The Irish Game & Country Fair Fine Food Festival
The Irish Game & Country Fair Fine Food Festival is part of the Great Game Fairs of Ireland brand which also includes the Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle, Antrim and the Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine.
Birr Castle Garden & Demense
27th August to 28th August 2016
The fair at Birr Castle is recognised as a major event for those who live, work or play in the Irish Countryside. As the national game fair of Ireland, it stages a number of international competitions and displays including clay pigeon shooting, archery, carriage driving, fly casting, dog shows, and gundog competitions.
In addition, the event has wide family appeal from cognate country living attractions such as the Fine Food Festival with cookery demos by celebrity chefs; a Living History Village (including exciting medieval jousting displays and encampments); a huge tented village of trade stands offering great country lifestyle shopping; lots of 'have a go' opportunities and two action packed arena programmes.
Don't miss all the attractions of the Birr Castle Demesne including the world famous gardens, Science museum and Ireland's largest Tree House which are open to the public.
The lighting of the Uisneach beacon fire was the signal for igniting fires on many hills across the whole island creating a unique ‘fire eye’ with Uisneach being the pupil. This heralded the coming of summer.
Time: 2nd December 2028