Good Practice Visit

This is the first opportunity for Carrickfergus Castle and Knockagh DEA cluster members to join and learn from another local successful cluster group in the Borough.

The Bann Maine West Community Cluster are an umbrella group working with community groups in the Bannside DEA of Mid and East Antrim.

The discussion will cover the history of the group, what has worked and what hasn’t. Members will also share how being part of the cluster has helped them to further the aims and objectives of their own individual organisations.

It should be noted that this event is invitation only to Carrickfergus Castle and Knockagh DEA cluster members.


Glenwherry Gathering Drum Circle

The Gathering Drum in association with Clanmil Housing are hosting a ‘Gathering Drum’ event on Thursday 22nd September in celebration of Good Relations Week 2022.

This event will focus on the music and rhythms of African and Calypso drumming. To complement the Gathering Drum, workshops will also be held that will include ethnically styled mask making and decoration.

Food and refreshments will also be supplied.

This event is open to all!

Lunch and Castle visit in Carrickfergus

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council are providing lunch followed by a tour of Carrickfergus Castle to help a group of temporary residents in the Borough learn more about the historical and physical environment they find themselves in at present.

This event will take place on the 23rd September at 1.30pm.

It should be noted that this is only for an invited group who have been engaging with Carrickfergus YMCA.

Health Fair 3

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council in partnership with Agewell are providing an opportunity for a basic health MOT for anyone over the age of 50.

This event will take place on the 22nd September from 10am to 3pm at Carrickfergus town hall Dobbs Room.


Health Fair 2

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council in partnership with Agewell are providing an opportunity for a basic health MOT for anyone over the age of 50.

This event will take place on the 21st September from 10am to 3pm at Larne Market Yard.

Contact name: Lianne Kerr


Telephone: 02825658604

Health Fair

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council in partnership with Agewell are providing an opportunity for a basic health MOT for anyone over the age of 50.

This event will take place on the 20th September from 10am to 3pm at Houstons Mill, Broughshane.



Workshop addressing needs for adults with a learning disability coming to Northern Ireland

Mid and East Antrim Council in association with Mencap are hosting a Good Relations themed workshop for adults with learning disabilities on the 23rd September.

The questions “What is GR?” “What does that mean for me as an adult living in Carrickfergus with a learning disability?” ‘What would you need to know as an adult with learning disabilities coming to this country?’ will all be posed and discussed.

This session will take participants through a discussion to collate points that will help guide those coming to Northern Ireland in a practical and inclusive manner.


Best Practice Visit

Carrickfergus and Greenisland Community Clusters are organising a Good Practice Visit to Bann Maine West Community Cluster in Cullybackey on the 22nd September.

A cluster group are different community groups that meet on a regular basis to work together and learn from each other to heighten community relations and development.

This event will provide an opportunity for cluster members to learn from each other and gain an insight into what works and was doesn’t.

This event will take the form of a seminar to help new cluster groups pick up tips from a very successful and established groups.

It should be noted this event is invite only.

ISO 30415 Diversity and Inclusion

An introductory workshop for the recently launched ISO30415 Diversity and Inclusion standard highlighting its requirements and the benefits of working with ISO 30415.

Diversity and inclusion have become hugely important to organizations worldwide, yet many still aren’t confident they understand the issues or know what actions to take to address diversity and inclusion in their own workplace. ISO 30415:2021 Human resource management.

Diversity and inclusion, is a new international standard that gives guidance on achieving diversity and inclusion in organisations of all sizes, sectors and types. ISO 30415 looks at the organization from both an internal, staff perspective and unlike other standards an external perspective (customers, suppliers and the community)

In this webinar John Mulholland MD of PDQ Solutions will outline the requirements of the standard and the routes to certification.

Ambassadors Environmental Day

30 TBUC Good Relations Ambassadors, made up from a partnership with The Executive Office and Education Authority TBUC Camps Programme, and those from the partnership of Dept. for Communities and Co Operation Ireland, Uniting Communities Programme will work together on a joint environmental day.

In partnership with Keep NI Beautiful, they will complete a Tackling plastics workshop which will look at the problems of marine litter, how it gets into the oceans, the effects on humans and wildlife. There will be a Group activity on how long it takes various litter items to break down, an explanation of the Marine litter survey and team quiz on the top ten items found when we do the beach audits. They will also complete a marine litter audit of the beach followed by a beach clean-up/microplastics search.

Marine litter, especially plastics, is becoming a huge problem which increasingly is affecting humans and wildlife. Studies are showing that millions of sea creatures are dying each year due to marine litter and humans are consuming more and more microplastics, some reports estimate up to almost 40lbs over a lifetime. The workshop aims to raise awareness of how it gets into our waterways and into the food system and hopefully encourage the young people to think about their plastic use. The audit that will be carried out is the same as the one Keep NI Beautiful carry out quarterly for DAERA, and the data from it will be added to the report which Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful Eco Schools complete as part of their coastal schools project.