Ballycastle Town Partnership is encouraging everyone from Ballycastle and further afield around the Moyle District to come along to an exciting day of free family fun on Saturday 29th March in order to celebrate the recent revitalisation of the town centre.
Internationally acclaimed children’s theatre company Cahoots NI will perform a show called The Family Hoffman’s Mystery Palace* from 12pm to 5pm at twenty minute intervals throughout the day at the former Brady’s Supermarket, Castle Street. Admission to the show is completely free and attendees will experience captivating fun for all the family, including storytelling, live music, magic and illusion, combining elements of cabaret and vaudeville. The show uses an innovative approach to theatre that is full of surprises and sure to ignite and stimulate the imagination of young and old alike.
Visitors can also choose from a wide range of other entertainment that will be available on the day including live music, craft demonstrations and much much more.
Cllr Cara McShane, Council Chairperson explains why the event in Ballycastle will be the perfect day out for locals and visitors alike.
“Ballycastle has lots to offer visitors and is well known for its diverse heritage and culture as well as the friendliness of its people and strong community spirit. We are delighted to host such a fantastic event in Ballycastle and I would encourage everyone from the town and around the Moyle District to come along and join in the excitement.
“This is a great opportunity for people to get together and enjoy some old fashioned family fun and we would ask everyone to spread the word far and wide to invite others to join in the entertainment as well,” Cara added.
Locals have been working hard to showcase all that Ballycastle has to offer over the coming months, explains Cllr Donal Cunningham, Chair of the Revitalise Ballycastle Steering Group.
“The Revitalise Ballycastle Steering Group which is funded by the Department for Social Development has worked to improve the appearance of shop fronts in Ballycastle and the town is looking better than ever.”
“Our aim as a group, is to promote the social, economic and environmental development of Ballycastle and market the town to show visitors what a great place it is with an array of unique, independently owned shops, cafes and restaurants with delicious food, relaxing ambiance and of course world renowned stunning scenery with a plethora of rugged walks and outdoor activities,” Cara added.
There is a lot to see and do in Ballycastle this year from the Ould Lammas Fair in August to the world renowned Giro d’Italia which comes to Ballycastle on Saturday 10th May.
* Tickets for Family Hoffman’s Mystery Palace must be pre booked and are available from various locations including Noel’s Pound Coiner, Castle St and Ballycastle Tourist Information Centre, Bayview Rd, Ballycastle.