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Airfield is delighted to announce that the Airfield Woolapalooza Sheep Festival is back to celebrate all things sheep!
Newly reopened Airfield Estate is re-awakening with a full programme of exciting and fun filled sheep activities for this May Bank Holiday Weekend.
Bring you and your family along for two full days of sheep, sheep, and more sheep! Activities will range from sheep dog trials and felt making workshops, weaving, face painting and of course sheep shearing demonstrations.
Keep an eye out for Merino the talking sheep who has many tall tales to tell about life at Airfield.
Family Fun Tip:- As some activities are outdoors, maybe wet weather gear is advised.
Airfield Woolapalooza Activities
Sheep Dog Trials:
Watch Denis and Tweed the famous sheepdog round-up the Airfield herd in the sheepdog trials! This is an amazing experience to see how farmer and dog work together to move the sheep throughout the field.
The Guild of Irish Spinners, Weavers and Dyers will be here with engaging workshops and demonstrations showcasing traditional wool crafting from ‘Sheep to shawl’. They will be also holding drop in craft clubs for all ages to get to grips with all things weaving, spinning, dyeing and carding!
Woolapalooza Live Céilí:
Throw on the dancing wellies and take to the floor at the Woolapalooza Live Céilí and enjoy our traditional music and dance
Jersey Herd Exhibition
The Jersey herd at Airfield Estate dates back to the Overend Family who left the Estate to the public in 1974! Learn all about the history of our herd in our special exhibition.
Down on the Farmyard:
Take part in the daily farmyard activities including egg collection, Jersey herd milking and tasting, animal feeding and donkey grooming.
Barber Rodney will be giving the Airfield herd their annual trim and will be demonstrating his skills in shearing! See how he uses the electric shears alongside the more traditional hand shears.
Dine & Drink:
Grab a mouth-watering breakfast or lunch in Overends Kitchen, sip on Airfield milky lattes from the Stables Cafe. Tuck into baked delights, and enjoy the smoky goodness of the all-day BBQ with world renowned Chef Robin Gill and Airfield’s Culinary Lead Luke Matthews. Sample delicious goodies from some of Airfield’s favourite suppliers.
Get down and dirty with farm tours in the company of the Airfield farmers and catch the fascinating display of vintage farm machinery. Drop into one of the many food, farming, safety, science and gardening talks happening throughout the festival.
Make & Play:
Wander through lots of inspiring arts and crafts stalls and drop into one of the kids or adults craft clubs running throughout the day. Enjoy face-painting, old fashioned family games on the lawn, a 27 metre zip line, outdoor play areas for kids of all ages and help search the Estate for the missing Sheep
Churn it up with butter making or master your knife skills at the butchery demonstrations or bakery demos.
Take a heritage tour of Airfield House and learn about the incredible Overend sisters who left Airfield Estate in trust to the people of Ireland.
Get your wool on and take part in the giant knitting bee, or spin and weave your way through the wool demonstrations. Make sure to check out the yarn bombing installations and the textile exhibition.
Airfield Woolapalooza Event Information
Venue:- Airfield, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Classification:- Family Event / All Ages
Date :- May Bank Holiday Weekend
Time :- 10.00 -16.00
Admission :- Tickets are bought on the gate and are €10 per adult and €5 per child and under 3 go free! Group rates are also available.
To Find Out More About…… Airfield Open Farm