The 10th Duncannon Military re-enactment and vehicle show is taking place on the June bank holiday weekend. The event has now become one of the biggest and longest running events of its kind in Ireland and attracts one of the largest gathering of military re-enactors in the country. Its a unique event in its own right and is organized by the Munster military Vehicle and re-enactment group in conjunction with Duncannon Fort, home of re-enactment in Ireland .
The groups involved are from all periods of history. The Fingal living history group from Dublin will be displaying a huge display of Viking and pre Christian era tents weapons and living history as well as doing several battles in the moat. An impressive group who are renowned all over the country for the historical accuracy of what they portray
We will have Romans Ireland specializing in life under the Roman rule with the Roman legion present giving a taste of life in Roman times, dress, weapons, religion and life in the Roman legion explored . A very informative group who will do several re-enactments throughout the weekend
WW1 will be well represented by the Imperial German army with IR81 Imperial regiment 81 showing people what life was like in the trenches and this will be complimented by a British Great war display also showing life under a gas attack and crossing no mans land for the public shows throughout the day.
Celtic and medieval displays will also be in full swing with various groups displaying crafts , garments and foods to show what life was like then.
WW2 will be a big draw for the public as one of the most sought after and photographed spectacles at the weekend, Allied and Axis forces will be in full strength and many rare WW2 vehicles especially German will be on display. A large German camp will be in situ and will show a host of vehicles and weapons of all sorts . The Allied and Axis forces will dovarious displays of fire power in the moat throughout the day and will stage a large battle on Sat evening for the public This has proved to be a major point of the show for the last few years . Weapons firing , explosions , and rockets going off all set the scene for a major showdown on the day to the delight of the crowd .
Post W.W.2 groups like Vietnam, Korea and British troops of the 70′s and 90′s will be in the fort also this weekend . Napoleonic regiments and Lord Edwards Own red coats will be there and the sound of muskets will volley across the fort all weekend . The American civil war will also be represented both North and South and an impressive display of arms
and equipment will be there for all to see
and equipment will be there for all to see
Every type of weapon will be there from all periods, cannon, musket, rifle, pistol and artillery pieces form most armies of the world will be displayed. Lord Edward’s own musket group will give an impressive display of Red coat and Napoleonic musketry over the weekend on a few occasions and this always thrills the crowd with the noise of the muskets being fired.
Many various types of military vehicles will be present , armored, tracked jeeps , motorcycles, side cars, trucks, artillery and antiaircraft guns will be on display for all to see. Kids of all ages from 5 to 85 will be able to see and inspect these at close range for the weekend.
Some of the biggest and rarest vehicles will be on site this weekend. Many trade stalls and Militaria dealers will be there selling all things military. Paintball and airsoft groups will have ranges there for people to have a shot off and for the very adventurous we will have archery in progress for those who like to try their hand at some targets
Admission is 20euro for a family ticket(2 adults and up to 4 children ) and adults are 10 euro and children 5 euro separately. Show is open Saturday and Sunday from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.
It’s a great day out and value for money for those who wish to spend a day and see it all.
Duncannon Fort Military Re-enactment and Vehicle Show
June Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 31st and Sunday 1st of June Organised and Run by
The Munster Military Vehicle and Re-enactment Group.
In conjunction with Duncannon Fort Trust
Organised by Joe O’Toole
This year the 100 anniversary of the Great War 1914-18 will include
the Great War Trench
Ireland’s only Great War Trench Experience
Great entertainment for all the family!