Date: Every Day
Time: Sun-Thur 9am–9pm & Fri-Sat 9am–10pm
Venue: 26 West Bar & Grill, Kennedy Centre
26 West is a grill bar offering modern food with an Irish American twist. From loaded nachos to flame grilled barbecued ribs & old smokey burgers to fish and chips, traditional Irish breakfasts or straddle pancake stacks USA style and now with their Cinema Deal you can enjoy a meal & film. With breathtaking views of Black Mountain, you’ll not forget you are sitting in the heart of west Belfast, even if you do feel like you are sitting in New York. Based on the Kennedy Centre’s first floor, adjacent to the Omniplex Cinema, 26 West is taking Belfast by storm and is perfect for any occasion.
This Summer study in Belfast with Belfast International Language Academy a newly established English Language Institution who’s aim is to provide excellent English courses for both adult and junior international students. At BILA, you will receive high-quality tuition, participate in fun activities and discover lots about Belfast. Their well-trained staff, including an always available student welfare officer, will ensure that your stay with is a very enjoyable one and that you learn lots of English.
Their professional and committed staff have many years of experience teaching EFL students, so you can be confident that you have made the right choice in choosing them. For further information contact BILA or
Belfast International Language Academy
91 Whiterock Road,
Belfast, BT12 7PH
Date: 5th & 6th February 2016
Venue: St. Mary’s University College, Black Mountain, Gort Na Mona CLG
Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist who has been a political prisoner for almost 40 years. Those that have called for his release are Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Mary Robinson, Robert Redford, Amnesty International, 55 Members of Congress and and a judge who sat as a member of the court in two of Mr. Peltier’s appeals.
The weekend begins with a hosted talk entitled “The Case of Leonard Peltier & the Native American Struggle for Justice” Friday 5th in St. Mary’s University College @7pm and a sponsored walk on Saturday 6th over Divis & Black Mountain then rounded of with a function in Gort Na Mona CLG
Date: Tuesday 15th March
Venue: Green Room, St. Mary’s University College, Falls Road
Nelson Mandela once famously said
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
So what do we envisage education to look like in 21st century North of Ireland?
As part of the IMAGINE Festival, St. Mary’s University College Student Union is proud to host their own IMAGIN-Ed event; an open and informal discussion evening, for you to listen to and voice your perspectives on the issues, challenges and solutions in providing an effective education fit for this modern era.
The Centenary of 1916 and the Proclamation will be a period of huge significance for the people of Ireland and particularly for the city of Belfast. As well as linking in with events happening across the island of Ireland, Belfast will play a significant role in marking this historical period with a series of national and local talks, lectures and discussions. Particular focus will be given to those from Belfast who participated in the events leading to the Rising.
This special anniversary is a time to examine the ideals and principles of the proclamation and to remember those who died, and fought to bring freedom, equality and justice to all. Full programme can be downloaded here.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 11am – 4pm
Venue: Bank Square
The Folktown Market is a farmers & variety market with stalls selling locally grown fruit & vegetables & locally made foods also flowers, , cheese, coffee, hot food & local crafts. It gives priority to local homemade and or organic produce & products. Coffee & fruit vendors selling fairtrade produce are also given priority. They believe in the Earth Market concept & Slow Food movement.
The market is in one of the most central spaces in Belfast, Bank Sq, surrounded by two of the oldest churches, Mourne Seafood Restaurant & traditional pubs, dating back to the 18th century, the square is steeped in character and heritage. Only a few yards from the main shopping streets, CastleCourt & car parks.
Date: Every Day
Time: 9am – 5pm
Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful wooded glen located in the west of Belfast City in the heart of the Belfast Hills. Visitors enjoy beautiful woodland walks, adventurous outdoor activities and superb leisure facilities with an unparalleled view over Belfast. Its activity centre has an ever increasing portfolio of Outdoor Activities ensuring there is something for everyone.
SKYTrek – is Ireland’s premier high & Low ropes activity centre including Climbing Wall & Challenges, Zip Lines etc. Colin Glen Multisports a unique sports complex with a fantastic 9 hole golf course, 16 bay floodlit Driving Range & golf lessons from PGA professional Peter Martin.
Date: Sunday 14 February 2016, Dé Domhnaigh 14 Feabhra 2016
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Venue: An Chultúrlann, Falls Road
Cost: £10 admission, supper included,
Cost: £10 suipéar san áireamh
Cultúrlann play host to this Charity Céilí, with music by Loch Lao musicians. The céilí is suitable for dancers at all levels of experience. Máire, the céilí caller, is on hand to guide beginners through the steps. There will be special prizes so come along and enjoy.
Don’t forget the free session music from 12.30 -2.30 in the Bia Café & Poets hold court in the Dillon Gallery from 3pm to 4pm.
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: The Mill at Conway Street
Every Saturday in the mill courtyard 10-3. With all fresh local produce includes fruit & veg, meat, fish, bread, cupcakes & confectionery, as well as vintage collectables & arts & crafts items, all made in Belfast. Plenty of free parking and onsite licensed restaurant, what more could you want for a day out?
The Mill Conway Street won the award for “Best Use of Heritage in Regeneration” at the prestigious Regeneration and Renewal Awards. The project repaired and restored the former flax spinning mill into a centre for social enterprise and community-led regeneration of the area.
Date: Every Day
Time: Mon -Wed & Sat :09:40 – 19:00 Thu:16:15 – 20:30 Fri & Sun:12:20 – 19:00
Venue: The Cutts, Dunmurry, Belfast BT17 9HU Escap3d.com Phone: 07549 493504
You are in a room. The door is locked. The time is running out. You have to get out of there. You know that the room can help you; it has everything you need to figure out the code. And it’s not a computer game. It’s real. But how? Where to start? Your team has 1 hour to escape the room. Can you do it? The first real-life room escape game in Belfast.