Walks programme

THE Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust has launch its first guided walks programme.

The programme, which contains over 15 walks, started on Sunday, August 5 and runs until Sunday, October 7.

Thanks to the kind cooperation of many partners in the Causeway Coast & Glens including NIEA, Limavady, Ballymena, Moyle, Coleraine and Larne Councils, the National Trust, RSPB, the Glens Red Squirrel Group and local independent guides, the Trust has been able to compile an interesting and varied programme including nature and biodiversity walks, geology walks, history walks to name but a few.

The programme also features events to be hosted by various organisations for National Trails Day.

Copies of the walk programme are available in Tourist Information Centres and local Councils in the Causeway Coast & Glens and details can also be found on our website www.ccght.org

Old tyme dance

An Old Tyme Dance is being held in Allen and Adair Hall, Dervock on Friday, August 10.

Dancing is from 8.30pm to 11.30pm. Music will be provided by Sam O’Neill Duo.

Admission is £5 including supper. Proceeds are in aid of St Colman’s Church Building Fund.

Guitar gathering

THE 3rd international McIlroy Guitar Gathering is being held in Ballycastle from August 9 to 12.

The first was in Marche, Italy, the second in Clenxe, Germany, and now the 3rd is coming home to Antrim.

There will be a gathering of musicians from around the world. Sessions (House of McDonnell, Thurs and Harbour Bar, Friday), guitar workshops, guitar factory tour and a free concert in the Antrim Arms on Saturday, August 11 featuring Yens Kommnick, Torann and Outta Folkus.

Art Exhibition opens

An exciting new art exhibition by Firsty? North Coast opened in The Arcadia, Portrush, last Saturday.

Firsty? North Coast is part of the Firsty? networking group originally set up by Bangor artists and creatives to share ideas and opportunities. It’s members organise themselves using Facebook. 
“I am really excited about this exhibition,” says local artist Isabel Kerr, one of Firsty? North Coast’s co-founders. “I have had solo and group exhibitions before, but nothing like this! There are so many local artists involved and the Arcadia is a lovely space - right beside the sea and the beach and with lots of natural light. It really is worth seeing.”

As well as the exhibition, Firsty? will be using the space to hold art and craft demonstrations and workshops. The exhibition is open every day until 2 September.

To find out more, look for Firsty North Coast on Facebook, or call into the Arcadia.


The committee and members of Dunaghy Flute Band would like to express their appreciation to everyone who made their annual parade, on Wednesday 18 July, such a success, including Vow Acc Band for leading the parade, the participating bands, the general public who supported the parade, Skullduggery, the B Special Historical Platoon, cartoon characters, face painters, collectors, marshals, the local businesses and the PSNI for their help with traffic management.

The street collection on the evening amounted to £3,200 which went towards band funds.

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