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Traditional Irish Bread making in a Farmhouse Kitchen

Would you like to learn how to make local Irish breads in my Farmhouse Cottage within a small group? If so, join me in my thatched barn 10 steps away from the edge of the Lough in an area of outstanding natural beauty in County Down. We are located 30 minutes from Belfast City Centre and 1 hour from the…

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 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.…

Feeling Under The Weather? The Great Georgian Science Show

Honorary surgeon, James “Mad Hatter” Hatfield and his willing accomplice Igor will cure all your ills. Tooth pulling, bloodletting and all amputation are in store for some patients – unless you cross their palms with silver. Peep behind the fine curtain of Georgian life and you will catch a glimpse of its more gruesome underside! This event takes place as…

A Georgian Christmas Wedding

Christmas is a special time for weddings so come along and join the Georgian ladies as they prepare for their upcoming wedding day. Learn why marriage in Georgian times was not always for love and all about the new fashion of “honeymoons” and place your best for the runners in the maiden’s race! This event is part of the Armagh…

Georgians Prepare for War

Captain Henry Mitchell is calling all the people of Armagh to bear arms on Georgian Day and help to defend the great city. Join up, participate in a display of weaponry and practice swordplay in preparation for upcoming battles. Listen and learn as the heroic captain will amaze you with tales of his military exploits. This event takes place at…

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…

Georgian Day Artisan Market and Hot Food Village

Over 100 stalls will line the streets with the best in artisan food and crafts with many stallholders dressed in Georgian attire. The city streets will offer something different on every turn including Georgian characters, live music, street theatre and performers, mulled wine, mince pies and hot chestnuts. The food village will offer a range of local ciders and gins…

Mock Trials and Courthouse Tours

Witness the harshness with which the Georgian legal system dealt with thieves and miscreants in Armagh Courthouse. Take your place to play your part as a member of the jury in this spectacle of rough justices with an interactive (and sometimes hilarious) trial. The event will conclude with a short tour of the Courthouse. Three sessions during the day,  11…

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…