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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 November 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.

  • Families At Sea

    Families At Sea

    Kilkeel is, and has been for years, an important fishing port and the harbour is home to one of the biggest fishing fleets in Ireland. And now that rich maritime heritage will be celebrated in a new project, organised by the Kilkeel Development Association. Conor Keenan is the project manager and has been visiting local families to gather their fishing stories (pictured above, three fishing vessels belonging to the Chambers family) You can see more photos from the project below. For more information, or if you'd like to contribute to the project, ring 028 41 76 2525

  • Aboard the 'Coreopsis'

    Aboard the 'Coreopsis'

    A scene from a vessel called the 'Coreopsis' which belonged to the Doyle family.
    Gerry Doyle became skipper at 18 when his father passed away

  • Kilkeel postcard

    Kilkeel postcard

    Postcard depicting Kilkeel harbour circa 1950. Our sincere thanks to Conor Keenan for providing the photographs.

  • Swans

    Darryl Grimason has been finding out what brings whooper swans, among the world's largest flying birds, home to Ulster's lakes. He visited Lough Beg near Toomebridge to view the swans and joins Anne Marie in studio.

  • Armagh Georgian Day

    If you're in Armagh next Saturday, don't be surprised if you see one or two strange looking characters about the place - because, the local gentry will be dandering round in full Georgian regalia, there'll be horses, lambs, sheep and donkeys and the gaol will be open too! All part of a full day's celebration of the Georgian history of the city. Carol Conlin is assistant keeper of Armagh Library and is in studio to tell us more.

    Georgian Day is next Saturday, November 27th from 10am in Market Street in Armagh

  • Maghera Tomb

    When the Tirnony Dolmen near Maghera started to collapse, it offered a unique opportunity for archaelogists. Portal tombs are normally off-limits for excavations to protect the site, but a combination of spreading tree roots and weathering caused the tomb to fall over earlier this year. Deirdre Donnelly has been finding out what lay beneath….

  • Sport Comes 2 Town

    Will we notice any local effect from the forthcoming London 2012 Olympics? Dr Nigel Dobson, head of Sport at University of Ulster certainly hopes so - he's organised a special Sport comes 2 event at the Joey Dunlop Leisure centre on Saturday 20th November to encourage the local community to become more involved in sports - they'll be lots on offer to try out or just watch - volleyball, wrestling, judo, archery, golf, cheerleading, and bowling to name just a few. Local bowling champion Gary Kelly will also be live from our Coleraine studio to talk about his journey from Ballymoney to bronze medal at the Commonwealth games.

    For more information, visit the website below

    Sport Comes 2 Town
  • Bard of Armagh

    The annual Bard of Armagh competition is back, with top rhymers & poets battling it out for the prestigious title - organiser John Makem will be live to tell us who has won this year's competition. To view the entries and learn more about the competition, visit their website below

    Bard of Armagh


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