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The Dragons Are On Their Way!

10 June 2015

Hannah McCaig from Ballycraigy Primary School and Jake McGarrigle from Round Tower Integrated Primary are looking forward to the Dragon Boat Race at Antrim Lough Shore Park on Saturday 13 June.


For a fantastic family fun day out by the water’s edge, Antrim Lough Shore Park is the place to be on Saturday 13 June from 12 Noon - 3pm. Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Dragon Boat Race, in partnership with Eye Feel Good Cancer Charity, will feature a spectacular river race with teams competing in dragon boats to win the coveted title of Dragon Boat Champions. 

The Dragon Boat Race is in aid of Eye Feel Good and is an adrenaline-fuelled event. Money raised will go to Eye Feel Good, supporting the charity with its work in the local Antrim community to promote healthy lifestyles through physical activity.

As well as the race, there will be a range of family entertainment including Clementsmount mobile animal farm, World of Owls, W5 Roadshow and free dragon themed arts and crafts activities for children. There also be bricks4kidz, clay modelling workshops and Jump, Jiggle and Jive dance workshops. Children are encouraged to enter into the spirit of the day and enter the Dragon costume competition. Judging will take place at 2.30pm at the Radio Roadshow and prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative dragon costume. 

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.   You won’t want to miss it!

Karen Steele, Development Manager (Visitor Servicing) with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, shares her enthusiasm for the event saying, “Antrim Borough Council is delighted to be working with Eye Feel Good for the Dragon Boat Race and local support is vital to this event. The Lough Shore Park will be a hive of activity on 13 June and we promise there will be something for everyone.”

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 bus service will be running regularly from the overflow carpark at NEELB on the Lough Road.