Glebe House Bed & Breakfast is a great location,
perfect for exploring Northern Ireland.
Numerous attractions are within a short drive.
Excellent accommodation and a lovely breakfast. Rooms well
equipped (even with a hairdryer!) certainly to be recommended.
Hillsborough (10miles - 15mins)
Lisburn (10miles - 13mins)
Belfast (17miles - 25mins)
Armagh (24miles - 40mins)
Newry (25miles - 45mins)
Dublin (90miles - 110mins)
Parks & lakes
Moira Demense park
Lurgan Park, Lurgan
Hillsborough Lake & Forest
Oxford Island, Craigavon (Lough Neagh)
Museums & exhibitions:
Irish Linen Museum, Lisburn (10miles - 13mins)
St.Patrick Centre, Downpatrick (29miles - 45mins)
Sprucefield, Lisburn (10miles - 13mins)
Bow Street Mall, Lisburn
Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon
The Outlet, Bridgewater Park, Banbridge (12miles - 20mins)
Junction One International Outlet, Antrim (19miles - 30mins)
Edenmore Golf & Country Club
Down Royal Park Golf Course, Maze, Lisburn
Down Royal Racecouse, Maze, Lisburn
Lisburn Golf Club
Omniplex cinema, Lisburn
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex pools, Lisburn
Craigavon Watersports Centre, Craigavon
Please notes distances & times shown are approximate. If travelling during rush hours, additional time may be needed for your journey.
Northern Ireland Events
The Belfast-Nashville Songwriters Festival features a host of performances from talent spanning both sides of the Atlantic, in a range of venues from February 20 - 24. Check out the full programme below.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
This international conference will promote the sharing of
knowledge and expertise between Northern Ireland and other
conflict affected societies on how creative approaches and
technologies can be employed in the classroom to engage
young people in conflict education. Educators from Bosnia,
Sri Lanka and South Africa will share their pedagogies and
experiences with teachers here. Special guests will include
filmmakers, photojournalists and war correspondents who
have worked in conflict zones throughout the world.
Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery. Part of the ongoing Braid Film Theatre series of classic screenings in Ballymena.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
2D, the Northern Ireland Comics Festival, is an annual event that celebrates comic book culture and works to promote and support sequential art and storytelling. 2D is organised and supported by the Verbal Arts Centre, a unique and celebrated educational charity founded to promote the spoken and written word in Ireland. The festival is designed to give comic creators and the public a chance to interact through a series of events where there can be focused examinations of the medium and a genuine, inclusive and engaging celebration of comics. There is also a growing focus on the industry side of comics with the festival providing a series of invaluable training and educational events.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
A week-long celebration of the Irish language to complement the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013 celebrations. Events planned include Irish language classes and courses, musical events, lectures, song and dance events and a range of social opportunities for Irish speakers from near and far to gather(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
Black Market is a celebration of creativity and the DIY spirit, a marketplace showcasing the work of independent artists, designers, illustrators and crafters alongside bountiful stalls from collectors of records, books and vintage clothing. The event offers a unique opportunity to meet these talented creatives, to purchase their wares, trade ideas and hopefully leave feeling inspired to create things yourself.
There'll be sweet and savoury homebaked/cooked delights available, with music from guest DJs throughout the day.
Dominic Kirwan's Irish roots are combined with country ballads, love songs and rock 'n' roll in his live shows.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
For many composers who came after Beethoven, his 'Ninth Symphony' seemed to represent an insurmountable peak. Who could ever write a symphony to equal it? It traces a journey from darkness into light, with its tempestuous opening movements, full of turmoil and terror, being resolved by the setting of Schiller’s Ode to Joy in the startling choral finale. The concert opens with Bruckner’s 'Te Deum', a thrilling work and an exultant acclamation of his faith and belief in God.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
This stage version of the popular TV series 'Allo 'Allo follows the adventures of René, the hapless café owner in war-torn occupied France, as he and his wife, Edith, struggle to keep for themselves a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis and endeavour to repatriate two British airmen with the help of the Resistance.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
North West Regional College’s new Foyle Theatre will be the venue for the 2013 Ulster Media Show, an innovative showcasing from top media students of some of Northern Ireland’s leading Colleges and Universities. This prestigious event will celebrate the best work by creative and digital media students from North West Regional College, Belfast Metropolitan College and the University of Ulster, each of whom, in partnership with a number of leading industry organizations including BBC, UTV, form the Northern Ireland Creative Skillset Media Academy. The Academy is aimed at developing a new wave of talent to create the style concepts and media content of the future and this event will act as a catalyst to boost the career aspirations of students of the media industry. Attended by a who’s who of leading professionals from the media industry, the event will witness the presentation of awards to students.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
Some of the world’s leading street/graffiti artists from USA, Germany, Ireland and Britain will unite in Derry City centre in July 2013 to join with the best local artists for a two-day Graffiti Jam, resulting in an arresting 250ft-long themed cityscape.
