Events

The Siege of Carrickfergus

Monday 26 August 2019
Castle Green, Carrickfergus

The Siege of Carrickfergus

Monday 26 August

Castle Green, Carrickfergus 12noon to 4pm

Visitors and local families can once again experience the Re-enactment of Schomberg’s Siege of Carrickfergus. This free event includes re-enactment groups and military encampments, live cannons and musket firing bringing the famous battle to life as well as something for the little ones to enjoy.

All spectators can travel “back in time” and witness Carrickfergus Castle under siege by King William III’s forces, led by the Duke of Schomberg against the Jacobite Irish commanding forces that took place in 1689.

This annual event marks an important milestone in the history of both the castle and the town. It provides families and visitors alike with a taste of these significant historical events, which took place here.

Why not make this a date in your diary as the last public holiday of the summer?