Date: 26 – 27 Aug
Venue: Conway Mill
A new festival at the heart of Gaeltacht Bhéal Feirste. 5 days of music, poetry, debating, drama, intensive courses, culture and criac. Be sure not to miss this!
Liu Lunasa Ceolcoirm is a 2 day event set in the historic Conway Mill playing host to some of the best traditional Irish bands and singers in the country.
Dé Haoine / Friday
Rís, Imlé, ~Grainne Holland, Nell Ní Chróinin, Boss Sound Manifesto
Dé Sathairn / Saturday
Breag, JJ ó Dochartaigh, Dysania, athrú, Emma Ní Fhíoruisce, Duchas, Craos
Date: 24 – 28 Aug
Venue: (West Belfast) Varies
We are delighted to welcome you to Liú Lúnasa 2016 based in Belfast’s Urban Gaeltacht Quarter. Liú Lúnasa is a new festival full of diversity, imagination, concerts, debates, talks and craic.
In 2015 a group of young Irish Speakers came together to start a new alternative Irish Language festival, that sought to fill a gap in the social life for Irish speakers in the city. Although we were trying to place the language at the heart of the city and its social life, we were also aiming to provide a platform for up and coming Irish Language singers and artists.
We hope this is the start of a new contemporary language based festival that will spread to every city and town in Ireland. We hope that you all enjoy this year’s events and let’s continue with the revival.
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Venue: Rodney Parade, St James’s Belfast
This community led farm is nestled right in the heart of St James’s on the doorstep of the Bog Meadows Nature Reserve.
Set up by local residents and youth forum, this farm has developed from a site with a small variety of animals to a farm boasting goats, hens, sheep , a peacock and a number of allotments for residents to grow their own vegetables.
For a free fun day out why not go to West Belfast’s very own community farm. for opening times and other enquires contact 07518395028
Date: Summer 2016
Venue: Parks across West Belfast
Summary of events over July in parks across West Belfast
Our Park Our Health – Thur 7th July Dunville Park 1-4pm
Summer Fun Day – Friday 15th July Falls Park 2-4.30pm
Summer Fun Day – Wednesday 27th July Springhill Park 2-4.30pm
Upper Springfield community Fun day Monday 8th August Springhill Park1-7pm
Date: Every saturday
Venue: Falls Park
Every Saturday we host four timed 5k parkruns in Belfast. Each run starts between 9-9.30am and participants are free to walk, run or jog as they please. Everyone is welcome, whether you are an established runner, a parent with a buggy, a wannabe runner or you just want to improve your health and fitness and meet like minded people.
These runs are part of a worldwide network of over 350 parkruns in nine countries worldwide.
To run simply register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register
Date: Every day
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: Colin Glen Forest Park
Colin Glen Forest Park is now the proud home of these very famous characters. With each character magically recreated by sculptor Andrew McIntyre and set against the backdrop of a stunning forest park this is one of the best family attractions in Belfast. From entering through the Gruffalo Archway, through the forest park to a beautiful Gruffalo themed seating area next to the cascading Colin river, your children will be completely amazed at meeting their favourite Gruffalo characters, whilst getting out in the fresh air.
The experience is completely free so bring the family and enjoy one of Belfast’s most beautiful parks and rather than read the Gruffalo book (again!) come and live it.
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: Every Day
Time: Sun-Thur 9am–9pm & Fri-Sat 9am–10pm
Venue: 26 West Bar & Grill,
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 & 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, but with the feeling you are sitting in New York.
Based on the Kennedy Centre’s first floor, adjacent to the Omniplex Cinema, 26 West is taking Belfast 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
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 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.