Giro d’Italia Big Start Festival, Armagh

10 May

GIRO D'ITALIA BIG START - ARMAGH

The Grande Partenza or ‘Big Start’ of the Giro d’Italia will take place in Northern Ireland over three days from 9 – 11 May 2014, reaching Armagh on 11th May. Over 200 of the world’s top professional cyclists will convene on the Mall, before the start at the Shambles area of Armagh, taking in many of the county’s towns and villages, enroute to the finish of Day 3 in Dublin. The race will go through Loughgall, Richhill, Hamiltonsbawn, Markethill, Keady, Newtownhamilton and Forkhill, before passing through Dundalk on the way to Dublin.

Armagh City Centre prepares for the Big Start of Day 3 of the Giro d’Italia with a full programme of events taking place in the run up to the arrival of over 200 of the world’s top professional cyclists.

Northern Ireland will host the opening stages of the Giro d’Italia in 2014, considered to be second only to the Tour de France in terms of prestige in the cycling world. The Grande Partenza or ‘Big Start’ of the Giro d’Italia will take place over three days from 9 – 11 May 2014, reaching Armagh on 11th May. In preparation for this huge sporting event, Armagh has a wide variety of events planned for Saturday 10th May, including:

-Music throughout the City Centre
-Speciality Italian/Armagh Market
-Family Entertainment & Activities
-Historic Buildings opening their doors for the day

The evening will culminate with a Concert on the Mall as Armagh celebrates into the night!

Click here to view the Events Programme.

NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

Date Info:

All Day

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Armagh Tourist Information Centre

Location / Directions

Throughout Armagh City CentreArmagh City Centre
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