26 May 2010
Carrickfergus Castle is one of Northern Ireland’s most striking monuments. The Castle was built by John de Courcy soon after his 1177 invasion of Ulster and played an important military role until 1928.
With over 800 years of history behind it, there are many stories to be told about the Castle. During Archaeology Days and throughout the summer there are lots of opportunities to learn more about its history so get your diary out!
This Sunday sees our final Archery demonstration at the Castle so why not step back in time and join the archers for medieval target practice. Archery was an essential part of medieval warfare and a skilled archer could change the outcome of a battle in a matter of minutes. How good will you be?
During June Armour and Fight Demonstrations will take place at the Castle when you will have the chance to watch the knights practice their skills in medieval warfare.
Over the next few days you’ll be able to find out more about an excavation taking place at Bishops Palace in the Downhill Demesne and a special week of events to celebrate the Victorian period.
Clare Oliver works for us as Communications Manager for the Built Heritage directorate.