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31/08/2013

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 31 August 2013

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

  • PORTRUSH AIRSHOW

    PORTRUSH AIRSHOW

    The 12th annual NI International Airshow is set to roar over Portrush this Saturday.

    The free event will feature the oldest flying Hawker Hunter, the de Havilland Vampire and the Red Arrows.

    We hear from organiser Geoff Brownhutt from the West Strand Beach.

    The Portrush International Airshow is on today and tomorrow, with displays starting at 12 o'clock each day.

    NI International Airshow
  • LAGAN VALLEY VOLUNTEERS

    LAGAN VALLEY VOLUNTEERS

    Anne-Marie meets up with the volunteers at Lagan Valley Regional Park, who have just been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

    The group includes conservation volunteers, heritage guides, rangers and survey volunteers.

    Andy Bridge, the Park Manager, describes the work the volunteers do and what winning this award means to them.

    For more information call the Park Office on 028 90 491922.

    Lagan Valley Regional Park
  • Mourne Wall Walk

    Mourne Wall Walk

    The Mourne Wall Walk returns this Sunday. Its been thirty years since it last took place, when the event attracted over five thousand people.

    The 22 mile hike uses only the old wall as a guide, which includes some of the highest mountains in Northern Ireland.

    Martin McMullan from the Mourne Mountain Rescue team explains why the event has been resurrected.

    Registration for the walk is now closed.

    Mourne Mountain Rescue
  • Bluegrass Music Festival

    Bluegrass Music Festival

    The Bluegrass Music Festival returns this weekend.

    The festival which takes place at the Ulster America Folk Park in Omagh is now in its 22nd year and is said to be the largest bluegrass festival outside of America.

    We are joined by Richard Hurst, who is manager at the park, and Geordie McAdam who will be performing with his band during the festival, The Broken String Band.

    The Bluegrass Festival is on Saturday and Sunday. For more information contact 028 82 243292.

    Bluegrass Music Festival
  • Walled City Tattoo

    Walled City Tattoo

    The Walled City Tattoo in Derry finishes this Saturday.

    The four-day event at Ebrington will showcase over 600 local and international performers across music, song, dance and theatre.

    We hear how the event has been going and what is happening on its last day from choreographer Georgina Kee, and one of the producers Darren Milligan.

    Walled City Tatoo
  • Prehen House Dig

    Prehen House Dig

    Deirdre Donnelly visits Prehen House, one of the North West's most historic buildings and where an archaeological dig is currently taking place.

    Deirdre hears form Cormac McSparrin from Queens University and also from local historian Ken McCormack about the house’s links to the City of Derry.

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