Duration: As long as necessary
Footwear: Sturdy footwear, warm clothing
Contact: To book email tierna@ccght.org or call 028 2075 2100

Foraging For Food - Cregagh Wood

Saturday 1st October Assembly Point: 11:00am Cregagh Wood, Meet at
St Patrick’s Church Car Park, Glendun Road, Cushendun

Come and explore this beautiful woodland in the company of forager Glenn White. Birds will be in song and the woodland flora will be reaching its peak. You can find out about edible plants, what’s safe to eat and what’s not. Discover a multitude of edible goodies and learn how to make wild garlic pesto, nettle soup and a whole variety of wild salad and greens - all this, and nature too.

Please note children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-booking is essential. Please note when parking do not block any gates or entrances. Take a basket and learn how to source and identify all the natural edible treats that flourish
throughout.

Duration: 2 hours
Surface: Forest paths, well-paved paths, though some
may be steep
Footwear: Strong/solid footwear and waterproof
clothing recommended
Contact: To book email laura@lps.ccght.org or
call 028 2075 2100

Tales Of The Glens - A Storytelling Workshop

Thursday 27th October Assembly Point: 7:30pm Glenmona House, Cushendun

For generations tales of fairies, ghosts and ancient lore have been told throughout the Glens of Antrim.

In this workshop storyteller Liz Weir will encourage local people to come and share stories handed down in their families so that they can be passed on to succeeding generations. Participants will be given tips on story presentation and encouraged to share their tales at story swaps over the Ghosts in the Glens Festival weekend

Everyone welcome Admission FREE.
Pre-booking is essential.
Duration: 2 hours
Contact: To book email laura@lps.ccght.org or call 028 2075 2100

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