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Giro d’Italia Programme of Events in Moyle

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The Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s biggest cycling events is passing through the district of Moyle on Saturday 10th May.

Moyle District Council in conjunction with the local community groups and businesses has organised lots of free family entertainment in various towns and villages throughout the district in the run up to and including the day. Make sure you do not miss this spectacular event and the opportunity to watch the awe-inspiring athletes fight for the pink jersey!

Saturday 3 May

* Giro d’Italia Giant Pink Pom Pom Workshop at 10.30am - 12.30pm. Open to all ages (children to be accompanied by an adult). Free of Charge. At Glenmona House, Cushendun. Contact: Arts Officer, Moyle District Council. Tel: 028 2076 2225

* Giro d’Italia Giant Pink Pom Pom Workshop at 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Open to all ages (children to be accompanied by an adult). Free of Charge. At Mill Rest Hostel, 49 Main Street, Bushmills. Contact: Arts Officer, Moyle District Council. Tel: 028 2076 2225

Monday 5 May

* Authentic Italian Menu from 5 May - 10 May 2014, 12noon - 8:00pm at Warren Restaurant, Ballycastle Golf Club. Tel: 028 2076 2536/07577 788500

* Pink Cream Tea for Two People (Price £8.95) from 5 May - 11 May 2014, 11:00am - 3:00pm at Copper Kettle, The Diamond, Bushmills. Contact: Carol Craig Tel: 028 2073 256060

Wednesday 7 May

* Pink Theme Open Visitor Golf Competition, 8.30am – 5.30pm, Ballycastle Golf Club. Register at Proshop. Visitors £10. Tel: 028 2076 2506.

* Cycle Time Trial: Registration from: 6.00pm. First rider: 6.30pm. Cost: £5 at Ballycastle – Vanishing Lake. Contact: Vincent Mort, Ballycastle Cycling Club Tel: 07841 977510

Thursday 8 May 2014

* Ladies Open Day. Pink Drinks, Pink Balls, Static Giro d’Italia - Pink Spin Cycle with km counter to replicate the 218km. 10.00am onwards at Cushendall Golf Club. Tel: 028 2177 13182 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Everyone is encouraged to dress in pink.Medals to all entrants. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Free of Charge. Event starts at 7.00pm sharp. Registration from 5.45pm - 6.45pm. Registration at Sheskburn House, Mary Street, Ballycastle. Contact: ballycastlerunners@yahoo.co.uk

* Hurling Blitz at 7.00pm (Invitation only) at Quay Road Complex. Contact: McQuillan GAC

* A weekend of Irish Music and Pink Guinness. Traditional Irish Music Session (one of the oldest in Ireland). 10.00pm until Late at O’Connors Bar, Ann Street, Ballycastle. Contact: Cormac O’Connor. Tel: 028 2076 2123

Friday 9 May 2014

* Men’s Sweep All Participants to wear something Pink! 10.00am onwards at Cushendall Golf Club. Tel: 028 2177 1318

* Pink Italian Pizza Night from 6.00pm - 10.00pm at Portballintrae Hall

* Cycle in Pink. Cycle around Ballycastle Town Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult up to 5 years - 6pm, 6 years and over - 6.45pm - 8.00pm. Registration point tbc. Contact: Moyle District Council. Tel: 028 2076 2225

* ‘The Big Pink Bike Ride’. Family cycle from St. Mary’s Parish Centre to the Lifeboat car park, Cushendall. Marie Curie sponsored cycle from St. Mary’s Parish Centre to Carnlough return. From 7.00pm at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall

* ‘Italian’ theme Mens from 7.00pm at Cushendall Golf Club Tel: 028 2177 1318

* Italian Giro Themed Tennis Event from 7.30pm at Ballycastle Tennis Complex. Contact: Ballycastle Tennis Club

Tel: Roisin 07856 681255

* Music and Italian Pizza Night from 8.00pm at Lifeboat car park, Cushendall

* Stage with Live Music from 8.00pm at The Diamond, Ballycastle

* 2013 Giro d’Italia Film Presentation. Free of Charge from 7.30pm at Ballycastle Golf Club. Tel: 028 2076 2506

* A weekend of Irish Music and Pink Guinness. Irish Folk Session and Sing-a-long, hosted by Altagore from 10.00pm until Late at O’Connors Bar, Ann Street, Ballycastle. Contact: Cormac O’Connor. Tel: 028 2076 2123

* Giro Themed Night. Music by local artist Richard Greer from 9:30pm - Late at The Causeway Tavern, 241 Whitepark Road, Lisnagunogue. Contact: Charles Kirkpatrick. Tel: 028 2073 2224 or 07549 661515

* Pink Party from 10.30pm-1.00am at Halo Night Club, Ballycastle. Contact: Conor McAuley

Saturday 10 May

* Bushmills Funday. 11.00am onwards. Big Screen Delayed Feed of Giro d’Italia race at Main Street, Bushmills. Family Fun with Bouncy Castles, Balloon Modeller, Face Painters and much more from 11.00am - 1.00pm at Main Street Bushmills. Car Boot Sale from 11.00am - 4.00pm at Main Street, Bushmills

* Lambeg Drumming Demonstration. Have a Go Workshop from 11.00am - 12 noon at Millennium Park BushmillsPink Fancy Dress and Pets in Pink. Be creative and dress up in all things pink. Adults, children and pets in pink welcome. Children to be accompanied by an adult. Prizes available from 12 noon. Assemble at the Diamond, Bushmills beside the giant TV Screen.

