Go ON NI events

Go ON NI events are free and take place in libraries, community centres and various venues across NI. There are many Spring Online 2017 events during March to May. These are informal technology awareness sessions to help you go online for the first time. The training courses can improve your digital skills and show you more about using smartphone and tablet devices.

Belfast City Council -  free Digital Skills Training

Training will be provided for beginners at Community Centres within the Belfast area throughout March and April.  See the 'Spring Online' table below for venues and dates.

You can book a place to go on the courses by phone or email:
Phone: 028 9027 0644
Email: mckennaroisin@belfastcity.gov.uk

Belfast City Council are also running free basic internet courses at their IT hubs and during the 'Belfast Festival of Learning 2017' there are further opportunities to go to events to learn more about the internet. Find out more by following the link:

Belfast City Council - free Fix IT surgery

Book your computer in for a free MOT and get come advice over a cup of tea. The IT experts can make minor repairs to hardware and software and aim to get your device up and running again. So if you are having IT issues bring along your laptop, tablet or phone and the IT experts will see if they can help.

To book your place -
Phone: 028 9027 0644 or
Email: mckennaroisin@belfastcity.gov.uk

Centre Dates Time

Finaghy Community Centre
1-6 Geeragh Pl, Belfast BT10 0ER

 

20 April 

27 April

2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

The Grove Wellbeing Centre 
120 York Road, Belfast BT15 3HB

12 May

19 May

26 May

1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Spring Online for March and April:

Centre Date Time
Knocknagoney Community Centre  7 April 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Morton Community Centre 5 April / 12 April 11.00 am to 1.00 pm
Dee Street Community Centre 4 April / 11 April / 25 April 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Hammer Community Centre 4 April / 11 April / 25 April 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Glenn Road Community Centre 4 April / 11 April / 25 April 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Duncairn Community Centre 10 April / 24 April 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Cregagh Community Centre

4 April

11.00 am to 1.00 pm

Finaghy Community Centre 14 April / 21 April / 29 April 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Donegal Pass 12 April/19 April/26 April 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Sandy Row 11 April/18 April/25 April 12.30pm to 2.00pm

Spring Online celebration event in the City Hall, Belfast

Tuesday 2 May 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.  An informal free drop-in event with presentations/informal stands, bookable and drop-in training sessions, interactive digital sessions and much more.  

What's On: The Great Hall, Belfast City Hall

Time Workshop
10.30am - 1.00 pm Basic Internet skills
10.30am – 2.00 pm  Banking safely online
10.30am – 2.00 pm  Fix IT Surgeries
10.30 am – 1.00 pm  Learn how to get magazines & books for free
10:30am - 12 noon  Get your hearing checked
10.30am - 2.00pm  Old Cinema Club ( Discover old footage of Belfast )
11.15am – 12.15pm 

Discover Apps

11.30am – 1.00 pm

 Hobby corner ( using the Internet for your hobbies )

11.30am – 1.00 pm  Give your device an MOT
12. 15pm – 1.00 pm  Edit and download Photographs on your device/phone
12 noon –1.00 pm  Tea/coffee & light refreshments
12 noon - 2.00 pm 

Tea Dance

The BBC bus will be parked at the front of the City Hall where you can go on and discover social media we will teach you how to tweet, Skype use Facebook and more.

You can book a place by phone or email:
Phone: 028 9027 0644
Email: mckennaroisin@belfastcity.gov.uk

For further information go to Belfast City Council

Online training sessions for those with hearing loss

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or suffering from tinnitus, these training sessions will help you to build skills and confidence and show why using the internet is a positive thing. 

Learn how to:

  • keep in touch with family and friends all over the world
  • make life easier by shopping and paying bills online
  • use comparison websites to get the best deals and save

Deaf awareness volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the training sessions together with a  Sign Language Interpreter. 

To book your free place, contact Briege Lavery by phone or by email -
Phone: 07939 169113 or 
Email: onlinetodayni@hearingloss.org.uk

Venue Date Time
Lisburn City Library 4 May 10.00 am to 11.00 am
Carrickfergus Library 4 May 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Silver Surfer’s Day – Thursday 4 May 2017

If you are aged 50 or over and would like to learn how to use the technology and surf the internet, you can book yourself on one of the  free hourly sessions at your nearest participating library.  The libraries below are taking part:

  • Antrim
  • Armagh
  • Banbridge
  • Bangor
  • Belfast Central
  • Carrickfergus
  • Chichester
  • Derry Central
  • Dromore
  • Dundonald
  • Falls
  • Finaghy
  • Glengormley
  • Limavady
  • Lisburn City
  • Lisnaskea
  • Lurgan
  • Newcastle
  • Newtownards
  • Ormeau
  • Portadown
  • Portstewart
  • Rathcoole
  • Shantallow
  • Strabane
  • Suffolk

