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10 things happening this week in Northern Ireland - from The Open to LegenDerry street food festival

The Claret Jug is pictured at Royal Portrush Golf Club. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
The Claret Jug is pictured at Royal Portrush Golf Club. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Here's our pick of the 10 most exciting things taking place this week across Northern Ireland (July 15-21).

1. The 148th Open

  • Portrush, July 14-21

The 148th Open will be played at Royal Portrush, marking a historic return to Northern Ireland for golf’s original major after nearly 70 years.

2. Linenopolis

  • Belfast, July 1 - August 31

Linen Hall Library showcases Linenopolis, a major, new exhibition celebrating, examining and spotlighting the historic social and industrial linen industry of Belfast and Northern Ireland.

3. Carryduff Forklift Down Rally

  • Lisburn, July 20
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The Carryduff Forklift Down Rally is back at the Eikon Exhibition Centre and Balmoral Park for a second year and promises to be an action packed day filled with adrenaline fuelled fun for all the family.

4. Live at The 148th Open Portrush

  • Portrush, July 15-21
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To mark the historic return of The Open to Portrush, the seaside town will be transformed into a hub of entertainment, live music and markets to explore.

5. Armoy Road Races 'Race of Legends'

  • Armoy, July 20-27
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The world famous road races take place once again in and around the picturesque Co Antrim village of Armoy. The three mile circuit harks back to the 1970’s and the days of the legendary Armoy Armada including the famous Joey Dunlop, but has been brought bang up to date by the organisers.

6. Day Walk - Slieve Binnian & North Tor

  • Newry, July 20
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Enjoy a day walking in the beautiful Mourne Mountains, summit Slieve Binnian and admire impressive granite tors, with a multi-lingual, qualified mountain leader.

7. Nautical Past Short Sea Cruise

  • Bangor, July 16
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Learn more about significant landmarks on the coastline and be sure to look out for the fascinating variety of wildlife. As you head towards Groomsport Bay and then onwards towards Orlock, you will learn about the history of the area and its seafaring past.

8. LegenDerry street food festival

  • Londonderry, July 19-21
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Set in Guildhall Street this three-day festival will bring together the very best of local street food, complemented by craft drink producers. Live DJ music sets, beers served from a double decker bus and a totally unique dining experience.

9. Guns of the Siege

  • Londonderry, July 20
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Follow the soldier to the Siege Museum and see how he fires a replica Siege Musket. Visit the Siege Museum and converse with characters from the Siege. Museum guides will be present to answer your questions.

10. Nendrum Monastic site tour

  • Comber, July 13
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Enjoy this guided tour of Nendrum, thought to have been set up by St Machaoi in the 5th Century and with links to St Patrick in later sources, the monastery consists of three round dry stone walled enclosures, one within the other

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