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An open invitation to Pentathlon Ireland's Opening Ceremony of the UIPM Youth A World Championships, King John’s Castle, 13th July

UIPM Youth A World Championships

This Pentathlon event will welcome over 100 national and international participants to the city and will showcase a host of physical, mental and intellectual disciplines including Swimming, Running, Shooting and Fencing throughout its duration.
The Opening Ceremony, taking place in King John’s Castle from 6pm-10pm on Wednesday 13th July, will not only be a celebration for the participants of the championships but is also an event for the whole city to enjoy with lots of activity and entertainment guaranteed for young and old alike.
The event will commence with a parade of colours as World Champion Piper, Captain Michael Egan, leads the participants, who will be adorned in their national costume and supporting their national flags, from the castle undercroft to the Castle courtyard.
The Castle courtyard will then host an eclectic mix of live music & dance from the famous Bunratty performers and King John’s Castle resident entertainers; sport and activity including Irelands tallest mobile walking wall, archery and water zorbing with Get West Adventure, Falconry displays courtesy of Adare Outdoor Pursuits, Mexican Garden dining experience with thanks to local Limerick company, Mexican Food Dudes and vintage fashion and finery supplied by the glamorous crew at AbsolutelyFab Les Events who will be hosting a vintage fair as part of the celebration.
Commenting on this event, Ivan Tuohy, General Manager of King John’s Castle, said “We are delighted to host this prestigious event in the grounds of King John’s Castle and look forward to a great evening showcasing the best of what our magnificent city has to offer both locals and our international visitors alike”.
With fire breathers, live entertainment, great food, storytelling, medieval combat displays, extreme adventure activities, the opportunity to experience King John’s Castle at dusk, not to mention a magnificent celebratory atmosphere, this is the perfect evening out for all ages in the heart of the city.
Admission to this unique event and access to all activities is only €5 per person which is payable at the door on the night. For more information visit or call 061 360788.