Food and drinks firms invited to satisfy their hunger for success with new business accelerator
An exciting new ‘bootcamp’ style programme aimed at helping food and drinks businesses across Mid and East Antrim find the recipe to long-term success and sustainability, is due to get underway early next year.
Don’t get spooked for car parking spaces this Halloween at Carnfunnock
Gigantic Monsters will be brought to life while kings and knights of old fight to rule Carnfunnock Country Park on Saturday 30 October – but there’s no need to get spooked about parking as a free shuttle bus service will be operating throughout the evening.
Love local with the ShopMEA app, available for download now!
Shopping local and supporting our wonderful Mid and East Antrim businesses has just got more exciting, as the must-have ShopMEA app launches to the public!
Green Flag recognition for borough parks and open spaces
Today, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the environmental charity that runs the international awards locally, revealed a list of old favourites and new entrants, reflecting the many types of open spaces that are used and cherished by local communities.
Carrickfergus Castle to be the backdrop for Centenary Lumiere on Saturday 30 October
The walls of the historic Carrickfergus Castle will act as a projection screen for a stunning Centenary Lumiere on Saturday 30 October.
Frightful fun for all at Hallowena 2021
People’s Park, Ballymena will host one of the scariest nights of the year on Friday 29 October from 6pm to 8.30pm.
Mayor calls for residents to support local through High Street Voucher Scheme
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has called on residents to support local businesses through the Department for the Economy’s High Street Support Scheme.
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.