With its own special place in local history, Glenarm Castle is a true national treasure. Ask BelfastFoodTravelMan about Glenarm Castle. Here’s the big one. The staff could not have been more helpful, food was served promptly and tables cleared at the right intervals. In January 2008, Summer Madness started in Australia. more. Glenarm Castle: Summer Madness 2017! The gardens are very pretty. No croutons either. It usually takes place over the first weekend in July at the Glenarm Castle, Ballymena. The vegetable garden was in full swing including artichokes. The festival expects at least 1,700 people camping on site for the duration.[2]. 5th Apr 2018 PADDINGTON MAKES EXCLUSIVE APPEARANCE AT GLENARM CASTLE THIS SPRING. The river alongside is a pretty sight that offers some great views of the castle. Upcoming Events. It was heavy on the rock salt but far too light on chicken and oddly contained cooked ham. It usually takes place over the first weekend in July at the Glenarm Castle, Ballymena. I managed to find several gluten free options to suit my coeliac diet and my choice, the seafood chowder, was absolutely delicious. At Glenarm... - See 181 traveler reviews, 190 candid photos, and great deals for Glenarm, UK, at Tripadvisor. Glenarm Castle: Summer Madness 2017! 2 Castle Lane, Glenarm, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland, BT44 0BQ . Credit to the groundsmen who kept the place very well in particular the phenomenal walled garden.The Craft Village was nicely busy with lots of great gifts and innovative foods (loved the Rolld ice cream).Also on hand was the International Henna Artist Binder who was doing some amazing henna designs on the lucky folk who got it! Email: office@summermadness.co.uk Phone: +44 (0) 28 9067 3379 Address: Summer Madness C/O The Cyril Johnston Centre, Ballynahinch Road, Belfast, BT8 8DJ In addition the Youth Festival, Summer Madness, is held from 29th June-3rd July 2018. It's a class act in a lovely setting. Still a lovely garden though and the standard of basic maintenance (weed control and grass cutting) put both Rowallane and Castleward to shame. Telephone. Summer Madness - possibly Ireland's biggest Christian youth festival. Learn how and when to remove this template message, http://www.christiantoday.com/article/summer.madness.irelands.largest.christian.festival/1056.htm, "Summer Madness Christian youth festival underway", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Summer_Madness_(festival)&oldid=945254329, Articles with a promotional tone from August 2010, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Worship meetings which are the focal point of the festival are held twice-daily, This page was last edited on 12 March 2020, at 19:54. We met up with family here and had a walk around the gardens, followed by lunch in the tearoom. Hope you enjoyed coming camping with me. Events loading... View All Upcoming Events. 24/5 Prayer Room . We did not know what to expect when we visited this castle but it was nice. The festival is aimed at young people, and consistently targets those aged 15–25, and also caters for ages 5–11. Glenarm Castle: Summer Madness 2017! All the money made by the Vintage Cafe goes straight back into supporting the festival. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. At Glenarm... - See 174 traveller reviews, 182 candid photos, and great deals for Glenarm, UK, at Tripadvisor. It looked old and unloved. The forecast is much better tomorrow. Lovely place to visit, good food in the tearoom., Ask FaircriticBelfast about Glenarm Castle, Points of Interest & Landmarks in Glenarm, Straidkilly Nature Reserve: Tickets & Tours‎. Contact Us Address. In 2008, a similar programme under the banner of 'Urban Soul' began in Dublin. Not up to the standard of the other meals by a long shot, which, given how good they were, was disappointing for her. I know that it has to be health and safety compliant but this could be much much better. The rills were a nice feature but the pond that they fed into was ruined by the rusting metal grille and the object that looked like a street light lamp head had fallen into it. Attended the 2017 Dalriada Festival at Glenarm Castle today and had an absolute blast! You cannot go inside and at times you can't walk around the outside of the castle but it was opened the day we were there so it was nice to be able to walk around and see the whole estate. The performers kept the throngs entertained with music, song and dance. The tearoom is a delightful place. Film Location. Glenarm Tourism; Glenarm Hotels; Glenarm Bed and Breakfast; Glenarm Vacation Rentals; Glenarm Vacation Packages; Flights to Glenarm; Glenarm Restaurants; Things to Do in Glenarm; Glenarm Travel Forum; Glenarm Photos; Glenarm Map; Glenarm Travel Guide; All Glenarm Hotels; Near Landmarks. The festival was commissioned thirty years ago by the Church of Ireland Youth Department. Glenarm Castle. