What's On: Walk, jog or run for animals in Down, re-visit the ancient Celts in Armagh and more...

Navan Fort in Armagh will host the Beltaine Festival of Fire from May 4 to 6
Jacqueline McGonigle


Charity Walk and Run in aid of the USPCA Animal Hospital Newry, Saturday May 4. Registration from 11am with the walk starting at 11.30am. Walk, jog or run for animals on May 4. The walk will start from the Animal Hospital and continue down the Newry Tow Path before returning back to the centre, with refreshments provided at the finish line.


Immerse yourself in life as an ancient Celt as Navan Fort in Armagh prepares for the Beltaine Festival of Fire; a time of purification and transition. Saturday May 4 to Monday May 6, 11am to 4pm daily. Normal admission charges apply.


Enjoy the first May bank holiday weekend at Castle Archdale with live entertainment by Strule River String Band on Saturday 2pm to 4pm, CC Cooper Country Saturday Evening and Praise in The Park on Sunday from 3pm.


Buckle up as Jamboree In The Park is back. Ireland's biggest indoor country music festival returns to the Ecclesville Centre, Fintona on Saturday May 4 for an unmissable night of Country Music with Derek Ryan, Cliona Hagan and All Folk'd Up. Doors open from 7pm.


New stage musical My Sweetheart and Me is a rip-roaring, funny romantic comedy set during the Summer of Love 1967 in the fictional sleepy town of Cheerysville, Ireland. Riverside Theatre Coleraine, Saturday May 4.


Cushendun' Big Arts Weekend from May 3 to May 6 is a four day festival of music, drama, poetry, art, walks, workshops and family fun in one of the most beautiful villages in the Glens of Antrim. The programme has something for everyone and many of the events are free.


Join Poetry NI and The Crescent as they present Purely Poetry Open Mic Night on Friday May 3. Welcoming readers of all styles and experiences, from first timers to old pros, Purely Poetry Open Mic Night fosters an open, laid back and encouraging atmosphere for people to read their work and to listen in comfort. Quite simply, they want your poems and for you to enjoy the experience of reading them.

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