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10/08/2013

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 August 2013

Anne Marie McAleese with the people, places and stories that make Northern Ireland unique.

  • Donaghadee Lifeboat Festival

    Donaghadee Lifeboat Festival

    Donaghadee’s annual lifeboat festival takes place this Saturday.

    There will be a wide range of events across the harbour including stalls, music and food.

    Alan Couser, the Operations Manager with Donaghadee Lifeboat, joins us from the lifeboat station with all the details.

    For more information telephone Donaghadee Lifeboat on 0289188556.

    Donaghadee Lifeboat
  • Lough Neagh Swim

    Lough Neagh Swim

    A Cookstown swimming teacher will be swimming across Lough Neagh this Saturday for charity.

    Lucas Kowalczyk, who is originally from Poland, begins his sixteen mile swim from Kinnego Marina in Lurgan and he estimates that he will arrive at Magherafelt eight hours later.

    Conor McKay meets Lucas in the Lough as he prepares for this monster swim.

  • Shooting Stars at Delamont

    Shooting Stars at Delamont

    The Irish Astronomical Association will be observing meteors from Delamont Country Park in Killyleagh on Monday evening.

    The Perseid Meteor Shower will be in its peak and the organisers say that observing prospects are good.

    Terry Moseley from the IAA explains why the Delamont Country Park is a fantastic location for stargazing.

    Irish Astronomical Association
  • North West Train Journey

    North West Train Journey

    Michael Palin once described the Derry/Londonderry railway to Coleraine as one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world.

    The track was closed for nearly a year for an upgrade, but has recently reopened.

    Anne-Marie made the journey with train enthusiast, John Moore, to experience the spectacular scenery.

    Translink have special travel plans for the Fleadh next weekend August 16, 17th and 18th, with a late night return train service each day at 11.40pm travelling between Derry~Londonderry and Belfast.

    For more information visit Translink’s website.

    Translink

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