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  • - Shannon Heritage
    50 years and this new visitor attraction provides the company with a great opportunity to expand in the capital city and also play a vital role in the celebrations of the centenary of the Irish state Heather Humpheys TD Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht said This is another important milestone in the development of this major new visitor attraction at the GPO It is one of 7 major public projects being developed as part of Ireland 2016 the Government s initiative to commemorate the 1916 Rising GPO Witness History will leave us with a lasting legacy from Ireland 2016 and will be a fantastic addition to Dublin s tourism offering It is on track to be open at Easter 2016 as part of the wide range of events to commemorate the Rising Highlighting the importance of the project Neil Pakey CEO Shannon Group said An Post and Shannon Heritage are two solid Irish brands and this is an important opportunity to create synergies The GPO is an iconic building and allows us a huge opportunity to welcome visitors from all over the world to this new experience We will work hard with our new partners An Post to create one of the best visitor experiences in the country and look forward to the challenge of creating some real excitement at the very heart of Dublin About Shannon Heritage Shannon Heritage is one of Ireland s largest and longest running visitor experience operators It manages seven day visitor attractions among these six castles and four evening entertainment options in Clare Limerick Galway and Dublin The company has been in business for over 50 years and manages attractions such as Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and its mediaeval castle banquets King John s Castle in Limerick and Malahide Castle and

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    Park will feature its ever popular Halloween Fun Games on Bank Holiday Monday October 27th from 12 pm 6pm Enjoy a Spooktacular day out for all the family Make sure to come dressed in your scariest outfit for the fancy dress competition This event will feature a Halloween Ghost Train Ride Captain Jack and his Rattling Bones Show Magic Shows with the Great Padini and Monsieur Gutso Escapologist Other scary acts include Fire eater Creepy Crypt Hallowen Games Fortune teller and much more Visitors will also be able to explore the impressive 15th century Bunratty Castle and the folk park which represents 19th century Irish life and features various rural buildins from the period and a village street complete with schoolhouse and Macs Pub Normal Admission rates apply on the day with family tickets for 2 adults 2 children 33 60 and 2 adults and up to 6 children 38 Intending visitors can also book on line beforehand at http www shannonheritage com BookNow for the best rates NEWS SPECIAL OFFERS Memmingen to West Coast of Ireland Fly from Memmingen to the West Coast of Ireland from April to October 2016 from 165 return Commemorating the events of April 1916

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  • - Shannon Heritage
    afternoon said John Ruddle Chief Executive Shannon Heritage The Folk Park will host musical events from 1 00pm to 5 00pm on Sunday 28th September as part of the Bunratty Banjo Puckers Festival which is taking place in locations around Bunratty from the 26th to the 28th September Among the artists performing in the Folk Park on Sunday 28th are Bog Standard String Band performing an Oldtimey Concert Full Throttle who will entertain visitors with a traditional concert Also on hand to entertain will be Saint John the Gambler with a Gypsy Swing Concert and the Moron Brothers from the USA will perform a Bluegrass Concert In addition the Bunratty Folk Park Bean a Ti Woman of the house will demonstrate the art of bread baking and butter making and generously offer delicious tastings The village school master will greet children and adults as they hand over their customary sod of turf for the tiny school room fire Visitors will be able to soak up the atmosphere of the musicians and the Strawboys performing in the Folk Park Village Street during the afternoon All are welcome to enjoy traditional storytelling by the resident Seanachai the music and dancing the sheaf throwing demonstrations and the Tug of War A full listing of events and the times for each will be on view at the reception to Bunratty Folk Park Normal admission rates apply Special family tickets will be available No reservations necessary For more information on Bunratty Folk Park visit www shannonheritage com Note to Editor About the Bunratty Banjo Pickers Festival artists performing at Bunratty Folk Park on Sunday 28th September 2014 Saint John the Gambler Saint John the Gambler play exciting Alt Gypsy Swing music with a dance inducing spirit This Dublin based band has melded sounds from bygone

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    day of autumn and the start of the harvest season Shannon Heritage are delighted to offer visitors to Craggaunowen the opportunity to celebrate Lughnasa in style on Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th of August from 11 00 am to 5 00 pm each day The event will be staged by Claíomh Living History Group whose members have many years of experience as historical interpreters and living history specialists Mr Ruddle continued Claíomh Living History Group will give visitors a unique glimpse of what living conditions were like for Hiberno Norse families living in a Crannóg On display will be a range of replica Viking Age clothing artefacts weapons and silverwork A number of showcase events from different time periods are planned over the weekend including a display of 13th century Anglo Norman drill and a hand to hand combat demonstration Described as Ireland s Golden Age the Early Christian period will also be brought to life for visitors The action will be based around the Ring Fort at Craggaunowen where a range of aspects of life from 2nd to 8th century Ireland will be demonstrated including cookery A legendary Irish chariot which is a reconstruction based on High Cross carvings and literary references will also be on display for visitors to view at the Ring Fort The Medieval period will be recreated at 16th century Craggaunowen Castle and on the green in front of the Castle Visitors will be able to see demonstrations of 16th century clothing and also gain an insight into 15th and 16th century military life with a display of clothing arms and armour A full programme of events for the day will be available at the Craggaunowen admissions building With an emphasis on value for money Shannon Heritage is offering a special family ticket for 2

