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Ghan House Banquet

Marie McStay tosses a chicken leg behind her ear and ventures to Carlingford where a medieval banquet is in preparation.......

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Marie McStay visits Ghan House in Carlingford for historical intrigue and gastronomic delights in the form of a medieval banquet, but winds up in a brawl......in this case the brawl is a medieval dance reminiscent of a modern day conga !

Picture of Tommy Shields in tropical kit taken in the Red Sea just before war was declared in 1939falconry
Falconry on the menu at Ghan House

Northern Period Productions have hosted Georgian and Medieval Banquets for more than 3 years and Ghan House in Carlingford is the latest venue to receive a makeover.

Authentic costumes, Broad sword fighting, falcons, story telling, medieval dancing, jesters, jugglers and a delicious array of mouth watering food from the 13th century ( not literally ) completes the "living history " makeover : -

A basket of fishes, Carlingford mussels, venison, a suckling pig, sweet meats, puddings, ales and wines, all served on your individual 'trencher' - a plate made of bread to soak up all the tasty juices from the banquet.

Picture of Tommy Shields in tropical kit taken in the Red Sea just before war was declared in 1939knife juggler
The chef multi-tasks for more medieval entertainment

Derek Watson of Northern Period Productions reveals the historical aspect of holding the banquet at Carlingford and sets the scene for what the guests can expect as they take their seats for a trip back to the early 1200's, as Hugh de Lacy, Earl of Ulster celebrates his Earldom in style.....

 

Listen to Marie and Derek describe the banquet

 

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Sophie - Oct '06
Hi what sort of food you would have for a banquet?


 

 

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