In the weeks leading up to the event, young people from across the city will take part in a series of intensive workshops to learn design and graffiti skills, so that they too can take part in the main event from 6th – 7th July.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
BBC Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council present the Celtic music legends Clannad in concert with the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy. Clannad has given a unique voice to modern Irish music.
The Donegal musicians have a deep love of traditional strains with a bold approach to writing and recording. Their legacy is a hugely impressive collection of albums, touching on folk, rock, ambient, jazz and world music.
Due to the popularity of this event we will be operating a random draw for tickets. You can apply for tickets at any time until 5pm on Monday 18 February 2013. Tickets will be restricted to a maximum of two per household address.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
Blissfully at home in his own alluring genre of beautifully bruised romanticism, Duke Special's world is a world unlike any other - filled with vaudeville-esque sensibility, sing-a-longs and addictive melodies with a sound that he describes as hobo-chic.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
Platform Arts curates a group show with artists from Array Studio Collective, featuring new works by their local and international members, in a wide variety of media. As part of this exhibition Array artists will also be running a series of talks and workshops at Platform Arts:
Sat 4th Feb (2pm to 4pm) - BSL Signed Tour of Exhibition
Wed 8th Feb (2pm to 4pm) - Drawing Workshop
Thurs 9th (7pm to 9pm) - Artist talk by Gerard Carson and Anthony Champa(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
The Shared City Schools Production presents the Irish premier of Divided City, a musical based on the novel by Theresa Breslin. This exciting new musical, first premiered in the Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow, features a cast of 200 young people drawn from local primary and secondary schools across both communities.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
Earhart Festival is one of the city’s leading community festivals. For 2013, the theme of the festival is Connecting Worlds Apart, celebrating community arts, courage, innovation and creative expression in the City of Culture. Over 40 events including the prestigious Amelia Earhart Awards in Guildhall Square and the Earhart Flappers Ball at the City Hotel. The Derry Day Celebrity Concert will see Derry’s musical talent perform on a stage on the Foyle Embankment.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
The Giant's Causeway is a World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. It combines myth and legend with an inspiring, breathtaking landscape. Kelp walls, ruins and sheltered harbours introduce an historical element, hinting at the hard life people had along this stunning vista. Situated beside the Giant's Causeway, the Causeway School Museum was built in 1915 in memory of landowner Lord Edward MacNaghten and designed by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis of Portmeirion fame. The building exists today as a living history experience and museum, housing historical artifacts and sculptures by Rosamund Praeger.
(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
Attention food-fans, fun-lovers and secret-keepers. Sate your appetite, both physically and mentally, with a special, festival edition of the Studio 37 Supperclub.
Get together with 16 strangers to eat a seasonal, three-course meal around a big table. The space itself is right in Belfast city centre in a New York-style loft space. In fact, it's a historic, converted artist studio. Bring a bottle of wine and settle in for the evening with your new companions to enjoy delicious home-cooked food alongside a taster-menu of festival entertainment. Each evening, some of Belfast’s most unusual entertainers and artists will be cooking up a different mix of performance, music and magic to be enjoyed throughout the night.
Supper clubs - also called underground or pop-up restaurants - are not official restaurants and do not advertise as such. They are run by food lovers rather than professionally-trained chefs. So expect delicious, generous home cooking! Tickets include a seasonal and locally-sourced three-course meal, including French press coffee or tea.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
Drama, challenge and a unique chance to enjoy six very different plays over three nights; this is a celebration of the joy of amateur production. Every night, two different amateur drama groups, hailing from any part of Ireland, each present a one-act play and receive a short public adjudication on their performance.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)
This exhibition at the FE McWilliam gallery near Banbridge focuses on Deborah Brown's abstract work from the 1960's and her more recent bronze sculptures.(Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:50:13 GMT)