Free family fun at Jordanstown provided by council!

Shoreline Festival – 24 & 25 August at Jordanstown Loughshore Park
Enjoy a bank holiday weekend of family fun. Activities include arts and crafts, mobile farm, face painting, inflatables and outdoor cinema.
Also on the Saturday at 7.30pm, Peter Corry Productions presents his spectacular show ‘The Showman is Coming’. This is to be followed by a fabulous fireworks display.
There is also planned the addition of an exciting Big Wheel. This should provide an excellent experience for all the family to see the breath-taking views over Belfast Lough.
Located only 17 miles / 30 minute drive from Ballyharvey House B&B, 33 Ballyarnot Road, Muckamore, Antrim BT41 4SD

Wishing all a good Christmas and New Year


In today’s day and time,
It’s easy to lose sight,
Of the true meaning of Christmas
And one special night.

When we go shopping,
We say, “How much will it cost?”
Then the true meaning of Christmas.
Somehow becomes lost.

Amidst the tinsel, glitter
And ribbons of gold,
We forget about the child,
Born on a night so cold.

The children look for Santa
In his big, red sleigh
Never thinking of the child
Whose bed was made of hay.

In reality,
When we look into the night sky,
We don’t see a sleigh
But a star, burning bright and high.

A faithful reminder,
Of that night so long ago,
And of the child we call Jesus,
Whose love the world would know.

— by Brian K. Walters

Lough Neagh Cycle Trail

Lough Neagh, Loughshore Cycle Trail – “Lap the Lough” on 28 August 2016

The route travels 155km/95 miles anticlockise around Lough Neagh. For further information see website

If you are planning to cycle around Lough Neagh at any time of the year, you may wish to consider one of the many B&Bs as a base.
Ballyharvey House is just one such B&B situated on the cycle route, just south of Antrim town with ample cycle storage area and a hearty breakfast to get you set up for the day.

Enjoy your cycling.

Garden Show Ireland hosted by Antrim Castle Gardens

Garden Show Ireland

Antrim Castle Gardens should be bursting with colour at this year’s Garden Show Ireland. It is being held over three days  and offers a festival of flowers, food and fun at these magnificent gardens from 6 to 8 May 2016.

Garden Show Ireland should have thousands of plants on display, artisan foods, demos by local chefs, countryside craft workshops, flower arranging demos, garden displays and no doubt shopping galore. All of which should create an event with fun filled activities appealing to every age group. The Garden Show Ireland also includes quirky wandering minstrels, tea dances, a dedicated kids zone for little green fingers, chain saw sculpting and much more !

Book your tickets online now to save:
Applications for exhibitors to participate are invited at: To apply for space: Click here!

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