Events

Bushmills Food Tour

This food tour takes around Bushmills, learning how forward thinking and innovative the people of this village were and how much good food is now on offer.At Cooper’s Deli, Fiona explains her links to the Bushmills Distillery and her commitment to ‘local’ while we eat soda bread and goat bacon washed down with one of the best cups of tea I’ve ever tasted.Up to Glasses Fruit and Veg shop - a cornucopia of the freshest, tastiest fruit and veg in Ireland! Mandy is quite rightly extraordinarily proud of her shop and all her family have achieved. You’ll be inspired.After the Salmon Research Station and hearing about smolts, parr and fry, you’ll sample some of North Coast Smokehouse’s truly delicious hot roasted, smoked salmon - truly scrumptious.Now we need a glass of something to wash it down, right? Luckily we’re only a wee dander (small walk) from the world famous Bushmills Distillery. They have agreed to let you have a glass of the 12 year old whiskey - only available on site. You might be persuaded to buy a whole bottle.On to Tartine at the Distillers Arms - an enchanting restaurant where Gary serves a seasonal plate of lusciousness - we have to trust him as to what is just perfect that day. Go chef.No food tour on the Causeway Coastal Route would be complete without a poke of chips! (A little mouthful of chips that is). The award winning Hip Chip provides this and Geoffrey talks to us about potatoes and community.A few steps away, there’s a butcher’s shop selling honey and whiskey sausages - again, a purchase might be in order?A cup of coffee is needed at this point, and perhaps something sweet? Aha The French Rooms are open and Stella and Roy waiting to give us just that. We get there through their deli which showcases so many local food heroes from jams and chutneys to salt and dulse (sea weed).We finish in the Bushmills Inn, where I leave you to digest your food tour in comfort and elegance, in front of a real turf fire. Just perfect.Please meet outside Bushmills Visitor Information Centre, BT57 8QA.Visit website for touring dates.

64368
  • Bushmills
  • Co Antrim
  • Causeway Coast and Glens District Council
  • North Coast
  • BT57 8QA
  • Prices:
    From £40.00 pp

Dog Friendly Tours

Dog Friendly Tours are a new fun walking experience for dog owners. No matter what the weather, our four-legged friends always need to get out and about and there's no better way to do it together.The tours are light hearted fun and you willl earn about the history of the places you will visit, and chat to the locals.The tours take in dog friendly venues and cover a distance of approx.. 5km.There are currently two tours available – The Big Woof Tour which includes a bespoke beer tasting, and the Weekend Walkies tour which is available to book at the last minute if you are visitng the area.Each venue stop on the tour welcomes dogs.The tour price includes food and beverage (Tea/Coffee/Scones/Traybakes/Guinness/Lunch with wine/Local beer/Sweet treats/ Local delicacies/Bandana and dog treats)The Big Woof Tour This tour is approximately 5 kilometres in distance covered over a 3- 4 hour period with regular stops at our venues. During the tour you will enjoy fresh scones/baked goods with tea/coffee, Guinness, snacks, a light lunch and a fantastic local brewery beer tasting.Meeting Point The tour will meet at the East Strand Car Park and will start at exactly 10:00 and will end a short distance from the car park along the promenade. At the end of the tour you will be welcome to stay on and enjoy more food, drink and craic if you wish.Your four legged friends will also enjoy a special treat at the end of the tour with plenty of watering holes en route.Weekend Walkies Tour This tour covers 5km approx and will take in 7 Dog Friendly stops. This tour includes, tea/coffee/scones/cakes, Guinness, Lunch and glass of wine, local beer, doggie bandana and doggie treats.Please call to check availability before booking online. Last minute bookings welcome.

