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The Dragons Are On Their Way!

03 June 2016

For a fantastic family fun day out by the water’s edge, Antrim Lough Shore Park is the place to be on Saturday 11 June from 12 Noon until 3pm. Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Dragon Boat Race, in partnership with ABF The Soldier’s Charity and Cancer Fund for Children, features a spectacular river race with teams competing in dragon boats to win the coveted title of Dragon Boat Champions.

There will be a range of family entertainment including Clementsmount mobile animal farm, World of Owls, Q Radio roadshow and free dragon themed arts and crafts activities for children. One of the highlights of the event will be a Chinese dance display at 2pm, which has received financial support from OFMDFM, through Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Good Relations Programme.


The Dragon Boat Race is an adrenaline-fueled event and the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg, shares his enthusiasm for the event by saying: “The Lough Shore Park will be a hive of activity on 11 June and we promise there will be something for everyone.  The Council is delighted to be working with ABF The Soldier’s Charity and Cancer Fund for Children for the Dragon Boat Race and local support is vital for this event.”

The Dragon Boat Race is free of charge to the public. Limited disabled parking will be available at the Lough Shore Park and a free shuttle bus service will be running regularly from the overflow carpark at the Education Authority on the Lough Road opposite Antrim Forum.  For more information about the event please contact Karen Steele by phoning 028 9446 3113 ext 31376 or visit the website www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/dragon