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Congratulations to Elizabeth Sillery who was named Older Volunteer of the Year 2017 today at Belfast City Hall, for her voluntary management of @agapecentrebelfast 
@belfastnu and the Deputy Lord Mayor celebrated the achievements and contributions of 44 older volunteers from day centres, arts organisations, churches and charities over lunch at our Age-Friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards. @belfastnu said: "These inspirational volunteers are providing such positive role models to those much younger in age - and reminding us all that our society is so much richer if we give time to, and help those around us." Click the link in our bio for a full list of this year's winners. πŸ‘πŸŽ‰#oldervolunteers #helpinghands #celebrate #thankyou #volunteering #communityspirit

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Sillery who was named Older Volunteer of the Year 2017 today at Belfast City Hall, for her voluntary management of @agapecentrebelfast @belfastnu and the Deputy Lord Mayor celebrated the achievements and contributions of 44 older volunteers from day centres, arts organisations, churches and charities over lunch at our Age-Friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards. @belfastnu said: "These inspirational volunteers are providing such positive role models to those much younger in age - and reminding us all that our society is so much richer if we give time to, and help those around us." Click the link in our bio for a full list of this year's winners. πŸ‘πŸŽ‰#oldervolunteers #helpinghands #celebrate #thankyou #volunteering #communityspirit

Beautiful Belfast Castle nestling in the snowy backdrop of Cavehill. What a shot @clarascollay πŸ‘ŒπŸ“Έ
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The day the Cavehill became Narnia.  So beautiful.
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#narnia #cavehill #belfastcastle #instagood #dji #djimavicpro #belfast #cool @documentbelfast  @belfastcitycouncil @instaireland @boutyeh

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Beautiful Belfast Castle nestling in the snowy backdrop of Cavehill. What a shot @clarascollay πŸ‘ŒπŸ“Έ ・・・ The day the Cavehill became Narnia. So beautiful. . . . #narnia #cavehill #belfastcastle #instagood #dji #djimavicpro #belfast #cool @documentbelfast @belfastcitycouncil @instaireland @boutyeh

Wow! Scenes from a Christmas card at Barnett Demesne today β„β›Έβ˜ƒ
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πŸ“Έ #Repost @agtawagon ・・・
“Playing Ground” view of #Belfast Malone House and Barnett Demesne this morning #winter #discoverni #belfastcity #laganvalley #snow #ice #ireland #ireland_gram

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Wow! Scenes from a Christmas card at Barnett Demesne today β„β›Έβ˜ƒ . . πŸ“Έ #Repost @agtawagon ・・・ β€œPlaying Ground” view of #Belfast Malone House and Barnett Demesne this morning #winter #discoverni #belfastcity #laganvalley #snow #ice #ireland #ireland_gram

At least some folk are enjoying the cold snap! β„πŸ§
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#Repost @belfastzoo ・・・
β„οΈπŸ§ It’s perfect penguin weather πŸ§β„οΈ #belfast #belfastzoo #northernireland #zoo #thezoo #ourzoo #zoolife #penguin #penguins #bird #chilly #snow #snowy #christmas #christmastime #weather #animal #animals #wildlife #nature #staysafe

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At least some folk are enjoying the cold snap! β„πŸ§ . . #Repost @belfastzoo ・・・ β„οΈπŸ§ It’s perfect penguin weather πŸ§β„οΈ #belfast #belfastzoo #northernireland #zoo #thezoo #ourzoo #zoolife #penguin #penguins #bird #chilly #snow #snowy #christmas #christmastime #weather #animal #animals #wildlife #nature #staysafe

Snowy scenes at Belfast Castle this weekend. Take care if you're out and about and remember to tag us in your snowy pics πŸ“Έ

Click link in bio to read more about some disruption to council services due to current conditions ❄⛸⛄
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#Repost @clarascollay ・・・
One of the 9 Castle cats enjoying the winter sun
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@belfastcitycouncil @documentbelfast #belfast #belfastcastle #wintersun #instagood #catsofinstagram

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Snowy scenes at Belfast Castle this weekend. Take care if you're out and about and remember to tag us in your snowy pics πŸ“Έ Click link in bio to read more about some disruption to council services due to current conditions ❄⛸⛄ . #Repost @clarascollay ・・・ One of the 9 Castle cats enjoying the winter sun . . . @belfastcitycouncil @documentbelfast #belfast #belfastcastle #wintersun #instagood #catsofinstagram

