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8 things happening in Northern Ireland: May 14-20 - from Balmoral Show to North West 200

There's loads of huge events happening across Northern Ireland this week for all the family to enjoy - here's our pick of the best:

1. 2018 North West 200 Race Festival Week

  • Portstewart, May 13-19
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With three days of racing, 100 riders, 100k spectators and speeds of up to 209mph, the NW200 is one of Northern Ireland’s top sporting events and one of the world’s fastest road races.

The event includes exhibitions, charity cycles, mini moto cycling, car boot sales and displays of veteran, vintage and classic vehicles, as well as special guests and music entertainment.

For more information, visit www.northwest200.org.

2. Balmoral Show

  • Lisburn, May 16-19
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The Balmoral Show (Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)

Tens of thousands of people will flock to Ireland's largest agri-food festival to enjoy everything the countryside has to offer.

It is a superb family day out serving up a festival of food and farming alongside a jam packed entertainment schedule including show jumping, livestock exhibitions and much more.

For more information, visit www.eikonexhibitioncentre.co.uk.

3. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

  • Newtownabbey, May 17-19
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Three nights of exhilarating adventure at Theatre at the Mill with two unique film programmes.

Through the big screen, join fearless explorers and intrepid filmmakers as they venture deep into the world's most isolated and spectacular landscapes.

For more details and to book tickets visit www.banff-uk.com.

4. Twilight at the Trust

  • Newtownards, May 18-19
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Mount Stewart is delighted to host a new production presented by Peter Corry.

Enjoy a wonderful evening of music in the magical grounds with a drinks and canapé reception.

For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart.

5. Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival

  • Belfast, May 19-20
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Climb aboard the magnificent visiting tall ships and naval vessels, which will be docked in Belfast for the festival.

A bumper-packed weekend full of maritime-themed family fun, food and frolics.

For more information, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events.

6. Guided walk of Tully Castle and the Shores of Lough Erne

  • Enniskillen, May 19
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Nestled on the shores of Lower Lough Erne is Tully Castle, the impressive remains of a fortified house and bawn built during the plantation era in the early 17th century.

On this walk a geopark guide brings you through hundreds of years of history at Tully Castle.

7. David Meade - Wizard of Odds

  • Newry, May 19
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In his funniest and most impossible show yet, mindreader David Meade – the first mentalist to win a million dollars in Las Vegas – will blow your mind as he beats the odds and predicts the impossible at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre.

For more information, visit www.newrymournedown.org.

8. Snow Patrol

  • Ulster Hall, Belfast, May 20
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Snow Patrol

The Northern Ireland band continue their string of intimate Irish dates with a show at the Ulster Hall.

Snow Patrol have recently returned to the road following the release of their new album Wildness.

For more information, visit www.ulsterhall.co.uk.

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