14th Jul 2019 in Arts

Northern Ireland has golf fever – and Cathedral Quarter Belfast has caught the bug!

Golf fans from all around the world are pouring into the country to watch the 148th Open Championships at Royal Portrush, and Belfast is joining the party. Read on to find out how you and your family could win £220 worth of prizes during Belfast’s Open celebrations. There is also comedy, music and a bit of beer tasting to round out the week.

The Great Belfast Golf Trail

All week, City Centre and Cathedral Quarter

The Cathedral Quarter BID has teamed up with Belfast City Council and the Belfast One BID to create a fantastic family treasure trail. Pick up or download your map, use the clues to find the names of the 18 holes across Belfast, answer the question and be in with a chance to win £200 worth of prizes.

The golf-themed trail will bring you around well-known points of interest right across the city centre and Cathedral Quarter, so it’s a really fun way to explore Belfast together.

Treasure trail maps can be collected from a marquee within the grounds of City Hall during their Tee Off event operating hours. Entry forms can be submitted into the post box at St Anne’s Cathedral at the end of the trail.

Morgan O’Kane

Tuesday 16th July, 8pm @ The Ulster Sports Club

Morgan O’Kane is a virtuoso banjo player, shouter, and activist based in NYC. He is no stranger to Irish and UK shores having toured here for the last 8 years. Morgan has played in Belfast to sold-out crowds in a wide variety of venues from Custom House Square to the Belfast Barge. This exclusive gig in the Ulster Sports Club has the potential to be his greatest show yet.

Morgan will be accompanied by the brilliant Zeke Healy and Ferd Moyse, his long-time music partners in crime and as a threesome, they put on an exceptional show mixing traditional Bluegrass Americana with their own unique inimitable twist. This gig will be a truly unique experience not to be missed.


Tuesday 16th July, 8pm @ The Black Box 

Robbie McShane with his first-ever girlfriend and his new pals feels he is now in the position to give the knowledge onto others, like some pathetic God or something.

An hour of stand-up investigating friendships, relationships, and ghosts. ‘Hometown sensation’ (Derry Journal). Winner, Belfast’s Best Newcomer Award 2018. Runner-up, Ireland’s Breakout Act of the Year 2019.


Wednesday 17th July, 8pm @ The Black Box 

A new work in progress hour show from a comedian who is still here. Ronan has been a comic for over 8 years now, and has become one of the guys you might have seen somewhere. He’s performed all over Ireland at clubs and festivals – Limelight, Lavery’s, CQAF, Vault Fest, Imagine, Culture Night, Forbidden Fruit – and also in Reykjavik, Glasgow’s Stand Comedy Club, and twice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (‘Hidden’ in 2014 & ‘Cult of Personality’ in 2015) He is co-host of the monthly Kill Your Darlings Comedy Club here at the Black Box.

The Comedy Lab performances in The Black Box throughout July are supported proudly by CQ Belfast and the CQ Belfast BID.


Thursday 18th  July, 9pm @ The Ulster Sports Club

Wexford’s Yellowbelly Brewery join the second beer club at the Ulster Sports Club. They’ve been cranking out beers, comics and chaos since 2015 and their prolific output speaks for itself.

Come on down and join them for a tap takeover and tasting on Thursday 18th July. Free in too!


Remember, if you have an event coming up in the Cathedral Quarter, you can submit it to the What’s On listings for free using the form on this site. We publish the What’s On Guide every Sunday in our news section, where you can find stacks of interesting articles and inspiration for things to see and do in CQ Belfast. Keep an eye on our social accounts too, where we shout about all the fantastic things happening in the Cathedral Quarter at the weekend too! We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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