If you are looking to arrange the ultimate party, planning your perfect wedding or simply looking for great ideas to entertain people, Entertainment Ideas can be your trusted partner for booking entertainment.
We have provided entertainment in Greenisland for over 10 years and have won several awards for our excellence in business and customer service.
Entertainment Ideas are a professional, affordable and reliable entertainment provider in Greenisland. Our entertainment ideas are versatile and can be provided for any Wedding reception, Corporate Event, Party or Function throughout Greenisland.
Our Award winning entertainment, available in Greenisland includes:
Our Greenisland 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.
A great idea for any event at any venue in Greenisland. 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.
The perfect way to entertain guests on your special day! We treat every Greenisland 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.
A stunning focal centre piece for your Wedding, Corporate Event or Party! Our polished white LED starlight dancefloor contains white LED lights that twinkle throughout the event.
Great ideas for raising funds for your charity, sports club or organisation based in Greenisland. We put the FUN into FUNdraising!
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 Greenisland a very special one.
Looking for catering ideas? Hire our chipvan / burger van in Greenisland. 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.
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 Greenisland based, Karaoke DJ’s.
Why Choose Entertainment Ideas in Greenisland?
- 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 Greenisland:
- Clarion, Carrickfergus
- Ramada Encore Belfast city centre
- Corrs Corner Hotel
- Ten Square Hotel
- Europa Hotel
- Beachlawn House Hotel
- Titanic Belfast
- Hilton Hotel Belfast
- Radisson BLU Belfast
- Belfast Castle
- Nortel Social Club
Why hire fun casino night, wedding disco, starlight dancefloor, chip van and karaoke in Greenisland?
Originally, the area now known as Greenisland was merely an unnamed area of the town of Carrickfergus with the Silverstream river, now the western boundary of Greenisland, marking the westernmost boundary of the large town. Today, roadsigns indicate that the river, which now flows through the grounds of Belfast High School, is the exact boundary between the Carrickfergus Borough Council and Newtownabbey Borough Council areas. From 1602 to 1606 the “freemen”, leading citizens of Carrickfergus, obtained the right to redistribute this area of land from The Crown, renaming the area the West Division – a name which remains legal today.
Farmland was distributed in strips from Carn Hill, known locally as Knockagh Hill, to the shore of Belfast Lough and lanes were constructed to provide access to the farms and their houses, including important residences such as Castle Lugg. The most notable of these was Longfield Lane, which was eventually widened and surfaced to provide access to the railway station, becoming the Station Road. Many of the lanes also remain in their original narrow state, such as Neill’s Lane and Windfield Lane both of which run north from the Shore Road on either side of Greenisland.
In the 1800s, following the growth of Belfast towards the end of the 18th century, several bathing lodges used for summer recreation were established in the area. One such lodge is still standing today and has been transformed into “Ravenhill Nursing Home” by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.During this period, Bassett’s directory of 1888 notes that the area was “devoted entirely to handsome residences occupied for the greater part by gentlemen engaged in commercial and professional pursuits in Belfast”.
The Belfast to Ballymena railway line was opened in 1845, which travelled through the area, providing one of the first transport links to the village from both Belfast and Carrickfergus. The village was finally given the official name of Greenisland in 1893 when the Greenisland railway station was constructed in its present site. Improvements in transport and a growth in prosperity led to more semi-detached and terraced houses in the area immediately surrounding the railway station.
In 1859 the Christian Revival that swept Ulster arrived in Greenisland and an open air service was held in the field below Longfield Farm (now known locally as Johnstone Farm) which is still standing on the Station Road. By 1860 the interdenominational Ebenezer Hall was built for worshippers on the Shore Road. This was then followed in 1912 when the Presbyterian Knockagh Hall was built on the Upper Road. Neither of these buildings survive, however the congregations of these two churches remain. With Greenisland Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene now in Longfield Gardens and Greenisland Presbyterian Church on the Upper Road. Over the years they have been joined by several other churches as Greenisland has grown.
Greenisland Primary School replaced a school in Trooperslane in 1938, when it was realised that children were being forced to walk two miles to Trooperslane and back every day. On the opening day, pupils arrived at the Trooperslane school and then walked to the new school carrying armfuls of books, jars of ink and other learning materials.
During World War II, the new school’s headmaster, as an army reserve, was called into action. Soon after, an air raid shelter was built in the playground and gas masks were placed under desks, where the pupils would store their bags. Village residents formed a Home Guard and Civil Defence Post and air raid drills became regular free ‘entertainment’ in the evenings. Stirrup pumps were issued to put out fires and proved very useful for watering gardens during the summer. The name on the outside of the school was covered during the war so that any German parachutists landing in Greenisland would be disorientated, not knowing where they were.
In Easter 1941, when a German plane was reported to have flown up the Lough towards Belfast, the anti-aircraft battery on Neill’s Lane opened fire. It was the only occasion during the war that necessitated the air-raid shelters in Greenisland. The guns did not bring down any aircraft and only managed to crack some windows in the village. However, it was soon realised that a full-scale attack had been waged on the city of Belfast (today known as the Belfast Blitz, the greatest loss of life outside London during the blitz) and the village’s Air Raid Precautions volunteers disappeared into Belfast for several days to help with the recovery.
Thanks to Wikipedia