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Jacqueline McGonigle of shares her pick of family events this week across Northern Ireland


ENJOY a fun-filled family day out celebrating our very own Comber Earlies and more at the Comber Earlies Food Festival this Saturday June 25.

Start your day with a unique dish from one of the many local artisan food stalls at the festival. There will be potato themed children's workshops and crafts and a chance to meet the growers.

Live music, fun walk about acts and competitions will ensure there is lots to see and do to keep the whole family entertained including Meet the Growers, Artisan Food, Cookery Demonstrations, Vintage Tractors, Children's Activities and Live Music.


FOR those who want to explore everything the City of Armagh has to offer, a guided walking tour is a must.

You'll walk through Armagh's rich history as you hear stories and anecdotes about the area, learn about the City's renowned Georgian architecture and stroll along the distinct cobbled streets as you unearth some of the City's hidden gems along the way.

Every Wednesday to Saturday from Wednesday June 15 until Saturday August 27 from 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm. Only £3.00 per person departing from Armagh Visitor Information Centre.


JOIN staff at the Marble Arch Caves in a hunt for unseen wildlife this Saturday June 25 in the Marble Arch National Nature Reserve.

Hunt in habitats throughout the Nature Reserve, catching and identifying invertebrates as you go. Learn a bit more about these mini-beasts' fascinating lifestyles and their roles in an eco-system.

You will also get an opportunity to get up close to some of the moth species found in the woodland, as you discover what is inside our moth trap from the night before.

This event is suitable for people of all ages but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring warm waterproof clothing and suitable footwear.


LIVING Vintage returns to the Alley Theatre Strabane this Saturday June 25 to support the very necessary work carried out in the Koram Centre.

Living Vintage will bring their unique show of authentic clothes and accessories from the 1940s and '50s from their private collection.

This amazing show is set in an atmosphere of fun and nostalgia, suitable for all ages: it could be a trip down memory lane for some or a peek into grandma's wardrobe.

Early booking is advisable for this very exciting and memorable show.


BEST Wrestling Live bring The Fight Across The Foyle to the Magee Sports Centre in Derry on Saturday June 25 at 7pm.

Featuring Marty Jones and Johnny Saint, BEST's first ever women's wrestling match featuring Kaci Quin and Heidi Katrina, the 'man of a million kicks' Cambo Cray, and many more.

The newest wrestlers on the scene straight from The NI School of Wrestling plan to make an impact.

Tickets available now from the Magee Sports Centre.


WHATEVER your rural passion, indulge it to the full at the 2016 Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival, incorporating the NI Angling Show, at Shane's Castle, Antrim on Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 (10am to 6pm daily).

From angling, archery and air rifles to falconry, fine food, ferrets and fun, it's all about country sports and pursuits. Check out the medieval jousting, wander through a Living History Village, or cower at the re-enactment of the Battle of Antrim plus cookery demos and a great country-themed tented retail village.


TRAVEL back in time and follow in the footsteps of Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Britain's Robert Falcon Scott as they embark on a 1,800 mile journey to be the first to reach the South Pole at Titanic Belfast's Summer Exhibition Race to The End of the Earth.

On loan from the American Museum of Natural History, the exhibition will be on display for the very first time from June 25 until August 28, so don't miss your chance to see it.

Described by the New York Times as "five-star" and "engrossing", this is an exhibition for kids, adults, explorer enthusiasts and adventurers alike!

Enter the Race to The End of The Earth from 10am until 6pm daily.

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