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Georgian Afternoon Tea at Milford House Collection

Tea in the 18th century was a luxury and the latest fashion. Enjoy delicious afternoon tea, learning about the art of the tea ceremony from a Georgian character, followed by a house tour of the collection. Due to the historic nature of the house, the dining room is on the first floor. Please advise of any access and dietary requirements…

Hidden Gems Georgian Coach Tour

Take part in a guided tour through Armagh, Loughgall and Moy celebrating the Georgian architecture of the area. Led by a Blue Badge Guide, enjoy a visit to two private residences not normally open to the public. At Crannagael House, meet the Nicholsons and understand the joys and pitfall of maintaining a Georgian residence. At Dean’s Hill, meet Edward and…

The Grand Tour Wine Tasting

The young elites of the 17th and 18th centuries spent up to 4 years travelling around Europe, broadening their horizons, learning about language, architecture, geography and culture as part of their “Grand Tour.” Enjoy a whirlwind journey around Europe with local wine merchant, Charles Robb, learning more about the wines and tastes from some of the countries they would have…

Georgian Gin School

The Georgian era was the height of the gin craze which became known as “Mothers Ruin”. With a recent gin renaissance, Listoke Distillery and Gin School will deliver the ultimate Georgian masterclass as you get to watch and help make gin. Taking place at the Hole in the Wall Pub, the interactive session covers all bases from understanding tastes and…

Coffee and Gossip

Georgian characters will tell the story of how this so- called “bitter gruel” brought people together and inspired brilliant ideas that made the modern, enlightened world. Be sure to taste some of this “newfangled abominable heathenish liquor called coffee” that women of the time complained reduced their menfolk to “effeminate” gossipers. Tickets must be booked in advance. This event is…

Georgian Day Light Show – “City of Wonder”

Join the crowds for an unmissable experience as the city lights up on Georgian Day. The dramatic “City of Wonder” Light Show will transform the Market House, a beautiful Georgian building into a shimmering canvas for images, special effects and other surprises! Tickets are available to reserve online from Tuesday 23 October with a maximum of 4 tickets per person.…

Georgian Afternoon Tea at Milford House Collection

Tea in the 18th century was a luxury and the latest fashion. Enjoy delicious afternoon tea, learning about the art of the tea ceremony from a Georgian character, followed by a house tour of the collection. Due to the historic nature of the house, the dining room is on the first floor. Please advise of any access and dietary requirements…

Children’s Georgian Market

With seasonal crafts and workshops, real reindeer, a snow globe, light sculptures and a wide variety of stalls selected to appeal especially to children, you will find the magical children’s market a must do for little visitors. Gaze in awe as darkness falls and large lanterns and fire performances light up the wintry sky. The perfect event to make lasting…

Silhouette Cutter at Armagh Georgian Festival

Portrait silhouettes or “shades” became all the rage in fashionable Georgian society and were popular as mementos to be be given away. This is your opportunity to capture your own silhouette memento. This event takes place in both No 5 Vicars Hill from 11am – 1pm and Armagh Robinson Library from 1..30-5.pm. Admission is free and is part of the…

The Great Georgian Banquet – “An Evening in Venice”

Stepping into the historical setting of The Palace, travel through the mists of time with your dinner companions, watching, listening and experiencing the 18th century Venetian Festival season. Learn the etiquette of a Masquerade Ball and listen to the fashionable court music as played for the Kings of Europe. This exclusive (black tie optional) event will include a sumptuous five-…