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Medieval Fair returns to Dunluce Castle on Saturday 19 July

10 July 2014

The much loved Medieval Fair returns to Dunluce Castle on the North Antrim Coast on Saturday 19th July. Music, games, archery, face painting, jewellery workshops, living history characters, great food and craft stalls - that’s just some of what can be found at Dunluce when the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) brings the castle back to its medieval roots. The event promises to be a brilliant day out with something for all the family.

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Archaeologists from NIEA and the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queen's University Belfast, who are currently undertaking excavations of the ‘lost’ historic town and gardens at Dunluce, will also be present to run five hourly tours from 12pm - 4pm of the excavations and show some of the fantastic finds to the public. Appropriate clothing and footwear is advised for all those who wish to go on one of these tours.

Due to the expected large turnout of visitors NIEA have temporarily expanded their parking facility so everyone can be accommodated. Admission to the castle on 19th July is free with all the fun of the fair included.

Dunluce Fair is one of the biggest NIEA events and is part of their ‘Living History’ programme held across Northern Ireland. The castle is open from 10am - 6pm and the fair will run from 12pm - 5pm.  For specific information about this event call 028 2073 1938 or 028 9054 3030.

It is the first of three medieval fairs at NIEA's castles this summer, with the Lughnasa Fair at Carrickfergus Castle on 2nd August and the Medieval Fair at Dundrum Castle on 9th August.

You can look out for information about all NIEA events on the their Facebook page, or follow ‘nieaevents’ on Twitter, or you can text DAYSOUTNI to 66101 for timely text message alerts.

You can also look up all the other wonderful NIEA events and sites and properties across Northern Ireland by visiting www.discovernorthernireland.com/niea.  

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