Prestigious Caledon Estate and Castle will be welcoming the general public for the first time in 20 years.
One of the finest properties in County Tyrone, Caledon Castle has announced that it will be opening the gates to its 3,000 acre woodland estate for the first time in over two decades, to welcome members of the public to a craft fair and family fun day, which will be held on Saturday 20th June.
For over 200 years, the prestigious estate has been maintained as the private home of the Alexander family, and throughout its 400 year-old history has played host to Royalty and dignitaries from across the world.
The current residents are the 7th Earl of Caledon and his wife, Lady Caledon. Much to the excitement of the local residents, Lord and Lady Caledon have announced their intention to host a family day and will open the estate to welcome the public on Saturday, 20th June, 2015, starting at midday.
The day promises to be full of family fun and entertainment, with a range of attractions to be held in the grounds of the estate, with special guest, Dame Mary Peters. All proceeds will go to St. John’s Parish Church in Caledon. Visitors will be able to spend the day in and around Caledon Estate, and will be able to enjoy live music, bouncy castles, a hog roast, barbecues, afternoon tea and there will even be the opportunity to take a guided walk around the normally private grounds.
Lord Caledon commented: “My wife and I are thrilled to be welcoming members of the community and beyond to the Caledon Estate. Plans are well underway to ensure everybody has a fantastic family day, and it’s all for a good cause. We would like to encourage visitors of all ages to come and take part.”
Church Warden and member of the Organising Committee, David Livingstone, commented: “I am delighted to be involved in the organisation of this memorable event, in the grounds of the beautiful and historic Caledon Castle.
The last time we held an event like this was over 20 years ago with many thousands visiting from all over Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. We hope that as many people will attend this year and that we can raise much needed funds for our local church, St. John’s Parish.
David concluded: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lord and Lady Caledon for their hospitality and their generosity in allowing us to use the grounds of their spectacular home.”
The event will be held at Caledon Estate, Caledon, Co. Tyrone on Saturday 20th June 2015 at 12:00pm. Entrance is £5.00 per person (under 12 FREE) with free car parking. Dogs on leads welcome.