Wallace Park the venue for Ulster-Scots festival

Wallace Park will play host to a celebration of Ulster-Scots heritage at the Forgaitherin Festival this month.

The festival, which is free and supported by Lisburn council, will take place on Saturday, August 10, between 2pm-5pm and promises to be a great day out for families and visitors to the city.

Chairman of Lisburn City Council’s Economic Development Committee, Alderman Allan Ewart explained; “Lisburn’s Forgaitherin will include all the traditional elements of Ulster-Scots culture including music, dancing and crafts, as well as a variety of activities to keep the children entertained.”

Gillian Pearson from the Ulster-Scots Agency said: “Ulster-Scots is much more than a language and an event like Lisburn’s Forgaitherin will show locals and visitors what the culture means to Ulster and how the traditions have become mainstream in our everyday lives.”

Leading up to the event look out for ‘Wallace’, a brave Scotsman who will be making his way around Lisburn and beyond. Follow his journey on facebook (visitlisburn) and join him on at the Lisburn’s Forgaitherin. For further information go to: visitlisburn.com.

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