Gilford Castle Estate

Gilford, Co. Down

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Built in the Scottish baronial style, Gilford Castle is located right in the heart of the rolling drumlins of County Down, Northern Ireland. The castle has been in the ownership of the Wright family since 1918 and the present owner, Mrs Christine Wright, is a well know local artist and a patron of many County Down based charities.

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The National Countrysports Fair

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May 2002

Recognised as one of Ireland's largest outdoor country sports events, the National Countrysports Fair is now in its seventh year and firmly established at Gilford Castle. A showcase for the shooting, fishing and hunting communities in Ireland, the Fair attracted a record 21,000 visitors to Gilford Castle for the 2001 event. This two-day show is a forum for all things connected with the countryside as well as the venue for one of the country's largest craft fairs.

Trout fishing in the River Bann
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