We are delighted to officially launch this celebratory programme and invite people to share in a packed programme of events including talks, tours, exhibitions and events all designed to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland.

Celebrating Our People, embracing Our Place and sharing Our Story is aimed at engaging local communities, businesses and visitors in order to highlight our borough as a place we are proud of and which is welcoming to all.

Our borough has so much to offer and with this exciting programme we look forward to working with our local communities and businesses and invite everyone to join in our programme of discovery. With our first event in May, starting with the first of a series of historical talks, we have something the whole community can engage in, explore and enjoy.

Due to COVID-19 government restrictions, event details may vary and some activities may take place online. We encourage you to view the latest information here on events and activities, and follow our social media channels for all the latest coverage.

Upcoming Events

The History Series: Sir John Lavery, Lady Lavery and the Lavery Collection
Thursday 21 October 2021 | 7.30pm | Free (registration required)
The event will take place via Zoom.

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council’s series of historical talks continues to shed light on ‘The Government of Ireland Act and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1918-21,’

In this Volume, Dr Sinéad McCoole will present ‘Sir John Lavery, Lady Lavery and the Lavery Collection: A Pictorial Record of the Creation of Two Irish States 1916-30’

The History Series: Noisy beasts and strong knickers: Cross border smuggling in mid twentieth-century Ireland by Peter Leary
Thursday 4 November 2021 | 7.30pm | Free (registration required)
The event will take place via Zoom.

Peter Leary will deliver an illustrated talk drawn from the content of his book Unapproved Routes.  Inspired from a dissertation undertaken at Magee College, Leary’s continued interest in the subject has subsequently led him to writing this book as part of his PhD.

Booking details to follow.