Formed in 1981, Whitehead Community Association (WCA) aims to promote and benefit the Whitehead area, by helping to provide facilities for social welfare and recreation. The WCA is managed by a voluntary committee of up to 17 members and two permanent office staff. We promote diversity, especially cross-community, and endeavour to make every person welcome, regardless of religion, ethnic identity, political beliefs, disability, sex, race, creed or nationality.
We are very excited to announce the current refurbishment of the King’s Road side of the building, providing a new Welcome Centre and Community Hub and three additional units for start-up businesses in the Community. We look forward to its completion and welcoming more visitors than ever to our little piece of paradise.
Every year WCA aims to deliver 3 annual events in Whitehead. Each of these events is run to foster community spirit and pride in the town.
- The Easter Monday 5-mile Road Race: The road race is the oldest non-champion race in Ireland which has been contested since 1924. The Association has facilitated this event since 2006 which attracts competitive and fun runners from clubs locally and across N.I.
- The Whitehead Festival: The festival is run over a 2-week summer period and brings together a wide range of groups and organisations to celebrate the best of Whitehead in a broad spectrum of activities and events.
- The Victorian Street Fair: Established in 2008 and run on the last Saturday in November, the street fair celebrates the heritage of the town with its Victorian theme. Street entertainers, craft and Christmas stalls together with street vendors offer the perfect backdrop to the Christmas lights switch-on.