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Things To Do in Northern Ireland – 26-28th August 2023

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Are you wondering what to do this bank holiday weekend? The Power Behind Your Weekend Map is back to showcase fun bank holiday events happening in Northern Ireland!

Check out things to do this bank holiday in Northern Ireland. We hope you have a great weekend.

Iúr Cinn Fleadh, Newry

Newry’s Iúr Cinn Fleadh is a traditional Irish music and community festival, taking place during the 24th and 28th August 2023. It’s an annual celebration of culture and craic amid the delightful and dynamic County Down.

Take part in trad trails of Irish music with the brilliant musicians in the local surrounding area, try some traditional Irish food in the Buttercrane Shopping Centre on the 26th of August and embrace the bank holiday weekend with a blast of music.

Find out more about Newry's Irish traditional music and community festival. 

Foyle Pride Parade, Derry/Londonderry

Foyle Pride is taking place again this year from the 18th of August until the 27th of August 2023. This event aims to fight for the rights and representation of LGBTQIA+ individuals in Derry/Londonderry, as well as to raise awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community.

The parade day will take place on the 26th of August, and it is not a day to miss, with the streets of Derry/Londonderry filled with a vibrant atmosphere.

The Jungle NI, Moneymore

The Jungle is Northern Ireland’s leading outdoor activity provider with a variety of unique, adrenaline-packed adventure activities including Zorbing, Paintball, High Wire Tree Top Adventure Courses, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Llama Trekking and much more.

Whether you're two people looking for the personal touch, or 200 people looking the run of the place, Jungle NI are ready and able to make it happen. The Jungle could be a fulfilling family fun day on this upcoming bank holiday weekend.

Learn more about The Jungle NI

Summer Wonders Art in the Park, Portstewart

Do you have a creative side you want to express? Let your imagination go wild in this hour-long session, led by the wonderful Linda Mulholland.

The theme of the session is ‘Wild Flowers’ with some inspiration from the great outdoors, this fantastic session for all ages is not to be missed!

MountPanther Farm Park, Co. Down

Mountpanther are a family ran farm park based outside Newcastle, Co. Down who have animals from all over the world including snakes, lizards, llamas, meerkats and many more!

If the weather is clear this bank holiday weekend, Mountpanther is the place to be and it’s the perfect opportunity to let your children run wild with a go-kart track, bouncy castles, play parks, animal feeding and cuddling and some fantastic photo opportunities.

Learn more about Mountpanther Farm Park

Ould Lammas Fair, Ballycastle

The Ould Lammas Fair is back again in Ballycastle this year for another year of trading, bargaining and entertainment including amusements, horse shows and live music!

Try out the famous local favourite Yellow Man or Dulce and wander around the Naturally North Coast and Glen's Artisan Market, featuring local fresh produce, handmade crafts, and fine art. This is a fantastic family day out over the bank holiday weekend.

Sunset cruise with Erne Tours, Fermanagh

Sit back, relax, and watch the sun go down in Lough Erne while enjoying some refreshing drinks and listening to live music this bank holiday weekend. It’s the perfect time to wind down! 

The cruise departs from the Round O Jetty, Enniskillen and takes you around the island of Enniskillen and then on as far as Devenish Island where you can take in the incredible scenes of Devenish Round Tower as you pass by the Island and turn to make the return journey back to Enniskillen.

The trip is on the 26th of August from 18:30pm to 20:30pm and you can book now!

Find out more details about the sunset cruise

Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Armagh

Visit Ireland's mountain of mystery and experience the tranquil woodland trails, stunning views across the Ring of Gullion, Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlin.

With plenty of fun family activities like Fionn's Giant Adventure and the Hawthorn Hill Forest Nature Reserve, this is a fun packed day for all ages!

Get more details on Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy

Visit one of the most beautiful attractions in Northern Ireland with the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Carrick-a-Rede Island is the destination, linked to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean which is almost 100 feet above sea level.

Crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, high above the water and exposed to the elements, is an amazing experience where you can enjoy the gorgeous coastline landscape and spot unusual wildlife.

Find further information about the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Belfast Mela Festival, Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Belfast’s’ multicultural festival is back this year having attracted over 60,000 people last year. The Mela festival will take place over 9 days starting on the 19th of August 2023 with the main day of the festival taking place on Sunday the 27th of August with plenty of colour, music, and dance.

Experience the wonders of the world in the diverse city of Belfast and explore the different cultures in this magical filled festival.

Learn more about Belfast's cultural festival of colour, music, and dance.

The Titanic Experience, Belfast

Titanic Belfast tells the story of the Titanic which extends over nine interpretive and interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her.

This breath-taking experience will let visitors re-capture the ship at its finest, as you can experience exact replicas of the cabins, as well as tours through the ship's dining areas, engine rooms, operational interiors, and deck promenade, where guests can see, hear, and feel the engines rumble.

Discover the Titanic Experience

Castlewellan Forest Park, Co. Down

Located near the heart of Co. Down, Castlewellan Forest Park is an exciting day trip for friends and family. Take a walk around the beautiful lake, explore the exceptional bike tracks and try and try completing the peace maze, which is one of the world's largest permanent hedge mazes representing the path to a peaceful future for Northern Ireland.

Are you up for the adventure? Let us know what your favourite bank holiday activity was by tagging your photos on social media with #ThePowerBehindYourWeekend!

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We hope you have a wonderful bank holiday wherever you’re headed! If you’re heading further afield this bank holiday, check out more places and events to visit in Ireland

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