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‘Burns Week’ Launched - Join us in Ballymoney,...

25 January 2011

On Tuesday 25th January the Ulster-Scots Agency officially launched ‘Burns Week’ in the Ulster-Scots Information and Visitors Centre on Great Victoria Street, Belfast.

This event follows the success of last year’s ‘Burns Week’ celebration, however this year the Agency will tour the Province in a further three venues to offer as many people as possible an opportunity to join in on the Robert Burns experience.  Venues are as follows:


- Wednesday 26th January 2011 – The Ullans Centre, 4-6 Victoria Street, Ballymoney

- Thursday 27th January 2011 – Omagh Library, 1 Spillars Place, Irishtown Road, Omagh

- Friday 28th January 2011 – Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal


Guests at the launch included Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Nelson McCausland MLA and everyone enjoyed the cultural extravaganza which included Burns poetry recital, Ulster-Scots music, a Piping display and Ulster-Scots dance.


Guests also had an opportunity at the event to sample one of the Agency’s unique Haggis pies – our own twist on the haggis, neeps and tatties experience.


Members of the public are invited to join the Agency during the remainder of the week – we would like to encourage as many people as possible to come along, find out more about Burns, enjoy some Ulster-Scots music and dance performances and sample our delicious “Haggis pies”.


Admission is free to all events and everyone is welcome.


The Agency’s ‘Burns Week’ will mark the first of many celebratory tributes to Robert Burns taking place over the coming weeks - for full details of the many Burns Night Suppers and events taking place in Ulster and further afield, visit