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Moy Park Belfast City Marathon | Sunday, 5th May 2024

Moy Park Belfast City Marathon 2024: A Record-Breaking Run

Date: Sunday, 5th May 2024

Start Time: 9 AM, from the iconic Stormont Estate, finishing at the scenic Ormeau Park.

Eligibility: Open to all aged 18 and above. Entrants must complete the marathon or wheelchair race within a 6-hour limit.

Charity Partner: Proudly supporting Air Ambulance NI.

The Moy Park Belfast City Marathon is distinguished as one of the UK and Ireland’s most esteemed marathons, certified by AIMS. Setting off from Stormont Estate, the route will take you through Belfast’s diverse quarters—North, South, East, and West—finishing in Ormeau Park. Known for its exceptional local encouragement, the event promises an atmosphere filled with energy and support across the 26.2-mile journey.

The 2024 marathon has reached capacity, boasting a record number of 5,500 participants and becoming the city’s largest marathon event in history.

Registration Rates and Dates:

  • New Bundle Package: Secure a £5 discount on combined Marathon and Half Marathon entries until 30th November.
  • Early Registration: Reduced rates for Athletics NI members (£48) and non-members (£50) until 31st January 2024.
  • Standard Registration: Adjusts to £65 for members and £67 for non-members, concluding on 12th April 2024.

Course: The route showcases Belfast’s rich tapestry, from the historic Stormont Estate to the vibrant heart of Ormeau Park.

St Patrick’s Day ☘️ | 17 March 2024

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2024 in Belfast: A Spectacular Fusion of Culture and Creativity

This St. Patrick’s Day, Belfast streets will pulsate with life, showcasing a spectacular parade of costumes, music, dance, and theatrical performances. Join LUXE, the renowned outdoor spectacle company, for an unforgettable celebration of People, Place, and Planet. The parade will feature vibrant performances, live music, and contributions from local dance groups, schools, community organizations, and musicians, marking a grand cross-community and multicultural tribute to St. Patrick.

2024 is a landmark year for Belfast as we spotlight our creative and cultural vibrancy through the exciting Belfast 2024 programme. This initiative aims to inspire and promote our future creative talents while presenting our current generation of artists to a worldwide audience.

Parade Details:

  • Date: Sunday, 17th March
  • Start Time: 1:30 PM from Belfast City Hall
  • Route: Through the city centre, offering excellent viewing spots along Chichester Street, Victoria Street, High Street, Castle Place, and Donegall Place.

Accessibility: The parade is a free event, open to all without the need for tickets. Please be aware of temporary traffic arrangements to ensure a safe and joyous celebration.

Community Engagement: This event benefits from the support of The Executive Office and the District Council’s Good Relations Programme, highlighting our commitment to fostering unity and understanding within our community.

St. Patrick’s Music Weekend by Belfast TradFest: From 15th to 17th March, Belfast TradFest presents an array of traditional arts events. Celebrate St. Patrick with free and ticketed events featuring concerts, céilís, workshops, and more, all showcasing the rich tapestry of our traditional arts.

Highlights include:

  • Belfast Schools’ Traditional Music Performance: Kickstarting the weekend with youthful talent.
  • Outdoor Pipe Band Extravaganza: A showcase of top-tier pipe bands.
  • Festival Village in Cathedral Quarter: Enjoy live performances, interactive activities, and a taste of local cuisine.

Concerts to Anticipate: The weekend will be dotted with performances from renowned artists such as ANÚNA, Frankie Gavin and Dé Dannan, Karen Matheson, and the legendary Stockton’s Wing, among others, set against the backdrop of Belfast’s most iconic venues.

Celtronic 2024

A leading electronic music festival – 5 nights of dance at various venues!

The 2023 highlights included DJ Bone, Phil Kieron, Shay Whelon, Daithí ++.

2024 Dates and Information to be Released Soon!!!

Stay Tuned at https://celtronicfestival.com/

Causeway Coast and Glens Walking Festival, Cushendun – March 2024

Fairy Lore & The Glens Exploration – Causeway Coast and Glens Walking Festival, Cushendun

For more details and booking information, visit our website.

Discover the magic of Glendun, one of North Antrim’s nine mystical glens, through a moderate looped journey on Ronan’s Way. This adventure, marked by steep tracks and rich historical landscapes, is perfect for those with a fair level of fitness. Dive into the enchanting world of fairy lore amidst breathtaking natural beauty.

