Date: 6 June 2015
The Duke and Duchess of Abercorn are to host a spectacular summer fete within the grounds of beautiful Baronscourt Estate in support of the Woodland Trust’s Centenary Woods project on Saturday 6 June 2015.
The event will support the creation of a First World War Centenary Wood. The Trust’s new wood, just outside Derry/Londonderry, will commemorate the sacrifice made by soldiers from the 32 counties of Ireland.
Explore and enjoy Baronscourt and its beautiful surroundings – with woodland, parkland, gardens and house offering a warm welcome and brimming agenda.
His Grace, the Duke of Abercorn will open the event and the magnificent grounds of the Estate to visitors on Saturday 6 June, from 10:30 to 17:30.
Attractions will include:
• Helicopter rides provided by Cutting Edge (£35 per person)
• Antiques fair in the Stable Yard ‘Carriage House’
• Antiques roadshow under a marquee in the Stable Yard. Antique enthusiasts can bring their own items to be valued free of charge, thanks to Adams Auctioneers from Dublin
• WW1 memorabilia and talks – courtesy of the Somme Association and UTV’s Paul Clark – await historians in the Power House
• Craft fair in the Stables
• Plant stall in the Old Garden Centre, organised by Gary Baird
• Guided tours of the House (£10 per adult, £5 per child)
• Informal access to the gardens
• A guided woodland walk through the forests at Baronscourt, with Peter Archdale
• Vintage vehicle display
• St Joseph’s Brass Band
• Pipes and drums
• Climbing wall
• Fishing competition on the lakes run by the Loughs Agency. (A charge will apply)
• Irish Dancing and Highland Dancing (the McConomy School of Irish Dancing and the Blue Thistle Dancers)
• Bouncing castle
• Ice cream van
• Teas in the Stable Yard kitchen provided by the local Parish Church
• Wolf & Devour – Street Food Trailer