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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, working with the Royal British Legion, has developed a programme of free events to mark the centenary of World War One. The programme will culminate in a series of co-ordinated beacon lighting ceremonies to mark the events of Armistice Day in November.

Exhibitions, dramatic performances, concerts and military displays will combine to tell the story of the Great War and how it came to an end 100 years ago.

Date Event Venue
Wednesday 11th - Saturday 28th April RAF Centenary Exhibition Ballymoney Town Hall
Thursday 31st May Peace Understanding Our Area - A talk on ‘The Search for Molly’ project Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre
Friday 22nd June* Concert featuring The Band of HM Royal Marines - Scotland - at 7.30pm Holy Trinity Church, Ballycastle
Saturday 23rd June Armed Forces Day Coleraine
Tuesday 26th - Saturday 30th June RAF Centenary Exhibition Coleraine Town Hall
Tuesday 3rd July - Sunday 30th September RAF Centenary Exhibition Green Lane Museum, Limavady
Date TBC* Concert featuring the Royal Irish Regiment Band Ballymoney Town Hall
Friday 26th October* An Armistice Centenary Concert featuring the Trench Memorial Flute Band Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre
Saturday 1st September – Sunday 2nd September Air Waves Portrush Portrush
Monday 5th - Friday 9th November Exhibition of WW1 memorabilia incorporating the War Years Remembered RBL, Ballymoney and Ballymoney Town Hall
Monday 5th November - Saturday 29th December 1918 Exhibition Ballymoney Museum Galleries
Thursday 8th November* Performances of the Private John Meeke/Major Willie Redmond play - @ 8pm Ballymoney Town Hall
Friday 9th November* Centenary Dinner Ballymoney Town Hall
Saturday 10th November Military Display 211 Squadron C Troop, 152 (North Irish) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps Townhead Street Car Park, Ballymoney
Sunday 11th November ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY PARADES Annual Remembrance Day Services will be held across the Borough in Aghadowey, Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Bushmills, Castlerock & Articlave, Coleraine, Dervock, Garvagh, Kilrea, Limavady, Portrush and Portstewart.
Sunday 11th November BEACON LIGHTINGS Ballymoney - Townhead Street Car Park Coleraine - The Diamond. Candle Lit Vigil at Coleraine Town Hall with a WW1 Projection. Limavady Parade from the United Services Club to Drumceatt Square on for a short drumhead service prior to lighting of the beacon followed by a hot buffet supper provided by Christ Church catering committee. District of Moyle - Ballycastle United Church Service at Ballycastle Presbyterian Church and the lighting of the Beacon.
Monday 5th - Sunday 11th November Town Hall WW1 Display Coleraine Town Hall
November WW1 Exhibition the War Years in the District of Moyle, The Military and the Community Ballycastle Presbyterian Church Hall
Sunday 18th November Rathlin Island Service of Remembrance and Beacon Lighting including Royal Navy and Mercantile Marine sacrifices Rathlin Island

 

* These events are ticket only. Further details will be available soon.


Events Guide: Commemoration of the end of the Great War