When you think of medieval times it evokes images of chivalrous knights battling on muddy fields, fair maidens dancing around Maypoles and festivals of celebration much like the Medieval May Day event that takes place in Holywood on 3 May, from 10am – 4pm.
Medieval May Day in Holywood, organised by North Down Borough Council in partnership with Holywood and District Community Council, has always been a well loved day out with free entertainment for the whole family and this year proves no different with family friendly activities taking place throughout the day including dancing around Ireland’s only surviving Maypole.
Commenting on the event, Wendy Smith, North Down Borough Council said, ‘We have so many activities crammed into Holywood’s town center for this years Medieval May Day from specialty stalls to the medieval arena and at the centre of it all we have our fantastic Maypole; it really does promise to be a fantastic day out for the whole family.’
Come along and enjoy the festival atmosphere from 10am in Holywood town center where visitors will be treated to lots of top-class entertainment including jesters, acrobats and fighting knights from 12noon – 4pm in the medieval arena. There will also be two sessions of maypole dancing performed at 10.15am and 11.45am as well as the traditional crowning of the May Queen at 12noon.
The day also includes a specialty market and charity stalls all taking place from 10am and 4pm.
For further information please contact Bangor Tourist Information Centre, Quay Street, Bangor. Tel: 028 9127 0069 or www.northdowntourism.com