* Co-op Bushmills Going Pink. Sampling pink lemonade & face painting throughout the day at Co-op, Bushmills

Pink Bushmills Cocktails in 1608 Bar (donations to Autism NI). Free dram of whiskey to all visitors dressed head to toe in pink from 12 noon - 4.00pm at Old Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills. Contact: Niall Mehaffey. Tel: 028 2073 3266.

* Ballintoy Funday. 11.00am onwards with a BBQ, Italian Themed Buffet and Kids Entertainment from 11.00 am onward at St Josephs Hall, Ballintoy. Contact: Margaret Reid Tel: 028 2076 2420.

* Ballycastle Funday. 11.00am onwards

* Camogie Blitz from 9.30am (Invitation only) at Quay Road Complex. Contact: Ballycastle Camogie Club

* 5-A-Side Soccer & Hockey from 9.30am at Quay Road Complex. Contact: Ballycastle United.

* Big Screen Delayed Feed of Giro d’Italia race from 11.00am onwards at Ballycastle Seafront.

* Giro d’Italia Giant Pink Pom Pom Workshop. Open to all ages (children to be accompanied by an adult).

Free of Charge from 11.00am - 1.00pm at Ferry Terminal, Bayview Road, Ballycastle. Contact: Arts Officer, Moyle District Council Tel: 028 2076 2225.

* Ballycastle Town Market from 11.00am - 4.00pm at Marina car park, Ballycastle. Family Fun with Balloon Modelling, Face Painting, Walkabout Characters, Climbing Wall and much more from 12.00am - 2.00pm at Seafront, Ballycastle.

* DJ providing Music & Entertainment from 12 noon - 2.00pm at Seafront, Ballycastle

* Pink Fancy Dress and Pets in Pink. Be creative and dress up in all things pink. Adults, children and pets in pink welcome. Children to be accompanied by an adult. Spot prizes available from 12 noon. Assemble at the Fountain at the Seafront

* Kids Dance/ Cheerleading Dance from 1pm at Ballycastle Tennis Courts. Live Music with ABBA Tribute Band from 2.00pm - 4.00pm at Ballycastle Seafront. Barbeque – open to all from 12 noon - 3.00pm at Ballycastle Golf Club car park

* Stage with Live Music from 8pm - 10pm at The Diamond, Ballycastle.

* Cushendall Funday from 12 noon onwards. Pink Fancy Dress and Pets in Pink. Be creative and dress up in all things pink. Adults, children and pets in pink welcome. Children to be accompanied by an adult. Spot prizes available from 12 noon. Assemble at the Lifeboat car park, Cushendall

* Bouncy Castles on Green between the RNLI Station and the Boat Club from 12 noon at Lifeboat car park, Cushendall

* Kids Fun Cycle Events in Car Park and Green Area from 12 noon at Lifeboat car park, Cushendall

* Giro Brunch (Italian themed) from 12 noon – 3.00pm at Lifeboat car park, Cushendall

* Yacht Race in Red Bay from 2.00pm at Boat Club-Pier, Cushendall

* Irish Music/Irish Dancing/ Food Fest/Pink Street. Party/Face Painting/Balloon Modelling from 2.00pm – 7.00pm at Cushendall Village

* Irish Music from 8.00pm at Cushendall Golf Club

* Waterfoot Funday from 12 noon onwards

* Party in the Park, Barbeque and Music in conjunction with the ‘Big Lunch’ from 12 noon onwards. On the green at Warren Park, Waterfoot. Contact: Myra Murray 07855 275363.

* More entertainment in the district. Food available all day. Race Coverage on Screen. Irish Traditional Music, Song & Dance. Face painting, Barbecue, Rodeo Bull. All day Pink Party from 12 noon until late evening

* Pink Ultraviolet Disco from 9:30pm until late at Hunters Bar, Ballyvoy. Contact: Delores/Teddy Hunter

Tel: 028 207 62343

* A weekend of Irish Music and Pink Guinness. Live Irish Folk Music with John Mulveena from 10.00pm until Late at O’Connors Bar, Ann Street, Ballycastle. Contact: Cormac O’Connor. Tel: 028 2076 2123

* Live Race View. Race will be passing in front of the bar, seating available to watch the race as you relax from morning onwards at The Causeway Tavern

* Giro Themed Night. Music by local artist Davy Dougherty from 9:30pm -Late at The Causeway Tavern, 241 Whitepark Road, Lisnagunogue. Contact: Charles Kirkpatrick. Tel: 028 2073 2224 or 07549 661515

* Live Music by Willy Magill All Day Pig on a Spit from 2.00pm onwards at Saffron Bar, Waterfoot. Contact: Gerry McMullan. Tel: 028 2177 2906.

Programme correct at the time of going to print. Any amendment to the programme of events will be advised

to the public via Moyle District Council website.

Project part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.

Giro d’Italia is welcomed by the ‘Great McDonnell’ Clan. The McDonnell Clan and supporters will gather at Dunluce Castle to welcome the Giro de Italia cyclists into the Causeway Coast Region and ‘grant them safe passage’ along the Causeway Coastal Route. They will escort the cyclists by galloping in the fields alongside them. The riders will also be at Kenbane Castle, Redbay Castle finishing at Ballygally Castle

Hotel. Various sites along the Causeway Coastal Route. Contact: Sheans Horse Farm. Tel: 07759 320434

Further Information from: Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre, t: (028) 2076 2024, e: tourism@moyle-council.org, Bushmills Visitor Information Centre t: (028) 2073 0390. www.moyle-council.org www.heartofthecausewaycoastandglens.com www.facebook.com/HeartofCCAG @heartofccag

 
 
 

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