Bagenal’s Castle to become a ‘Carnival of Delights’

On Friday 19th of October guests will make their way through a big top style entrance in Bagenal’s castle into a carnival party with an on-site bar, the best of local food and drink, and a live DJ. Local producers include Food NI members; Kilmegan Cider & Whitewater Brewery as well as Food to Go members, Fancy Fox Limited!

Bagenal’s Castle courtyard will host food trucks serving sweet treats, artisan street food, and Northern Irish top quality tea and coffee. Inside, guests can try out local craft beer, cider, and gin in a series of tastings.

Throughout the night, castle visitors can expect performances from ‘dangerous harpist’ Ursula Burns, comedian Paul Currie, burlesque dancers, magicians, and fire dancers. They’re also invited to stop by a mysterious fortune teller, or roll up to some Street Countdown and a Sideshow Ramone performance.

The ‘Carnival of Delights’ will take place on Friday 19th of October in Newry & Mourne Museum, Bagenal’s Castle from 6.30pm – 11.00pm.

Tickets for this strictly over-18s event are £10 and available to book online:

The event kicks off ‘The Late Shift’ – a series of after-dark, adults-only happenings in museums across Northern Ireland this autumn.  The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Tourism NI, and the Department for Communities as part of European Year of Cultural Heritage.