Open day at Clomantagh Castle with swords and pets

STUNNING Clomantagh Castle will be open to the public for free on Sunday as part of Heritage Week. Located between Freshford and Urlingford, the castle dating back to the 13th century, will be transformed between 10am and 4-pm with shield making, replica medieval swords, all kinds of animals provided for the afternoon by Petmania and face painting.

STUNNING Clomantagh Castle will be open to the public for free on Sunday as part of Heritage Week. Located between Freshford and Urlingford, the castle dating back to the 13th century, will be transformed between 10am and 4-pm with shield making, replica medieval swords, all kinds of animals provided for the afternoon by Petmania and face painting.

Members of KIPS, Kilkenny Investigative Paranormal Society, will also be present in period costume just to add to the atmosphere and tickets for their session in the castle on Saturday night are all but booked out.

On Sunday, there will be tours of the castle and the farm house attached to it and there will be a competition for the best dressed medieval child. There will be something for everyone and it is a great opportunity to savour one of the finest castles in the region which as been painstakingly restored. There will also be pottery demonstrations and a number of stalls and people are asked to get into the spirit if things be dressing up in period costume.The castle isrun by the Irish Landmark Trust and is a wonderful place to stay.