Shenanigans at Springhill House

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VISIT Springhill from 17 to 19 March for some Shamrock Shenanigans and a fantastic weekend of culture and craic for all the family.

St Patrick’s Day will see a unique blend of Irish Folk music from Co Tyrone band Chasin’ Hooley. Visitors on 18 and 19 March can enjoy traditional music from the Armagh Rhymers who have delighted audiences all over the world with their version of music, drama, song and dance.

Springhill is less than ten minutes from Cookstown and offers a fun day out for all the family and for this weekend only, offers free admission for anyone called ‘Patrick’ (photographic ID required).

Throughout the weekend, there will be story-telling from our resident Leprechaun ‘Sneaky O’Donaghue’, traditional Irish food, crafts and demonstrations. Take a tour of the 17th Century plantation home and find the pots of gold in the house to win a prize. Children can also make St. Patrick’s Day crafts and explore the outdoor shamrock trail.

The Servants’ Hall Tea Room will be open for refreshments, as will the Well-Read Bookshop, packed with hundreds of second-hand books. Children can explore Springhill’s Play Park and enjoy a rejuvenating family walk around the estate where spring flowers and nature is coming to life.

Shamrock Shenanigans weekend will take place at Springhill from 17-19 March from 1-5pm daily. Normal admission, National Trust members and anyone called ‘Patrick’ goes free. Additional charge will apply for house tours.

For further information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ni or call Springhill on 028.8674 8210.