The Festival of Ferns Parade kicks off at 12pm and will tell the story of the legend of St. Aidan and St. David, forming a visual spectacle representing the journeys that took place between Ireland and Wales.
The Sea Monster will represent the crossing by St. Aidan to Wales. A giant beehive and a swarm of bees will represent St. Aidan departing Wales with David’s blessings and the founding of the monastery in Ferns by St. Aidan.
The Horsemen of Éire will accompany the parade on horseback and dressed in medieval costumes, setting the tone for the festivities to follow in the castle. Leading the parade will be the Bloco Garman drummers, certain to amplify the medieval atmosphere.
The Festival of Ferns Parade will lead spectators to Ferns Castle for a magnificent, medieval jousting display from the Horsemen of Éire. The Castle ‘jousting grounds’ will also play host to an afternoon of lots of family fun entertainment.