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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Some strange happenings at Castle Gardens

Mystical creatures await in Castle Gardens. THERE have been reports of strange goings on at Castle Gardens. Some park visitors have commented that the trees have been talking to them, and there have been several claims of sightings of fairy-like creatures and mystical musical sounds.

However, on further investigation it seems it is actually the preparations for Lisburn City Council's 'Twilight Nights', running Friday September 26 and Saturday September 27, 7pm to 9pm, organised by the Arts Service.

Councillor Allan Ewart of Lisburn City Council explained: "There will be fire breathers and jugglers, trapeze acts and large scale illuminated 'creatures', all set against a background of magical harpist music. There will also be spot prizes for those in the most enchanting outfits. It should be a great evening for all the family."

Vice Chairman of Lisburn City Council's Leisure Services Committee, Councillor David Archer added: "I would like to thank everyone who has been working so hard to ensure Twilight Nights will be a magical experience for all the family"

Booking is not required for the Twilight Nights, just pay at the gate. Entry is El per adult and 50 per child and visitors to the event are kindly asked to bring the correct change. Access to the event on both nights is via the Queen's Road entrance to Castle Gardens, which is on a steer hill. Alternative wheelchair friendly access will be available via Castle Street.

For further information on this magical event you can log on to or phone Island Arts Centre on 9250 9509.