The Folly Festival - Saturday 20th July

Daytime Events

We are still working on our full programme of events but here are some of the ones we already have planned!

Guided Walk up Cullohill Mountain

The day’s event will kick off early with a guided walk up Cullohill Mountain at 9am. Breakfast will be served on the way back down courtesy of Paddy O’ Cereals. This event was hugely popular last year and a great way to start the day!  Registration from 8.30am. €5 per person or free to those with a weekend ticket.

Family Fun @ Nancy’s Yard

Once again this year, the courtyard of Cullohill Castle will become the venue for a super afternoon of fun and games for children. We will have last year’s favourites back as well as some new events. Entry into Nancy’s Yard is €5 per child and includes the cost of all activities. Adults are free of charge.

Dog Show

A hugely successful and fun event last year, precious pooches will once again strut their stuff in the hope of winning a prize.  A nominal entry fee will apply.

Art Exhibition

There will be an Art Exhibition of paintings from local artists.

‘Use your Loaf’ with Caitriona Bolger

Get your hands dusty, floury & messy as you re-create bread just as the residents of Cullohill Castle did more than 500 years ago! Learn what they meant by no waste and spend some time actually making flour yourself. Then you’ll make a bread similar to what they had every day – and you can compare it to your favourite bread today! This children’s event will require pre-booking. More information to follow.

‘The Great Folly Bake’

New to this year’s event will be a competition which will see the best home bakers and jam makers bring their finest creations to compete against each other across various categories including brown bread, apple tart, Victoria Sponge and Jam.W