You need to book your place in the session ahead of time. You can do so by:

  • Calling in to your local library
  • Calling in to the library providing the Silver Surfers session
  • Phoning the Libraries NI customer support line: 0345 4504 580

Young at Heart Retirement Living Exhibition: 20th Anniversary Event 

Admission to this event is free. It is on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at the Armagh City Hotel from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Armagh City Hotel
2 Friary Road
Armagh
County Armagh
BT60 4FR

The Go ON NI roadshow will have a stand at this event where you can get free advice, information, training guides and find out about many free IT sessions and events that are taking place over the next few months.  

Go ON NI library events

Admission is free but you must book a place if you would like to take part. To book, contact the library branch where the course is running.

Venue Course Date and time Contact
Ballymoney iPad introduction

27 April

10.30am-12.30pm

Telephone

028 2766 3589

Bangor Carnegie iPad Camera 4 April
10.30am - 12.30pm
Telephone
028 9127 0591
Broughshane Introdcution to Samsung Galaxy 4 April
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Telephone

028 2586 1613

Carnlough iPad Introduction 6 April
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Telephone:
028 2888 5552
Carnlough Shopping Online 13 April
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Telephone:
028 2888 5552
Carrickfergus Travel 27 April
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Telephone:

028 9336 2261

Coalisland iPad Camera 24 April
10.30am-12.30pm
Telephone:
028 8774 0569
Comber iPad Introduction 26 April
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Telephone:

028 9187 2610

Crumlin Travel 4 April
10.15am - 12.15pm
Telephone:
028 9442 3066
Derry Central iPad Introduction 20 April
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Telephone:

028 7122 9990

Dundonald iPad Introduction

10 April

10.30am-12.30pm

Telephone:

028 9048 3994

Dundonald More on the iPad

24 April

10.30am-12.30pm

Telephone:

028 9048 3994

Falls Road iPad Introduction 6 April
10.00 am - 12 noon
Telephone:
028 9050 9212
Falls Road More on the iPad 13 April
10.00 am - 12 noon
Telephone:
028 9050 9212
Fintona iPad Camera 5 April
10.45 am - 12.45 pm
Telephone:
028 8284 1774
Garvagh iPad Introduction

13 April

2.00pm-4.00pm

Telephone:

028 2955 8500

Glengormley iPad Introduction 11 April
10.00 am - 12 noon
Telephone:
028 9083 3797
Greystone iPad Introduction 6 April
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Telephone:

028 9446 3891

Irvinestown More on the iPad 7 April
10.45 am - 12.45 pm
Telephone:
028 6862 1383
Keady iPad Camera 26 April
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Telephone:
028 3753 1365
Kilrea More on the iPad 6 April
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Telephone:

028 2954 0630

Lisnaskea More on the iPad 14 April
11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Telephone:
028 6772 1222
Lurgan iPad Introduction 27 April
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Telephone:
028 3832 3912
Maghera iPad Introduction

25 April

2.00pm-4.00pm
 

Telephone:
028 7964 2578
Magherafelt iPad Camera 26 April
10.30am - 12.30pm
Telephone:

028 7963 2278

Newtownbreda iPad Introduction

21 April 10.00am-

12 oon
 

Telephone:

028 9070 1620

Newtownbreda More on the iPad 28 April 10.00am-12.00 noon
 
Telephone:
028 9070 1620
Newtown
stewart
Travel 11 April 10.30am-12.30pm
 
Telephone:

028 8166 2060

Portstewart Social Networking 25 April
10.30am-12.30pm
Telephone:

028 7083 2712

Rathcoole More on the iPad

12 April

10.00am-12 noon
 

Telephone:

028 9085 1157

Rathfriland iPad Introduction 12 April
10.00am to 12 noon
Telephone:

028 4063 0661

Rathfriland More on the iPad

26 April

10.00am to 12 noon

Telephone:

028 4063 0661

Saintfield iPad Introduction 6 April
2.15pm-4.15pm
Telephone:

028 9751 0550

Shankill Road Travel 7 April
 10.00am-12 noon
Telephone:

028 9050 9232

Strabane Travel 7 April
11.00am-1.00pm
Telephone:

028 7188 3686

Strathfoyle Travel 25 April
 10.15am-12.15pm
Telephone:

028 7186 0385

Suffolk iPad Introduction

11 April

10.00am-12 noon

Telephone:

028 9050 9235

Suffolk More on the iPad

25 April

10.00am-12 noon

Telephone:

028 9050 9235

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