Ecos parkrun, Ballymena

What is Ecos parkrun, Ballymena?

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you!

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:30am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Ecos Park, Kernohan’s Lane, Broughshane Road, Ballymena, BT43 7QA. See Course page for more details.

Radius Housing are bringing 9 schools from Ballymena and Coleraine to the Jungle NI for Good Relations Week 2023. This follows being crowned winners of the Community Relations Council’s Youth Award for Good Relations Work and the Chartered Institue of Housing Northern Ireland, All Ireland Award for promoting shared commuinties.

Service of Thanksgiving

Brought to you by Ballymena Church Members Forum. Supported by Ballymena Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Ballymena BID.

Please join us as we say thank you to our local community and show our support during these challenging times.

Refreshments available after the service.

Contact: for more information

‘Stories from a lost Homeland’

Inter Ethnic Forum and Bann Maine West invite you to

‘Stories from a lost homeland’ with Keynote speaker Masako Carey

Join us as Masako gives an insight into Japanese culture and shares her personal journey from Japan to NI; the painful loss of family, friends and places familiar and her love for Northern Ireland which she has called home since 2001.

This will be followed by a sushi-rolling demonstration.

Schools Celebration Event

CIH award for the Knock Knock programme in Ballymena working with 12 schools; St. John’s & Killowen Primary Schools Coleraine were awarded Good Relations Award by Community Relations Council for programme of work including production of song ‘These are our Streets’ supported by Radius Housing.

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.