The Great Georgian Banquet 2017

    TURNING THE CLOCK BACK: Time will stand still in Armagh during the last weekend in November as the annual Georgian Festival returns for a celebration of the city’s glorious and historic past. A packed schedule of events will provide an unforgettable weekend including the Great Georgian Banquet which returns on Friday, 24th November. Walking tours, mock trials and traditional horse and carriage rides will uncover the city’s secrets while the Rokeby Lecture and an event led by renowned author and historian Dan Cruickshank on Armagh’s architectural heritage will provide insights into what makes the city so unique. Georgian Day itself on Saturday, 25th November, will have over 100 merchants and stalls lining the streets with artisan produce and crafted goods including a food village, living history characters and carol singers. Now in its 14th year, Georgian Day culminates in the unmissable spectacle of the annual Animated Light Show which continues to attract thousands to watch Market House burst into life. For more information on everything taking place over the course of the Georgian Festival and details on overnight accommodation packages, visit

    The annual Great Georgian Banquet returns following a complete sell-out in 2016 on Friday 24th November from 7pm. Travel through the mists of time for an evening of gastronomy like no other at the Archbishop’s Palace. Meet Georgian characters who will entertain with the music and stories of the time.

    A sumptuous five-course menu and fine wines evoke the menus of the time, all served with a modern twist, including an artisan gin reception. Special overnight accommodation rates are available at the Armagh City Hotel or the Charlemont Arms Hotel. Book early to avoid disappointment!

    Tickets for the banquet cost £85.00/€95.00 per person

    The Great Georgian Banquet is run as part of Armagh’s much loved Georgian Festival, marking the beginning of the Christmas festive season. Historic buildings open their doors and remember Richard Robinson, enthroned as Archbishop of Armagh in 1765, and responsible for transforming Armagh into a city of stunning Georgian architecture. From its literature to fashion, arts to food, this period is still intriguing today and the Georgian Festival gives visitors a true insight into life in Armagh City during the Georgian era.

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