Download the visitor information guide for Georgian Day 2016. For a full program of events and important information on the day click here: visitor-information-georgian-day-2016

Georgian Day – Saturday 26 November from 10-9pm

Enjoy Armagh in all its glory as the city retraces its steps back to its Georgian roots.

On Georgian Day, a festive market will bring the city to life, with stalls offering high quality gifts and locally produced food and drink. The city streets will offer something different on every turn including period characters, demonstrations, live music, street theatre & performers, walking tours, mulled wine, mince pies, hot chestnuts and much more.

The Children’s Georgian Market at The Shambles Yard will offer a family friendly experience with traditional fairground games & rides, festive stalls with treats & gifts suitable for little people, real reindeer, light sculptures, workshops & crafts all served with lashings of sprinkles and glitter!

Horse-drawn carriage rides around The Mall in Armagh are a wonderful way to take in the beauty of Armagh’s distinctive Georgian architecture. Sit back and enjoy a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride around the iconic tree-lined Georgian Mall, in a stylish coach operated by Georgian gentry

As the city grows dark, the dramatic Light Show entitled “A Very Georgian Christmas” will burst to life, illuminating the backdrop of the Georgian Market House and creating a festive atmosphere with contemporary and seasonal music. A must see for all visitors to the City!

 

New additions for 2016 include:

  • Georgian Mock Trial & Armagh Courthouse Tour ** ***
  • Bell ringing display*
  • Choral Evensong at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral *
  • Georgian Banquet at the Archbishop’s Palace ** ***
  • Georgian Day at Milford House Collection ***
  • Georgian inspired menus at 4 Vicars Restaurant ** ***
  • Hot food village and Food Heartland chef demonstrations *
  • Historical Gardener, Michael Brown: Georgian Gardens & Capability Brown ** ***
  • Lunchtime Bronte readings ** ***
  • Prof Curl Lecture: Monuments & Memorials at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral ** ***
  • Rokeby Lecture at Armagh Public Library **
  • Sedan chair at Armagh City Library *
  • Silhouette cutting *
  • The twelfth day of Christmas cake at the Children’s Christmas Market ****
  • Tour of Armagh Observatory * **
  • Treasure Trail
  • Wallpaper block printing workshop **   ***

Key:

* Free of charge              

** Pre-booking essential  

*** Admission charge payable

**** Booking on the day only

 

Please follow through the links in this section to find out more about the different activities taking place and to book your place.

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The Georgian Banquet – Friday  25 November from 7-11pm **This Event is now sold out**

Travel through the mists of time to Georgian Armagh, where an evening like no others awaits you at the Archbishops Palace!

This beautiful Palace built in 1770 opens its doors for guests to enjoy its lavish surroundings and to experience a flavour of Georgian High Society.

Meet with Georgian characters who will entertain you with the music, dances and stories of the time.  Our sumptuous 5 course menu and fine wines evoke the menus of the time all served with a modern twist.  This is an evening not to be missed!

The special menu selected by the Food Heartland Chef’s circle and prepared by The Yellow Door.


georgian day 2016 flyer download

Click here to download the Georgian Day Leaflet

 


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