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Mood Matters Workshop

Mood Matters Workshop – 9th May 2019 Randalstown Arches Association will be facilitating a FREE Mood Matter (Adult) Workshop in partnership with Aware NI. It is a mental health awareness workshop. Date:                     Thursday, 9th May 2019 Time:                     2.00pm to 4.30pm Location:              Arches Community Hall Refreshments will be available. The Mood Matters Adult Programme […]

Blood Donations in Randalstown

On Monday 29th April 2019, the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service asks that you would be kind enough to donate your blood to help those who are in need of transfusions. They will be setup in the 1st Presbyterian Church and are open 2.30pm – 4pm and 5.14pm – 8pm. They would be grateful if […]

Schools Art Show Case Exhibition

Randalstown Arches Association was recently awarded funding for a heritage project, under National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland. The project: – Re-think: Educational project and exhibition with linen / flax theme; This involved gathering artefacts and memorabilia of the Old Bleach Linen Company, working alongside a local artist Mairead McCormack Artist, Randalstown Historical Society, working […]

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Upcoming Events

Jun
14
Fri
all-day Needlecraft Exhibition @ Window of Randalstown Pharmacy, 46 Main Street
Needlecraft Exhibition @ Window of Randalstown Pharmacy, 46 Main Street
Jun 14 – Jun 23 all-day
The ladies of the weekly Sewing Group who meet in ARCHES House are organising an exhibition of their work during Festival Week in the window of Randalstown Pharmacy, 46 Main Street.
10:00 am “Art of the Wall” @ The Old Forge
“Art of the Wall” @ The Old Forge
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm
"Art of the Wall" @ The Old Forge
A selection of Visual Artists will showcase on the Walls of the Old Forge. Art may be viewed during normal opening hours. For further details check out The Old Forge’s Facebook page.
10:00 am World of Owls @ World of Owls, Mount Shalgus Lane, Randalstown
World of Owls @ World of Owls, Mount Shalgus Lane, Randalstown
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm
World of Owls @ World of Owls, Mount Shalgus Lane, Randalstown
World of Owls will offer free admission for two children when accompanied by two paying adults on production of this booklet during festival week.
Jun
17
Mon
4:00 pm Book Swap @ O'Kanes Bar & Lounge
Book Swap @ O'Kanes Bar & Lounge
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm
Bought a book and finished it? Don’t know what to do with it? If you’ve read it, swap it! Bring your old books along to O’Kanes Bar and swap them for something different. For every book you bring, you can take another one home. Or if you just want to donate those books that have[...]
Jun
18
Tue
4:00 pm Book Swap @ O'Kanes Bar & Lounge
Book Swap @ O'Kanes Bar & Lounge
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm
Bought a book and finished it? Don’t know what to do with it? If you’ve read it, swap it! Bring your old books along to O’Kanes Bar and swap them for something different. For every book you bring, you can take another one home. Or if you just want to donate those books that have[...]
Jun
19
Wed
4:00 pm Book Swap @ O'Kanes Bar & Lounge
Book Swap @ O'Kanes Bar & Lounge
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 9:00 pm
Bought a book and finished it? Don’t know what to do with it? If you’ve read it, swap it! Bring your old books along to O’Kanes Bar and swap them for something different. For every book you bring, you can take another one home. Or if you just want to donate those books that have[...]
6:45 pm Celtic Thistle Bagpipe Competition @ New Street
Celtic Thistle Bagpipe Competition @ New Street
Jun 19 @ 6:45 pm
Now in its fifth year, the Celtic Thistle Solo Piping Championship offers several young, talented solo pipers the opportunity to gather some useful competitive experience and at the same time the chance to explore some of the festival highlights Playing requirements for the Championship   Group C – The Ground and Singling or variation of[...]
7:15 pm Street Games, Stalls & Sideshows @ New Street
Street Games, Stalls & Sideshows @ New Street
Jun 19 @ 7:15 pm
The Rodeo Bull is back in town so why not come along and see how long you can last?  There will also be face painters, balloon modellers and many more exciting things to see and do.   This year again we are pleased to have McMullan’s Mobile Farm to be in the Park and Ride[...]
7:00 pm Duck Race @ Weir to Bridge (River Maine)
Duck Race @ Weir to Bridge (River Maine)
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Duck Race is a major source of income for the Festival that enables us to provide the week’s festivities at a minimum cost to the community of Randalstown and district.  Please give us your support by purchasing a duck (or more!!!) from participating retailers. Look out for ARCHIE, our Mascot Duck and support his[...]
7:00 pm Horticulture & History – Walking... @ Randalstown Library
Horticulture & History – Walking... @ Randalstown Library
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
Starts at 10:30am on 19/6/2019 Meeting and setting off from Randalstown Library, you will find out more about the history of Randalstown, while enjoying a leisurely walk, taking in the beautiful gardens and planting schemes along the route. The tour lasts 1 – 1.5 hours. The tour is free, but places are limited and must[...]

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