68920
  • Portrush
  • Co Antrim
  • Causeway Coast and Glens District Council
  • North Coast
  • BT56 8AW
  • Opening Times:
    Sping/Summer start time 10:00; Autumn/Winter start time 11:00
  • Prices:
    £35 per person (includes prices for your four-legged friend)

Bushmills Food Tour
Friday 20th of October - Saturday 21st of October

This food tour takes around Bushmills, learning how forward thinking and innovative the people of this village were and how much good food is now on offer.At Cooper’s Deli, Fiona explains her links to the Bushmills Distillery and her commitment to local while we eat soda bread and goat bacon washed down with one of the best cups of tea I’ve ever tasted.Up to glasses fruit and veg shop - a cornucopia of the freshest, tastiest fruit and veg in Ireland. Mandy is quite rightly extraordinarily proud of her shop and all her family have achieved. You’ll be inspired.After the Salmon Research Station and hearing about smolts, parr and fry, you’ll sample some of North Coast Smokehouse’s truly delicious hot roasted, smoked salmon - truly scrumptious.Now we need a glass of something to wash it down, right? Luckily we’re only a wee dander (small walk) from the world famous Bushmills Distillery. They have agreed to let you have a glass of the 12 year old whiskey - only available on site. You might be persuaded to buy a whole bottle. On to Tartine at the Distillers Arms - an enchanting restaurant where Gary serves a seasonal plate of lusciousness - we have to trust him as to what is just perfect that day. Go chef.No food tour on the Causeway Coastal Route would be complete without a poke of chips (A little mouthful of chips that is). The award winning Hip Chip provides this and Geoffrey talks to us about potatoes and community.A few steps away, there’s a butcher’s shop selling honey and whiskey sausages - again, a purchase might be in order?A cup of coffee is needed at this point, and perhaps something sweet? Aha The French Rooms are open and Stella and Roy waiting to give us just that. We get there through their deli which showcases so many local food heroes from jams and chutneys to salt and dulse (sea weed).We finish in the Bushmills Inn, where I leave you to digest your food tour in comfort and elegance, in front of a real turf fire.

69034
  • Bushmills
  • Co Antrim
  • Causeway Coast and Glens District Council
  • North Coast
  • BT57 8QA
  • Opening Times:
    Departing from Bushmills Visitor Information Centre at 10:00.
  • Prices:
    From £40pp

World Surf Kayak Championships 2017
Friday 20th of October - Saturday 28th of October

2017 will welcome the best surf kayakers from around the world to compete in the first ever Surf Kayak World Championships to be held in Northern Ireland. The event will be held at the East Strand, Portrush, one of the Causeway Coast's most beautiful beaches. The organisers are the Canoe Association of Northern IrelandThere are two parts to the competition: the Individual Championships and the Team Championship.Surf kayaking is a fun event to watch as you will see the world's finest execute dynamic moves on the wave and frequently getting air between the kayak and the wave.We are looking forward to showing the competitors what Northern Ireland has to offer including a variety of organised social activities during the evening. This will be a great opportunity to come and meet athletes from a range of countries and cultures and to spectate as they compete in this dynamic sport.

64029
  • Portrush
  • Co Antrim
  • Causeway Coast and Glens District Council
  • North Coast
  • BT56 8AF
  • Opening Times:
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Prices:
    Free

Halloween Happenings in Coleraine
Saturday 28th of October - Saturday 28th of October

There will be enjoyment for all the family when Rugby Avenue Playing Fields light up with Halloween Happenings, starting with a fun fair that kicks off in the afternoon. An outdoor concert from the group Curve will entertain and Creepy Characters will mingle with the gathered crowds. Fire Poi will amaze with their feats of daring and the children can compete in a fancy dress competition. The evening finishes with a spectacular fireworks display.

68955
  • Coleraine
  • Co Londonderry
  • Causeway Coast and Glens District Council
  • River Bann
  • BT52 1JL
  • Opening Times:
    The Fun Fair is from 15:00 to 21:00 The concert, Fire Poi and fancy dress competition start at 18:30 The fireworks display starts at around 20:30
  • Prices:
    Free There will be a charge for the fun fair rides.

