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Get set for a high this St Patrick’s Day at Slemish and Broughshane

Plans are in place for a special St Patrick’s Day on Thursday 17 March.

Get set for a high and enjoy the spectacular views by taking part in the annual trek up Slemish on the day the world turns green.

The one and a half kilometre round walk to the summit and back takes approximately one hour in good weather.

Afterwards stop in the beautiful award-winning village of Broughshane and enjoy food and drink in one of the many local eateries.

For a pint of the ‘black stuff’, The Thatch Inn nestled in the centre of Broughshane, is a homely pub popular with locals and visitors alike. Set in a stone-built cottage on the village’s main street, it is steeped in history dating back to 1773 and has many of its original features - slate flooring and thatched roof, together with two roaring open fires.

Broughshane Community Association will provide the hub for celebrations on the day, with outdoor entertainment for the whole family to enjoy - all free of charge!

The award-winning Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market will attend for the first time, offering visitors the unique market experience, showcasing a wide range of artisan produce and high quality hand crafted goods.

To control the traffic and for health and safety reasons, parking arrangements for the event are as follows:

• FREE park and ride at Michelin, Raceview Road. The shuttle bus service will operate from 9am-4pm (last collection from Slemish).

• No parking permitted along the Carnstroan Road or Carnstroan Lane.

Please note:

• some activities will be subject to virus control checks

• No dogs or alcohol permitted

• Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times

• The event is weather dependent

Come prepared!

• Wear suitable footwear (boots with ankle protection, trainers are not recommended)

• Wear layered clothing and bring waterproof clothing


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