Entertainment in ballymenaHire Entertainment in Ballymena, Northern Ireland

If you are looking to arrange the ultimate party, planning your perfect wedding or simply looking for great ideas to entertain people, KD Entertainments can be your trusted partner for booking entertainment.

We have provided entertainment in Ballymena for over 10 years and have won several awards for our excellence in business and customer service.

KD Entertainments are a professional, affordable and reliable entertainment provider in Ballymena. Our entertainment ideas are versatile and can be provided for any Wedding reception, Corporate Event, Party or Function throughout Ballymena.


Our Award winning entertainment, available in Ballymena includes:

Mobile Disco and DJ hire in BallymenaMobile Disco and DJ hire in Ballymena

Our Ballymena based DJs are truly professional and our main aim is to keep your guests satisfied and dancing by playing a good selection of music to suit all age groups and musical tastes.


Fun Casino Table Hire and Casino Nights in BallymenaFun Casino Table Hire and Casino Nights in Ballymena

A great idea for any event at any venue in Ballymena. We bring all the Fun, Excitement and Glamour of a Las Vegas Casino without the danger of losing real money! Casino Tables Include blackjack, roulette, casino war and poker.

Wedding Entertainment in BallymenaWedding Entertainment in Ballymena

The perfect way to entertain guests on your special day! We treat every Ballymena wedding booking as if it were our own, offering you a personalised service, so we can help you round off the best day of your life, the way you want to.

Twinkling, Led Star Light Dance floor hire in BallymenaTwinkling, Led Star Light Dance floor hire in Ballymena

A stunning focal center piece for your Wedding, Corporate Event or Party! Our polished white LED starlight dancefloor contains white LED lights that twinkle throughout the event.


Fundraising Entertainment Ideas in BallymenaFundraising Entertainment Ideas in Ballymena

Great ideas for raising funds for your charity, sports club or organisation based in Ballymena. We put the FUN into FUNdraising!


Corporate Entertainment in BallymenaCorporate Entertainment in Ballymena

Every Corporate Event, Conference, Team building day and Staff Party are an unique occasion. Entertainment Ideas can offer trusted advice, ideas and inspiration to make your occasion in Ballymena a very special one.

Mobile Catering - Chipvan / Burger Van Hire in BallymenaMobile Catering – Chipvan / Burger Van Hire in Ballymena

Looking for catering ideas? Hire our chipvan / burger van in Ballymena. Enjoy chipshop favourites like fish & chips, battered sausages and burgers cooked and served from our super clean chip van. We cater for parties, weddings, events and festivals.


Karaoke Hire in BallymenaKaraoke Hire in Ballymena

Whether you want to be the singing star of the night, or simply want your guests to join in with the fun, then look no further than our Ballymena based, Karaoke DJ’s.

Please contact us to check prices and availability


Why Choose KD Entertainments in Ballymena?

  • Book with confidence – We are a professional, limited company and we use a written agreement for all our bookings to ensure reliability
  • Fully Insured – £10m Public & Employers liability insurance
  • Over 10 Years Experience in the Entertainment Business
  • PAT Tested, Clean, Authentic and Quality equipment
  • Smartly Attired, Professional Entertainers
  • Direct Prices
  • Recommended – We are recommended by Top Companies and Hotels throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland – See the testimonials on our Facebook page

Recommended Wedding, Party and Event Entertainment Venues in Ballymena:

  • Galgorm Resort and Spa
  • Tullyglass hotel
  • Ross Park Hotel
  • Leighinmohr House Hotel
  • Galgorm Castle
  • Adair Arms Hotel

Why hire fun casino night, wedding disco, starlight dancefloor, chip van and karaoke in Ballymena?

In 1900, Ballymena assumed urban status. The Adairs disposed of most of their Ballymena estate to the occupying tenants in 1904, under the provisions of the Irish Land Act of 1903. The “old” town hall building, which also contained the post office and estate office, burned down in 1919. Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) laid the cornerstone to the new town hall on 24 July 1924, and it was officially opened on 20 November 1928.

The Urban District Council petitioned for borough status and the Charter was granted in December 1937. The first meeting of councillors as a borough Council was held on 23 May 1939. The population of Ballymena reached 13,000. Ballymena Castle was demolished in the 1950s. In 1973, the Urban and Rural District Councils were merged to create the present Ballymena Borough Council.
During the Second World War, Ballymena was home to a large number of Gibraltarian evacuees.
Like other towns in Northern Ireland, Ballymena was affected by the Troubles. A total of eleven people were killed in or near the town, most of them by various loyalist groups.
During the later half of the 20th century, Ballymena, like many other once prosperous industrial centres in Northern Ireland, experienced economic change with many of its former factories closing. Ballymena is now becoming a centre of information-based, international corporations and major retail outlets. However unlike other towns it retains a very successful manufacturing industry, with major employers such as Michelin and Gallaher, and the extremely successful local firm Wrightbus.
In the 1950s Saint Patrick’s Barracks in Ballymena was the Regimental Training Depot of the Royal Ulster Rifles (83rd & 86th). Many young men who had been conscripted on the United Kingdom mainland, along with others who had volunteered for service in the British Army, embarked upon their period of basic training in the Regimental Depot, prior to being posted to the regular regimental battalions. Many of these young men were to serve in Korea, Cyprus and with the British Army of the Rhine. In 1968 due to a series of government austerity measures the remaining three Irish regiments, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (27th) Royal Ulster Rifles (83rd & 86th) and the Royal Irish Fusiliers (89th)merged to become the Royal Irish Rangers.
Early in the 1990s the Royal Irish Regiment, whose Regimental Headquarters is at St Patrick’s Barracks, was granted the Freedom of the Borough. In March 2000, the actor Liam Neeson, a native of Ballymena, was offered the freedom of the borough by the council, which approved the action by a 12–9 vote. The Democratic Unionist Party objected to the offer and drew attention to his comments from an interview in 1999 with an American political magazine, George.[citation needed] Neeson declined the award, citing tensions, and affirmed he was proud of his connection to the town.
Ballymena is about Template:Convert/Km from Slemish Mountain the legendary first known Irish home of Saint Patrick. The mountain rises about 1500 feet (437 metres) above the surrounding plain, and it is actually the central core of an extinct volcano. According to legend, following his capture and being brought as a slave to Ireland, Patrick worked as a shepherd at Slemish Mountain for about six years, from ages 16 through 22, for a man named Milchu (or Miluic).
It was during this time that Patrick turned to frequent prayer as his only consolation in his loneliness. In a vision he was encouraged to escape and return home. He did, became a priest and returned to Ireland, allegedly to convert his old master. The legend goes that his own real conversion took place while on Slemish out in all weathers, communing with nature and praying continuously. As Patrick was not the first Christian Bishop to visit Ireland, his ministry was confined to the North. Here he established churches and an episcopal system. One such church is thought to have been founded at the nearby site of Skerry Churchyard.
Slemish Mountain is open year-round, and on Saint Patrick’s Day (17 March) large crowds hike to the top of the mountain as a pilgrimage. The one and a half kilometre round walk to the summit and back takes approximately one hour in good weather. Excellent views can be had of the Antrim and Scottish coasts to the east. Ballymena town, Lough Neagh and the Sperrin Mountains are all normally visible to the west whilst the Bann Valley and the higher summits of the Antrim Hills can be seen to the North. The 180 metre climb is steep and rocky. The path can become very slippery in wet weather so care should be taken.

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