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Anyone may turn up on the day: Magnus Barelegs


All Day Event: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:00 am
 
Magnus Barelegs Festival

Saturday 20st September 2008
Delamont Country Park, Downpatrick, Co. Down.

Camping available on site from Friday 19th - plastic tents must be taken down during hours when public are on site.
Break Camp Sunday Morning.
Usual campsite facilities are available near the park; for details see: http://www.downdc.gov.uk/template1.asp? ... Ame=Advice

Saturday Schedule:
Public on site 12pm-6pm

11:50am Living History displays available
12:00pm Public Arrive
Ships Arrive and Magnus' men approach the Settlement
2:30pm Main Battle - ends with death of King Magnus and realisation of his identity by locals.
3:30pm Children's Battle
4:30pm Munster for Magnus' Funeral Procession
4:50pm Living History close down
5:00pm Latest Time the Boat can be lit
6:00pm Realistic time to expect that all public will be gone

Notes
* £20 expenses for first 50 participants to register. This will be paid by cheque and posted to those who have registered once LHS has been paid by organisers.
* Map of country park: http://www.downdc.gov.uk/uploads/docs/delamont_map.pdf


to register contact
Aislinn - aislinn.collins AT livinghistory.ie
Ciaran - ciaran.curran AT livinghistory.ie

Year: AD1103
The event has many attractions including:
~ A Living History Village showing how people of the time lived.
~ The Village will be attacked by Viking raiders and a Battle display will follow.
~ An opportunity for younger members of the audience to take part in training for young warriors.
~ Archery displays and of course the funeral procession of Magnus Barelegs culminating in the burning of a viking longship.
~ This year the boat burning will be done by 6 archers who will fire burning arrows into the boat.

Safety/Insurance Info
Safety Officer: Ciaran Curran
First Aiders: Aislinn Collins, Paul Brangan
First Aid Kit stored: first hut in living history area
Fire Extinguisher on-site stored: first hut in living history area

Emergency Service Numbers:
coast guard - 02891 463933
ambulance - 999
Out of hours doctor - 6pm – 8.30am 028 9260 2204
Police Station - 43 Irish Street, Downpatrick, 028 4461 1109

Nearest AED: Downe Hospital. Pound Lane. Downpatrick. 028 4461 3311


Known Online Listings/Ads:
http://www.thebestof.co.uk/downpatrick/events/132068
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Online Info re previous festivals:
http://www.killyleagh.org/magnus/index.asp
http://archives.tcm.ie/downdemocrat/200 ... ry1124.asp
http://www.montague.ie/magnusphotos04.htm

Online info about Magnus:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_III_of_Norway
http://www.irishsecrets.ie/history-secr ... /about.php
http://www.slbc.ie/history/magnus-barelegs.htm

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Event Posted By ciaranc



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