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St Patrick’s Festival: Wreath masterclass, a music workshop and virtual tours

Make a statement on your front door this spring with a showstopper floral wreath!

Join professional florist Kathryn Stafford from ‘The Posy Barn’ for a luxury wreath-making masterclass.  Fire up your artistic flair and create something utterly gorgeous to adorn your front door, which will be the envy of all your neighbours.

During this one-hour demonstration, Kathryn will guide you through the process step-by-step, teaching top tips & techniques to create a beautiful fragrant wreath using an abundance of spring foliage, berries, ribbons & accessories.  You will learn basic floristry skills on how to condition and care for your flowers as well as the tools and materials required to complete your stunning wreath.

No experience necessary to enjoy this wreath masterclass, just a willingness to learn and then give it a go yourself.

Saint Patrick’s Wreath Masterclass, 10am – 10.45am, Saturday 13 March

This event will be available to view, free of charge through Visit Armagh Youtube and social media channels

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Virtual Tour Bronte Centre and Homeland: 12.00-12.30pm, Saturday 13 March

This event will be available to view, free of charge through Visit Armagh Youtube and social media channels

Follow the story of Patrick Brontë and his family through the buildings that survive within the rolling hills of County Down.

Patrick Bronte was born at Drumballyroney near Rathfriland on 17th March 1777.  The Brontë Homeland Drive starts at Drumballyroney Church and School, where Patrick Brontë taught and preached.

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The Staff, The Snake and The Shamrock – Dr Rachel Moss, 3pm -4pm, Saturday 13 March

This event is free to attend, but pre-booking is essential through Visit Armagh website

The image of a bearded man wearing a mitre and carrying a staff or crozier has become almost synonymous with the patron saint of Ireland, in particular when his vestments are green and adorned with shamrocks and a snake slithers around his feet.

However, were a contemporary of Patrick to be confronted with such an image, it is certain that he would not recognize the Saint in the form with which we are familiar today.

This illustrated talk by Dr Rachel Moss of Trinity College Dublin will look at how St Patrick has been portrayed in art across the centuries.

Fiddle/Music Workshop with Ann Lyttle, 5.00pm – 5.45pm

This event will be available to view, free of charge free of charge through Visit Armagh Youtube and social media channels

Enjoy a musical workshop and get the toes tapping in the comfort of your own home.

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Celebrate St Patrick Video, 7pm – 9pm

This event will be available to view free of charge through Visit Armagh Youtube and social media channels

An invitation to Celebrate St Patrick in words, music and dance in the glorious setting of St Patrick’s Cathedral (R.C.) in Armagh.

Choirs and choral music are at the heart of this exciting mix of traditional and classical, as the ancient and modern, the reflective and exuberant, the sacred and secular, all combined to create a unique recording from a unique location for the most celebrated saint in the world.

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