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St Andrew’s Day Fun at Carrickfergus Castle

28 November 2015, 11:00, Carrickfergus Castle, Marine Highway, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 7BG

Runs to 28 November 2014

Experience life at Carrickfergus Castle in the 1600’s with re-enactments from Ulster-Scots characters!

St Andrew’s Day Fun at Carrickfergus Castle


Come and join us for a day of festivities, food and family fun at Carrickfergus Castle to celebrate St Andrew’s Day on Saturday November 28.  This one-day event will run from 11.00am to 3.00pm and will include a full programme of family orientated activities including Ulster-Scots re-enactments, Piping, traditional music and dance, traditional Ulster-Scots food, a falconry display, sword fighting, archery, face-painting, sword and crown making workshops and storytelling.


Event Programme (all activities run from 11.00am – 3.00pm unless otherwise stated):



  • Castle Green (grass area outside Castle entrance) - Falconry display
  • Inner ward – Blacksmith display, armour and fight and Ulster-Scots re-enactments
  • Middle ward – Archery (A chance to try your hand at Archery, under supervision of an Archery Coach)
  • Keep, Vaults 1 and 2 – Enjoy a feast of Hog Roast, Soda Bread and Scotch Broth with Ulster-Scots musical entertainment.
  • Keep, Banquet Hall – Crown and Sword Making Workshops and Face Painting
  • Keep, Solar Room – Scottish Ceilidh (Come along and give Scottish Country Dancing a try!)
  • Audio-visual theatre – Storytelling (11.20 - 11.50am, 12.10 - 12.40pm, 1.00 - 1.30pm and 1.50 - 2.20pm)




The Ulster-Scots Agency’s Chief Executive, Ian Crozier said, “The Agency is looking forward to working in partnership with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to hold the third annual St Andrew’s Day Celebration at Carrickfergus Castle on Saturday 28 November.  The Agency welcomes the opportunity to host the celebration in the wonderful historic surroundings of Carrickfergus Castle, a venue steeped in rich Ulster-Scots heritage and the perfect setting for our family-orientated event.  We hope that many of our readers will join us for what will be a truly memorable day out.”


Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency and the Ulster-Scots Agency look forward to seeing you at our St Andrew’s Day Celebration on Saturday November 28!

For further information contact Mid and East Antrim Visitor Information on (028) 9335 8049.

Note: Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.




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