  • Date: 15 Mar 2024
  • Time: 13:00 – 17:30
  • Price: £10.00

The Living Edge Encounter – Causeway Coast and Glens Walking Festival, Ballycastle [SOLD OUT]

Embark on a moderate looped trek through the rugged terrains of Fairhead and Murlough Bay, renowned for their dramatic cliffs and as a global climbing hotspot. Traverse trails and minor roads, marveling at the meeting point of land and sea, on this memorable walk.

  • Date: 16 Mar 2024
  • Time: 10:00 – 15:00
  • Price: £10.00

Settlement in an Iconic Landscape – Causeway Coast and Glens Walking Festival, Cushendall

Challenge yourself with a looped walk across open country, trails, and minor roads leading to the iconic summit of Lurigethan. This journey offers a mix of natural beauty and historical insights, perfect for those seeking a rewarding challenge.

  • Date: 17 Mar 2024
  • Time: 10:00 – 15:00
  • Price: £10.00

Don’t miss this chance to explore the stunning landscapes of Northern Ireland with expert guides and like-minded adventurers. For more details and booking information, visit our website.

Experience Traditional Irish Breadmaking!

Experience Traditional Irish Breadmaking

Location: 52A Ballymorran Road, Killinchy, County Down, BT23 6UD

Availability: May 2024

  • Daily Sessions: 08:00 – 17:00, including Bank Holidays
  • Duration: 1 May 2023 – 31 May 2024
  • For specific dates, please visit our website: Traditional Irish Breadmaking

Overview: Dive into the heart of Irish culinary traditions at my farmhouse kitchen, nestled along the picturesque Strangford Lough, just a stone’s throw from Belfast. Immerse yourself in the welcoming scent of freshly baked Fruit Soda Bannock, complemented by award-winning Irish butter.

Engage hands-on in crafting authentic Irish breads such as Soda, Wheaten, and Potato breads—all on a traditional griddle and ready to enjoy in no time. This experience goes beyond baking; it’s a feast for the senses, complete with Soda Focaccia and an array of sweet indulgences.

Leave not just with a full heart but also with a bag brimming with your handmade creations, perfect for an Ulster Fry or a simple, cozy tea time.

Fermanagh & Omagh Walking Festival | 23-24 March 2024

For £10.00, embark on an adventure through Northern Ireland’s breathtaking landscapes on 23 & 24 March 2024.

Saturday, 23rd March:

  • “On the Pig’s Back”: A 12km challenging trek across Mullaghcarn Ridge, delving into ancient travel paths. Meet for registration at 9am, Gortin Glens Forest Park.
  • “If You Come Out in the Woods Today”: A moderate, 8km foraging journey with an expert guide through Gortin Glen Forest Park. Registration opens at 10am.

Sunday, 24th March:

  • “Deep Sources”: Explore the vernacular landscape with a 10km challenging hike over Dooish Hill to Meenadoan National Nature Reserve. Registration at 9am, Drumquin Community Youth Centre.
  • “At the Head of the Glen”: A moderate 8-9km walk exploring the upland river geo-ecology from Lough Bradan to Sloughan Glen. Starts at 10am, Drumquin Community Youth Centre.

Dive into the heart of Northern Ireland’s natural beauty and heritage with these guided walks.

Paddle Back in Time!

Discover Strangford Lough’s Rich Past: Kayak Adventure with Monks, Vikings, and Smugglers

Location: Whiterock – Nendrum, Strangford Lough

Embark on an award-winning kayak journey across Strangford Lough to Mahee Island, tracing the ancient routes of smugglers like Daft Eddie and the Merry Hearts. This unique experience begins at Whiterock, where participants will gear up with wetsuits and buoyancy aids under the guidance of local expert Rory Martin, a seasoned kayaker with deep roots in the area.

Navigate through history with Dr. Sarah Baccianti, a medieval Scandinavia scholar, as she unveils the mysteries of Nendrum’s monastic ruins, detailing the monastery’s life and the Vikings’ influence from the 9th to 11th centuries. On March 18th, linguist Dr. Frances Kane explores the fascinating origins of local place names, enriching your adventure with tales of the past.

This event, set against the backdrop of Strangford Lough’s stunning scenery, aims to safely reintroduce group activities in the post-Covid era, combining physical activity with cultural immersion.

Dates: 24th-25th February 2024 @ Green Boat Shed, Whiterock, Killinchy, County Down, BT23 6PY

  • Saturday: 14:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday: 13:30 – 16:30

More Information : Click Here!