Taste the best of Mid and East Antrim at Balmoral Show 2021
Visitors to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s exhibitor stand at this year’s Balmoral Show, from 22 to 25 September, will have the opportunity to sample a feast of flavours and mouthwatering treats from a selection of our homegrown food and drink producers.
Comedy festival brings all the laughs to Larne this September
Some of the country’s best known comedians are hoping to be pitch perfect celebrating a night of side-splitting comedy at Inver Park. BBC Blame Game Star Neil Delamere and Northern Ireland comedy sensation Paddy Raff will be taking to the stage this September as part of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s vibrant arts programme.
Mayor celebrates commitment of Eco Rangers in Larne and Carrickfergus
Members of the now nationally known Eco Rangers met for a Mayor’s reception in Larne Town Hall recently to receive life buoyancy aids provided by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, as a demonstration of continued support to this litter-fighting group.
Wakehurst and Clough score new MUGA sports pitches
Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor William McCaughey, has welcomed the completion of two new multi-use sports arenas in the borough.
History behind a hidden gem in Ballymena revealed
A specially commissioned film marking European Heritage Open Days 2021 and the Tercentenary of St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland in Ballymena, can be viewed online from 6 September.
Centenary celebration success for Mid and East Antrim
The Chair of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Northern Ireland 100 Working Group has heralded the celebrations to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland “a huge success”, with further activities anticipated before the end of 2021.
Mayor welcomes Mid and East Antrim's High Street Heroes
Mid and East Antrim’s High Street Heroes have been recognised for their service to the local community at a special ceremony hosted by the Mayor, Councillor William McCaughey. The High Street Heroes campaign was delivered by Retail NI and The Irish News and supported by Camelot and Translink. It included a Northern Ireland wide public competition, with shoppers being invited to vote for their fav
Warm welcome awaits Sir Mo at Antrim Coast Half Marathon
Four-time Olympic champion, Sir Mo Farah, is the latest in a long list of world famous names bound for Mid and East Antrim this summer as the Antrim Coast Half Marathon brings a stellar programme of sporting events to a close.
Documentary on thriving local music scene brings summer of sound to perfect close
It’s been a summer of sound across Mid and East Antrim with a feast of entertainment, live and online, helping to celebrate the wealth of musical talent on our doorsteps.
Northern Ireland 100 celebrated at Centenary Garden Party in Larne
Families from across Mid and East Antrim turned out to enjoy a fun-filled Garden Party on Saturday to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland.
‘Top brass’ of military musicians to stage historic concert at Carrickfergus Castle
Carrickfergus Castle will provide the backdrop to a spectacular display of military music, as the Massed Bands of the Army's four Irish Regiments perform together in Northern Ireland for the first time in 35 years.
Mid and East Antrim's High Street Heroes celebrated
Mid and East Antrim's High Street Heroes have been recognised for their tireless service to the community.
Superstar golfers swinging into Mid and East Antrim for ISPS HANDA World Invitational
The countdown to one of this year’s hottest sporting events is well and truly on, as Mid and East Antrim Borough gets ready to welcome some of the biggest names in golf to Galgorm Castle for the ISPS HANDA World Invitational from 28 July to 1 August.
There’s a new app in town – sign your business up to ShopMEA now!
Designed exclusively by app developers bubltown, on behalf of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Town Centre Recovery Group, to support our local business community, ShopMEA is being launched this summer by Council and funded by the Department of Communities.
New magical adventure trail opens at Carnfunnock
Looking for an exciting new adventure this summer for your own mini-beasts? Then look no further than Carnfunnock Country Park’s brand new Adventure Nature Trail. This self-guided treasure hunt around the wonderful woodlands with stunning sea views, takes in trolls, rope swings, magical fairy gardens and your little explorer could even spot a red squirrel if they’re lucky.
More digital fun at Carrickfergus Museum!
Using a skeleton dug up on the site and other discovered relics, Carrickfergus Museum has developed a range of interactive games and puzzles exploring Medieval Carrickfergus.
A summer of fun as pop-up play sessions take place across the Borough
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, in partnership with Playboard NI, is bringing town centres to life this summer with its pop-up play sessions.
DessertCo baking up a storm from humble beginnings in the family kitchen
A Broughshane couple who started baking from their kitchen at home, have revealed the secret recipe for success, after growing their workforce to 11, with plans to expand to a second premises later this year.
Students’ ‘solar sea bin’ idea wins innovator competition
A team of young innovators whose idea for a solar powered sea bin took the top title in a competition run as part of Mid and East Antrim Apprenticeshp Week, has been presented with their award by Mayor, Councillor William McCaughey.