Lough Boora’s Battle of Giants – Sunday 24 August 2014
Published: 18th August 2014
Witness the giants of Irish folklore take centre stage at the ultimate family event at Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly on Sunday 24 August 2014 from 12-5pm.
Children across the country are been called upon to take part in one of the most exciting events of the summer hosted by Lough Boora, in association with Barretstown.
Irish legend tells the story of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and Scottish giant, Angus once taking part in a fierce battle. This August, the legendary giants will meet again and battle it out on the spectacular grounds of Lough Boora as part of Heritage Week.
The action kicks off with a range of activities for all ages on the day including:
• two Battles of Giants with an army of little warriors;
• interactive workshops where children will be invited to make (and take home) their very own shield and axe before going into battle;
• zorbing, archery and a Fuinneamh Bounce;
• on-site entertainment;
• food stalls; and
• walking and cycling trails available throughout the park.
There is no admission charge, however attendees will be asked to donate to Barretstown children’s charity throughout the day, as part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations this year.
The event also marks the celebration of the new on-site Lough Boora Visitor Centre which will act as a point of information for families.
New signage provides route maps of designated walking trails and cycling tracks, including information on Nature & Biodiversity, Activities & Amenities, the History of Lough Boora and the Story of Bord na Móna.
For more information, visit www.loughboora.com, follow the #loughboora hashtag and connect with Lough Boora Discovery Park via Twitter @loughboorapark, Facebook and YouTube.