One of Northern Ireland’s biggest heritage celebrations takes place this weekend when the Armagh Georgian Weekend returns with a big line-up of outstanding food, drink and plenty of entertainment and activity to mark the official start of the Christmas countdown.
Armagh City is an increasingly popular destination for local, national, and international visitors who are attracted by its rich history and heritage, as well as its outstanding food and drink. This weekend will showcase the very best of what this historic city has to offer.
First launched in 2004 and officially one of Northern Ireland’s most authentic and inspiring events, the award-winning annual Georgian programme of tours, vibrant markets, exciting street theatre and great food has also become one of the UK and Ireland’s most popular.
Marking 17 years since it was founded, this year’s Georgian Weekend makes the very most of the city’s expansive tree-lined Georgian Mall and city streets, where captivating day-and-night guided tours will take visitors on a spellbinding journey back to the 1770s and early 1800s.
Flanked by characters in costumes of this regal time around every corner amid the decadent smells of mulled apple juice, cider, mince pies and hot chestnuts, this year’s festival also promises even more artisan food, drink and crafts. There will also be lots of exceptional drop in events to suit all ages from Friday and all day on Saturday – Georgian Weekend’s big day.