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Family Fun Day

Sunday 21st August 12-5pm

History's alive! Come join us for a day of fun and learning for young and old! There will be something for everyone.

Heritage Crafts and skills - demonstrations and workshops

Craft and Food Fair : candles, and art, textiles, food, ice-cream and fun! Fill the senses and enjoy a leisurely stroll through our market.

Áine Duffy live performance 2pm at the Shambles

Heritage Skills Demonstrations: Basket weaving Pole Lathe Blacksmith Forge Smoking Spinning and Weaving Felting Coin Making Woodturning. Come and witness skills and crafts of yesteryear

Candle Making: demonstration and workshop How did they see at night in 1600s? Join Ballyroe Candles and make your very own candle to take home in a safe fun way! Workshops run all day. 

Stone Wall Building Demonstration 

Long Bow Demonstration

Battle Re-enactment  Combat in a 1600's battlefield! - Rules of Engagement, Weaponry, Clothing, Food. Learn all about it here.

The Big Dig Join the Irish school of Archaeology and take part in 'The Big Dig' The next step in the evolution of creative and hands-on learning for the younger generation. A replica ‘Viking House’ and excavation site allows children and young adults to explore the Viking world through a simulated archaeology dig. excavation - who knows what ancient treasure you might find! Workshops - all day - .

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Circus skills, interactive puppet shows, balloon-modelling, facepainting and live music brings a real celebration to Bandon this year.


Why not pick up our self-led walking trail map highlighting historical points around town. Or maybe our booklet on the history of Bandon Walls. The 1600's have never been so close!