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Cycling and Walking in Castlewellan

Once again our friends in Lurgan are organising a day out for cyclists and walkers by Castlewellan lake.  This year it is on Wednesday 22nd August.  There will be refreshments on arrival and a barbecue lunch.  The exact cost is not yet known, but it will be around £12.

If you would like to go, please let David know on 07766 302496 or via lisburnoutlook@gmail.com.

Dates for your Diary

We have provisionally arranged two activities to brighten up your autumn!  We are going on a tour of Parliament Buildings at Stormont on the evening of 18thSeptember, and also plan to visit BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast at midday on16th October.  More details in future editions of our newsletter, but please put the dates in your diary.


Pub Evening – (Sip & Sup)

Our ‘sip & sup’ pub evenings continue this month on Wednesday, 25thJuly, so please do drop in any time between 5.15 and 7 p.m. and meet up with us in the Cardan Bar, just opposite the train station on the corner of Railway Street and Bachelor’s Walk. Newcomers are always welcome.  We hope to see you there.

Walking Group News

Our Walking Group meets twice a month at 10.30am on Tuesdays for local Lisburn walks.  Our next planned walk is on 3rd July when we plan a tour of the Linen centre. We will meet in the Linen Centre reception at 10.20 for a 10.30 start. 

On July 17th we will meet at the Civic Centre at 10.30 for a walk in Wallace Park.

On July 31st we plan to again meet at the Civic Centre at 10.30 but this time we will walk along the Tow Path.

Our first walk in August will be on the 14thwhen we will meet at the Civic Centre at 10.30 for a walk in Castle Gardens.

 more opportunities to walk…

An informal walking group of blind and partially sighted people and volunteer sighted guides meets in Belfast on the first and third Thursday of each month.  Walks are usually of around three or four miles, and do not include any very difficult terrain.  They are followed by lunch.  Exact details vary from one walk to another but people usually meet at Belfast Central station.

Members of the Lisburn Outlook walking group would be welcome to join the Belfast group.  We would need to ensure that we were self-sufficient in terms of bringing an adequate number of sighted guides with us.

To find out what walks are coming up, please contact Katy Leach or David Mann.


Our Saturday morning and Thursday evening Tandem Sessions are now back in full swing with both meeting in Wallace Park. If you are interested in attending, please contact Paul on 07889 749992.  We are happy to take on beginners as well as welcoming our more experienced cyclists.

Café & Co

Café & Co meet once a month in local cafes for coffee, tea, goodies, and chat! It’s a great opportunity to get together, meet new people and swap experiences and information.

This month we plan to meet on Thursday 19th July at Smyth Patterson’s Arora café in Bow Street between 10.30 and 12 noon. For August we will meet on Thursday 16th at Lisburn Cathedral Coffee Room between 10.30 and 12 noon.  We hope you can join us.


Lisburn Macular Group

There will not be a meeting of the Lisburn Macular Society Support Groupduring July.  If you would like any information on the group please contact Anna on 07717603551.


Belfast Activities

Some of the events being run by the RNIB in July include:

Wednesday 18th July – Knit and Natter Group – please note change of date due to 12th holidays. The group will meet as usual at 10am in café Nero beside Marks and Spencer in Chichester Street.

Thursday 19th July – Ulster Bank information session – do you know what services the bank can offer you as a blind and partially sighted individual to help you continue to do your banking independently? RNIB will be visiting the Ulster Bank in Donegal Square east to find out. 10am – 11am.

Contact Olive Rodgers on 02890334133 for more information.







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