Wake The Giant 2018 | Warrenpoint – 18 & 19 August 2018
We all know the story of Finn’s epic battle with the giant Ruscaire! (but just in case you need a reminder…)
The battle between the two giants raged across the Mournes, Cooleys and Carlingford Lough for days.
Finn lifted a huge stone and flung it at Ruscaire, it struck the evil Giant on the head and buried him into the ground!
The stone Finn threw, we now call Cloughmor and legend has it that The Big Stone is the final resting place of Ruscaire, The Giant of Snow and Ice!
But beware folks…these stories are not a thing of myth and legends of long ago!
The magic of this area is all around us in 2018…
The magic of old has been acquired by another powerful, evil force to keep Finn asleep!
The Point Man has asked us to get as many people as we can get into Warrenpoint to try and break the spell and waken Finn as he parades through the streets of Warrenpoint at 4pm on Saturday.
Saturday 18th August in Warrenpoint at 4pm
The Point Man needs your help along the parade route this Saturday 18th August in Warrenpoint at 4pm. We would advice that you get into your spot for around 3.30 as there are huge crowds expected!
Can you wake Finn? Shout, scream, stamp your feet and roar!
With the help of colourful characters along the way, the Point Man will attempt to get the crowds to jolt poor Finn awake, before the parade finishes at Havelock Place.
The parade will depart from outside The Whistledown Hotel at 4pm.
The Point Man will lead the sleeping Giant through the street’s of Warrenpoint asking the crowds along the street and the businesses lining the route to do all they can to Wake The Giant!
Love Your Lough is a local group of volunteers of all ages dedicated to protecting and nurturing the Lough.
They will be in the Giant parade through Warrenpoint Town starting from the Whistledown Hotel and onto Church Street.
The Giant will make it’s way along Church Street passing Church Lane, Delilites and Walsh’s Chemist.
The Point Man wants you to do whatever it takes to try and break the spell and wake Finn!
It will turn at the Square passing Eurospar, The Vic and O’Hare’s Bakery, around the corner passing the Lough & Quay to Havelock Place!
So Warrenpoint!!! We need as many people as we can out on the streets to try and Wake The Giant in Saturday at 4pm.
Can you do it?
Sunday 19th August in Warrenpoint at 1 – 6 pm
The Wake The Giant 2018 show on Sunday will take place in Clonallon Park this year.
On Sunday there will be two shows to ‘Wake The Giant’, one at 2pm and the following at 4.30pm.
There is fun for all the family from 1pm to 6pm with food and music!
It is sure to be great day out in Warrenpoint for the children and adults alike.
You want STARS in Warrenpoint this weekend? You gotta it!
Take a look at the star studded production team and cast involved in Warrenpoint’s Wake The Giant Show
Wake the Giant 2018 has been written and produced by Dan Gordon.
Dan is one of Northern Ireland’s best loved actors.
Dan has appeared on many shows both on stage and TV.
He has recently written, produced and performed a show celebrating the life of Frank Carson. Many of us will remember and love Dan playing ‘Red Hand Luke’ in the seminal Give My Head Peace.
Check out the video below to hear Dan talk about his career on TV and the stage.
“The Point Man” has metamorphosed from the stilt walker we seen last year – Doctor Who Style – to a man walking the streets of Warrenpoint on a mission to Wake The Giant!
In true Doctor Who style, our Point Man even transforms to another alter ego, Keith Singleton , from time to time!!!
You may have seen him appear in Soft Border Patrol playing Michael The Smuggler
Wake The Giant 2017 – Take a look at last year’s show!
What a fun day for all the family at Clonallon Park in Warrenpoint this Sunday.
Alongside the shows there will be plenty of other activities to keep the family entertained from 1pm to 6pm, including: Food Village, arts & crafts, jumping clay, petting zoo, children’s theatre and much more!
Some of the crowds who attended Wake The Giant in previous years!