The festival will take place on Sunday August 19th at 12.00pm and is set amongst the stunning grounds of the college gardens, overlooked by Youghal’s magnificent 12th century town walls. This is a free, family fun event.
Set within the environs of Youghal’s 13th century medieval town walls, in St. Mary’s College Gardens, this year’s programme promises a range of new attractions to discover and enjoy. Many of the much-loved events featured in previous years, such as medieval re-enactments by the ‘Free-lance Knights of Redemption’ will also be on hand to welcome the thousands of visitors.
Newly planned for 2012 is the incredibly exciting spectacle of ‘Animal Magic’ from Limerick, bringing along a stunning display of hawks, falcons and owls giving spectators a chance to see birds of prey at close quarters. Also added to this year’s programme is the ‘Horrible Histories Medieval Trail’ which is set to enthrall kids of all ages.
Over the course of the day, many aspects of medieval life will be displayed for visitors to experience and explore. A medieval cookery display – with a ‘lamb of the spit’, medieval shoe making and coin pressing being some of the other stand-out features. ‘Maid Marion’s food and craft fair is always a firm favourite with this year seeing in excess of 30 stall holders taking their place at the event. The ‘kids kingdom’ line-up will see the return of two magnificent bouncy castles and medieval cube challenge, along with the wonderfully enthralling ‘beatz’ drumming workshop. Old favourites such as face painting, balloon modelling and a large area dedicated to arts and crafts are sure to delight.
So whether it’s falconry, medieval cookery, battle re-enactments, or simply a spot of shopping, re-discover Youghal’s unique history and heritage at this year’s Medieval Festival!
Full programme available on www.youghal.ie
Contact Youghal Heritage on: 024-81814 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Youghal Medieval Festival 2012
St. Mary’s College Gardens
Sunday August 19th beginning at 12.00pm
This is a free family fun event