A Fairy-tale Festival will take place at Shankill Castle, Paulstown, County Kilkenny on Sunday July 24th from Midday to 5pm.
This magical festival, organised by Beat 102-103, includes a fairy trail, treasure hunt, storytelling from Glinda the Good Witch, (the Wicked Witch of the West is also rumoured to be making an appearance!), 4 bouncy castles, an outdoor games area with an enclosed arts and crafts section. Children will also have the opportunity to be ‘knighted’ from the Queen of Hearts or bestowed a ‘Princess’ title by a Fairy Godmother and they’ll get to meet some of their favourite Fairy-tale friends like Elsa, Rapunzel, Christoph and Snow White. A variety of food stalls will also be on site.
Shankill Castle is situated on a romantic setting near the ruins of an old church surrounded by mystical, ancient trees and manicured gardens boasting red tulips and pear trees.
While the house itself is not part of the Fairy-tale Festival, it will be open on the day for guided tours by the owners, The Cope Family who will also provide wand making classes, by appointment only and spaces are limited. The wand making will be a separate nominal fee and can be booked online.
Tickets for the event are €15 per person or €50 for a family of four and can be purchased online through www.beat102103.com.