It’s International Fairies Day on June 24th so to celebrate we’ve picked out some fun fairy events taking place around Ireland, as well as where you can find some fairy trails which the kids will adore visiting. Here are some Fabulous Fairy Events This Summer in Ireland:
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#1. IzzyB’s Away With The Fairies Fun Day
The 4th IzzyB’s Away with the Fairies Day will take place on Sunday June 11th at Strokestown Park House in Co. Roscommon.
100% of funds raised from this year’s Fairy Day will go towards helping local children, just like IzzyB, who are undergoing cancer support treatments with raised funds going to all funds on the day are going to Lightitupgold Childhood Cancer Foundation to help Ireland’s fight against childhood cancer.
For a great day out for all the family, come and experience the magical surroundings of Strokestown Park House and Walled Garden, complete with:
- Fairy wood lands with tales from our Friends at The Irish Fairydoor Company,
- Arts and Crafts tent
- Tinkerbells Treats
- Bouncy castles
- Face painting
- The Dodie tree and The Worry tree
- Troll Bridge complete with Troll
- Pirate ship
- Climbing Wall and more!
Tickets are available online
#2. Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival
This year’s Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival takes place in Kilflynn near Tralee, Co. Kerry on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of June 2017.
Last year’s festival activities included a Magical Fairy Trail, Dancing with the Fairies, Family Picnic areas, Street Entertainment and more.
#3. Muckno Mania 2017
Mystical fairies, brave princes, royal princesses, noble kings and queens, enchanted castles and magical kingdoms will come to life this year with the 19th annual Muckno Mania Festival taking place July 6th – 9th 2017.
#4. Fairy Festival at Lough Boora Discovery Park
Bord na Móna, along with The Irish Fairy Door Company, are hosting a Fairy Festival in aid of Barretstown Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co. Offaly on Saturday 22nd July 12.30-3.30pm and this year there’s a World Record Attempt for the largest gathering of Fairies in one stunning location, so event-goers of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their best Fairy costumes and play their part.
There will be activities to entertain kids of all ages across three stages, not to mention the stunning Lough Boora Fairy Door Trail which is ready to be explored.
- Stage One will see The Irish Fairy Door Company’s resident fairies entertaining the masses with enchanting fairy tales, parachute games, giant bubbles and magnificent puppet shows with the famous Fairy Clodagh.
- Stage Two features a stunning arts and crafts area where kids can make everything fairy-related from Fairy Pencil Toppers, Fairy Wands, Fairy Pencil Toppers, Finger Fairies and Stick Fairies – an interactive hub destined to be a success with craft lovers of all ages.
- Stage Three will feature a kids disco with special dance lessons from expert fairy dancers.
Get your tickets to the magical Fairy Festival here.
#5. Fairytale Festival
This year’s Beat Fairytale Festival will take place at Shankill Castle, Kilkenny on Sunday July 23rd.
The Fairytale Festival is a magical day out for all the family, with so much to do for the little ones to make all their dreams come true. With enchanting lands, your favourite fairytale characters and so much to do for all the family, it’s a perfect day out for your little princes and princesses.
#6. Woodland Faerie Day
Kilruddery House and Gardens hosts a Woodland Faerie Day on Sunday 30th July 2017. Become a woodland faerie for a day in a spellbinding outing in Killruddery’s forests. Embark on an exciting quest with a mystical guide and experience the four elements in a fantastical journey that’s sure to enchant everyone.
#7. Elves & Fairies Day at Brigit’s Garden
The Fairy Queen and Elf King are on their way to Brigit’s Garden inviting all fairies and elves, young or old, to join them for a day of fairy magic and fun in Ireland’s award winning Celtic Gardens, on Sunday 20th August 2017, from 12.30p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Come dressed in your favourite costume as an elf or a fairy for an enchanting day!Enjoy lots of activities including fairy storytelling, epic tug-the-rope with the Elf King, Treasure Hunt, Face-painting, Crown-making and elven crafts. Lots of fun! Delicious seasonal dishes and a very special elves and fairies menu available in the Garden Café.
#8. Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival
The 2017 Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September at Rathwood, County Carlow in aid of charity Sensational Kids.
Fairies & Elves of all ages will enjoy activities such as
- decorating a wooden Fairy House which can be taken home followed by a Train Ride through the Enchanted Forest, stopping off for some fun and games in the Fairy Barn.
- The Enchanted Fairy & Elf Festival Area, where you can meet and greet lots of fairies and elves including the Tooth Fairy and enjoy great carnival games, face painting, entertainers, characters in amazing costumes and lots more.
- a visit to the onsite Maze of Ireland, the Deer Park and Rathwood Woodland Walk complete with Fairy Door Trail, Dodie Tree, Wishing Seat, Worry Tree and lots more.
Dedicated times for children with special needs are available at 9am and 9.30am each day with reduced numbers and quieter music in the festival area. A limited number of Wheelchair accessible tickets are available during ALL time slots.
Tickets for this fairy event can be purchased online at www.sensationalkids.ie
More Fairy Fun
Head to the lovely Town Park in Templemore, Co. Tipperary and walk past the lake, to find the fairy trail in the woods. Try and spot all the fairy doors, which are updated at seasonal times like Christmas and Halloween (there are about 38 we believe).
There are also two magical fairy trails to be found in Kerry: one in the wooded surrounds of Derrynane House, Caherdaniel, and the other in the woods of the Parknasilla Resort. Both are free and open to all visitors.
Erica’s Fairy Forest in Cootehill, Cavan was created by her parents Natasha and Ciaran to honour Erica’s memory and her unshakable belief in fairies and magical kingdoms. It is also a thank you to the people of Cootehill and surrounding areas whose love and support was never ending throughout Erica’s journey.
Over to you now. Do you plan to go to any of these fantastic fairy events or have we missed any fairy trails to add to our list? Tell us in the comments below.