Belfast Telegraph

Festive Armagh pays tribute to Georgian past

By Staff Reporter

Tens of thousands of people converged on Armagh over the weekend to celebrate the city's Georgian heritage.

The 14th Georgian Festival, Northern Ireland's largest festive outdoor event, included mock trials and tours at the court house, Shades Of The Past evening walking tours on the Mall, a children's market at the Shambles Yard, and the Great Georgian Banquet at the Archbishop's Palace.

Georgian Day, the centrepiece of the area's cultural calendar, welcomed more than 100 market stallholders, choristers, living history characters and a plethora of activities and attractions for the thousands that helped to throng the streets.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Gareth Wilson described the event as "an unrivalled success for the city".

He said it showcased the "glorious heritage of the Georgian era".

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