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Notice Board - Outings


            28th Jan            Donadea Forest Park

53.346938884835524° N, -6.740970609072292° W

Parking @ €5 – coins only


            18th. Feb            Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Horse ploughing & Country skills

11:00 - 16:00,


            17th Mar            St Patrick’s Day Parade



            21st-24th Apr      Holiday Inn Express- Antrim

Junction 1 Leisure Park, 132 Ballymena Road, Antrim, Co. Antrim, BT41 4LL

Single Room - £64.00

Double/Twin Room - £72.00

This rate is per room per night inclusive of Fully Cooked Irish Breakfast, Wifi & Parking.

If you require a three course buffet dinner then the price for this is £12.95 per person.

Jackie Kelly | Sales & Marketing Manager
+ 44 (0) 2894 425 500 | Mob: +44 (0) 7748182511Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.|


May 6th              Bluebells – Boyle – Derreen Woods - (53.983349, -8.200473)

Take N4.  About 2km before Boyle take R285 on right towards Knockvicar.  Pass Ardcarne Garden Centre.  Woods on right.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (086 270 6405) if you’re interested in going so that transport can be coordinated. 


June 10th           Dublin Zoo

Suggest we meet at ticket desk at 09:30

If we have 10 or more, then price is €14.20, otherwise it’s €17 – unless you’ve got a bus pass in which case it’s €13.20

            June 24th           Dublin Pride

At 1.30pm up to 50,000 people – on floats, in bands, in happy groups – will explode  out of Parnell Square in a riot of colour, music, glitter and sequins, to dance, sing and celebrate their way through the centre of the city to the Pride Village in Merrion Square


            July 9th             Dublin Horse Show

                                    More than horses…

                                    Adullt €22; OAP €16

Xth Jul              Ballyferriter / Baile an Fheirtéaraigh
Beal Ban Races 2017

The horse and pony racing at Beal Bán beach take place annually at Ballyferriter, Co Kerry


5th & 6th Aug      Stradbally Steam Rally

13th Aug            Fleadh Cheoil - -Ennis

15th–20th Aug    Connemara Pony Festival

4th-6th Aug         Spraoi – International Festival of Street Arts – Waterford

19th Aug            National Heritage Week

10th-13th Aug     Puck Fair         


1st-4th Sep         Harvest Time Blues 2017

Lovers of blues from all over Ireland and beyond converge on Monaghan in September for this festival which has grown in stature every year since it began

1st Sep-1st Oct   Lisdoonvarna Matchmaker Festival

5th Sep             Laytown Races

15th Sep            Culture Night

17th-22ns Sep   Hot air Balloon Championships – Waterford

                                    It is all, of course, weather dependent

19th-21st Sep     National Ploughing Championships 2017

Widely referred to as “the Ploughing Match” or simply “the Ploughing” this is rural Ireland’s biggest annual event by far.


30th Sep-8th Oct Ballinasloe Horse Fair

This is Ireland’s, and maybe Europe’s, oldest traditional fair and an annual gathering has taken place here since at least the time of the High Kings of Tara.

The main purpose of the fair is the sale of horses, and watching the hundreds of horse dealers gathered with their stock and doing business on the Fair Green is a highlight of the week


            13th-15th Oct      Open House Dublin

22nd. Oct           Weekend away - TBA

18th-28th Oct      Halfway Dead:

Haunted House at Tooban 2016

You’ll find yourself lost in a maze of corridors and rooms full of evil and madness. Corpses will come to life, there will be vampires and mutants and zombies and thats just the beginning.

28th Oct            The Turf Warrior Challenge 2016

The Turf Warrior challenge takes place on the banks of Killary Fjord, so for those watching it will be in glorious surroundings. Whether those taking part will fully appreciate the scenic beauty of the location is another matter.


            4th Nov              Annual Pilgrimage to Clochlea

  • Old bridge, tumbling water and woodland – perfect location to practice your “furry” water effects with golden autumn colours.
  • GPS Coordinates:         304894, 216594

18th Nov            Powerscourt Waterfall

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