Northern Ireland: News - May 2019

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The Gobbins coastal walk makes waves winning infrastructure award

19th May 2019

One of Northern Ireland's most exhilarating tourist attractions has bagged a prestigious infrastructure award. The AECOM Excellence Awards judges assess projects right across the UK and Ireland. The Gobbins cliff path in Islandmagee fought off stiff competition from projects involving Irish...

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NEW GARDEN OF REFLECTION CREATES A LASTING TRIBUTE

19th May 2019

A new Garden of Reflection at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, was officially opened today (23rd May 2019) for residents who have been affected by the loss of a child. The dedication, led by the Mayor, Councillor Uel Mackin, was held for the families who presented the name of their child to be remembered...

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NATIONAL TRUST’S CASTLE COOLE ESTATE PLAYS HOST TO THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL

19th May 2019

Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, 21 May 2019; The National Trust was delighted to welcome its President, HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Castle Coole, alongside 1,000 invited guests and dignitaries as part of the Secretary of State’s garden party.   This is the first...

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Purple Flag accolade for Enniskillen

19th May 2019

Enniskillen has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag quality assurance for the 8th year running in recognition of the town's thriving evening and night-time economy.    Purple Flag – similar to the Blue Flag for beaches – is an international award for towns...

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ROWALLANE GARDEN PLAYS HOST TO THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

18th May 2019

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic book, written by Judith Kerr OBE, The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition will open in Co Down on Friday 10 May and run daily until the end of June. Located in the Stable Yard at Rowallane Garden, the exhibition will bring Judith Kerr’s classic...

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Brand new climate change play coming to The Alley

18th May 2019

Multi award winning theatre company, Sole Purpose Productions are launching a brand new play where a woman kidnaps arch climate change denier Donald Trump to save the planet and its coming to the Alley Theatre on Thursday 30th May at 8pm.   ‘Mothers Out Front’ by writer, academic...

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Belfast first council in NI to introduce dedicated service for Deaf community

18th May 2019

Belfast has become the first council in Northern Ireland to provide a dedicated sign language service for Deaf residents and visitors.   The pilot scheme, being introduced at three Belfast City Council venues, will allow Deaf people to independently communicate with hearing people via a British...

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Enjoy a voyage of discovery at Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival

18th May 2019

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival is set to make a splash when it returns to Ballycastle and Rathlin Island later this month. From May 24th – June 2nd get closer to the maritime heritage of this very special part of the Causeway Coast and Glens through an exciting and engaging programme of events. The...

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Young deaf authors and artists display their creativity

5th May 2019

Deaf children and young people from across Northern Ireland are set to exhibit their work at Belfast’s historic Central Library after winning a competition run by the National Deaf Children’s Society.   35 talented winners were chosen for the quality of their work, ranging from...

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