The Armagh Rhymers have proudly carried the name of their city, Armagh, to Irish festivals in North America, including Milwaukee, Dublin, Ohio, Pittsburgh, New York and Philadelphia. They have brought their children’s plays to the Canadian Children’s Milk Festivals in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal.
In 2017 and 2019 The Armagh Rhymers toured extensively in China and we visited South Korea under the auspices of ASSITEJ International (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People).
New for 2022
Meet the word-famous Armagh Rhymers on their home ground and enter the ancient, magical, and mysterious world of mummers. Join them on a journey through Armagh City’s secret urban orchard involving masks and music, merriment, and mirth.
Join us, through a locked gate into St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral Monastic gardens and the orchard where we celebrate the seasons of apple growing in local stories, music, and ritual.
Click HERE to book now.
We surprise people with the unexpected and show off the distinctive local culture with performances based on our masked house visiting mummers’ tradition.
Professor Mick Maloney, Irish Folklore Tours said, “In 26 years of coming to Ireland, our day with The Armagh Rhymers was our best day ever.”
Our Urban Orchard Experience is the perfect taste of local life in Armagh
- It is completely original, unique to the place and based on the skills
and commitment of local people in preserving ancient traditions
- It is suitable for all ages.
- It connects people to the importance of the seasons and the cycle
of the year in apple growing and rural life.
- It draws people into the folk heritage of apple growing and living
with the land, working with empathy and emotion as well as the intellect.
It gives people special access to something they would otherwise not see: a thriving orchard in the heart of the city
Click below for more information and group rates.CONTACT US