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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Fairy Events in Ireland 2019
#1. Woodland Faerie Day at Killruddery
A Killruddery favourite, the annual and unique event Woodland Faerie Day takes place Sunday 26th May 2019 11am-4pm. Visiting faeries will be given a map to journey through the illustrious Gardens and – in an adventure that navigates earth, wind, fire and water – restore the Magic Faerie Tree to full blossom. Splash in magic rain, sculpt mud towers, create faerie crowns and conjure animal totems from the earth. Listen for the calls of birds in the air, make offerings to the campfire and be transported by beautiful stories!
#2. Fairy Tales and Friends at Wells House
Fairy Tales & Friends takes place at Wells House on Sunday, 2nd June. You won’t want to miss this magical day full of characters from your favourite tales. Follow the wandering trails and meet other spectacular creatures, princesses & fairies and let your imagination soar.
#3. Fairy Trail at K-Fest
Enjoy the Fairy Trail at K-Fest Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June, 2019 12-5pm. Adorned with new fairy homes, handmade flowers, wind chimes, feathers, ribbons, and a very special memory tree dedicated to Eileen O’Sullivan, former member of the Killorglin Knitters Group. Kids can explore the intricacies of the magic trail, and get a chance to meet the resident fairies both days.
#4. Fairy Day Celebrations at Terra Nova Fairy Garden
The Terra Nova Fairy Garden is throwing a party for their fairies, it’s a two day party on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, 2019. The party is a special one for the fairies to celebrate their favourite day of the year. Every child will leave the party with a small gift from the fairies. Normal entrance time and fees apply. No need to book. Facepainting available on Sunday 23rd.
#5. Fairy Trails & Fairy Tales at Bunratty Castle
Little ones will have magic weaved all around them by even littler ones at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on Sunday 23rd June as the brand new Fairy Trail Experience is unveiled. To celebrate the unwrapping of this impish little trail, there is an afternoon of fairytastic fun and frolics including:
- Storytelling with the Queen of the Fairies
- Bouncing castles
- Kiddies disco
- Fairy themed treats
- Family yoga sessions and much more.
Normal admission rates apply and membership accepted for this fun-filled family day out.
#6. Enchanted Family Fairy Day at Lough Gur
An Enchanted Family Fairy Day will take place at Lough Gur on Sunday 23rd June 2019 from 1-4pm. The Lough Gur fairies have agreed to host a special fairy ball so to add to the magic boys and girls can dress up for the occasion and a King / Queen of the ball will be crowned at each dance. There will be face painting, arts & crafts, activity sheets, storytelling, design your own fairy door and take hom, Fairy Trail and more. Booking is essential.
#7. Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival
This year’s Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival takes place in Kilflynn near Tralee, Co. Kerry 29th and 30th June.
On Saturday a magical parade will take place at 7.30pm with street entertainers and the wonderful Kilflynn fairies. At the end of the parade the largest elf in the world will use magic to open the sealed treasure chest to reveal a map of the Fairy Trail which will open on the Sunday.
On Sunday 12-5pm come and enjoy the Fairy Trail, free creative workshops and play in the meadow. There will be picnic areas available, also a local food and craft fair.
Adults €5 and Children €4
#8. Fairytale Festival, Kilkenny
Beat Fairytale Festival host their annual Fairytale Festival July 21st at Woodstock Gardens, Inistioge, Co Kilkenny.
With a fairy trail, archery, bouncy castles, storytelling, arts & crafts, and fairytale characters to meet.
#9. Autumn Fairy Trail at Wells House
There’s an Autumn Fairy Trail at Wells House on Sunday, 29th of September, follow the fairies through the woods and collect the clues that will lead you to a treasure of your very own. Entry is €10 per car.
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Over to you now. Do you plan to go to any of these fantastic fairy events or have we missed any fairy happenings to add to our list? Tell us in the comments below.