Causeway Speciality Market at Halloween
Saturday 28th of October - Saturday 28th of October

The ever popular Causeway Speciality Market is in the Diamond, Coleraine for an extra date over the Halloween period. This is a great opportunity to come to the town to see what the market has to offer in terms of locally produced fresh food and crafts. You can expect to find fabulous cheeses, home baked breads and cakes, vegetarian and deli foods along with a great range of meats and fish. There is also an excellent selection of local craft goods for sale at the market giving original ideas for presents and personal purchases.

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  • Coleraine
  • Co Londonderry
  • Causeway Coast and Glens District Council
  • River Bann
  • BT52 1DE
  • Opening Times:
    The market is held from 09:00 - 16:00
  • Prices:
    Free

Joel Mawhinney - Phobia
Monday 30th of October - Monday 30th of October

Joel Mawhinney is not like other teenagers. Forsaking higher education Joel has chosen the way of the mentalist. What good is higher education to someone who can predict newspaper headlines, who can deduce over six hundred personal bank PIN codes in a year, who basically can read your mind? You can’t get a degree in that.In this Halloween Special, Joel will attempt to break inside your mindset and alter the way you see your biggest fears. Expected the unexpected, the bizarre and the miraculous, in this twisted, yet hilarious experience. What are you afraid of?

69057
  • Coleraine
  • Co Londonderry
  • Causeway Coast and Glens District Council
  • River Bann
  • BT52 1SA
  • Opening Times:
    20:00
  • Prices:
    Full price ticket: £8.50 Student ticket: £5.00 (must present student ID card on purchase)

The Matchmaker by JB Keane
Friday 3rd of November - Friday 3rd of November

The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn from all parts of the country. At the centre of this celebrated production is John B Keane’s marvellous and mischievous wit coupled by his unparalleled way with words.John B. Keane takes us back to a simpler time, when even phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.

69058
  • Coleraine
  • Co Londonderry
  • Causeway Coast and Glens District Council
  • River Bann
  • BT52 1SA
  • Opening Times:
    20:00
  • Prices:
    The tickets are priced at £15.00 Concession: £13.00

Romeo & Juliet
Tuesday 7th of November - Tuesday 7th of November

Shakespeare’s tale of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Against a backdrop of ancient feuds and gang warfare, the ill-fated young couple fall instantly and hopelessly in love. But their families are bitter enemies, and in order to be together, the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything.Ballet Ireland re-stage their hugely successful production of Romeo & Juliet, choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple. The result is a ballet with a dazzling combination of passion and hatred, comedy and high tragedy.

69052
  • Coleraine
  • Co Londonderry
  • Causeway Coast and Glens District Council
  • River Bann
  • BT52 1SA
  • Opening Times:
    20:00
  • Prices:
    Full price tickets: £17.00 Concession tickets: £14.00

Atlantic Sessions
Thursday 16th of November - Sunday 19th of November

A high quality, musical feast, showcasing original music. From traditional to contemporary and electric to acoustic, Atlantic Sessions has emerged as a permanent feature on the cultural calendar creating an energetic, vibrant atmosphere in the pubs, hotels, coffee shops and town halls across Portrush, Portstewart and Portballintrae. The Free Music Trail, will feature over 40 live original music gigs at various venues, with headline ticketed acts performing at Town Halls and at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart. Atlantic Sessions offers a platform for up and coming talent as well as established artists from across Northern Ireland and beyond to bring their music beyond the urban hubs. The majority of gigs are all Free. Look out for more details and headline gigs to be announced. For latest info visit www.atlanticsessions.com, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticsessions or follow us on twitter @AtlanticSess.

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  • Portstewart
  • Co Londonderry
  • Causeway Coast and Glens District Council
  • North Coast
  • BT55 7PL
  • Opening Times:
    Various - see website for full programme.
  • Prices:
    Mostly free - see website for prices of ticketed gigs,