Outdoors: Game Fair at Shane's Castle and public science talks at Victoria Square

Knights on parade at the Irish Game Fair, Shane's Castle
Knights on parade at the Irish Game Fair, Shane's Castle

THIS weekend sees the Irish Game Fair at Shane's Castle for hunting, shooting and fishing enthusiasts. There will be with clay-pigeon shooting, terrier, whippet and lurcher events – all with prize funds – and the Northern Ireland angling show.

A 'country sports in action' arena will be a focal point for country sports displays.

A living history village features medieval jousting, a Battle of Antrim reenactment and a children's entertainment area and encampment. The fair will host lots of 'have a go activities' with animals from ferrets to falcons, and fishery angling instruction for children.

For outdoor retail therapy, there's a large tented village of trade stands including the Gunmakers Row and angling show.

There's the festival of fine food with artisan products on sale as well as the Country Clothing Row, 4x4 vehicles; gardening, country art and crafts and dog products.

Shane's Castle, Antrim, June 25 and 25, 10am to 6pm.

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Soapbox science for girls 

BELFAST is the place to join some of the top female scientists from Ireland and Britain as they take science to the streets today. The aim is to inspire the next generation of scientists and promote women in the science sector and challenge the public’s view of women in science.

Dr Geetha Srinivasan and her team, together with Dr Cristina Lagunas, Dr Diane Lees-Murdock and Dr Victoria Simms have invited female scientists from across Ireland to participate in their city centre Soapbox Science event.

They'll talk about their work and passion for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Topics include How big-data analytics could help us to know our life better; whether science can fix broken emotions; and flexible batteries.

Queen’s University Belfast and L'Oréal are supporting the initiative, now in its second year.

:: At Victoria Square, 2pm to 5pm.