Armagh hosts festival for World Meeting of Families
Pope Francis pays his first visit to Ireland next month for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin and events are being held in dioceses around the country to coincide with the opening ceremony.
The Archdiocese of Armagh and Armagh City will host an opening festival on the evening of Tuesday August 21st, beginning at 5pm in the Shambles Market.
The festival is free to all and includes music, dance, bouncy castles, face painting and a wide range of other activities, for people of all ages. Among the performers who will be providing music and song on the day are Malachi Cush, Andrea Begley, Cliona Hagan, Niamh McGlinchy and Anna Plata Kostecka to name but a few performers on the day. Dancers from Carol Leavy's School of Irish Dancing, Blackrock, will lead the possession from the Shambles Market to St Patrick's Cathedral, where Archbishop Eamon Martin will lead the congregation in evening prayer.
No tickets are required for the event and a free bus will depart from outside St Patrick's, Dundalk at 3.45pm, first come, first served.