Kilmallock’s Walled Town Festival

Date(s) - 17/08/2013
10:00 - 17:00



On August 17th everyone is invited to Kilmallock for a fun family day out with a distinctive medieval twist!

Medieval battle recreations and the public opening of King’s Castle and Blossom Gate are amongst the highlights of Kilmallock’s Walled Town Day on August 17th, celebrating one of Ireland’s most intact Walled Towns. Other events include a guided walk, medieval themed music, arts and crafts demonstrations and displays, a tug of war competition, a treasure hunt, a themed parade, and children’s activities.

Kilmallock’s Walled Town Day commences at 10am on Saturday August 17th with the opening of Blossom Gate and King’s Castle which are not always accessible to the public. Kilmallock Historical Society will also be opening the local museum. All three buildings will remain open to the public until 1pm.

A guided walk of the town, commencing from the carpark behind King’s Castle will take place from 11.00am to 1pm, while White Horse Living History Society will accompany this year’s medieval parade (starting at 1.30pm) from King’s Castle to the grounds of Coláiste Iósaef. Here, there will be medieval re-enactors, a children’s medieval battle, face painting, stocks, kiddies races and archery, as well as a crafts and food fair featuring demonstrations by a blacksmith, potter and sugán maker.

At 3.30pm, harpist Brenda Malloy and the Buttevant Singers will perform music from the medieval age. A Tug-of-War competition featuring local GAA and Rugby teams is planned for 3pm, while the day will conclude with a treasure hunt at 4.30pm.


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