TEN THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN IRELAND NEXT WEEK

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THE Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (June 16-22).

For more details click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/events, visit your local tourist information centre or log onto http://www.facebook.com/discovernorthernireland

British Amateur Golf Championship, Royal Portrush & Portstewart Golf Clubs, Co. Londonderry & Co Antrim, June 16-21. One of the biggest and most prestigious amateur events in the world with 288 players competing in a mixed strokeplay and matchplay format.

An Creagán Mid Summer Festival, An Creagán, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, June 18-22. Enjoy an evening of blues and jazz music – Ronnie Greer’s special guests are pianist Scott Flanigan, American saxophonist Meilana Gillard and percussionist Steve ‘Dakix’ Davis. Enjoy an evening of blues and jazz music – Ronnie Greer’s special guests are pianist Scott Flanigan, American saxophonist Meilana Gillard and percussionist Steve ‘Dakix’ Davis. Enjoy an evening of blues and jazz music – Ronnie Greer’s special guests are pianist Scott Flanigan, American saxophonist Meilana Gillard and percussionist Steve ‘Dakix’ DavskgfasdklmCelebrating An Creágan’s 20th Anniversary with fun activities, food and craft stalls, a children’s festival, cycle tours and traditional music sessions as well as a concert featuring Sean Keane and Andrea Begley.

Open House Belfast Festival 2014, various locations, Belfast, June 18-26. The 16th Open House Festival returns with performances from the legendary Waterboys, the Texan alt-folk outfit Midlake as well as emerging new young acts and top quality musicians from across traditional, folk and roots music genres.

Wilde About the Boy, Linen Hall Library, Belfast, June 18. Olivier nominee Gerard Logan delivers a dramatic interpretation of the letter Oscar Wilde wrote in 1897 from his jail cell to his lover giving a glimpse into the tortured soul of one of the greatest writing geniuses.

Legenderry Maritime Festival 2014, Queens Quay, Derry~Londonderry, June 21-29. The week-long festival will welcome the return of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The Foyle Quay will transform into a summer promenade with race village, marine marquees, continental market and much more.

King Conor’s Supper, Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh, Co. Armagh, June 21. Take a step back in time for an entertaining evening with supper held in the feasting hall filled with music from the Armagh Rhymers, stories from his bards and of course lots of cheering and laughter.

Solstice at Dunluce, Dunluce Castle, Co. Antrim, June 21. The mid-summer weekend of entertainment will provide great music from Celtic rock legends the Horslips with support from Bap Kennedy, Gareth Dunlop and Fretwear.

Cavan Burren Park Midsummer Festival, Marlbank Scenic Loop, Florencecourt, Co. Fermanagh, June 21. Bring the family along for a fun day of guided walks, face painting and activities as well as discovering the rich archaeological and geological sites and spectacular views that the area has to offer.

Bikes, Beach &BBQ Picnic, Seapark, Holywood, Co. Down, June 22. Hop on your bike for an afternoon cycle from Belfast’s Big Fish to Seapark where you can relax and bring your own picnic or BBQ food (BBQ’s are provided).

Clearsky Game of Thrones Archery, Castle Ward Estate, Strangford, Co. Down, June 22. An exact replica of the Winterfell Archery Range has been masterfully recreated on the very spot filming took place to allow fans to dress up and be transported into the world of Westeros.

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