Monday 16 September 2019

Fairy trail to be launched in heritage week

Delgany Tidy Towns will hold the launch of the Delgany Fairy Trail and old burial ground tours for National Heritage Week 2019, from August 17 to 25.

The fairy trail will be launched on Saturday, August 24 from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Starting at Blind Lane of Priory Road, Delgany, the trail takes in 250 metres of magical woodland. This magical trail allows children to get close to lots of fairy action, including seeing where they live and learning about what part of nature they look after. Visitors will be given a fairy trail activity leaflet and are invited to explore.

The fairy trail will be a permanent feature in Delgany. There will be an autism and sensory friendly launch of the trail on Friday, August 23, from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. The trail is on a gradual incline and is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Delgany's heritage week events also include three guided tours of the Old Burial Ground. Located in the village centre and dating back to the 9th Century the burial ground is home to many interesting stories, including an early high granite monumental cross, moved burial stones, and a Cromwellian soldier. Tours will be given by the Old Burial Ground's custodian, Lailli De Buitlear.

The tour dates are: Sunday, August 18 from 12 midday until 1.30 p.m.; Thursday, August 22, from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and Saturday, August 24, from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Speaking about the events, Zoe Woodward of Delgany Tidy Towns said: 'We are very excited to introduce people to Delgany's Fairies and hope that lots of families will join us for this magical launch.

'The annual Heritage Week programme is a great opportunity to learn more about your local heritage and make new connections with people and stories. We'd encourage people to come along to one of the talks in the Old Burial Ground to find out more about its fascinating history,' she said.

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