We're looking out at a winter wonderland at City Hall today! It's business as usual, but do wrap up warm if you're out and about and take good care on the roads. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for any updates on impacts on our services. β„οΈπŸŒ¨β›„οΈ #winterwonderland #letitsnow #wrapupwarm

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We're looking out at a winter wonderland at City Hall today! It's business as usual, but do wrap up warm if you're out and about and take good care on the roads. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for any updates on impacts on our services. β„οΈπŸŒ¨β›„οΈ #winterwonderland #letitsnow #wrapupwarm

Ho Ho Ho! We're offering you the chance to win one of three remaining mouth-watering Christmas hampers in our free, weekly prize draw. Collect an entry form from St George's Market, fill in your details and pop it into the competition box located beside the large clock in the market before 4pm on Sunday 10 and 17 December and before 2pm on Christmas Eve. For full details, terms and conditions click the link in our bio. Good luck! πŸ€πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ‰ #stgeorgesmarket #hamper #competition #tastytreats #Christmas

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Ho Ho Ho! We're offering you the chance to win one of three remaining mouth-watering Christmas hampers in our free, weekly prize draw. Collect an entry form from St George's Market, fill in your details and pop it into the competition box located beside the large clock in the market before 4pm on Sunday 10 and 17 December and before 2pm on Christmas Eve. For full details, terms and conditions click the link in our bio. Good luck! πŸ€πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ‰ #stgeorgesmarket #hamper #competition #tastytreats #Christmas

@colin_davidson_artist has painted the portraits of some of the world's best known faces including The Queen, Brad Pitt and Angela Merkel as well as a host of homegrown talent - Sir Kenneth Branagh, Liam Neeson, Ciaran Hinds and Jamie Dornan, @garysnowpatrol and poet and Freeman of the City of Belfast Michael Longley, to name a few. And now, his portrait of former Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston has taken its place in the gallery of former Lord Mayors on the historic walls of the City Hall. You can view the painting as part of the free guided tours at City Hall which take place seven days a week. πŸ‘πŸŽ¨ #portrait #artist #belfastcityhall #talent #freetours #gallery #historic

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@colin_davidson_artist has painted the portraits of some of the world's best known faces including The Queen, Brad Pitt and Angela Merkel as well as a host of homegrown talent - Sir Kenneth Branagh, Liam Neeson, Ciaran Hinds and Jamie Dornan, @garysnowpatrol and poet and Freeman of the City of Belfast Michael Longley, to name a few. And now, his portrait of former Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston has taken its place in the gallery of former Lord Mayors on the historic walls of the City Hall. You can view the painting as part of the free guided tours at City Hall which take place seven days a week. πŸ‘πŸŽ¨ #portrait #artist #belfastcityhall #talent #freetours #gallery #historic

Just one more sleep until the @bwuhinsta #dream of a panto #sleepingbeauty opens! Running from 6 December - 7 January, it's a traditional family treat with a twist, brought to you by a fabulous cast of larger than life characters. Our beautiful #princess has been doomed to sleep for 100 years. Can anyone break the spell and wake her? You won't know unless you go! Book your tickets today at www.waterfront.co.uk πŸ˜΄πŸ‘ΈπŸ»πŸŽβ„οΈπŸ‘πŸŽ­#panto #yousnoozeyoulose #family #fun #treattime #ohyesitis #BelfastWaterfront

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Just one more sleep until the @bwuhinsta #dream of a panto #sleepingbeauty opens! Running from 6 December - 7 January, it's a traditional family treat with a twist, brought to you by a fabulous cast of larger than life characters. Our beautiful #princess has been doomed to sleep for 100 years. Can anyone break the spell and wake her? You won't know unless you go! Book your tickets today at www.waterfront.co.uk πŸ˜΄πŸ‘ΈπŸ»πŸŽβ„οΈπŸ‘πŸŽ­#panto #yousnoozeyoulose #family #fun #treattime #ohyesitis #BelfastWaterfront

This isn't Rudolph - he doesn't have a shiny red nose! We're not sure if this is Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner or Blitzen? πŸ€” But just look at this little boy's delight at meeting one of Santa's reindeer at our Christmas at Drumglass Park event on Saturday. So much festive fun! πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ #Santa #reindeer #Rudolph #sleighbellsring #hohoho

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This isn't Rudolph - he doesn't have a shiny red nose! We're not sure if this is Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner or Blitzen? πŸ€” But just look at this little boy's delight at meeting one of Santa's reindeer at our Christmas at Drumglass Park event on Saturday. So much festive fun! πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ #Santa #reindeer #Rudolph #sleighbellsring #hohoho

