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10 things happening in Northern Ireland July 8-14, from Peter Andre to Orangefest

Peter Andre (Ian West/PA)
Peter Andre (Ian West/PA)

Here's our pick of the most exciting things taking place this week across Northern Ireland (July 8-14).

1. Athenry: Dance of the Celts

  • Belfast, July 11
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Irish dance company ‘Ta Da’  presents the tale of the famous song “The Fields of Athenry” like you’ve never seen before at the Cabaret Supper Club.  With a talented cast of World Champions and dancers from the biggest touring shows, such as ‘Riverdance’ and ‘Lord of the Dance’, watch as ‘Michael’ and ‘Mary’ find love during the Great Famine.

2. Newcastle summer street entertainment

  • Newcastle, July 13
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Come along and enjoy the Sharp Dressed Men street theatre, a circus shows, incorporating a mix of slapstick comedy and circus skills including juggling, stilt walking and fire breathing.

3. Walled City music international piano festival

  • Londonderry, July 1-10
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The Walled City Music team prepares to welcome 35 young piano students from across the world to the Ulster University Magee Campus  for a unique and exciting brand new piano festival and competition.

4. Teddy bears picnic and family fun day

  • Limavady, July 14
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Visitors to the Causeway Coast can bring the whole family along to Carrowmena Activity Centre to enjoy the Teddy Bears Picnic and family fun day.

5. County Antrim Tennis Championships

  • Ballycastle, July 7-14
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This event, which is played on the only grass courts in Northern Ireland, is one of the most competitive with entries from all over Europe.

6. Orangefest - Twelfth of July celebrations

  • Belfast, July 12
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The celebrations showcase aspects of Ulster's rich heritage and culture such as Orange Lodges, marching bands, fife and drums, flute music and the resonant sound of Ulster's unique Lambeg drum.

7. Public Cruise of Upper Lough Erne

  • Lisnaskea, July 15
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Journey to Crom Castle passing Reilly Wood, Gah Island Tower and the Hara Krishna Island, in comfort on board the Inishcruiser. This 57-seater luxury pleasure boating has an open air viewing deck and fully heat, licenced cabin.

8. Dalriada Festival

  • Glenarm, July 13-14

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The weekend of July 13-14 will see stars like Peter Andre, Atomic Kitten and East 17 take to the stage for the fun family event in the grounds of Glenarm Castle on the Co Antrim coastline which will also feature X Factor runner-up and I'm a Celebrity star Fleur East.

9. Shandon Park Open Week

  • Belfast, July 6-13
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As Northern Ireland gets ready to welcome the 148th Open, Shandon Park Golf Club, just three miles from Belfast city centre, is hosting its own Open week of daily golf competitions.

10. Between the Hedges Exhibition

  • Armagh, July 1-31
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For this exhibition at Armagh Visitor Information Centre, Sharon Regan looks to the hedgerows, and shares the stories and myths inspired by the animals living within them.

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