ENJOY the Free Market Pavilion in Market Square, Castleblayney from 4-7 July. The pavilion will be installed outside of the Hope Castle Gate Lodge and this section of the street will be turned into a temporary public space. You are invited to take part in a series of free events helping the Free Market team to spark new conversations around the future of our towns. A programme of events will run throughout the day across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, coinciding with the family fun of the Muckno Mania Festival. You are encouraged to explore the exhibition, join in guided walking tours and contribute to vox pop recording sessions. Admission is free, visit www.free-market.ie for more.

CELEBRATE the northern town of Portaferry, Co Down with a walking tour available every Saturday for the summer months. Once an important shipbuilding centre, Portaferry is now a picturesque tourist destination. On this walk explore the economic and social history of the town and visit local buildings of architectural interest, for example, the Portico. Learn about Portaferry’s industrial heritage and hear stories about local people of note, for example, Rev William Steel Dickson. From Windmill Hill enjoy wonderful views over the town to Strangford Lough and beyond. Walking tours cost £15, for more information contact brigid.watson@btinternet.com