Boys and Girls Invited to Welcome Fairies to Bord na Móna’s Lough Boora Discovery Park!

Fancy a tea party with some fairies this summer? Then the announcement today of a magical and spectacular Lough Boora Tea Party, by Bora na Móna, is for you.  The biggest family event this year will see fairies (both boys and girls) descend upon Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co. Offaly, for a special day out on Saturday 25th July from 12-5pm. The event is in aid of Barretstown and is in association with The Irish Fairy Door Company.

The Lough Boora Fairy Door Tea Party promises to be a truly enchanting day guaranteed to create lasting memories for all ages this summer. The new Lough Boora Fairy Door trail will be officially opened on the day and in true fairy style, there will be a wide range of spectacular activities to entertain the whole family throughout the day.

With a sprinkling of fairy dust for good measure and a map in hand, boys and girls are invited to explore the A-maze-in Willow World and discover every unique fairy door and its occupiers, throughout the trail. Upon completion of the trail, a spectacular tea-party celebration with giant flowers, teacups and saucers and stilt walkers will await. Exciting pit-stops along the journey will feature a Worry Plaque for kids to banish their worries, a Wishing Chair to share their wishes as well as Irish fairy-tale workshops and fairy themed games in the fairy ring. 

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While the little ones are off exploring the Fairy Door trail, adults will have an opportunity to truly savour the splendour of Lough Boora Discovery Park with sweet and savoury food stalls to whet the appetite serving everything from popcorn and vintage ice cream to cup-cake stands and pizza – all adding to the tea party theme.

In lieu of an admission fee, there will be a range of fundraising activities throughout the event to help raise funds for Barretstown.

Speaking at today’s event announcement Sara Byrne, Bord na Móna said; ‘We at Bord na Móna are incredibly excited about this event – we’re delighted to have The Irish Fairy Door Company on board and we can’t wait to launch the trail which will provide endless hours of entertainment for our visitors. For a third year running, we’re teaming up with Barretstown and we hope to make this our most successful fundraising event to date. We’re asking anyone who wishes to attend the event to register on our website as far in advance as possible as we’re expecting strong numbers for what promises to be the penultimate event of the Summer.’

Commenting on the partnership, Dee Ahearn, Barretstown CEO said; “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Bord na Móna for the third year in a row as a charity partner for the Lough Boora Family Day in Lough Boora Discovery Park. We’re hoping to make this year the best fun day yet! Each year we have to raise €4.5m to provide the Barretstown programme free of charge to children and their parents and reduce our waiting lists. Support like this is vital in enabling us to reach that target”.

Admission is free on the day but anyone wishing to attend is asked to register for FREE tickets at

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