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Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival

Shane's Castle, Antrim, County Antrim, BT41 4ND
Exciting Living History in the ruins of the old castle


The Irish Game Fair is the only major country sports event in Ireland in 2022. Its all Ireland focus is enhanced by the support of Ireland's only specialist magazine 'Irish Country Sports & Country Life, the Virtual Game Fair, the recently published 'Irish County Sports – A HERITAGE' book and the involvement of the major sporting organisations.

Along with its focus on this large and committed all-Ireland sporting audience, the Fair has an unrivalled breadth and depth of appeal as a comprehensive, family-focused celebration of Irish country life. The 10am-5.30 pm daily programme includes:

Countrysports: International competitions with unrivalled prize funds.

Fine Food & Crafts Festival: arguably the highlight of a large, tented village of country living retailers, this was recognised as one of NI's best by the Daily Telegraph, Delicious magazine and BBC Farmer's Country Showdown.

Living History Festival: Living History Ireland's encampment and re-enactments bring to life Antrim's and NI's history in an entertaining and educational fashion.

Entertainment in 3 arenas including country sports elements, Medieval action, muzzle loaders, living history, dog shows and agility, falcons, ferrets, horse (and donkey) drawn vehicles.

Excellent visitor services including comprehensive food and drink offerings and facilities over a well-organised, signposted site

With its very central historic location on Lough Neagh; its unique NI and ROI country sports appeal; its Living History Festival and its award winning Fine Food Festival; the Irish Game Fair truly 'embraces Tourism NI's 'Giant Spirit' brand in delivering a complete and unique NI visitor experience of country life and Antrim/NI history

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  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors

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  • COVID-19 measures in place

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  • On site parking
  • Station nearby

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Child£5.00 per ticket
Family£25.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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