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The shop in the tea rooms has a great selection of high quality local produce including the castle's own dry aged beef. 7th Apr 2017 Harnessing the energy of youth. Glenarm Estate has so much on offer, and one of our annual visits to the Estate is Summer Madness- a wonderful Christian festival which celebrates goodness and compassion in the modern world. It started out first at Castle Archdale, Lisnarick, County Fermanagh, then held in Gosford Forest Park, County Armagh, but due to the foot-and-mouth crisis in 2001, the festival relocated to the King's Hall, where it remained until 2011. We are looking forward to returning to see the Castle another time! The walled garden was delightful. It is thought this Festival will return to Glenarm, on a yearly basis, for the foreseeable future. Glenarm is home to the finest Glenarm Salmon and many local food and drinks producers showed their produce.The weather didn't deter the masses who turned up in their droves- it was rather akin to a warm spring day rather than mid summer heat!!! Just sort out the ugly pond and all will be well. Visited the walled garden and tea rooms The gardens are well kept and stunning and the tea rooms are a gem in themselves offering quality food with friendly staff in a lovely location. !The grounds of the castle came alive with music, song, dance, military displays,the best local food and drinks including a demo from Paula McIntyre and live demos from the Super Valu guys to Cossack horsemanship and guest appearance by Peppa Pig!!! This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Summer Madness exists to enthuse, equip and engage the youth and young adults of Ireland in the Christian faith so that they may be real change makers in their churches and communities across the island. Lunch was a relaxed affair. Origins. Wedding Venue hire. At Glenarm... - See 181 traveler reviews, 190 candid photos, and great deals for Glenarm, UK, at Tripadvisor. If you're looking for a place to chill out and relax or if you would like to buy some Summer Madness merchandise, you are welcome to come in and drink a cuppa while perusing our selection of clothes. A little inspiration from Alnwick Castle garden would sort this eyesore out to the benefit of the garden. Summer Madness, Ireland's biggest Christian Festival, moved from its annual residence at the Kings Hall, Belfast, to Glenarm Castle in 2012. We all had really good meals except my wife who found the Caesar salad lacking, well actually lacking substance. However, the main event in the calendar year is the Dalriada Festival Live Music Festival which will be held on 18 th-19 th July 2018. It is thought this festival will return to Glenarm on a yearly basis for the foreseeable future. It has since moved to the Glenarm Castle for the 2012 festival. References Whatever the season we have something on at Glenarm Castle. !There's plenty to see, do, feel, eat and drink!! Northern Highlights Full-Day Guided Tour in Northern Ireland. If you are a gardener you will not want to miss the Walled Garden at Glenarm Castle. So make sure you get down to the festival!! Summer Madness is Ireland's largest Christian festival. If you are touring the Antrim coast this is a must. The tearoom itself is gorgeous, beautifully designed and fitted out, a lovely place to lose yourself for an hour or two and forget life outside the castle grounds. Estate Office +44 (0)28 2884 1203 This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. We always have something going on, sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know. Glenarm Castle was used as a major location in Five Minutes of Heaven. I loved the veg beds and the greenhouses with fruit plants. Summer Madness is Ireland's largest [1] Christian festival. The nearby forest walk is enjoyable though you need to be able to manage some moderately steep slopes and rough paths. I liked this place a lot. With beautiful herbaceous borders, an herb garden and a grass pyramid we climbed for a fantastic view, the gardeners do a wonderful job. One of Northern Ireland’s most beautiful estates. Glenarm Bed and Breakfast; Glenarm Vacation Rentals; Glenarm Vacation Packages; Flights to Glenarm; Glenarm Restaurants; Things to Do in Glenarm; Glenarm Travel Forum; Glenarm Photos; Glenarm Map; Glenarm Travel Guide; All Glenarm Hotels; Near Landmarks. We will be back and taking out membership may well be on the cards. Staff were lovely as was the female staff member at the garden reception. This vlog has it all, chats, lols, the montage... just Wow. Christmas Experience Click Here To Book Your Tickets Now >>> 1; 2; Next; Contact Us. Membership & Tickets. Glenarm Estate has so much on offer, and one of our annual visits to the Estate is Summer Madness- a wonderful Christian festival which celebrates goodness and compassion in the modern world.Outside of Summer Madness, Glenarm has all of the charms of a rural Estate, with the benefit of recent investment and progressive thinking.The cafe and walled garden are a must see, and if you can join other activities you will have a ball. Opening Times & Prices. Summer Madness, Ireland's biggest Christian Festival, moved from its annual residence at the Kings Hall, Belfast, to Glenarm Castle in 2012. Opening Times Membership & Tickets Wedding Venue Hire Latest News. 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