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  1. A photo of a man on a paddleboard
    To coincide with The Ulster Transport Museum’s exhibition Celtic Wave: A History of Surfing in Ireland this experience will get you out on the water at the museum and get you thinking about surfing and sustainability!
    1. a photo of a large white building
      Those who have fallen head-over-petticoat for the drama and romance of Downton Abbey, will relish the opportunity to be one of the first to explore the extensive basement and servants quarters, under Ballywalter Park, Mansion House, built in 1730. Immerse yourself in a treasure trove of stories, told by the current Lady of the House, from the first owner George Matthews to the Mulholland family who live there today.
      1. Walled Garden Helen's Bay main house
        A photography workshop under the guidance of professional photographer Paul Moane, Aurora PA.
        1. A photo of the picturesque view of Portaferry town from Strangford Lough. The Strangford Ferry is in the shot.
          Right at the tip of the Ards Peninsula, on the shores of Strangford Lough, you will find Portaferry, a small fishing town, full of charm. On this walk you will learn about the amazing maritime heritage of Portaferry, and hear stories of the colourful characters who shaped the development of the town, through the centuries.
          1. a photo of birds flying over water
            Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland's first Marine Conservation Zone. Nature expert, Dot Blakely will point out the lough's diverse birdlife. Welcome back the Brent Geese, learn about their gruelling 3,000 mile migration from Arctic Canada, to the stunning shores of Strangford Lough.
            1. a photograph of a canoe
              Take to the water with your four legged friend this summer. This fun canoe experience is happening at Ballywalter Beach. Update: 18 October, please note due to expected adverse weather the decision was made to reschedule the Doggy Paddle experience from 16 October to 23 October.
              1. a photo of a man leading a tour dressed up with face paint
                Prepare to be shocked and entertained by spooky costumed characters. Hear tall tales and fascinating facts, as you steel your way through the streets of Donaghadee. Watch out for the ghosts of sailors, from bygone days, on Murder Lane! Fancy dress encouraged. (Includes a hot drink)
                1. a photo of a man and woman dressed up as witches
                  Take a terrifying walking tour to uncover ghostly goings-on in the run up to All Hallows Eve. Discover, if you dare, dreadful things lurking in the historic town of Newtownards! Fancy dress encouraged. (Includes a hot drink)
                  1. a photo of 5 people dressed up in halloween costumes
                    The streets of Bangor are filled with ghosts of bygone generations. From fierce Vikings to genteel Victorians, who made the town their home. Follow your guides on a journey to discover their stories, and sometimes gruesome endings! Fancy dress encouraged. (Includes a hot drink)
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