Slieve Gullion Courtyard Development is staging a unique event at Slieve Gullion Courtyard on Saturday 23rd September celebrating European connections with the region.

The event, Failte Europe, will celebrate the contribution our European neighbours make to our local communities and highlight their musical, cultural heritage.

The event -which is free to enter - takes place on Saturday 23rd September from 11-5pm and offers a varied programme including Polish, Bulgarian and Irish Dance, the community Ukulele orchestra, Russian Choir and a full programme for children with face painting, straw craft, European Flower Craft Workshop, drumming workshop and Giant Hoola Hoop Bubbles and guided tours of the Giant’s Liar.

There’ll also be European Food Market featuring sweet and savoury treats from Bulgaria, Poland and Spain among others.

Chair of Newry Mourne Down District Council Chair Cllr Roisin Mulgrew pictured with Chair of Slieve Gullion Courtyard Development Mary Martin, Aine Hughes, Irish Dancing 4 Fun, Renata Carter from Koniczyna Polish Dance Group, Ojesja Martinova, Anna and 3 yrd Alicia Phillips from Russian Speaking Community NI Rosinka Choir.
Chair of Newry Mourne Down District Council Chair Cllr Roisin Mulgrew pictured with Chair of Slieve Gullion Courtyard Development Mary Martin, Aine Hughes, Irish Dancing 4 Fun, Renata Carter from Koniczyna Polish Dance Group, Ojesja Martinova, Anna and 3 yrd Alicia Phillips from Russian Speaking Community NI Rosinka Choir.

Failte Europe Day represents a significant investment by Slieve Gullion Courtyard Development Ltd and is supported by Newry Mourne Down District Council, District Electoral Area and Ring of Gullion.

Chair or the Slieve Gullion Partnership Mary Martin said: “This is a unique event and we are thrilled to host it in the wonderful setting of the historic Slieve Gullion Courtyard. We look forward to welcoming European communities, local people and families from across Newry, Mourne & Gullion region to enjoy the colourful multi-cultural programme, music and activities all day as part of our Failte Europe Celebrations.”

Additional parking will be offered on the day – follow the road signage and steward guidance.

For more information visit the event page on Slieve Gullion Courtyard.