Armagh Georgian Festival

Description

Armagh's much-loved Georgian Festival marks the beginning of the Christmas festive season. Historic buildings open their doors and remember Richard Robinson, enthroned as Archbishop of Armagh in 1765, and responsible for transforming Armagh into a city of stunning Georgian architecture. From its literature to fashion, arts and food, this period is still intriguing today and the Georgian Festival gives visitors a true insight into life in Armagh City during the Georgian era.

The festival includes a Georgian Banquet at Archbishop Robinson's Palace, guests travelling through the mists of time to Georgian Armagh where an evening like no other awaits them. The beautiful Palace, built in 1770, opens its doors for guests to enjoy the lavish surroundings and to experience a flavour of Georgian high society.

Armagh's ancient streets buzz with evocative Georgian costumed figures, street entertainment and festive market stalls, hosted by traders in traditional costume and offering high quality gifts and locally produced, artisan food and drink. Celebrations include a themed Children's Christmas market, horse and carriage rides, live music, talks and tours. As darkness falls, a dramatic light show bursts to life, illuminating the backdrop of the Georgian Market House and creating a festive atmosphere with contemporary and seasonal music.

To see more, please visit www.visitarmagh.com

Venue

Armagh City
Market Street
Armagh
BT61 7BW
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Dates

23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
(Check local listings for starting times)

Price

Prices vary

Venue website

www.armagh.co.uk

Map

Venue

Armagh City
Market Street
Armagh
BT61 7BW
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Dates

23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
(Check local listings for starting times)

Price

Prices vary

Venue website

www.armagh.co.uk

Festival Events

The Great Georgian Banquet

24 Nov 2017

A complete sell-out event in 2016, travel through the mists of time to Georgian Armagh, where an evening of gastronomy like no other awaits you at the Archbishop's Palace. This beautiful Palace built in 1770 opens its doors for guests to enjoy... Read More ›

Shades Of The Past Night Tours

24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Uncover the secrets behind the Georgian doorways around the historical setting of the Mall, Armagh, a racecourse in previous centuries. Don't delay to book your guided evening walking tour where you will explore the hidden history of Armagh.... Read More ›

Mock Trials and Courthouse Tours

25 Nov 2017

A complete sell-out in 2016, the doors of Armagh's Georgian Courthouse will open once again for this unique event. These mock trials are set to rekindle the harshness of the Georgian legal system with an interactive (and hilarious) trial. Come... Read More ›

Crime and Punishment

25 Nov 2017

Notorious body snatchers Burke & Hare, who came from counties Tyrone and Armagh, are synonymous with Georgian crime and punishment. Join Janet Philp, lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Edinburgh University to hear how they carried out... Read More ›

Georgian Armagh - A Perspective from Dan Cruickshank

25 Nov 2017

Armagh Georgian Festival is delighted to welcome world-renowned historian and BBC broadcaster Dan Cruickshank for a fascinating discussion on Armagh's Georgian architectural heritage. Dan, best known for his popular series 'Britain’s Best... Read More ›

Georgian Hidden Gems Tour

26 Nov 2017

Enjoy a fabulous guided Georgian-themed coach tour through Armagh City and surrounding rural area, in which you will have the chance to visit two privately-owned Georgian residences not normally open to the public.

The first stop is... Read More ›

Tour of Armagh Observatory and Astropark

25 Nov 2017

Take a tour of Armagh Observatory including the Observatory Building, the Human Orrery and the Astropark as part of Armagh Georgian Festival. Hear about the Observatory's history, its current scientific research and its programmes of Science in... Read More ›

Armagh Children's Christmas Market

25 Nov 2017

The Armagh Georgian Festival Children's Christmas Market features a large traditional carousel and a selection of Christmas stalls for little visitors. Children can enjoy traditional games, story telling, craft workshops, music, a snow globe... Read More ›

The Great Georgian Science Show

25 Nov 2017

Celebrate Georgian Day this year by peeping behind the fine curtain of Georgian life at The Great Georgian Science Show on Vicars' Hill. Enjoy the theatre and comedy of medicine practised as you have never seen it before. Meet gravedigger and... Read More ›

Coffee and Gossip

25 Nov 2017

Georgian characters tell the story of how this 'bitter gruel' brought people together, and inspired brilliant ideas that made the modern, enlightened world. You'll even have the opportunity to taste some of the 'new-fangled abominable... Read More ›

Gorgeous Georgian

25 Nov 2017

Witness the model being transformed into a gorgeous Georgian lady. Learn all about how she would dress, the makeup she wore and enjoy a demonstration of the language of the fan.

Pre-booking for this event is... Read More ›

Georgian Fanfare

25 Nov 2017

Make your own Georgian fan in a workshop conducted by an experienced tutor who will not only provide expert guidance, but also a wealth of knowledge.

To book your place on this workshop, please visit Read More ›

Georgian Poetry Slam

25 Nov 2017

Join Armagh Theatre Group for an afternoon of stories from the archives.

Enjoy recitals from a collection of novels, poems and letters from a catalogue of prolific Irish, English and Scottish authors from the 'Romantic Period', including... Read More ›

Silhouette Cutter

25 Nov 2017

Portrait silhouettes became all the rage in fashionable society of the Georgian period, when they were known as 'shades'. Shades were popular as mementos, intended to be given away, and rapidly became an integral part of Georgian... Read More ›

Silhouette Cutter

25 Nov 2017

Portrait silhouettes became all the rage in fashionable society of the Georgian period, when they were known as 'shades'. Shades were popular as mementos, intended to be given away, and rapidly became an integral part of Georgian... Read More ›