Portglenone Forest Bluebell Festival

Lough Neagh Events May 2019: Get outdoors and enjoy nature’s colourful bluebell display. Whether you walk at your own leisure or enjoy one of our guided walks, come and experience this annual floral spectacle, signalling spring is on the way.

Date: 6th May 2019

Time: 10am – 2pm

Venue: Portglenone Forest

Get outdoors and enjoy nature’s colourful bluebell display. Whether you walk at your own leisure or enjoy one of our guided walks, come and experience this annual floral spectacle, signalling spring is on the way. With kid’s entertainment, local live music and refreshments on offer, you can also avail of the free shuttle bus from Portglenone Community Centre carpark, between 9.30am and 2.30pm.

For more details contact:

E: outdoor.recreation@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
T: 028 9335 8232


General Guidance:

The Portglenone Forest Bluebell Festival runs from 10am – 2pm on Monday 6 May 2019 at Portglenone Forest, renowned for its magnificent Bluebell displays.

Come along and enjoy natures display at your own pace, or join in on one of our guided walks led by our knowledgeable walk leaders which are timetabled below:

Guided Walks:

10.30am – Liz O’Connor (Forest Service) – Arborology of Portglenone Forest

11am – Butterfly Conservation Nature Walk

11.30am – History and Heritage around the Forest – Portglenone Enterprise Group (PEG)

12noon – Liz O’Connor (Forest Service) – Arborology of Portglenone Forest

12.30pm – Butterfly Conservation Nature Walk

1pm – History and Heritage around the Forest – Portglenone Enterprise Group (PEG)

Parking:

Please note that there is extremely limited parking within the forest carpark.  All participants are encouraged to use the free shuttle bus will be in operation from Portglenone Marina Car Park to Portglenone Forest Bluebell Festival from 9.30am to 2.30pm.  The forest carpark will be marshalled to manage car park access.  Blue Badge holders will be permitted to park in the carpark.

Refreshments:

Tea/Coffee and small snacks will be available to purchase within the forest.

Toilets:

Portglenone Forest toilets will be open during this event

Entertainment:

Live traditional music will be played at the event space area between 11am and 12pm provided by local band The Comhaltas.

Other agencies including Butterfly Conservation, Bannside Bee Keepers, NI Survival School and Mid & East Antrim Borough Council will have information points on the day, as well as face painting and some walk-around entertainers for younger participants.

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