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  • Carnfunnock Country Park wins ‘top family day out award’

    Posted on Friday 3rd July 2015

    ​​One of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s leading tourist attractions has just won a prestigious visitor award.

    Carnfunnock Country Park, just outside Larne on the scenic Coast Road, came out tops in the 2015 Ni4 Kids magazine ‘Family Visitor Attraction of the Year (Large)’ category.

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  • Big Splash Triathlon and River Festival launched

    Posted on Thursday 2nd July 2015

    The Big Splash Triathlon and River Festival is offically launched in Portglenone

    Big Splash Triathlon and River Festival launched image

  • Battle of the Somme Commemoration

    Posted on Thursday 2nd July 2015

    99th Anniversairy of the Battle of the Somme commemorated in Mid and East Antrim

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  • Mayor officially opens major Community Arts initiative for Mid and East Antrim

    Posted on Wednesday 1st July 2015

    Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Billy Ashe, welcomed Clergy and Inter Church Forum members, from all around the Borough to The Methodist Modern Art Collection in The Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena.

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  • Carrickfergus civic history lessons added to Junior Council curriculum

    Posted on Monday 29th June 2015

    Young members of Carrickfergus Junior Council have paid a visit to the town’s museum to view an exhibition covering its long and distinguished civic history.

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Mayor, Councillor Billy Ashe also attended to view the exhibition, ‘The Glory of Old Made New: A Civic History of Carrickfergus 1325-2015’. Along with the young people, he saw how it takes a reflective look at local government from the establishment of the first town charter to the present.

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  • Local Schools’ praised for participation in Armed Forces Day event

    Posted on Monday 29th June 2015

    ​Local schools have been thanked for their contribution to the success of Armed Forces Day.

    Specially designed entries from the two schools concerned were prominently displayed at the Arts and Crafts Marquee in Ballymena Show Grounds during the main Armed Forces Day event on Saturday 20 June.

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  • Mayor praises Glenravel Primary for STEM Innovators award – again!

    Posted on Monday 29th June 2015

    ​Mid and East Antrim Borough’s Mayor, Councillor Billy Ashe, has congratulated pupils from a local primary school for their outstanding success in an engineering design challenge.

    The Mayor visited Glenravel Primary School, in Martinstown, to mark its achievement in again winning the Northern Ireland Primary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Challenge.

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  • Armed Forces Day events attract 10,000 spectators

    Posted on Sunday 28th June 2015

    ​‘Armed Forces Day 2015’ was a highlight in the calendar for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, with a programme of major events over the weekend of 19th-21st June 2015 in Carrickfergus, Ballymena and Larne. An estimated 10,000 spectators attended.

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  • The Gobbins to be showcased in USA

    Posted on Wednesday 24th June 2015

    ​Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is targeting cultural visitors from across the Atlantic as part of a major tourism drive for The Gobbins. Elected members and staff are in in final stages of planning for a promotional visit to the United States this August.

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  • Community groups urged to go ‘green’ - by taking an allotment

    Posted on Monday 22nd June 2015

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has issued a call to local community groups to consider the benefits of outdoor life – by taking an allotment.

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