The first Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia Northern Ireland will be held on 21 June 2015, run by Giro organisers RCS. Gran Fondo events are sportive aimed at amateur cyclists across the world who travel to the host country to participate. The event is a closed road sportive which gives the opportunity to ride with previous champions of the Giro.
Two race routes have been scoped and provisionally recommended by the organisers, preceded by cycling activities across Northern Ireland on the day before the main event.
Both routes, one 177 kilometres (109 miles) and the other 58 kilometres (36 miles), commence and finish at the iconic Titanic Belfast, and they are expected to include the Mourne Mountains and Strangford Lough.
THE TALL SHIPS RACES 2015
From the 2nd to 5th July Tall Ships from around the world will anchor at Belfast Harbour and Titanic Quarter for the start of The Tall Ships Races 2015.
We are expecting up to 80 ships and hoping to attract 500,000 people with another 500,000 watching the ships arrive and leave the Irish Coast.
Don't miss this truly spectacular event!
NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN 2015
Thursday 6th August - Sunday 9th August 2015
Combining World Class Golf with Northern Ireland's World Class Food
McKeever Hotels – Official Tournament Accommodation Providers
Tennent's Vital has unveiled the acts for its 2015 event - which will include a headline slot from superstar DJ Calvin Harris and an appearance from Ellie Goulding. Tennent's Vital 2015 takes place at Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast on Saturday 29 August.
The Color Run™ 5k is coming back to Belfast! The only question is: Are you ready for the craziest, most colourful 5k of your life? You bet you are. Run the colourful course solo or even better - bring your friends along! Check out the race details below & we’ll see you all squeaky clean at the start line!
Titanic Quarter, Belfast, August 30th 2015, 2pm
BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
The 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be held in Belfast on Sunday, 20 December.
An 8,000-capacity audience at the city's Odyssey Arena is expected to attend the annual awards show. It will be the first time that Northern Ireland has hosted the event, which first went on the road in 2006.
The programme will reflect on a packed year which includes a Rugby World Cup, Women's Football World Cup and an Ashes series on UK soil.
Ballymena Show 29th --30th May 2015
Description: Come visit our Annual Agricultural Show with horses, cattle, sheep, poultry and various home industries and floral displays.
We also have a variety of traders including arts, crafts and amusements.
PATRICK KIELTY CONCERT IN BALLYMENA
Description: The 20th June 2015 sees the return of Dundrum's finest to The Braid Arts Centre, with the first of his new stand up Shows!!
THE INDIANS IN BALLYMENA
Description: On 18th September 2015 the Indians are making a return to The Braid after their sell out visit last year.
Music ranges from country to popular Irish tunes.
DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY WEEKEND JUNE 19th – JUNE 21st 2015
Since its launch in 1972, this event draws in visitors from far and wide and is now Donegal largest sporting event so please make sure to book early for this weekend as accommodation will book up fast!
THE DONEGAL FOLK & ROOTS FESTIVAL
Earagail Arts Festival presents The Donegal Folk & Roots Festival 10th – 13th July 2015
Come and experience an undiscovered world of unique music, culture and stunning scenery on the North West Atlantic seaboard of Ireland. At this 4 day festival of traditional, folk and world music you will find world premieres of unique musical collaborations, free concerts, workshops, masterclasses, guided walks, hiking, cycle tours and music trails in the heart of Ireland’s undiscovered magical county of Donegal.
CEOL NA COILLE’S ANNUAL SUMMER SCHOOL
Session Trial taking place 13th - 15th July.
Wednesday 15th Trad session in Dillon's Bar from 9.30pm. Book your room now and enjoy a good night’s craic.
Visitors from UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium and many more.
For more information visit http://www.ceolnacoille.ie/summerschool/