Enjoy a truly traditional Saint Patrick’s Day this March as food, crafts, music and dance combine for a celebration of old Ireland at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. On Sunday 17 March and Bank Holiday Monday 18 March, the sounds of the fiddle and irresistible aroma of freshly baked soda bread will fill the air of the outdoor museum as visitors step back in time for a taste of heritage and culture.
Visitors can see traditional crafts like creel making in action and tickle the taste buds with some traditional fayre of delicious champ. Traditional live music will add extra warmth to the hearth fire as will the chance to join in a jig with the traditional set and Irish dancers. With a range of craft activities for younger children and a Saint Patrick’s Day film showing in the Picture House there will also be ample chance to rest the feet.
Ruth Turkington, the museum’s Visitor Services Manager is looking forward to celebrating the holiday with both local and international visitors: “St Patrick’s Weekend at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is one with a very deep sense of culture, where our visitors can really explore the heritage behind their Irish roots. The host of activities on offer will allow everyone to step back in time and immerse themselves in the very best of Irish traditions.”
The St Patrick’s Weekend Festival takes place at the museum on Sunday 17 March and Monday 18 March from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Advanced booking is not necessary but major event day pricing is applicable. For further programme information, please visit www.nmni.com/uftm.