Mid Ulster Great Days Out On Show
Mid Ulster District Council is providing information on the wealth of fantastic group day visits available across the district, with the Mid Ulster based Great Days Out Fair on Wednesday 26 February, from 9.45am – 1.00pm at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy.
With free entry and exhibitors from attractions and activities throughout the council area, the fair is aimed at those who influence and organise group trips/days out for their club or association, to help them plan the perfect day trip in Mid Ulster by discovering exactly what’s on offer.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Martin Kearney is encouraging groups to take advantage of the showcase,
Mid Ulster offers an incredibly strong appeal for visitors interested in enjoying history, heritage, culture and the great outdoors. Our Great Days Out fair provides a one-stop shop for groups such as sports or social clubs, church or community groups, or retirement associations to find out what they can see, do and explore in our district. With exciting new attractions including Davagh Dark Sky Observatory opening in April, now really is the time to visit Mid Ulster and enjoy a great day out.
Steeped in archaeology, history and heritage, Mid Ulster contains one of the richest seam of archaeological, historic and heritage sites and facilities in Northern Ireland.
Spring 2020 brings a whole new experience to Mid Ulster, with the opening of Davagh Dark Sky Observatory at Davagh Forest near Cookstown. Davagh has one of the darkest skies in Ireland, offering crystal clear views of star constellations. The new centre will give visitors a unique opportunity to star gaze and experience the night sky, as it would have been seen centuries ago.
There’s a rich connection with literature in the area with Seamus Heaney HomePlace, providing a focal point for celebrating the life and literature of the Nobel Laureate, The Hill of the O'Neill which was ruled over for 400 years by one of the most powerful dynasties in Ulster - the O'Neills, Lissan House in Cookstown and its links to C.S Lewis, and the William Carleton Trail, centred around the beautiful Clogher valley, giving an insight into the childhood of the acclaimed poet and novelist William Carleton, who spent his childhood here.
Mid Ulster’s outdoor activity is second to none and opportunities for groups to enjoy the great outdoors are found across the whole area. With a wide range of adrenaline fuelled and soft activities offered including: walking, cycling, mountain biking, boat tours on the River Bann and Lough Neagh, angling, multi-adventure centres such as Todd’s Leap and The Jungle NI, horse riding and golf.
The Great Days Out Fair is open to group organisers only and places are limited to two people per group/organisation. To register your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03000 132 132, extension 24710 for further information.