Fairy festival at Shankill

Fairy festival at Shankill

Beat 102-103 has just announced its latest outdoor event - a Fairy-tale Festival at Shankill Castle, Paulstown, Sunday July 24.

This magical festival includes a fairy trail, treasure hunt, storytelling from Glinda the Good Witch, (the Wicked Witch of the West is also rumoured to be making an appearance!), fourbouncy castles and an outdoor games area with an enclosed arts and crafts section.

Children will also have the opportunity to be ‘knighted’ from the Queen of Hearts or bestowed a ‘Princess’ title by a Fairy Godmother and they’ll get to meet some of their favourite Fairy-tale friends like Elsa, Rapunzel, Christoph and Snow White.

A variety of delicious food stalls will also be on site on the day

Chief Executive of Beat 102-103 Gabrielle Cummins is encouraging families from all five counties of the South East to come along to what she describes as a “truly magical, fun day outside for all the family. We were exploring various options around the South East for this event and when we visited Shankill Castle, our search ended. With over 100 acres of beautiful farmland with mystical, natural features already in place, I knew we’d found the right location where everyone can come along and have fun.

“Even if it’s raining, the children can bring their wellies and we’ll provide ponchos so everyone can get into the spirit of the surroundings and even do as Peppa Pig does and jump in muddy puddles!” added the Beat Boss.

Shankill Castle is situated on a romantic setting near the ruins of an old church surrounded by mystical, ancient trees and manicured gardens boasting red tulips and pear trees.

While the house itself is not part of the Fairy-tale Festival, it will be open on the day for guided tours by the owners, The Cope Family who will also provide wand making classes, by appointment only and spaces are limited. The wand making will be a separate nominal fee and can be booked online.

Sybil Cope says she’s delighted to form this partnership with Beat 102-103, welcoming the fact that her beloved home Shankill Castle will get to be seen and enjoyed by many families from the South East and beyond. “Bordering Carlow and Kilkenny, Shankill Castle is just 2 minutes from exit 7 on the M9. Just 40 minutes from Waterford and one hour from the M50,” added Sybil.

Tickets for the event are priced at €15 per person or €50 for a family of four and can be purchased online through www.beat102103.com.

Beat 102-103 has a reputation for bringing numerous successful events to the South East including Poptober with Jedward and Beat on the Street outdoor concerts along with award winning radio promotions like The Fugitive, 2 Strangers and a Wedding and The Driver.

This latest outdoor family activity, The Fairytale Festival promises to be another memorable event.