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10 things to do this week in Northern Ireland - from spooky dog walks to harvest markets

Halloween in Londonderry
Halloween in Londonderry

Here's our pick of the most exciting things taking place this week across Northern Ireland (October 21-27).

1. Taste the Island Slow Fish Event

  • Portrush, October 27
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An evening of cookery at Arcadia Cafe, tasting plates of sustainable and seasonal fish dishes and local drinks with local chef and Slow Food NI director, Paula McIntyre.

2. Haunted Harvest Market

  • Londonderry, October 26 -November 1
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Taste terrifyingly tantalising treats and drink bewitching brews while a world of magical wonder unfolds before your eyes outside the Guildhall this Halloween.

3. Wee Buns - Bake Your Own

  • Dungannon, October 26
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Wee Buns Cookery School provides a warm welcome off the beaten track in the beautiful countryside of County Tyrone. Enjoy making some great baking classics in this fun hands-on class including a dozen fairy cakes and your own light-as-a-feather buttermilk scones.

4. Spooky Paws Walk the Walls

  • Londonderry, October 24
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Organised by The Rainbow Rehoming Centre, join in the Halloween celebrations by taking part in their fancy dress dog walk around Derry’s walls. All donations raised will go into their new site fund.

5. Halloween Fest & Craft Fair

  • Enniskillen, October 27
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Come along and enjoy a fun filled family afternoon at the Hallowe'en Fest and Craft Fair at Florence Court with lots of ghostly activities on offer including craft stalls, spooky trail, live music and face painting.

6. Whitehead Tour Through Stories & Food

  • Whitehead, October 26
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Enjoy this leisurely and flat-levelled walk in the Victorian town of Whitehead, which includes a food tasting deli plate and homemade soup, with local guide, artist and storyteller Audrey Kyle.

7. Single Malts Supper Club

  • Comber, October 24

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Bushmills Irish Whiskey is hosting Northern Ireland’s first Single Malts Supper Club this month, alongside celebrated Northern Ireland chef, Will Brown at Comber-based Irish artisan delicatessen, Indie Füde.

Showcasing the award-winning 10, 16 and 21 Year Old Bushmills Single Malts, attendees will enjoy an intimate and in-depth tasting of the range, led by the Bushmills Brand Ambassador, while the chef curates a bespoke four course supper to expertly complement the whiskeys’ distinct characteristics.

8. Terror on the Tracks

  • Downpatrick, October 26
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Hop aboard an adults-only steam train to a haunted graveyard with the Downpatrick Railway and County Down Railway. Witness what is stirring in the night, watch out for strange characters and listen to dark tales of the past.

9. City of Derry International Choir Festival 2019

  • Londonderry, October 23-27
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Enjoy a stellar line-up of guest artists and 100 participating choirs for a jam-packed five-day festival, opening at the Guildhall and performances in a number of venues across the city.

10. Pumpkinfest

  • Strangford, October 26-27

Pick, scoop and carve a pumpkin, enter a scarecrow into the scarecrow competition and solve the clues on the trail at Castle Ward this Halloween.

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