From the Gobbins team.
Friends’ Goodwill Festival 2017
In May in 1717 a small ship made her way out of Larne Harbour and along the Antrim coast past Islandmagee, heading south and then charting a route across the Atlantic to Boston in Massachusetts. She was, as far as we can define, the first specific emigrant ship from Ulster in the 18th century, her 52 passengers hoping for a new and better life across the Atlantic. Her name was the Friends’ Goodwill.
A three day festival to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the departure of Friends’ Goodwill ship leaving Larne for America.
Join us for this 300th anniversary bringing together cultures from both sides of the Atlantic.
Packed with maritime-themed activities, country and bluegrass music, BBQs, historical re-enactments and American-themed sports displays, a must for all the family!
For more info visit: https://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/friends-goodwill-festival-2017
18 to 21 May 2017
Sandy Bay Playing Fields and Curran Park, Larne
Contact DetailsMid and East Antrim Borough Council1 29 Bridge Street Ballymena BT43 5EJ 0300 124 5000 email@example.com
The Braid Arts Centre Weekend Theatre Festival
A weekend festival of theatre events for all ages including the multiaward winning Katie’s Birthday Party and the touring production of Crazy plus a belly laugh Sam Cree production by the Castle Players.
Opening TimesWednesday 31 May 2017 To Monday 5 June 2017
AddressThe Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena
Contact DetailsFor a full listing of events and ticket prices check The Braid website.
Now you see it, now you don’t, magic tricks to boggle your mind! With his bright blue suit and a suitcase full of silly, Louie the Entertainer, presents a hilarious sideways take on children’s magic that the whole family will enjoy.