12 things to do in Northern Ireland next week.

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 12 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (July 16 – 22).

Lady of the Lake Festival, Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh July 13 – 22 From pig racing to a bonny baby competition, the festival has something to offer everyone.

Belle Isle Cookery School Lisbellaw, Fermanagh July 17 Learn how to make chilli prawns, Thai yellow curry, Vietnamese spring rolls, Thai basil beef stir-fry and lots more.

Glenelly Rockin by the River Festival 2012 July 15-22 Hill walks, vintage displays, family fun day and the very best in traditional , country and contemporary music.

Poetry Picnic, Ulster Hall, Belfast July 18 Join a host of talented local writers to celebrate Belfast’s parks, lawns and outdoor spaces with music, word, short theatre and film.

The Portrush Regatta July 19 – 21 Highlights include a Sea Cruises Race and regatta spectacle. All this plus street entertainment and a music festival both outdoors and throughout the town’s many hostelries!

King Conor’s Banquet, Navan Centre, Armagh, July 21 - Join King Conor join and his courageous warriors for a Banquet supper to be held in his feasting hall at the Navan Centre & Fort.

Ballywalter Fair, Ballywalter Beach Carpark, Co Down July 20 - People from all over Northern Ireland converge on this small village for the annual Fair Day.

Hidden Heritages, Tullaghoge Fort , Co Tyrone– July 21 Interact with Hugh O’Neill and gain an insight into what it was like to live in Ireland over 400 years ago.  Enjoy a traditional supper accompanied by pressed apple juice and listen to tales told by storyteller Declan Forde.

Milk Cup, Coleraine, Co Londonderry July 21 – 26 Ready for kick off? This football fest has achieved giant status in the world of youth football. Takes place across Coleraine, Ballymena, Limavady and Ballymoney council areas.

Archaeology in the Glens Glenariff Forest Park, Ballymena July 21-22 pop-up museum, pottery area with kiln, children’s activity area, and an archery area.

Glasgowbury Music Festival, Draperstown July 21 This year’s ‘Sperrins spectacular ‘takes place across the weekend with five stages offering a broad spectrum of all that’s great and good about local Irish based music.

Afrikan Warriors & Jardhu - Magician of India, Belfast City Centre July 22 A trio of some of the fittest and craziest acrobats to appear in Belfast. The Afrikan Warriors perfected their craft on the streets of Tanzania before spreading the joy around the world.

For further information please contact Pauline Gormley from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board on 028 9044 1650 or Emma Heatherington of Duffy Rafferty Communications on 028 9073 0880.