Poetry & Orienteering 19th August 2017


Strokestown Park House Cafe, Saturday 19th August 11 – 1

Clued Up Songs and Poetry in Strokestown

What do Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and WB Yeats have in common? Would you guess that they’re all poets whose work features in an exciting orienteering event at Strokestown Park House?

As part of Heritage Week, ‘Orienteering Meets Poetry’ takes place on Saturday, August 19th, when families will be challenged to find hidden clues dotted along the paths in the grounds of Strokestown Park House. The trail is around 1.5km long and suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Participants will receive a map and clues to navigate their way around the course, with snippets of poetry and words from popular songs hidden at various stops. Although children must be accompanied by an adult, the challenge is suitable for everyone and is untimed, so you can walk, jog or take your time to enjoy the lovely surroundings.

Organised by Strokestown Poetry Festival, this marks the start of National Heritage Week, which this year has a theme of ‘People and Places’, encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

‘Orienteering Meets Poetry’ is a free event, taking place between 11am and 1pm (you can start at any time between those times) on August 19th. Successful orienteers will go into a draw for poetry-inspired prizes. Booking is required on 0874110293, there is free parking, and the Strokestown Park House Cafe will be open for refreshments.

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