The Balmoral Show / The North West 200

There are two major events happening in Northern Ireland this week. The Balmoral Show and The North West 200. 

Even though these events are in two different locations, the traffic will be very heavy around both areas. We are providing details below that will give you some information on travelling to and from both events. We want to wish everyone attending, to stay safe in the heavy traffic, park safely, drive carefully but most importantly enjoy the good weather!!

The Balmoral Show

The Balmoral showgrounds are located just outside the city of Lisburn. There is car parking available, they have invested heavily in improving their car parking facilities to keep delays to a minimum. There will be car parking attendants that will guide you to your space.

Alternatively, there is public transport available to and from the event. The nearest train station is Lisburn Train Station, which is only 15mins away, from which a complimentary shuttle service to the showgrounds will run between 9am and 6.20pm (Thursday 8.20pm).

You can visit the Translink website for more information on transport-

The North West 200

There are several official car parks around the circuit. All the car parks will be clearly marked with signage. Car & Bike Parks are found in the following locations;

  • Opposite Portrush Police Station – Bike Parking
  • West Bay Car Park at Metropole, Portrush – Car & Bike Parking
  • Grass are beside Inn on the Coast Hotel – Car Parking
  • Ballyreagh Golf Course (opposite Inn on the Coast Hotel) – Bike Parking
  • Quarry Hill – Cars
  • Golf Course – Beside the Competitors Paddock – Bike & Car Parking

Motorists should expect delays on all roads leading to and from the circuit and should make appropriate allowances in order to complete their journey safely. Alternatively, there is public transport available through Translink.

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The MIS Letter Project

Are you involved in a local project? Whether its with school, a club, or a charity… Then check out ‘The MIS Letter Project’.

We want to be more involved in our community, so we are offering a small donation of support! Read on to find out more!!

On 23rd of April, it was Shakespeare Day! We are celebrating by launching “The M.I.S. Letter Project”.

In June 2018, The Daily Express did a survey in the UK and found out that young people hardly ever pick up a pen, with 65% of 25-34-year olds using one fewer than five times a week!!

To celebrate Shakespeare Day, we would like to provide one local community project, school or club with a token of support up to the value of £500. This could be for a specific purchase of equipment / supplies; or meet a specific need perhaps for a repair or other service; or we could release some of our staff to carry out some work for which you require volunteers.
All we ask is that you go back in time and send us a handwritten letter, explaining how and why your project should be picked. Send it to,

The M.I.S. Letter Project
MIS Claims
37 Comber Road
BT16 2AA

Closing date for receipt of letters is 21st May 2019.

Terms & conditions: 
The writer must be able to provide evidence of their project / group by way of charity or club registration, website or social media page.

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