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Heart of the Glens Festival 2022

Festival Office, Old School House, 25 Mill Street, Cushendall, County Antrim, BT44 0RR
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The Heart of the Glens Festival is one of the largest community festivals in Northern Ireland and hosts a range of cultural events. The main events include Sheepdog Trials, Community Opening Parade, the famous Lurig Challenge Run, Food Festival night, 'Theme' fancy dress night and of course the Grand Finale which includes a street Ceili and live entertainment.


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Tel+44 (0) 28 2177 1378

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Opening Times

Season (6 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 22:00

* Booking required for some workshops so contact the festival office on 028 2177 1378 for further details.

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