Here’s whats going on in Ballymoney and surrounding areas.


Andrew Gibson: An Ardent Son10th – 31st January at Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Marking the 260th anniversary of the Birth of Robert Burns, the Linen Hall Library takes a closer look at Andrew Gibson, former governor of the Linen Hall Library, and his extensive collection of Burns and Burnsiana.
Discover how the creatures came to be in Belfast and the treasures it contains.
Alastair Scott Ceilidh Band Burns SupperJoin the Alastair Scott Ceilidh Band in celebrating the Life of Scotland’s Greatest Poet – Robert Burns.
Friday 18th January, 8pm
Back by popular demand this Burns Night includes all the traditional elements of a Burns Night:
3 Course Carvery 
Whiskey toasts
Toasts to Lads and Lassies
Piping in the Haggis
Address to the Haggis by Kenny McHugh from Dundee
Songs of Burns performed by Dave Lowe from Kirkcaldy, Fife
Highland Dancing by Sollus Mid Ulster Highland Dancers
Dancing to award winning ceilidh band – The Alastair Scott Ceilidh Band 
Compered by Ian Coalter

The dress code for the night is a Touch of Tartan

The event takes place in the fabulous Royal Hotel, Cookstown.  Tickets are priced at Adults £20, Children under 12 £12.

Tickets are available from The Royal Hotel, Cookstown 028 8676 2224 or Alastair Scott Ceilidh Band www.alastairscott.comMessage sent from:: alastairscottceilidhband@hotmail.co.ukmpany Karen and also perform some piano solos himself.

Ulster-Scots UnwrappedHidden Treasures at the Linen Hall Library with Mary Delargy
Monday 21st January at 1pm
Come discover the the collection of Ulster-Scots materials with books dating from the mid-eighteenth century to present day.
Andrew Gibson Memorial Lecture 2019Andrew Gibson – A Bibliophile in Belfast with Samantha McCombe
Wednesday 23rd January at 1pm

Join Librarian Samantha McCombe as she discusses the Library’s Gibson collection of Burns and Burnsiana, the largest collection of material relating to Robert Burns outside Scotland.
An Ode to Burns and UlsterScotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, is celebrated worldwide, not least in Ulster where his influence was felt during his own brief lifetime.

What is the connection between Burns and Ulster poets?

Neil Oliver embarks on a literary journey to meet some of Ulster’s most celebrated poets.
Ballymoney Motorcycle Show 2019The Ballymoney Motorcycle Show returns to the Ballybreaks Bowling club on 1st & 2nd March.

Friday 1st March 2019 – 5pm – 10pm
Saturday 2nd March 2019 – 10am – 5pm.

Come along and support the show, run in conjunction with the Mid Antrim 150 club and proudly supporting the MCUI (U.C) Medical Team. £5 entry.

Celebration tribute to Paul Robinson on his successful racing career!
Also featuring bike display, chat shows, trade stands, auto jumble & a special NW200 90th year display.

Bar & Food facilities available.

Prizes for bikes include –
Best bike on display.
Best classic bike on display.
Best vintage bike on display.

❗️For more information on stands and displaying your bike please contact Davy Louden on 07922060107.❗️

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