From Tue to Sunday 14.00 - 16.00hrs
Animated tour covering the whole of the fort during which different aspects from the daily life of the Victorian garrison are reconstructed by our resident historical re-enactment team. The tour will also include skill-at-arms displays, military drill demonstrations, an English commentary and the viewing of a 20-minute film about the history of the fort and its monster gun. The tour starts with firing of a period cannon, an 8-inch Rifled Muzzle Loading howitzer.
Members of the public are allowed to fire the soldiers' Martini-Henry rifles and the 8-inch howitzer (Cannon) from a small fee.
Note: This tour comes at no extra charge as it is included in the normal entrance ticket
ANNUAL OPEN DAY
Thursday 1st May 2014 from 10.00 - 17.00hrs
A full-day of events comprising of guided tours, hands-on activities, historical re-enactments and film shows.
With this year being the 100th anniversary from the start of WWI special emphasis will be made on commemorating that conflict. A full-sized trench replica has been built for this occasion complete with sandbags and wire entanglements. A section attack from this trench will be recreated in the early afternoon.
Throughout the day, members of the public will be able to visit the fort and the trench, join guided tours, watch film shows and view the various hands-on displays.
Refreshments: Available on the premises thus allowing the public to follow ALL of the special events laid out for this day.
Entrance fee: €5 Adults €2 Children u/16yrs Free to all Wirt Artna Friends