What's On: Revisit Donaghadee's past or Fermanagh's railways down the years

Jacqueline McGonigle of shares her pick of family friendly events taking place around the north this week

Each a Glimpse and Gone Forever – Fermanagh’s Railway Story, is a photographic exhibition taking place at Castle Museums, Enniskillen, until January 13


The Streets of Donaghadee exhibition from January 4 to 29 at Ards Visitor Centre, will feature the old hotels, pubs and businesses of Donaghadee's past including the Cyril Lord Carpet Factory, which for many years was the largest employer in the town. Closed Sundays.


Flash Harry have been performing the music of Queen for over 25 years. From the small beginnings of five Queen fans getting together for a one-off gig, Flash Harry have gone from strength to strength, playing venues throughout Ireland, Britain and further afield. See them perform live this Friday at the Market Place Theatre. Show starts at 8pm.


Each a Glimpse and Gone Forever – Fermanagh's Railway Story, a photographic exhibition at Castle Museums until January 13 featuring Fermanagh railway scenes captured by John J Smith (1925-2007). Originally from Eastbourne, Smith visited Ireland on a number of occasions during the heyday of steam. He portrays the story of Fermanagh's railways through the camera lens, capturing locomotives, signal boxes and stations.


Enjoy a fabulous evening meal in The Mellon Country Inn's O'Brien's Restaurant before dancing the night away to Abba Sensations! The Ultimate Abba Tribute. Admission to dance £10.


Join The Everglades Hotel this Saturday evening for a great night of tribute songs from local artist JP Mac who will be performing songs from Johnny Cash and June Carter. Doors open from 7.30pm and show begins at 9pm. Tickets are available at the hotel reception desk or on Ticketmaster. Make a night of it and book in for a pre-show dinner – or stay over on the 'Ring of Fire' package which includes an overnight stay, tickets to the show, and breakfast. Details at


Join the Ballygally Hotel this Saturday for an amazing night of music and dance with all the best known songs from Elvis starring Jim Brown and his band. Book in for a pre-show dinner; overnight package available. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster or at the hotel – call 028 9047 1066. Doors open 7.30pm, show begins from 8.45pm.


Start 2018 with a glittering tribute to Vienna and Strauss, from the Ulster Orchestra at the Waterfront Hall this Saturday. Featuring a stunning programme of whirling waltzes and sweeping melodies accompanied by guest artists, let the luscious bars of the Blue Danube Waltz leave your heart beating in triple time.

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