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Mayo Day Celebrates – The French Connection

April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Mayo Day presents a weekend of family fun with our Flagship event being held this year in Castlebar.

As we bring history to life, experience “Life in Another Time in a Military Camp”. A great way to find out about what the soldiers and rebels of 1798 were really like and did.

Find out what daily life was like for a soldier in 1798. Come and meet with authentically uniformed French and British re-enactors and Irish Rebel Pikemen and Women in a typical 1798 military camp, complete with tents, muskets, swords, sabres, cannons, marching, combat drills, and much more.

Stroll through historic Castlebar and experience the sights and sounds of a traditional market harking back to 1798, including traditional food stalls, skilled craft demonstrations, costumed entertainers, walkabout performers and live entertainment.

On Sunday, experience the spectacular 1798 battle re-enactment of “The Races of Castlebar” – when a combined force of 2,000 French troops and Irish rebels routed a force of 6,000 British militia – along with several other fantastic Living History Events when the renowned In Humbert’s Footsteps comes to town.

Complete with authentically uniformed and armed re-enactors from France, Ireland, England and Northern Ireland, the main battle spectacle will take place on the May Bank Holiday weekend 2017.

Please see brochure below for full schedule of events:

Mayo Day 2017 Poster


April 28, 2017
April 30, 2017


Mayo County Council – Tourism Section
094 9047555

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