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Carrickfergus prepares for return of spectacular Siege event

by | Aug 16, 2022

One of the most colourful, historical re-enactment events of the year takes place on Bank Holiday Monday at Castle Green in Carrickfergus.

The annual re-enactment of Schomberg’s Siege marks an important milestone in the history of both the Castle and the town of Carrickfergus itself.

The event takes place on Monday 29 August and is free to attend.

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council – Alderman Noel Williams – will fire the first shot from the cannon in a spectacle that residents and visitors can enjoy.

The family friendly event, organised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, will include over 40 re-enactors from across the United Kingdom and Ireland, all dressed in period costume, followed by a pageantry parade to meet King William at the pier.

The Mayor said: “Council has included something to keep all the family entertained this year at the re-enactment of the Siege of Carrickfergus.

“The little ones can enjoy face painting, balloon modelling, arts & crafts and a performance by CWA Brass. The award-winning Naturally North Coast Artisan Market will be there, offering visitors the unique market experience showcasing a wide range of artisan produce and high quality hand-crafted goods.

“All spectators can travel back in time and witness Carrickfergus Castle under siege.

“This really is an event you do not want to miss.”

Activities will take place between 11am and 4pm, and the re-enactment begins at 12noon.

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