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: Crossing the Border by Mark Kennedy
Thursday 2 December 2021 | 7.30pm | Free (registration required)
The event will take place via Zoom.

A retired curator at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra, Mark will take a look at how people dealt with the border, particularly with regard to issues involving transport of people and goods across it.

The History Series: The People of Northern Ireland
16 December 2021 | 7.30pm | Free (registration required)
The event will take place via Zoom.

To close Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council’s series of historical talks on ‘The Government of Ireland Act and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1918-21,’ historian and broadcaster, Dr Éamon Phoenix will chair a special panel discussion exploring the different peoples & cultures that have made up the population of Northern Ireland over the past 100 years.