Review: Dalriada Festival at Glenarm Castle

What an amazing Bank Holiday weekend we had! I’m just back to work today feeling really refreshed! (if slightly sunburnt…)

One of the highlights for me was spending the day at the Dalriada Festival on Sunday at Glenarm Castle.

I’ve been to Glenarm quite a few times and always enjoy it, but I had never been to the festival.

I’ve friends who go every year and say it’s a brilliant day out, so I was looking forward to going, especially seeing that the line-up included old favourites East 17…! (I’m a 90s boyband fanatic.)

We arrived about midday and spent over 7 hours exploring the whole festival, including visiting the Walled Garden, enjoying the fun fair rides, watching fairytale performances, eating our way around the food stalls, buying local gifts and crafts, and sitting in the sun and enjoying the music on the main stage.

To be honest we were very jealous we hadn’t camped as the set up was fantastic and we could have spent even longer there, except Niamh hadn’t slept all day and was getting quite sleepy. (She was too busy on bouncy castles, dancing, and eating ice-cream and a full 7-inch woodfired pizza to herself!!)

We would definitely consider camping/glamping next year to make the most of it as there were quite a few things we just didn’t get to do in one day.

We had such a fun day out, with the weather really making it, and it was great to see the place so packed and buzzing.

If you haven’t been before, check out the my video and slideshow of the highlights below!


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Disclaimer: Entrance tickets were gifted, but everything else (activities, rides, presents, food and drink etc) were paid for. All views are my own. 

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