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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 24 July 2010

Anne Marie McAleese and the team go in search of the weird and wonderful across Northern Ireland, reflecting local life and offering a guide to the things to see and do.



    Reporter Darryl Grimason went to Slieve Croob in County Down in an attempt to get a glimpse at the new brood of red kites that are thriving in the countryside. He spoke with RSPB red kite warden Rob Strawn about the significance of these beautiful chicks. Check out the RSPB website for more info on this magnificent bird.


    To celebrate the launch of the Lough Neigh Heritage website, archaeologist Moira O’Rourke is in studio to reveal the stories and uncover the rich history of the Lough Neagh shorelines. Check out the new website.

    Lough Neagh Heritage

    Situated in Plumbridge in Co. Tyrone, this rural festival has provided a fun packed week of family entertainment and it rounds off this weekend with the Glenelly Vintage Fair. Festival organiser Joe McGurk brings us up to date with the festival and tells us what Glenelly has to offer. For more information about events, search for ‘Glenelly Festival’ on Facebook or telephone 028 82648017.


    Anna McCoy is Wildlife Watch Officer with the Ulster Wildlife Trust at Balloo Wetlands in Bangor and today (24th July) they are having a Wildlife Watch Explorer Day. Young families are invited to come along to hunt the woodlands and wetlands for mini beasts and butterflies. It takes place from 2pm until 4pm but booking is essential. For more info check out the website.


    Caroline Nolan revisits the Northern Ireland Bee Hive at Rowallane which is part of the BBC’s Bee Part of It Campaign. Last time she meet the Irish Black Bees and now she is on the hunt for the Queen Bee along with beekeepers Lucy Bain and David Wright. To follow the hive and find out more information log on to the website.

    Bee Part of It

    The Town Hall in Mark Street, Portrush is once again home to the summer theatre. This seasonal tradition has been going on for 54 years and is a treat for holiday makers wanting to see local comedy theatre at its best. To find out what's on offer log on to the website or ring the box office number on 02870829539.

    Portrush Summer Theatre



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