North East overnight residential, Northern Ireland

Earlier this month, Northern Ireland held a North East community network residential for sharing inspiration and ideas with people in the area doing voluntary community projects, or who wanted to start one. 

Please note, this event has already been.

The event will start at Cloughmills Incredible Edibles with some networking, creative activities and ideas sharing. Arrive at 10am for refreshments and an 11am start.

We will enjoy a handmade lunch from a cob oven and hear from James Orr from Friends of the Earth, who'll be talking about what happened at Woodburn Fracking demo and what people can learn fro that. 

We will then move on to Ballyeamon barn in Glenariff, where we will prepare and enjoy an evening meal with storytelling and an evening opportunity to make connections.

The following day we will have breakfast and take a leisurely walk through the forest. By sharing and connecting we will understand each other's areas of interest, and how we can better support and sustain each other. We will share lunch and take an opportunity to shape future network activity. 

Departure: 3-4pm.

The event will be from 10am on Saturday 11 February until about 7pm on Sunday 12 February. 

If you are interested in coming to this event and do not live near Ballyeamon Barn, please let us know as soon as possible as spaces are limited. If you are interested in coming along but can’t stay overnight,you’re still welcome to attend.

Everything including food, drinks and accommodation are provided at no cost to you
, thanks to funding from The Big Lottery Fund, and we have our network members Patrick Frew, Declan Donnelly and Liz Weir to thank for providing the venues and some activities. If you have an activity or anything you’d like to offer at this gathering, please let us know.

If you're interested, please book your place today here: as spaces are limited. 

If you have further questions email Grainne McCloskey at or Niamh Scullion at