Hope you're getting ready to #slamdunk Monday and get your week off to a great start! We were delighted to host the first ever @belfastbasketballclassic on Friday and Saturday @thessearenabelfast brought to NI by @sportchangeslife Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Manhattan College, the College of Holy Cross, La Salle University and Towson University wowed audiences with their skills in the first NCAA competitive collegiate basketball tournament to take place outside of the States. πŸ€ πŸ˜€ #basketball #champions #happymonday

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Hope you're getting ready to #slamdunk Monday and get your week off to a great start! We were delighted to host the first ever @belfastbasketballclassic on Friday and Saturday @thessearenabelfast brought to NI by @sportchangeslife Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Manhattan College, the College of Holy Cross, La Salle University and Towson University wowed audiences with their skills in the first NCAA competitive collegiate basketball tournament to take place outside of the States. πŸ€ πŸ˜€ #basketball #champions #happymonday

Did you know it's National Tree Week? To celebrate, pupils from Oakwood and Harberton joined forces to plant trees at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park. They also learned how trees benefit our environment by reducing pollution, creating a habitat for all sorts of wildlife and providing us with fuel and building resources. Good work team! 🌳#nationaltreeweek #plantatree #hugatree #environment #nature #parklife #learningtogether

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Did you know it's National Tree Week? To celebrate, pupils from Oakwood and Harberton joined forces to plant trees at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park. They also learned how trees benefit our environment by reducing pollution, creating a habitat for all sorts of wildlife and providing us with fuel and building resources. Good work team! 🌳#nationaltreeweek #plantatree #hugatree #environment #nature #parklife #learningtogether

Whether you've got your Christmas shopping in the bag, or you're still mulling it over, make sure to put this Saturday, 2 December on your 'To Do' list! Our independents right across the city stock an amazing array of gifts, treats and stocking fillers. On Saturday, Belmont Road businesses will be hosting a Victorian-themed event, complete with Santa's grotto, a 'Christmas Bake Off' among traders and a fun day. And in the city centre, BID One is planning a children's reindeer hunt in association with 10 small businesses with fantastic prizes up for grabs. Check out www.belfastone.co.uk/reindeer-hunt for details and happy shopping! πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ° #smallbusinesssaturday #shoplocal #gifts #christmasshoppers #stockingfillers #santa #reindeer #prizes

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Whether you've got your Christmas shopping in the bag, or you're still mulling it over, make sure to put this Saturday, 2 December on your 'To Do' list! Our independents right across the city stock an amazing array of gifts, treats and stocking fillers. On Saturday, Belmont Road businesses will be hosting a Victorian-themed event, complete with Santa's grotto, a 'Christmas Bake Off' among traders and a fun day. And in the city centre, BID One is planning a children's reindeer hunt in association with 10 small businesses with fantastic prizes up for grabs. Check out www.belfastone.co.uk/reindeer-hunt for details and happy shopping! πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ° #smallbusinesssaturday #shoplocal #gifts #christmasshoppers #stockingfillers #santa #reindeer #prizes

These young nature lovers from Scoil An Droichid got a lovely surprise today. They were happily making fat balls to feed the birds in Botanic Gardens during the latest of our ParkLife events when naturalist and TV presenter Simon King popped in to say well done and have a chat! πŸ“ΊπŸŒ³πŸ¦#birds #binoculars #nicesurprise #parklife #BotanicGardens #naturelovers #goodwork

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These young nature lovers from Scoil An Droichid got a lovely surprise today. They were happily making fat balls to feed the birds in Botanic Gardens during the latest of our ParkLife events when naturalist and TV presenter Simon King popped in to say well done and have a chat! πŸ“ΊπŸŒ³πŸ¦#birds #binoculars #nicesurprise #parklife #BotanicGardens #naturelovers #goodwork

A huge Belfast welcome to our Sister City visitors, in town for #FriendshipFour πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ›Έ Our very own Lord Mayor @belfastnu got her skates on this morning and took to the ice along with some young people from Boston. Check out the video on our Twitter feed πŸŽ₯

#Repost @belfastnu ・・・
Thanks to the awesome kids from Boston's Forever Friends Youth Empowernment programme for my new Ice hockey jersey. Part of our Friendship Four Ice Hockey Tournament, the young boys & girls are in Belfast for the week. First up today was teaching me to score some goals and skate backward! I'll make the team next season.... #belfast #icehockey #ssearena #friendshipfour #LordMayorLife #iceskills

