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Wednesday 13 July, 2016 | 8:00 am - Sunday 17 July, 2016 | 6:00 pm
Oh, beware the town of Castlewellan this coming July. For rumour has it that strange happenings will be afoot! If your goats go missing, massive footprints are found disturbing your dahlias, or a strange, foul smell assails your nostrils, they could be signs that a rare and monstrous creature is lurking just beneath your hedge or close behind the wheelie bins!! He’s mean, he’s green and he’s not very clean… agh!… TROLL!!!
Well there’s only one thing to do when a Scandinavian troll is let loose in the district and that’s employ some scandinavian warriors to come and catch him. So, fortunately the Magnus vikings will be setting up camp in the Lower Square, where you can help them to track down the offending beast, in Soma Festivals “Great Troll Hunt.” On hand to help you (or not as the case may be) are Viking troll detectives Ivarr Grosbotum and Stanki Windibot.
You can climb on board the Viking story boat and be gripped by Viking myths and legends (too scary for very young children!)
Watch the Irish slaves cooking bread over the campfire or help ease their servitude by helping with the butter making.
Other free activities include:
- Viking Children’s games
- Children’s have a go traditional long bow archery
- Children’s battle drill
- Have a go Viking tapestry
- Make your own braided viking head band
- Make a warrior’s helmet
- Viking Dressing-up Booth
See displays of:
- Ancient battle techniques
- Dark ages weaponry
- Viking spinning and weaving
- Beekeeping (tbc)
Also, medieval trade stalls selling hand made Viking and medieval goods.
Troll hunt instructions available from the Viking Village, Lower Square.