Sarsfield's Day Festival Weekend
Aug 08 2014 - Aug 10 2014
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Historical re-enactment to commemorate Patrick Sarsfield and the heroes of Limerick in 1690 and their heroic defence of the walled city in repelling William of Orange and his army.
Come and enjoy a whole festival weekend dedicated to Limerick's hero Patrick Sarsfield and the heroes of Limerick in 1690. Michael 'Galloping' Hogan, Ned of the Hills, Honora de Burke and the Marquis de Boisseleau and 100 fully costumed Jacobean horsemen will ride through the streets of Limerick for the first time in over 323 years!
This re-enactment commemorates Sarsfield's historical ride to Ballyneety in 1690 to intercept and blow up the Williamite munitions train, which ultimately helped defend the walled city of Limerick to repel Willam of Orange and led to the signing of the Treaty of Limerick in 1691. This will be followed by a sound and light show and a spectacular fireworks display on the river in front of King John's castle to symbolise the massive explosion created at Ballyneety in August 1690, which was heard in Clare!
For more details see event website.