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A huge Belfast welcome to our Sister City visitors, in town for #FriendshipFour πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ›Έ Our very own Lord Mayor @belfastnu got her skates on this morning and took to the ice along with some young people from Boston. Check out the video on our Twitter feed πŸŽ₯ #Repost @belfastnu ・・・ Thanks to the awesome kids from Boston's Forever Friends Youth Empowernment programme for my new Ice hockey jersey. Part of our Friendship Four Ice Hockey Tournament, the young boys & girls are in Belfast for the week. First up today was teaching me to score some goals and skate backward! I'll make the team next season.... #belfast #icehockey #ssearena #friendshipfour #LordMayorLife #iceskills

Be like the Lord Mayor @belfastnu and get your skates on! It's almost time for the @northernirishconnections #FriendshipFour ice hockey tournament @thessearenabelfast and thousands of fans will be watching teams from Clarkson University, RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Providence College and The University of Maine battle it out for the coveted #Belpot cup this #thanksgiving weekend (Friday 24 & Saturday 25 November). Get your #tickets today at www.friendshipfour.com #icehockeyrules #getyourskateson #excited β„οΈπŸŒ­πŸΏπŸ’

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Be like the Lord Mayor @belfastnu and get your skates on! It's almost time for the @northernirishconnections #FriendshipFour ice hockey tournament @thessearenabelfast and thousands of fans will be watching teams from Clarkson University, RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Providence College and The University of Maine battle it out for the coveted #Belpot cup this #thanksgiving weekend (Friday 24 & Saturday 25 November). Get your #tickets today at www.friendshipfour.com #icehockeyrules #getyourskateson #excited β„οΈπŸŒ­πŸΏπŸ’

Guilty! πŸ™‹ but doesn't it look pretty! πŸŽ„

#Repost @visitbelfast ・・・
Who has their Christmas tree up yet? Call into Belfast City Hall for some #inspo! #Repost @ldmickeyv - thanks for sharing! πŸŽ„
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#belfast #northernireland #ulster #ireland #travelireland #instaireland #travel #europe #lovinie #norniron #wanderireland #traveleurope #travelphotography #travelblogger #irish #traveling #city #november #christmas #urbanphotography #lights #christmaslights #visitbelfast

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Guilty! πŸ™‹ but doesn't it look pretty! πŸŽ„ #Repost @visitbelfast ・・・ Who has their Christmas tree up yet? Call into Belfast City Hall for some #inspo! #Repost @ldmickeyv - thanks for sharing! πŸŽ„ ・・・ Christmas tree goals . . . . . . #belfast #northernireland #ulster #ireland #travelireland #instaireland #travel #europe #lovinie #norniron #wanderireland #traveleurope #travelphotography #travelblogger #irish #traveling #city #november #christmas #urbanphotography #lights #christmaslights #visitbelfast

Hope you're paddling your way through Tuesday, just like one of these graceful swans in the Waterworks Park, north Belfast. This beautiful image was captured by C Walsh for one of our Parks Photo competitions. #swans #graceful #Waterworks #outdoors #parklife #swanlake

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Hope you're paddling your way through Tuesday, just like one of these graceful swans in the Waterworks Park, north Belfast. This beautiful image was captured by C Walsh for one of our Parks Photo competitions. #swans #graceful #Waterworks #outdoors #parklife #swanlake

Have you treated yourself @belfastchristmasmarket yet? There are sooo many goodies in store - and it's open right up until 6pm on Saturday 23 December! It's the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping, make memories with the kids, or enjoy a festive catch up with friends.
We're offering the chance to win one of six £25 vouchers to spend there - so visit our website and enter before 12 noon this Friday 24 November. Good luck! β„οΈπŸ­πŸ•πŸŽπŸŒ―πŸ‘#tastytreats #christmasmarket #goodies #festivefun #makingmemories #family #friends #gifts #competition  #win

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Have you treated yourself @belfastchristmasmarket yet? There are sooo many goodies in store - and it's open right up until 6pm on Saturday 23 December! It's the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping, make memories with the kids, or enjoy a festive catch up with friends. We're offering the chance to win one of six Β£25 vouchers to spend there - so visit our website and enter before 12 noon this Friday 24 November. Good luck! β„οΈπŸ­πŸ•πŸŽπŸŒ―πŸ‘#tastytreats #christmasmarket #goodies #festivefun #makingmemories #family #friends #gifts #competition #win