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Events

 

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Car Bazaar

Saturday 1st April
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Easter fun at Bangor’s Kilcooley Wood

Saturday 1st April
Kilcooley Wood, Bangor
£2 per child

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Community Planning – The Belfast Agenda

Wednesday 5th April
Belfast City Hall
Free

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Clifton House Tours

Friday 7th April
Clifton House
£6.50

Geology Guided Walk at Kearney

Saturday 8th April
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Good Food Market

Saturday 8th April
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Fishery Open Weekend – April

Saturday 8th April
Carrick–a–Rede
Normal Admission, Members Free

Pet Nose Day

Sunday 9th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Rea’s Wood, Antrim – Woodland Management

Sunday 9th April
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

Easter Egg Hunt

Monday 10th April
Springhill Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Hunt – The Argory

Monday 10th April
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Fun

Monday 10th April
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Easter Bunny Hunt

Friday 14th April
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 14th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Hunt at Wellbrook Beetling Mill

Friday 14th April
Wellbrook Beetling Mill, Corkhill
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter at Castle Ward

Friday 14th April
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Hunt at Ardress House

Friday 14th April
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free

Oxford Island Easter Trail

Friday 14th April
Oxford Island
£1 per sheet

Easter Egg Hunt at Rowallane Garden

Saturday 15th April
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Egg Hunt at Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House

Saturday 15th April
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Treasure Hunts at Florence Court

Saturday 15th April
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Treasure Hunts at Crom

Saturday 15th April
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Treasure Hunts at Castle Coole

Saturday 15th April
Castle Coole
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Sunday Celebrations

Sunday 16th April
Giant’s Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Easter Fair

Sunday 16th April
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 17th April
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

Easter Monday Family Fun Day

Monday 17th April
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

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A three day series of tours focusing on the life of Mary Ann McCracken

Wednesday 19th April
Clifton House
£8.00 for adults & £5.00 for children under 16

Archaeology for Children Programme

Wednesday 19th April
Oxford Island
£5 per child per day

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Geology Walk

Saturday 22nd April
Giant’s Causeway
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Four Peaks Challenge

Sunday 23rd April
Divis and the Black Mountain
Adult £3

Garden Restoration

Sunday 23rd April
Redburn Country Park, Holywood
Free

The Future of Outdoor Recreation in Binevenagh & the Coastal Lowlands – Have Your Say

Monday 24th April
See flyer for details
Free

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Roots to Success

Wednesday 26th April
Common Ground NI, Co Fermanagh (near 5 mile town)
Free

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Ballyquintin Farm — Wildlife Walk

Saturday 29th April
Strangford Lough
Adult £2, Child £2

Vintage Rally

Saturday 29th April
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Paws in the Park

Saturday 29th April
Castle Coole
Normal Admission, Members Free

Belfast Spring Fair at Barnetts Demesne

Saturday 29th April
Barnetts Demesne
Free

Historic Belfast wood to show off new look with unmissable spring event

Saturday 29th April
Throne Wood, Belfast
Free

Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 30th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

      
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Better Together? Northern Ireland and the EU 

 

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Update on “Brexit”

NIEL submission to All–island Civic Dialogue on Brexit

Post–Referendum Briefing Paper: Establishing the best outcome for NI

NIEL response to Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry

NIEL briefing on Brexit to the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly

NIEL briefing on Brexit for AERA Committee

On 23rd June 2016, the UK will be holding a referendum on whether it should remain in or leave the EU. The exact wording of the referendum question will be:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

NIEL have a neutral position with regard to the UK Referendum issue. We have received funding from the EU Commission Office in London to host 4 events to stimulate debate in Northern Ireland on the issues in this Referendum through a programme of events under the title ‘Better Together? Northern Ireland and the EU. This funding is given on the strict understanding that we will remain neutral.

Main points of the NIEL Better Together? Proposal

  • 3 separate sectoral workshops debating the merits of EU membership for NI, namely, Business sector; Farming/ Rural sector, and Civil Society/ NGO sector
  • A final cross sectoral Conference event drawing together the outcomes of the sectoral workshops which will then be debated by elected representatives (MEPs, MPs, MLAs as well as academics, economists, industry leaders and members of civil society)

During development of our programme of events NIEL became aware of the EU Debate NI initiative and are collaborating with EU Debate NI in the design and delivery of the three following events:


Event 1 – “Implications of remaining in or leaving the EU for business, voluntary sector, NGOs & public bodies”


To view photos from the event, please click here…

Audience Response poll…

Read a blog on this event via Slugger O’Toole…

Summary Report: Belfast City Hall Event on 5th February 2016…


Event 2 – “Cross–Border Issues, Local Business & Local Government”

To view photos from the event, please click here…

Audience Response poll…

Read a blog on this event via Slugger O’Toole…

Summary Report: Derry/Londonderry Event on 9th March 2016…

 

Event 3  “To remain or leave? Consequences for Environment, CAP, Fisheries Policy & Agri–Food”

To view photos from the event, please click here…

Audience Response poll…

Summary Report: Craigavon Event on 10th March 2016…

Event 4 “ Europe – Competing Visions”


To view photos from the event, please click here…

LucidTalk presentation on the polls…

Read a blog on this event via Slugger O’Toole…

Summary Report: Europe – “Competing Visions” Event on 2nd June 2016…


The EU Referendum – what others are saying…

BBC News – The UK’s EU referendum: All you need to know

BBC Radio Ulster – Podcast: Brexit and the Irish border – What happens if the UK leaves the EU?

CBI – A Business Assessment of EU Reform

CBI Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

Centre for Cross Border Studies – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

Centre for Democracy and Peace Building – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

CIEEM – EU Referendum and the Environment

Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

EU Debate NI / Queen’s University Belfast  To Remain Or Leave?

Friends of the Earth – Position Paper on European Union Membership

Institute for European Environmental Policy – The potential policy and environmental consequences for the UK of a departure from the European Union

Institute for International and European Affairs – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

NatCen Social Research – How Deeply Does Britain’s Euroscepticism Run?

National Farmer’s Union – Brexit: The Key Questions For British Farming

National Farmer’s Union – Q&As: the EU

NICVA – EU Referendum and the VCSE sector

Northern Ireland Assembly – The EU referendum and potential implications for Northern Ireland

The People’s Movement – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

RSPB – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

RSPB – RSPB NI concerned that Brexit could impact on wildlife preservation

The UK in a Changing Europe – The EU Referendum and the UK Environment: An Expert Review

Ulster Farmer’s Union – Presentation on impact of Brexit to House of Commons NI Affairs Committee

Westminster Northern Ireland Affairs Committee – NI and the EU Referendum Inquiry