Portumna Castle Celebrates 21st Season with a Free Family Event
Start Date: 27 Jul 2014
End Date: 27 Jul 2014
Times: From 2pm
Join with us, in celebrating our 21st season open to the public.
From 2pm to 5pm on Sunday 27th July there will be entertainment on site for all the family to enjoy.
2.30 pm – Prize-giving, Portumna's recently elected local Councillor, Anne Rabbit, will present the winners and runners up of our school card making competition with their prizes. The children of 5 local National Schools were invited to design a card to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of our first season. All entries are on display in the Castle.
Anne will then perform the cake cutting ceremony, so come early to get your slice! Cake made by Jackie, of The Beehive Restaurant, Portumna.
3pm sharp – MAGIC SHOW, with the amazing Galway Magician, Wizard Woo. Wizard Woo and his puppet friend will entertain and interact with the children through games and balloon shapes.
Throughout the afternoon Dave Swift, from Claíomh, will display museum-quality reproductions of Irish and contemporary European weaponry and clothing, from c. 1500-1660. He will give informative talks and answer your questions on the types of soldiery who would have fought for, and against, the Burkes of Portumna. He will also demonstrate live sword fighting.
PORTUMNA COUNTRY MARKETS will provide refreshments with their delicious home baked produce. Fun and music will fill the formal gardens as it did in days of yore.