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    an era of Viking invasion Brian emerged as a great leader who assumed the High Kingship of Ireland in 1002 During his reign Ireland enjoyed peace and prosperity To commemorate this great High King of Ireland the Clare County Council have published a County Clare Trail Map which provides information on all the Brian Ború and O Brien sites in County Clare and the Clare County Council to mark the 1000th celebrations of Brian Boru and the battle of Clonrtarf have published the County Clare Festivals and Events Guide There is also a 2014 national program of events which will center on four key locations with links to Brian s life Killaloe in Co Clare Brian s birthplace and seat of Brian Boru s High Kingship Cashel in Co Tipperary where Brian was crowned High King of Ireland Clontarf in Dublin where Brian died and Armagh where Brian Boru is buried Full details on the programme of events marking the 1000th anniversary of The Battle of Clontarf is available at http www brianborumillennium ie category killaloe NEWS SPECIAL OFFERS Memmingen to West Coast of Ireland Fly from Memmingen to the West Coast of Ireland from April to October 2016 from

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  • - Shannon Heritage
    depicting what life was like in the Castle during its turbulent history Stilt walkers medieval musicians and a jester added to the celebrations The new Castle attraction provides a time travel experience which uses the latest technology to give people a unique opportunity to explore Limerick and the Castle as never before It is an exciting ultra modern visitor experience with a dramatic history of over 800 years of stories There is a stunning looking glass exhibition area which provides a window to the past Here people can walk through the historical exhibitions with people outside able to look in and people inside will be able to look out The Castle will be open all year round closing for 3 days over the Christmas period Admission prices are being held at 2012 rates adults 9 00 seniors 6 65 children under 5 will have free admission family rate 2 adults and 2 children 20 60 2 adults and up to 6 children 23 50 Tickets can be purchased at the site or booked online at the newly revamped Shannon Heritage website www shannonheritage com Notes to Editor About the Redevelopment The King John s Castle redevelopment project is being supported by Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport through a grant of 4 7 million with the balance of the funding being met by Shannon Development About the Visitor Experience at King John s Castle Touch screen technology connects visitors to exciting tales of siege and warfare A dazzling array of computer generated imagery animations and ghostly projections are all part of this remarkable experience Its cutting edge audio visuals and 3D models all combine to help visitors delve into the Castle s history Discovery drawers unveiling Castle treasure a cannon game a treasure hunt and a Siege street in the Castle courtyard are just a few of the surprises which visitors can expect They can try on historic costumes 18th century dresses or chainmail tunics There is something here for everyone to enjoy Costumed characters will roam the site bringing history to life On their journey through the exhibition visitors will meet Nicholas the Master Mason a lively character who may even share some of the valuable secrets of his trade or indeed set you to work Among the other array of colourful characters are Willem the cheerful Moneyer King John s Castle had its own mint and the grim Constable Roger De Lees In the Castle courtyard visitors will get a sense of the bustling activity that took place here including the blacksmith s workshop complete with tools and weapons Visitors can explore the Norman medieval campaign tent and the walkway in the remains of the Great Hall of the Castle built circa 1280 They can step into the sanctuary of the chapel to take a quiet moment Each of the Castle towers has been dressed to re create the daily operation of a busy military castle complete with armoury and mint Treasures uncovered at

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    are the all new Captain Jack s Spooktacular Show Unicycle Show and the Monsieur Gusto Escapologist Traditional and entertaining games of snap apple and coin bobbing will be available throughout the Park Elsewhere in the Park cackling witches will cast spells over boiling cauldrons and our resident fortune teller will spin chilling tales of vengeful spirits A creepy crypt awaits all who dare to enter the basement of 15 th century BunrattyCastle with ghoulish characters such as Dracula and Frankenstein lying in wait to greet the unsuspecting guest Of course the Thriller Dance Group remains a firm favourite The Great Padini will perform shows in the Folk Park throughout the afternoon displaying an array of magical tricks to impress even the most accomplished witches and warlocks Visitors can also experience exhilarating and gut wrenching encounters with lizards snakes owls scorpions and not for the faint hearted a very scary looking Tarantula spider Whilst the young spooks are getting into the spirit of things adults will have an opportunity to take a stroll around the Folk Park watch superb demonstrations of baking butter making and milling and enjoy traditional Irish music and dance on the Village Street Visitors can relax with a refreshing cuppa and a slice of Barmbrack in the Village Tea Rooms or delicious meal in Mac s Pub Traditional Halloween Barmbrack contained various objects baked into the brack such as a pea a stick a piece of cloth a coin and a ring Each item when received in the slice was supposed to carry a meaning to the person concerned the pea the person would not marry that year the stick would have an unhappy marriage or continually be in disputes the piece of cloth would have bad luck or be poor the coin would enjoy good fortune

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  • - Shannon Heritage
    Items You are here Home News Items News and Events Spooky Tales at King John s Castle Limerick Sat Oct 26th Sun Oct 27th Bring the kids to King John Castle this Saturday Sunday Oct 26th 27th for a great day out normal admission rates apply and reservations are necessary Enjoy spooky tales every half hour from 1 pm with the last tale at 3 30 pm Visitors can also enjoy the brand new visitor exerience at King John s Castle which re opened last Summer after a 5 7 million redevelopment featuring touch screen technology and a dazzling array of computer generated imagery Relax afterwards in our panoramic cafe The castle is open this weekend from 9 30 am to 5 30 pm last admission 4 pm and from Tuesday Oct 29th the Winter opening times will be 9 30 am 4 30 pm last admission 3 15 pm NEWS SPECIAL OFFERS Memmingen to West Coast of Ireland Fly from Memmingen to the West Coast of Ireland from April to October 2016 from 165 return Commemorating the events of April 1916 with King John s Castle Limerick King John s Castle is running a schools competition throughout March and

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